EZFlash 3in1 inside M3 Perfect case (pictures)

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Aug 4, 2007
  1. betawind
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    Posted this on this topic, figured I'd make it a post of its own for ease of finding...

    Ok...

    So I did a bit more work, and I'm quite pleased with how it came out. Please excuse the quality of the pictures though as I was taking them with my camera. Also, there are no disassembly pictures of the 3 in 1, only the result of it being out of the case. One note of caution, the rumble part of it is attached to the case by a sticky foam, so exercise care when opening the case. I used a small flat head screwdriver to pry it up from the plastic it was attached to.

    1. Get the 3 in 1 out of its case.
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    2. Take the M3 Perfect case apart. Notice the 2 circled areas?
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    I removed the plastic from both of these, as seen below, using a exacto-knife. This was so that the rumble mechanism could better inside the case. Also, on the right picture, the area circled in cyan, I shaved off just a small bit of this after I had already put it back together (I took it apart again though first, of course [​IMG]). That plastic part was sitting right on a piece of the 3 in 1 and it just didnt sit right with me. I have no clue if this is necessary, but the card did seem to go in a bit easier after I did it.
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    3. I placed the 3 in 1 inside the M3 Perfect case as shown below:
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    4. I used a small piece of plastic (a left over piece from a nerf gun mod project a few weeks back) that I super glued in to brace the right side of the cart. The left side was already held in by one of the tabs not removed from the M3 case.
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    5. I gave the glue a bit to set then put it back together. I then put it in my DS, fired up Rudolph's 3 in 1, and crossed my fingers. It booted up without a hitch.

    Well, thats about it. Overall it was a really easy modification/transplant/whatever and I'm very please with it. The cart works flawlessly. The only thing I wish I could have done was gone out and purchased some double sided sticky foam tape to replace the stuff that came with it, as it got a bit non-sticky after me handling it so much.

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a PM.


    Hope this helps,

    ~Beta
     
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    COOOL!!!! Nice job!
     
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    Nice. Now you can fool people into thinking that you have an M3 perfect while it is really a 3in1.
     
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    Does anyone know if this will also work when putting the Phat 3in1 in a M3 Lite case? I don't have a DS Lite yet, but I may buy one in the future. I'm looking to buy a EZ 3in1 for the DS Phat, but if I can't change it to a Lite case later I might go for the Lite one and use this mod.
     
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    Short answer - It should. I would imagine the case would be very similar in size between the 3 in 1 and the M3 Lite. The thing I don't know is if the internals of the GBA size cart are the same as the lite, and if they did something similar to what I did (much less ghetto-ified tho). If you check yours and the internals are the size of a full GBA cart, then the answer would be no. If they are the size of a lite cart then you should be fine (you may just need to shave out a bit of the M3 lite case, like I did w/ the perfect).
     
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    By doing that you then need to rig a way to get it out of the DS.
     
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    Whats your point ? O.o
     
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    It looks bad. Something has to be hanging out of the DS. If your method of getting it out happens to break (paperclip, string, etc) then its stuck in there.
     

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