Gateway 3DS: Real vs. Fake Cards

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Maiche, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Maiche
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    Real:
    update
    Multi-Rom
    etc.
    It's all good lol.

    Fake:
    Does not recognize as a gateway card (not updated)
    Boot in classic mode in omega
    Runs the diagnostic test as if it were the original in omega
    Backs up the nand, formats
    runs 1.2
    runs 2.0b
    Plays the normal games, since that recorded 1-1.
     


  2. phanteon

    phanteon GBAtemp Fan

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    footage comparing both?
     
  3. lucasferrr

    lucasferrr Advanced Member

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    i have a fake and paid the full price.............i was wondering i there will be a chance to update it in the future
     
  4. Maiche
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    Real
    Fake
    I bought one too, but could return
     

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  5. faarys

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    Yeah,I can see the difference between them,which is the sticker on the both Gateway Cards(Compare it side by side),Glad I have the Ori one lol
     
  6. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

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    I can concur that I have the original one as well.

    No, the difference is on the cart itself. Check the board, the first one is black while the second one is blue.
    There seems to be something sticking out of the first one on the underside of the sticker, but mine as none of that.
     
  7. Gadorach

    Gadorach Electronics Engineering Technologist

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    I spotted two differences:

    1) PCB Colour (Original is Light Blue, Clone is Black)
    2) Pin 8 of the 3DS Cart (Original is extended, like the end pins, Clone is shortened, even further than the other regular pins)

    The second point should make it easier to identify the cards than the first though.

    But yes, that makes the myth of fake GW cards indeed true, unfortunately.
     
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  8. faarys

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    Yeah,just saw it right now lol,the board color is different..(No wonder Gateway was accused to brick 3DS lol)
     
  9. gamefan5

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    And just realized that the pins aligned are different. In the original cart, one pins is more extended then the other pins, but for the clone, the pin is shorter than the others.
     
  10. misterb98

    misterb98 Moral Gateway User. Wat.

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    ugh. I ordered a mt-card yesterday from eachmall, trying to get it to cancel now.

    Now I just need to know where I can find a legit GW. Sucks that there actually are fake ones out there.
     
  11. Presentum

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    mine has no sticker on the back and works perfectly .-. i bought it from real hot stuff

    misterb98
    Real hot stuff mails fast :P
     
  12. misterb98

    misterb98 Moral Gateway User. Wat.

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    I got my dstwo from there. Purchased!

    Now to hope that eachmall cancels my order....

    If not, I might have a mt-card to sell in the near future!
     
  13. GamingAori

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    The Mt Card isn't a fake. The card have a own fw,updates etc.
     
  14. misterb98

    misterb98 Moral Gateway User. Wat.

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    Yes, but I don't have need of both an mt-card and a gateway.
     
  15. hundshamer

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    I think you have the "real" and "fake" pics mixed up.
     
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  16. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    I think you have your imgs the wrong way round the top one is fake with short 8 pin the bottom one is real with 8 longer pin. Sorry my bad you told him above dude! I noticed it as well for a minute I thought I had a fake looking at the pictures I was like WOOT!!!
     
  17. gamesquest1

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    they are the wrong way around i think the longer pin in real

    wth ninja XD
     
  18. NanakiXIII

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    The second is the real one. So yes, he mixed up the pics.
     
  19. hundshamer

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    Ha! The fabled double ninja! Figures, the last game I was playing was Shinobi. LOL
     
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  20. alexenochs

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    yeah i looked at the pics and was like...WHAAA i bought mine from realhotstuff and its got to be legit cuz im using multirom! and then i seen the coments about the pics being messed up...phew!