First Look of New R4 shell and PCB

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by ahtin, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. ahtin
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    Very cool. Anything different other than the cosmetics?
     
  3. Icarus

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    Hmmm the pins aren't seperated on this new shell. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
     
  4. cory1492

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    Shouldn't matter unless you have done something to seriously damage your DS. The pins in a DS are fairly rigid.
     
  5. roguetrip

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    Still uses the same ATF01 IC, looks like just updates to the shell along with a loader mechanism for the Micro SD.

    To the posted above, it might fix a issue which some people complain about when there R4 doesn't read when inserted, most usually fixed it by putting paper between the case and PCB. I for one haven't had this issue.
     
  6. 4saken

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    Holy shit. That's fugly >_> I liked the spring and the little curve in the case..
     
  7. rhyguy

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    Is it possible to do the hardware english/chinese switch with it?
     
  8. 4saken

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    Doesn't look like it. You can probably still do the software/kernel conversion thing
     
  9. Kellicros

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    LOL, it is kind of funny when there are many people find the spring troublesome, there are people who like it. I myself have my MicroSD card springed out once accidentally, and I had to look really hard to find it. But the good thing is, I am more careful when inserting the MicroSD after that incident. Now, now, if only they launch this new shell with a new... better firmware.
     
  10. h8uthemost

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    Why not just make a better spring, rather than just taking it out? That really sucks this new isn't going to be spring loaded.
     
  11. 111111111

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    glad I got one of the early R4's with spring-loaded microsd slot. any friends who ask me which cart to get now will be recommended the cyclods.
     
  12. Joey Ravn

    Joey Ravn F*** you, Nintendo!

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    I much rather have a broken spring on my R4 than on my DS (the one that holds the cart). IMO, it's a bad move to make it hold the microSD card on its side, like the EZ Flash V.
    On slot-2 carts, it wasn't much of a problem, because they were stuck with pressure onto the DS, but taking a slot-1 cart in and out everytime you want to somehow change the contents of the microSD card...
     
  13. Nero

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    I guess I'll report back here when I receive the "new-shelled" R4.

    I'm getting it, probably by Monday.

    ([​IMG]) I'm pretty charitable, so I'm giving my old R4 to a family member.
     
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