Fake GBA SP console

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by Thatotherpirateg, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Thatotherpirateg
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    Hey guys, I was just wondering, do you get fake SP consoles other than the ones wth internal games? I'm asking because I might be buying a second hand one this weekend, and I just want to be sure it's not fake. Thanks
     
  2. Pliskron

    Pliskron Banned

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    All new GBA SP consoles are fakes. You'll have to find a used AGS 101 on ebay
     
  3. Thatotherpirateg
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    Are there any signs to check for to see if it's fake? I know for a fact that it doesn't have built in games
     
  4. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    bring a few games and demand to check if they work before you pay because you've been screwed over before?

    no biggie
     
  5. Thatotherpirateg
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    Awesome, I'm taking my 3in1 with to test it. so basically if a game works it's NOT fake? The guy is adding an old GBA game aswell, so I'm pretty sure it's original. Thanks guys

    Man, I might finally finish my nintendo handheld collection!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. lakaiskateboarding

    lakaiskateboarding GBAtemp Regular

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    Do you have a Virtual Boy too? Because those are said to be handhelds.
     
  7. Thatotherpirateg
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    I got the Vboy from my cousin, he got it when it came out. I just need the SP and the SP+, it's just tricky with the SP's, they seem to be the only ones that have perfect looking clones.

    It seems that all the clones' screens are a bit stretched, is that true?
     
  8. gibberish

    gibberish GBAtemp Regular

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    you'll know it's a clone if it boots to some weird menu with no game inserted. other giveaways include:

    - clones have 320x240 res screens so they stretch to fit. the scaling looks kinda ugly.
    - it doesn't play tony hawks 2 properly (none of the clones can cope with this game for some reason).
    - flash cart doesn't work (though some of them do)
    - link cable doesn't work on clones
    - gameboy carts don't work

    but you should know all this. being a collector you should also have all of the clones in your collection [​IMG]
     
  9. fancysky016

    fancysky016 Advanced Member

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    yes, i was thinking about this tooo....
     
  10. Shockwind

    Shockwind DIEEE!!!

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    Check under the cover of your GBA console to see if there's an serial-like numbers and letters. If there's nothing, then it's fake. [​IMG]
     
  11. Joe88

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    collectors aren't interested in fakes
     
  12. stonegolem

    stonegolem Advanced Member

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    I got a very good quality fake GBA-SP and it had serial and all other printed text on it.

    1) Unit's outer shell was identical to a genuine GBA-SP.
    2) Fake GBA-SP has a "clumsy" package. You can easily tell the difference if you ever see the real package. (by package, I mean cartoon box and internal layout.
    3) My fake unit's screen ratio was different than the original (it was not wide-screen)
    4) Fake is a little bit slower. ~%10-15 slower than genuine device.
    5) Fake has ~100 integrated fully functional GBA games. (All different and fully working... working a little bit slower though...)
    6) Fake is cheap $40~60 for a brand new unit. (I bought it for $90 without knowing it was fake. and instantly refunt the unit)

    at the other hand,
    I bought a genuine but used GBA-SP (IQUE) AGS-101
    It does have the serial sticker but the right side of the sticker was totally blank !!!
     
  13. Shockwind

    Shockwind DIEEE!!!

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    That means its a fake? [​IMG]
    Check this out. [​IMG]
    http://futuremark.yougamers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91696
     
  14. namesbond

    namesbond Newbie

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    Does anyone know if an EZ Flash IV works with clones?
     
  15. Dan1

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