Beware for N5, It can Kill your DS

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  1. Hit
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    There have been reports of N5 Killing DS's not just one but more people are telling this now
    This is not good and I advice retailers to remove the N5 from there catalog
     
  2. Urza

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    Links to said reports?
     
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    sidneyyoung GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yep i read at least 1 report on a 'famous' uk hacking site, the poor guy has broken 2 new ds-lites in with an n5. and i know this guy doesn't bullshit, luckily he's handy and can replace the ds fuses.
     
  5. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    What? So this N5 break your DS part? $H**, best stay away.

    anyway, how come Dealextreme decided to sell those crap in the first place? Anyone can tell it's fake, just look at their homesite
     
  6. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    and why is this in the R4DS forum?
     
  7. azotyp

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    DX is home of fake stuff, they propably have more fakes of everything that real things. Just check for example ifone or some toys that are ripoff of lego bionicles [​IMG]
     
  8. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Because N5 is the fake version of R4, just look at their website (it was www.dsn5.com or so I remember. The text is very similar (if not copied and pasted) with www.r4ds.com even the layout, font and options)
     
  9. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    oh right, sorry i should have read more into the "n5"
     
  10. shinset

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    N5DS is now more expensive than AK2 @DX and more dangerous !

    someone can post picture of package, card and pcb (both side) of the deadly N5DS ? to help people make a survey


    DX has just edit N5DS product page with following info
    DSTT defective ratio is normal for DX ....
     
  11. coolbho3000

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    Dealextreme is generally trustable. They just have slow shipping - very slow shipping.
     
  12. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    slow shipping? do they stock slowly or the items got to you after around 2 weeks? Still, if they decided to sell crap like N5, then my trust meter has decreased [​IMG]

    Anyway, ahs anyone tried to visit this "N5 team" website? I laughed the very second the page finished loading. It's R4DS.com with banner change

    Off topic: talking about fakes, if you visited supercard's website last year, they claimed CycloDS is a fake, using their modified firmware, actually just changed the loading screen logo. They showed pretty good evidence, showing CycloDS's menu. Since I've seen supercard's menu, and they looked identical I was convinced CycloDS is a fake, is it really a fake? Considering how famous it is now.
     
  13. shinset

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    the old cyclo DS slot2 was a clone of supecard but the cyclo evo is "genuine" cyclo turn to be good with EVO
     
  14. Raestloz

    Raestloz GBATemp's Lone Wolf

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    Well, that clears a question [​IMG]

    That shows even a fake may turn out to be good, but how much is the percentage?

    Anyhow, let's stay away form N5
     
  15. Seven

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    Yes, they are generally very good in their service, albeit their slow shipping. But I wouldn't complain. Because the shipping is FREE EVERYWHERE. And let's see, they sell other things besides the R4, right? In fact, thousands of other wares. So flashcarts are only a small percentage of what's ordered from that site.

    In any case, I'd definitely stay away from the N5. Generally bad reviews, blatant copy/plagiarism, and not only that, but a bad presentation. I mean seriously. Look at that logo. It reminds me of Shrek. I hate that movie.
     
  16. ojsinnerz.

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    I used DX a few times before. So far, all of them took 2 weeks each. The items still work fine, and they've answered my questions fairly quickly. Just because they sell fakes, that wouldn't stop me from buying from them. The only complaint I got is that their customer services have been slower lately. Other than that, I'm fine the way it is.