Blank Slot 1 cover/insert for 3DS?

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  1. Kayot
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    I remember my original 3DS having a blank insert in the slot 1. I can't find it since at the time I had a DSTWO filling the slot and I just tossed it into a random junk box.

    I recently got a New3DS. I can put the DSTWO into the empty slot, but I'm worried that it might be draining the power when not in use. If not then I don't need a plug. Otherwise, what is the name of the plug and is it sold anywhere?
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    I honestly have never heard of Nintendo ever making dummy cards apart from the DS Lite slot2 one...

    Maybe get a 99 cent shovelware from Game$top and use it as-is or remove the electronics?
     
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    It's not super cheap, but I recommend getting an r4 3ds rts. You can keep it in there without worry of battery drain and use forwarders with it.
     
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    well...... 3d printer:)
     
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    piece of duct tape
     
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    haha.
    does it leave sticky residue?

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    I tried with normal tape before.
    took me 15 mins to clean up the sticky leftover
     
  9. dscdscdsc

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    I just use a gutted DS cartridge of a cheap game.
     
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  10. TCJJ

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    I've seen them on HobbyLink Japan/AmiAmi (PlayAsia probably has them too). They're made by Cyber Gadget. They rarely seem to be in stock though, particularly the black ones (which I've had on backorder for a while because the bottom of my console is black).

    http://hlj.com/product/CYB851903

    Not sure how good they are but I've found myself knocking the cartridge a couple of times and making the game throw an ejection error at me, so it's something I looked into to prevent that.

    For what it's worth, I don't ever remember the original 3DS coming with a cartridge slot filler, so you might be misremembering that. The only one I know of is the DS Lite's Slot-2 cover.
     
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  11. bahamut920

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    Just buy a cheap used DS cart from your local Gamestop or whatever. It doesn't matter what it is if you literally just want to fill a slot with it, so the cheapest one (there are games for like $5 near me, others might be even cheaper) would probably be about as expensive (or maybe even cheaper) as finding a blank slot-filler online and paying for shipping.