Couple of Hardware Questions

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  1. NikoK
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    So I quite literally JUST got a DS lite....but it's freaking pink. Though the price was right and it was all I could find.

    Now for my questions

    I noticed the hinge for the top screen is loose...

    Will getting a replacement case fix this? Also how well do replacement cases fit on?

    Also what do you think the best Slow 1 flashcart is along with the best slot 2 flashcart?
     
  2. IOwnAndPwnU

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    For Flashcarts:
    If you want the best flashcart and don't care about the price: CycloDS Evolution
    If you want the best flashcart but do care about the price: Acekard 2
    If you want a flashcart with onboard NAND memory: Acekard R.P.G.
    If you want a flashcart that also offers a Slot-2 (not for free though): EZFlash V & M3DS Real
    If you want a Slot-2 expansion: EZFlash 3-in-1 (GBA, RAM, & Rumble)
    If you want a flashcart that could possible brick your Nintendo DS: R4 DS, R4 III & N5
     
  3. Sephi

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    The N5 is known to blow fuses, and only clones of the R4 will brick themselves/the DS if the sept. 15th firmware is used. The sept. 15th firmware may not even come out.
     
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    *shh* We don't want him to know that.
     
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    There is also a report that M3 Real does brick DS.

    for me best combo would be CycloDS+EZ3in1
     
  6. noONE

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    With the Acekard R.P.G you get both onboard memory & the ability to add memory with MicroSD cards.
    it got a great menu, it's also open source, so there's alot of custom firmwares for it.
    i think you can use both the Ewin 2in1 & EZflash 3in1 together with the Acekard R.P.G for slot 2 usage (with later/custom firmwares anyway)
     
  7. Sephi

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    I'm pretty sure that's just a rare hardware related problem that can happen with any flashcart.


    (if a double post shows up blame the random IPS 1040 error)

    phew...
     
  8. IOwnAndPwnU

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    Also known as the most expensive.
    I recommend an Acekard 2 with the option EZFlash 3in1.
     
  9. NikoK
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    Is dealextreme a safe place to buy things from? It looks realllly sketchy. Thanks for all the tips too!
     
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    I've heard that DealExtreme sent out clones and fake flashcarts. The top two trusted sites I see people praise and use are either DealWoot or RealHotStuff, but it really depends on where you live. DealWoot is on the west coast while RealHotStuff is on the east coast.
     
  11. NikoK
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    Alright so I'm going to be getting the Acekard-2 with EzFlash 3-1. Though I can't find those replacement housings anywhere else but dealextreme.

    What do you guys think?
     
  12. Searinox

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    On the topic of getting a replacement case: it's going to be no easy job. If you've assembled computers before you're still bound to find the DS a challenge. Replacing the case requires a lot of patience and care - the main problem with replacing the case is that you have to keep your careful handling focused OVER A LONG PERIOD cause this thing's going to take a while.

    If your hinge is loose it's going to be a bit harder to fix than actually getting a case, since most replacement cases do not come with these parts, they expect you to port them over from the old DS.