Bad batch of Supercards

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by SuperDev, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. SuperDev

    SuperDev Newbie

    Dec 7, 2007
    United States
    Real Hot Stuff has just sent me a replacement for my first Supercard that has exactly the same problem as the one I returned: the supercapacitor (it's not a "battery") will not hold a charge and, as a result, the contents of the SRAM are lost when the GBA or DS is turned off.

    The odds of getting two bad carts in a row is virtually nil unless there was an entire string of bad carts produced, probably because an entire batch of the supercpacitors used was bad. This would not be caught with the kind of self-test they likely perform at the factory, the L+R shoulder button initiated one, which cannot reveal an inoperative supercapacitor.
  2. kellyan95

    kellyan95 Banned

    Jul 4, 2007
    United States
    In before: "Aren't they all bad?"

    If you got two, that means RHS hasn't sold many since your last one and they are probably from the same batch. Buyer beware?
  3. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    As I stated at PH, it's likely that you're simply unaware that that's the way Supercards work. Are you aware of the button combination needed to save the SRAM to the *.sav file (GBA files only, not DS)?