Bricking a Commercial Cart

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by geenlung, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. geenlung
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    I was wondering if it was possible to permenantly "brick" a commerical cartridge through through cheat devices. A guy online is selling me his used pokemon heartgold game for cheap, but for some reason it says corrupted save when he's loading the file. Now...I'd tell him to try to just erase the save file, but he may jack up the price if he finds out it's a working cart.
     
  2. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Perhaps he went inside the cart to transfer a save and fucked up.

    Either way, don't do it.
     
  3. Issac

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    Okay... If he can start the game but not load a saved game, it's probably just the save that's corrupt like you say... unless he has, i don't know... washed it?

    what's your question really?
     
  4. thedicemaster

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    in some games it is possible to "brick" the cart, but only if the game doesn't have a fallback for corrupt saves.
    even then, writing a working save using a save backup tool should fix it. (that is, if cheats/corrupt data where the cause and not a damaged memory chip)