Batch of GW with faulty SD card slots

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  1. thorasgar
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    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-ator™

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    I was just checking up on the current GW prices and ran across this on the modchipdirect.com product page. Seems there was a QC problem. Good to know for any recent purchasers having a problem. It is not clear from this how many if any made it to the wild.

    Will be in stock around the 23rd or 24th of April (there was a 3+ week stock shortage, but we just run out of stock today 16th of April. We have more on the way already). You can preorder, and we will be able to ship to you as soon as we have stock. The batch we where getting on the 20th was stopped half way here as Gateway team produced a batch with faulty SD card slots, which would have been a nightmare. Luckily, we are getting a newer 100% tested batch.
     
  2. eggsample

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    Good to know. Fortunately I received from the main distributor good batch and all cards are working properly.
     
  3. GreenZeldaCap

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll hold off for now.
     
  4. Axido

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    Well, if someone sold these faulty cards for, let's say, 20 bucks each, I'd buy a few of them.
     
  5. Neptune

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    Sounds like a made up story to calm people who have preorders in.
     
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    Sometimes bad batches happen. There was a bad batch of DSTWO that wouldn't work on some systems, for instance. But if only one store brings it up, yeah maybe.
     
  7. thorasgar
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    Very possible. Gateway sure as hell isn't going to open their mouths about it.
     
  8. netovsk

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    On a decent enough price cut they would still sell since all you would have to do is limit yourself to running .cia
     
  9. Ra1d

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    I wouldn't say it's made up because my mSD slot on gateway is kind of bad, although I don't use it a lot, when I do upon inserting it feels like something is in the way of my mSD, but in the end it still goes through and clicks.
     
  10. mech

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    I'd just rework the card cage, easy fix.
     
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  11. misterb98

    misterb98 Moral Gateway User. Wat.

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    Wouldn't matter too much for a O3ds, they could just downgrade, use CFW to install devmenu, inject the CFW Nand into a regular GW emuNAND partition, and update, then install all games as CIA.

    It would be a problem for N3ds though.
     
  12. Ra1d

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    Why would you go through that complicated process just to install cias ? When you can just put Devmenu.3ds on the microSD inside your gateway cart, and use it to install cias in GW mode on any FW version( up to 9.2 of course) or any kind of 3DS (New,Old, 2DS).
     
  13. misterb98

    misterb98 Moral Gateway User. Wat.

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    Because these ones have faulty micro sd card slots, you can't run any .3ds files.
     
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  14. Ra1d

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    Good point, totally forgot what the topic was about :)
     
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