Fake R4?

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Oct 30, 2008

Fake R4? by science at 11:05 PM (2,381 Views / 0 Likes) 24 replies

  1. science
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    Hey guys, I recently ordered an R4 from the internet, and when it arrived, I was a little skeptical of its authenticity, but decided to try it out anyways. Not only can I not get it to run games, but it smells really bad too.

    Help me out here. This is what a real R4 looks like

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    and this is what mine looks like. Please compare the two.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Notice the difference in colours? A regular R4 is black, but mine is blue.

    Figure 1: Notice the expiry date? I cannot find a picture of a real R4 with an expiry date. Is this perhaps a new feature?

    Figure 2: Instead of having a microSD slot, my R4 is low fat. I am still trying to figure out how to load on my 'backups' [​IMG]

    Figure 3: Partly skimmed? I thought the only flashcart on the market that had this feature was the CycloDS?

    Figure 4: Instead of the R4 logo, there is a large picture of a glass of milk. This was the biggest giveaway to me that I may not have received an R4.

    Also, right after I took some pictures of it, I accidentally knocked it over, and some sort of white liquid poured out. I moped it up quickly, because I heard on Fox News that sometimes things from China are made with hazardous materials. I made sure to not get any on my skin.

    What do you guys think? Should I return it? Should I try and insert it into my DS, or would it brick it?
     


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    nice one
     
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    Try putting it in your DS

    Slot 2 and slot 1

    It should launch backups fine
     
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    Low fat feature? I think thats the new R4-III sdhc
     
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    I don't get it.
    Unless there's nothing /to/ get, then I don't think it's funny, remotely.
     
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    You can check the link in my signature but ...I can tell you that yours is REAL the image proves it as the fakes say ADVANCE or similar and yours definitely DOES NOT have ANY of the characteristics of a FAKE R4 anywhere on the packaging! ... and real R4's do indeed come with a BLUE cartridge container so that leads me to believe its real!

    the info on the box also says LOW FAT so that tells me its NOT SDHC as SDHC FAKES are ALL FAT32 .. so you can rest assured that its 100% REAL!

    oh and the numbers on the box referring to best before its a BAD ENGRISH translation it actually means which firmware build it uses [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome! I guess I was worried for nothing! [​IMG]
     
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    I hope that is sarcasm.
     
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    What made you think to do this? I mean it's hilarious, but why? [​IMG]
     
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    I dunno, it just popped into my head and I was bored so I did it [​IMG]
     
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    LOW FAT, IN MY R4? THIS IS MADNESS.
     
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    MADNESS?

    THIS

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    a VERY overused quote [​IMG]
     
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    This thread reminds me of this and this. And from the 2nd thread, more specifically this image:
    Good times...
     
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    This is where I got a bit of my inspiration from. Back when the Testing Area was funny [​IMG]
     
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