Fake M3i?

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  1. BladeKnight
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    Hi, I just recently purchased a M3i Zero from Kickgaming.com. Just got it today and it seemed legit. When I opened it up it came with the reader, the flashing cable and the card itself.
    The first problem I saw was that there was no hole for me to put in the flashing cable.
    So I tried and just put the sd card in after I put in the system and f-care files, and it worked.
    It loaded up a screen where I could pick M3 Sakura or the other one.
    Also I noticed that the back of my card has the serial of M3-Nd8Real-BP5ES, so this lead me to think that I got a M3 Real instead of a M3i Zero.
    Any input? And if it is a fake, has anyone dealt with kickgaming customer service?

    Edit: Typos [​IMG]
     


  2. Densetsu

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Strange, Kickgaming is one of the affiliate sites of GBAtemp, so they're definitely legit. It could be possible you got an M3 Real. Could you possibly post pics of it?
     
  3. BladeKnight
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    Yeah, I've been reading around and I think that's the case.
    Here's some pictures though
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    Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  4. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    It looks like your guess is correct in that you got an M3 Real that was branded as an M3i Zero [​IMG]

    I've never ordered from them before, but they're pretty reputable so you should try sending it back for an exchange.
     
  5. Danny600kill

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    wow thats really wierd

    yeh just contact kickgaming and hopefully they send you out a real one
     
  6. anaxs

    anaxs got milk, got candy

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    your moms jeans pocket
    its definetly a m3 real since it doesnt have a plug for the update cable and it worked without flashing
    all you gotta do is contact the supplier in this case kickgaming and they'll send u a proper one
     
  7. stab244

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    Wow... That just fails... M3 team is kind of starting to fall apart... God, that would suck if they fell apart.
     
  8. BladeKnight
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    They emailed me back already [​IMG]
    They said that the recent batch that they received had 10 mislabeled ones, so if you ordered one from them recently make sure to check [​IMG]
    And thanks for the help, I was a bit worried there haha
     
  9. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    but i see the flashing hole>
     
  10. Archimdae

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    Yeah, isn't that the flashing hole just below the SD card slot?
     
  11. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    wait i read somewhere the flashing hole is on the other side lol
     
  12. Jakob95

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    Yep it is a M3 Real. And the USB flasher thing is on the other side not next to the MicroSD slot.
     
  13. stab244

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    Flashing hole is on the other side. That "hole" you see there is for the clip thingy inside the DS to hold onto it so that it doesn't fall out.
     
  14. imqchummy

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    I ordered an acekard 2i from kickgaming a couple months ago but when i received it, it was an acekard 2 with an acekard 2i label on the flashcard. Kickgaming were very nice when i contacted them and they sent me a brand new ak 2i and they gave me the ak 2 as a gift for their mistake.
     
  15. Joe88

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    one factory problem of a mislabeled card is not the team falling apart

    stuff like this happens all the time in any business or company
     
  16. Densetsu

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    That's awesome. Ninja, even [​IMG] Maybe BladeKnight will get an actual M3i Zero and still get to keep the other one as well!
     
  17. stab244

    stab244 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That would be awesome if he could keep the M3. I would want it. My old one is falling apart. I have tape holding it together right now.
     
  18. BladeKnight
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    Haha, no I sent it back today as requested by them, but oh well, we shall see what I get [​IMG]
    I'm a little excited since a free gift is always nice [​IMG]
    Hopefully it's worth the extra time waiting lol
     
  19. olliepop2000

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    yeah, it's called bad quality control!
     
  20. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

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    Where intellect matters
    No it's not. They order units from a factory they don't own so they have nothing to do with how the units are handled when being made. So yes they could strangle the factory owners over this but it's just one unit.