DS games can go through the wash

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  1. coolbho3000
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    Just a heads up!

    My copy of Pokemon Pearl went through a wash/dry cycle just fine (it was an accident by the way!). The sticker isn't even scratched, there's no evidence of the torture it went through, and the game works exactly the same as before.

    I'm not sure about homebrew equipment, though, I'm not even going to try it with my R4DS...
     


  2. Sonicandtails

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    I highly recommend that you hurry up and take a hair dryer to it pronto. Motherboards and chips and such can get wet but after a short while they fizzle out. Reminds me though, about 5 years ago my copy of Mario Kart Super Circuit went through the wash. Ever since it had issues starting up but when it did startup it worked fine :3
     
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    Of course I let it dry 24 hours before trying it...

    That reminds me, it seems as though the DS cartridge is airtight. Anyone confirm?
     
  4. phoood

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    Open up the cartridge and let it dry for a few days?
     
  5. Wii_DS.

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    Anyone got tips on opening a DS Cart?

    Those things are solid!
     
  6. pkprostudio

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    1. Admit you're retman and you're stupid.
    2. Smash the game card.
    3. Enjoy.
     
  7. Chotaz

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    That was mean xD
     
  8. bobrules

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    Lucky you didn't leave your R4 in the washing machine lol.
     
  9. Switchy

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    Just put it in a bowl of water and see if any bubbles come out.
    Then run back here to tell us the answer! [​IMG]
     
  10. 5pYd3r

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    GBA games can too! My Harry Potter & the chamber of secrerts game went in there it was fine.(I wouldn't have cared if it didn't work afterwards anyway. that game is shit) But of course games with battery's would prolly short circuit
     
  11. Bamboo

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    I often wash my ds's and my wii's in the wash , cold, and I let them drip dry not spin dry. I use remotes as well and now that I know you can wash games in there I will do that to. These things just get so dirty. Wine stains, pasta sauce, coffee grass stains,semen, you name it.
     
  12. Alastair

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    Aren't they cheaper than legitimate games? They are where I'm from.
     
  13. Bamboo

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    yeah but they are annoying to get
     
  14. Wii_DS.

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    1) Cant, since i'm not retman
    2) that would brake it
    3) go fuck yourself.
     
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    Cool...did you use fabric conditioner ? ( 'cos I think that'll help avoid any friction when inserting the cart into a DS. )

    I can't wait to have my carts smelling nice and clean. (They stink of plastic at the moment :'( )

    I'll wash all my games as soon as you tell me what temperature and washcycle to use! (I'm guessing 40 degrees, but there's no label with washing instructions on any of them!!!) [​IMG]

    PS - Congrats on the great discovery, thanks to people like you dirty/smelly games will be a thing of the past!!! [​IMG]

    PPS - Why hasn't Nintendo told us about this great feature of DS carts ? [​IMG] Conspiracy ? [​IMG]
     
  16. OSW

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    ROFLCOPTER CAN FEEL THE FLAMES.

    BLOW THEM AWAY!
     
  17. rhyguy

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    nintendo obviously wanted everyone to endure smelly ds game carts while they get their special washing machines:O
     
  18. ZAFDeltaForce

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    The Nintendo Seal of Quality is there for nothing you know [​IMG]

    I guess when they say legit Nintendo goods are of top quality, they mean it. This reminds of a time where an old game boy or something survived a bomb explosion during one of the Operation Desert Storm. The plastic melted, the screen was yucks but it worked [​IMG]

    Thats Nintendo for ya

    EDIT: minor grammatical error
    EDIT 2: inaccurate information fixed. Changed "One of the World Wars" to "Operation Desert Storm"
     
  19. WK416

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    I believe you're talking about the Game Boy that survived Desert Storm. It's on display at the Nintendo World Store, plugged in with Tetris running the demonstration non-stop. Kind of a sad fate for a Game Boy, but a helluva testament to Nintendo Quality.
     
  20. coolbho3000
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    The Game Boy was released decades after the second World War. [​IMG]