DSTwo really cheap quality?

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  1. Pluupy
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    Pluupy Woof!

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    So sometime ago i went and bought a dstwo for my 3ds. Since i got it, i've been wondering why it's of such cheap quality. Like dollar store-style cheap. I poked the little screw keeping the whole case together and the plastic snapped. There's a harrypotter-esqe lightning bolt crack on my dstwo now.

    My only other experience with flashcarts was r43ds gold, a clone i think, and the cyclo ds evolution. The r4 was cheap, but i figured it was because it was a clone. The cyclo ds was so good, it was as firm and strong as a real ds game. Shame team cyclops doesn't continue support.

    That aside, Are all dstwos this cheap in quality?
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Mine isn't like that, I've taken the screw out to take it apart twice (to get some info off the chips and pics) and it went back together fine.
     
  3. Isaac

    Isaac American

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    Here? Right here? What about, say... over there?
    If you got a bum card I recommend contacting the people you purchased it from, explain your problem, and see if you cant get a new one.
     
  4. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Never got a problem like that. However the build quality does feel kinda "cheap". Probably thinner plastic to make room for components (lots of them). It even have windows in the front.
     
  5. Pluupy
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    Pluupy Woof!

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    Windows?? I don't have that. Mine is a cheap plastic with a square lump and the sticker on it. It doesn't enter the slot smooth like my cyclo does, as it makes a gross scratchy sound and doesn't click without some pushing.
     
  6. EyeZ

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    The DSTWO isn't one of the better built flashcart, they do feel rather thin, the chip is a bit lumpy which makes it a slightly tighter fit, when i received my first DSTWO i had to snap it back together as it was coming apart.
     
  7. Cartmanuk

    Cartmanuk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Quality is not as good as when card was first release, but it was never that great.

    It might be worth contacting sales@supercard.sc to ask for a replacement case
     
  8. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Try pulling off the sticker a little.
    Unlike yours, my DS2 fits rather perfectly in my 3DS, though not as smooth as retail game cards.
     
  9. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    Yes, terrible quality, one time a tiny chunk of plastic came off the corner of mine when I was taking it out of my 3DSXL.

    Also, I see now why some people complain about spring loaded SD slots. The one on my DSTT was very good, but on the DSTWO, wow, you have to push that thing so hard that combined with the crummy cheap plastic, it feels like you're risking breaking the cart every time you take the card in or out
     
  10. tomosh22

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    every dstwo feels a little bit cheap because you can feel the cpu and ram, but they definitely shouldnt crack if you touck the screw, i would get a replacemnt.
     
  11. syfyTy

    syfyTy PhD in Thaumaturgy

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    I've dealt with several manufacturing firms over my 50+ years on this marble and one thing you can count on is companies that supply you with materials will go with the cheapest seller of those materials, within reason.

    When N first had the hinge breakages I said it must be the way people are handling things, even though I treated mine like a fine china doll. Suddenly my hinge broke also. In the same place every one elses was breaking (Hint #1) After several calls I got N to admit they had problems with the plastic quality on some of the manufacturing runs, which resulted in poor integrity of many shells. The Lesson? It wasn't really N's fault, not their intention and was readily replaced (On several ds lites.... FREE, postage & repairs. AND they added extended warrantee to those USED DS LITE UNITS. So I can't complain and am now understanding when a company appears to sell 'shoddy' materials.
    Just write to them.

    I have every cart I've ever bought from every company to this date, R4's (originals, & fakes, R4's. Acekards, SC & SC Mini's etc.. every version etc.. with packages) although the DS 2 isn't the best materials, they are the best product for me (running proper homebrew (read= not pirated or commercial), email retriever and paid (IGN) game guides on the go. My original use of one was to be able to store my hard copy collectors game guides for later value, sale and collection/value) which get readily destroyed in the humid climate which I live.
    If you haven't figured it out, I have this fanaticism about having all the original artwork, cases, books, guides, instruction manuals etc, which is why I bought every game instead of pirating, it was not out of any sense of guilt or such... Heck, I'm still buying them to this date as each drops below a ten spot.

    Anyway, I digress, they all have different quality but most will last if you treat them well. Inserting and removing them can be damaging in itself, which is why 1 of my DSi's is now nothing more than an elaborate eguide on the go, never removing it, it's now glued in for good.