i got a question about this flash cart.

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by DJPlace, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. DJPlace
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    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    how much is there lifespan? i mean like for example of how long it will last. i think i had mine since oct 2008 so let me know if i should invest in a new one.
     
  2. DeMoN

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    May 2008, still running perfectly.
    If you have the 2nd batch or newer, I doubt you'll have anything to worry about. People with the first batch only need to apply the paper trick to get their Cyclos back on track.
    There's also a topic about this on the official forum: http://www.teamcyclops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11641
     
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    Was just about to point that out.

    Mine's been fine since I received it in August 2008.
     
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    april 2007 - still good.
     
  5. DJPlace
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    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    nice thanks guys. and just out of curiosty what is this paper trick?
     
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    You put a small bit of paper between the cart and the bottom of the DS slot, to make sure the contacts meet, just in case they don't normally for some reason.
     
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    I had an early gen cyclo with the BGA chips that finally went to flash cart heaven after being given to a youngster that treated it roughly.

    I don't know what the original designer was thinking putting BGA chips on a 0.5mm PCB that easily flexes.

    The three later revision cyclos I have with the leaded IC's have been going strong for ~3 years now.

    If treated properly there isn't any reason why a properly manufactured cart would not last indefinitely.