Have you ever broken an NDS cartridge?

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Official NDS Cartridges

  1. Yes - destoryed that phat cat!

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  1. kicknhorse
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    Due to a series of events which I will not go into here, a NDS game cartridge of mine ended up in a bowl of soapy water (like those you find in the average kitchen).

    Assured the cartridge was broken, I left it out for about 15 hours to dry, and to my suprise it works perfectly! Seems too. No problems thus far, all saves intact - which led me to wonder... [​IMG] Is it possible to destroy an NDS Cartridge through reasonable normal day-to-day use? As opposed to pulling the whole thing apart.

    This is official NDS Game Cartridges, not flash carts, I assume the quality differs ever so slightly.

    If yes, please can you share how you managed to cease the working of cartridges in question.
     


  2. purplesludge

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    I've had them washed and dried and they still worked.
    When I threw away my broken dresser it had metroid prime hunters demo in it. I found it a few weeks later and it still worked even though the contacts were rusted and it had been outside the whole time.
     
  3. Hells Malice

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    They're incredibly durable.
    I never would think it possible to break it under normal conditions.
     
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    I broke my real action replay, but that was on purpose.
     
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    their shape and size makes them almost indestructable in day to day usage.
     
  6. ProtoKun7

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    Why?
     
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    maybe becaus the flashcarts got native cheat support?
     
  8. xMekux

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    Mine was badly broken >.<
    Fell from my bag and.... a car passed over it
    But anyways wasnt a game i really like so i not care much =P
     
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    Which game was it?
     
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    Was a Good Game but now is past =P
     
  11. Hop2089

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    Not a DS cartridge but I threw a couple NES games in acid because the games sucked and one of those was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the others were crappy unlicensed garbage that I bought for less than a dollar.
     
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    Good call. That game got what it deserved.

    I used to have Burnout Legends for DS. That game sucked SO BAD, I gave it to my friend and he simply split it in two. We got to study the innards of a crappy game!

    ...There wasn't much to it [​IMG]

    I liked how the vehicles didn't tilt when they were going up or down hills, so they'd just bury their noses or tails into the ground and keep going. I remember going over 200mph in some tracks, then hit invisible walls and instantly went to 0.

    Perhaps this game is one of the reasons I turned to flashcarts, so I could try before I buy [​IMG]
     
  13. DeMoN

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    I've owned over 30 DS games and never broke or came close to breaking any of them. Those things were built to last. Now my R4 on the other hand...
     
  14. Slyakin

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    Is it even POSSIBLE to break a DS game, unless exposed to really extreme conditions? Because it's hard to see if it can. I have a bunch of carts that handle bad conditions, and they still work perfectly. I even have the original demo for Metroid Prime and it still plays perfectly.
     
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    I don't think it is possible, I stepped on a game once and it made a weird crack noise, but the game still worked, that was marvel nemesis rise of the imperfects for the DS.
    But it never did hold a save that greatly afterwards...not to say it ever did before, but it lost saves more often after that. Not sure if it's connected, but something I noticed.
     
  16. chrisman01

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    Find the seams, crack it open like a book :

    EDIT: Has anyone noticed "destroyed" Is spelled wrong in the poll?
     
  17. astrangeone

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    I've done it. It was a copy of Feel the Magic, and I was playing on the bus to class. It was winter, and landed in a puddle of muddy salt water. (Road salt...nasty stuff...)

    I let it dry out and stuck it back into the ds - the thing refused to read it. (It didn't show up on the menu.) I'm guessing the salt + water mixture corroded the circuit/chip inside?
     
  18. Jdbye

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    But i once broke Super Mario Bros Deluxe for GBC, it just white screened when I turned on the GBC. And that happened the same week I got the game. It was somehow rusted inside, and I'm pretty sure I didn't leave it in my pocket or anything. We're not sure what happened, maybe it was that way all the time and just decided to stop working at that moment.
     
  19. kicknhorse
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    Yes your right, I just noticed that. I am currently at work and I did not really check anything. Just laid it out quickly...
     
  20. CrimzonEyed

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    the reason the games can handle water is cuz there is no electric power in the cartridge... well i think so cuz without power the game can't get short-circuited.