Fake R4? Not sure. (pics included!)

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  1. Anglophile
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    Hey, I got an r4 a short while ago for my DSL from Amazon. It was one of those carts that was being marketed on amazon as "version 3" with SDHC compatibility. Yeah, not true...The box said that it was R4-II upgrade, so that it won't have the spring loading thing in it that has caused so many problems.
    Now, I hear that some of these R4 version 2s are fakes...and I hear some say that they are real. I don't know if the one I bought is a fake or not. Can you please tell me?

    Here are some pics I took with my sidekick...


    That's a picture of the back of my R4 card.


    And that would be the front.

    I think it may be a fake, as it freezes during a particular point in the World End with you, and people with fake r4-IIs have reported this SAME problem as well.

    I'm getting the Acekard 2 in the mail however, so I'm not *too* worried but I'd like to know.

    Thanks for help guys!h
     
  2. Salamantis

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    Fake, the front label isn't the same and I don't recall a sticker like that on the back.
    Yeah, and the box doesn't say "Upgrade" on the real one.
     
  3. Ferrariman

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    I wouldn't use it. It might blow a fuse.
     
  4. Anglophile
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    Yeah the sticker on the back says something like 80 (check sign) 20. It's very odd.

    Well, it's only about 2-3 days until my *completely legit* Acekard 2 comes, so I'm not too worried. Might pass this onto a friend if they are willing to have it.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  5. Xeronage

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    Ehm.The TWEWY Crash Point is quite well known, and occurs on the R4..Looks legit to me.
     
  6. skarthebloodchild

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    Fake ,return asap and get a dispute.
     
  7. Chedderknight

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    yup fake, I remember amazon being the only place to have the fake ones, I'd get something else before it crashes your DS
     
  8. trikon000

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    if you remove that sticker from the back and unscrew it you can compare it to the R4 hardware pictures in the reviews.

    Try comparing it to the other carts pcb to see what the thing was a copy of.
     
  9. xxxGONZOx

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    put in in your poop
     
  10. Doggy124

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    Why do you guy say it is fake?

    It look fine to me.
    the sticker on the back look like a warranty sticker.
    the reason it is there (on top of the screw) because they don't want you to take it apart.
     
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    put in in ur poop
     
  12. xxxGONZOx

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    put in ur poop
     
  13. theADDict

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    fake a roony for sure. Sorry.
     
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    I think its a N5 but someone has modified it.
    Definately dodgy-
     
  15. Xero Prime

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    The reason it looks fake is because of the label sticker.....none of the r4s say "upgrade" on them. Plus, no other r4s have that "warranty sticker." At least none of the ones I've seen.
     
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    I'll take it [​IMG]
     
  17. SavageWaffle

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    Fake Bro, another fake chineses shit.
     
  18. pilotwangs

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    Looks fake.
    At least your getting a ''Real'' cart soon.
     
  19. mr deez

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    Yep, fake IMO. I've seen plenty of v1 and v2 R4's in my time and none have had that hologram thing on the back.. plus the upgrade on the front is 100% bogus.
     
  20. The Viztard

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    hmm, never heard of this "Upgrade" version...so idk...looks kinda flimsy and fake...idk, well at least your getting an acekard...im thinking of getting an acekard 2 myself...my r4 doesnt look exactly like the one shown...but it has its similarites, so i dont know...