Hit the ds on my desk

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by TwinBlades, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. TwinBlades
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    Hi, I was playing Animal Crossing world wide and I accidently hit my ds (bottom) on my desk and the game suddenly stopped. I turned off my ds and turned it back on and booted up Cyclods. The bar went all the way then froze so I turned the ds off and took out the Cyclods and blew the inside of the ds and took out the microsd and blew inside of the Cyclods. After doing so the cyclods seemed to work again. Anyone knows what happend? Think I have a defective Cyclods? Is the Cyclods fragile?

    Thanks guys I'm so paranoid lol:D
     
  2. Brian117

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    Well all DS carts are fragile with their size and weight. But I think you just shook the DS cart holder and/or the MicroSD card in the Cyclo. My games sometimes freeze when I hit my DS on something. But don't worry, just try not to do it to much or your DS might like, die o.o;
     
  3. claudekennilol

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    hmm, fragile isn't the word I'd use to describe a DS lite.. I usually tell people they're tanks. I mean, I've dropped mine more times than I care to admit, it still works awesomely. Now the CycloDS itself I wouldn't describe as such, after just a week the casing was already splitting, but that doesn't effect its performance (not that I could tell, at least). And on the topic of AC:WW. I was leaving from a friends dorm, slipped in the snow, my DSL flew out of my inner coat pocket and thudded across the lightly snow-covered sidewalk. Anyways, a few hours after I got home I went to play AC:WW, only to find that it was gone. I ended up finding it buried under the snow on the sidewalk. I also inadvertently dropped a few GBA games in the snow once and missed picking up a couple--when they were found in the spring they still worked. So while the cart itself might be fragile, I'll stand by the DS is a tank.
     
  4. DeMoN

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    You temporarily dislocated a connecting pin. That's why it didn't work when you turned it back on, but after you took it out and put it back in (blowing it makes no difference), it worked again.

    Same thing happens if you drop the DS.
     
  5. Brian117

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    That story about your AC:WW cart in the snow, and finding it until spring, is amazing. You would think the melted watery snow would affect the ACWW game slots on the card or something...
     
  6. LuOmeoga

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    My brother put his Diamond game in the wash and it still works perfectly. I was shocked. o.o
     
  7. Xeijin

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    If it's working what exactly is the problem?
     
  8. Law

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    Nintendo DS Carts are made of the strongest and most durable parts known to man.
     
  9. LuOmeoga

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    Must be. The DS is strong itself too.
     
  10. Chrono_Tata

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    Not only that, it can also rusts your contacts and hurt the DS in the long run, so blowing into your DS is not recommended!
     
  11. TwinBlades
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    I didnt want to make a new topic but I'm going to call this the blue screen of death. I just came back from a movie and turned on my ds. The cyclods loaded up then somehow just turned all blue. Only the top screen it's like blue as this websites background or a bit darker. Anyone knows? :S
     
  12. tedmg09130913

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    Try pulling the card then inserting it. Then you could first try formatting the sd card. If you still get the blue screen of death then maybe your cyclo has a hardware problem and could be returned.
     
  13. Sstew

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    Yup, DS carts are generally really sturdy, I washed Yoshi touch and Go twice.. Still works great.