Black CycloDS Evolution Images

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by MadBob, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. MadBob
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    MadBob Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!

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    Hi

    Just in case anyone who is waiting for delivery hasn't actually seen what one looks like yet [​IMG]

    Original Cart PCB images from HERE

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    Images are courtesy of Ostermann.

    Here is the post of the opened CycloDS from the TC forum by alejo

     


  2. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    hmm, the label dosn't really go well with the casing, apart from that the contents of the tin is excatly the same as the white cyclo ds.
     
  3. MadBob
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    Must admit that I tend to remove labels from flash carts.

    The main thing for me is that they have replaced the BGA chip (follow the link in the OP to see PCB shots)
     
  4. diglett

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    Good idea to ditch the BGA package. I also notice that the chip went from 250K gates to 60K gates. I guess us early buyers have a bunch of unnecessary gates.
     
  5. ackers

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    So are these easier to slip in and out of the DS and is it now more durable? The plastic does look cheap tho...
     
  6. jalaneme

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    i would have to agree, the label spoils it completely, does the front part stick out still?
     
  7. MadBob
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    For those who don't know what a BGA is check the Wiki look at Disadvantages and you will understand why this is happening.
     
  8. cutterjohn

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    Yeah, the new design SHOULD help alleviate the awful failure rate of the Evolutions, with the added bonus that the new re-design results in a thinner cart. According to someone who received one you can neither see or feel the protruding chip any longer, and a photo side shot looks flat.

    It also looks like the sticker is a bit thicker/heavier than the old one as well, just hope that I can get them to send me a black one as a replacement AND that it's a batch 4 Evolution.
     
  9. jalaneme

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    i still don't know what it means but i presume it's a good thing for the cyclo ds that it has been removed.
     
  10. Grimalkin

    Grimalkin Waaaaaaaah!

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    I just pre-ordered a black one for my black DSLite [​IMG], now I have two Cyclo.
     
  11. gh0ul

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    bleh
    man, i am SO tempted to get one right now... i already have 2 R4s but seeing this...i want to get another cart.

    ..must resist...
     
  12. euphemism

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    Don't [​IMG] Evolutions are amazing! Get one.
     
  13. MadBob
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    BGA (Ball Grid Array) is a way of sticking a chip to the PCB, the CycloDS (old model) had this. The drawback is that it doesn't take much to fracture the solder meaning your cart dies. The new QFP type is a lot stronger and less prone to damage, add to this that the chip seems flatter and is less likely to press against the DS and you have a much more robust cart.
     
  14. benchma®k

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    Ooh ace.. i ordered my cyclo yesterday. The site only had pictures of the old white cart, have they been replaced or is there a choice of the two? I didnt get that choice anyway [​IMG] think i'll request a black one tomorrow.

    I had a question about this:

    How will i be able to tell if the cart is a batch 4 when i receive it? Where do i look? Im guessing the other batches had the 'awful failure rate' you spoke about [​IMG]
     
  15. Salamantis

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    They could've at least darkened the label, cause it looks ugly on the Black Cyclo. Well I hope that at least this batch will not have those horrid failure problems!
     
  16. jalaneme

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    so with this BGA thats on the current models there is more risk of damaging the cyclo ds when taking it out of the DS lite?
     
  17. MadBob
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    No the BGA is the old model the current model is QFP which is way safer.
     
  18. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Mine still runs fine (first gen preview sample) and it has fallen alot and goes in/out alot.
    But i'm sure the QFP will last longer then the first gen BGA
     
  19. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Ok, Nevermind this post :/
     
  20. IBNobody

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    If you don't like the white label, color it black with a marker. It worked for me.