DS broke, have to degrade and play GBA SP now :( best flashcard?

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  1. miketh2005
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    have been a proud ds owner fitted with a cycloDS, but my dad broke my ds (banged it on the dresser because i was playing it too much) i have a gba sp he doesnt know about but all i have are games i already played, so i need a good flashcard for it, prefferably one i can put in my DS, too when it gets fixed. was looking at the m3 perfect, want the "lite" version cause all i have are microSD cards, not miniSD cards. (yes, i have a 2gb one i can use)

    http://www.ishopvideogame.com/m3-perfect-l...key-p-1610.html

    this one is intended for the ds' slot-2 but i heard you can fit it in the SP although it might not fit snug. how do i do that? or should i just find a m3 perfect mini-sd? will the mini-sd work on the DS, too? thanks

    i need all the info a gba flashcard owner would need! thanks!
     
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    it seems the mini-sd is more expensive. i dont need that :/ does dealextreme sell m3 perfects?
     
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    You can get a 2GB MicroSD with a MiniSD adapter for $7.79 shipped on eBay, so not that expensive. That way you can use it as a MiniSD, and later salvage it for MicroSD devices. You can also pick up just a micro>mini adapter for $1.99.

    That M3 perfect is rather expensive though. Not that it isn't worth it for the features, but you could always pick up an EZ-Flash IV and a 3-in-1 expansion for the lite for $43 instead? The only thing you'll be missing out on is the real time clock, but as a bonus you'll get rumble and expansion RAM for the NDS.
     
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    I used my 3in1 with my SP. Had to cut the SP apart. [​IMG]
     
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    Mini-SD M3 Perfect runs just fine on my DS Lite and my SP. The real time clock is rather nice since there are quite a few games out there that seem to need it. And as noted above, the adapter from micro to mini is reasonably priced.

    I tried out a couple others like the Supercard and none of them were as easy to use as the M3 Perfect. [​IMG]
     
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    yes, but the m3 perfect mini-sd is more expensive ($75) than the lite ($65). so i would rather go for that since its cheaper. do i need to buy anything else for the lite in order for it to work on the SP? they say it needs a gba shell casing? how much is it? where can i buy it? how do i install it?

    i can use ez flash 3in1 in the SP? can you tell me how?
     
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    hmm, i read here:

    http://www.dsdatabase.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=862

    that they are making ez flash 3in1s that fit in gba systems, too. are they out? where can i find it?

     
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    The EZFlash IV is probably your best bet right now, the M3 Perfect isn't made anymore and can be quite difficult to find........scammer sites notwithstanding.

    The only thing the EZFlash IV is missing compared to the M3 Perfect is the real-time-clock. It's really a shame the M3 team doesn't feel it's necessary to continue producing M3 Perfects, I have one and it is the most excellent GBA flashcart I have used.
     
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    Yeah EZFlash IV is good, a bit slow loading games but the games play perfect. I have one for my GBmicro [​IMG].

    BTW - the first review on that DX link is spot on with all the details that person mentions. What was said there is all true.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22019
     
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    They are around, but you need a DS to write to and change games on a 3-in-1 so I don't think it suits your needs.
     
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    I have the supercard... The bad thing is i dont have a gba
     
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    thanks, but thats the only place that "sells" it [​IMG] so i have to resort to ez flash?

    i guess ill get the ez flash IV then. dealextreme is the best deal, right? 25 bucks?
     
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    Ah, c'mon now, the EZ-Flash IV isn't a bad cart. If you want a bad cart, you can get a generic 128 megabit parallel port cart from Dealextreme for $8.41.

    Dealextreme has the best price, but it ships via air mail from China, so it'll take a few weeks to arrive. You can order from a US seller and get it in a few days, but it will probably cost you almost twice as much.
     
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    I bought EZ-FLASH 3 in 1 expansion pack from depot888.com for $20.45 & shipping fee US$7.50. It works fine, but delivered by mail, and spent 2 weeks to arrive.
     
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    You could have gotten it from dealextreme.com for $18 and free shipping.

    http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2967
     

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