I ordered from ModChipCentral and I think my GW is fake?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by YamiZee, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. YamiZee
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    It contains no long pins. All the pins are medium lenght, with the first, the 8th and the last pins being shorter. My question is do I need to return it? I haven't yet tried it, but do fake GW cards work fine, or are they completetly useless? How exactly are they different from the real ones?
     


  2. xBleedingSoulx

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    As far as I'm aware, there is no such thing as a "fake" Gateway card, just mislabeled clone cards. If it works with the official Gateway firmware, I'm pretty sure it should be fine.
     
  3. thorasgar

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    You are not the first to have that problem with them.
     
  4. dustmite

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    Are you talking about the blue card or the red one?
     
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    I hope you used paypal :rofl: but yeah, if it's working with GW OFW than it's better than nothing... might not work in the future though
     
  6. YamiZee
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    Okay well it successfully updated the cart and booted into gw mode. I pressed select and the gw menu popped up on the top screen. I'm guessing it works? The microsd slot was a little rough on my microsd though, but its fine. Do you think I will eventually have to buy another one, or is this one fine? They are a bit expensive for me so...
     
  7. xBleedingSoulx

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    Download the latest Official Gateway firmware, set it up and boot into Gateway mode, one of 3 things will happen:

    1. It asks you to update the card, updates successfully and then boots into Gateway mode: You have a real gateway.
    2. It boots straight into Gateway mode: You have a new version of a clone card.
    3: It doesn't work: You have a clone card.

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    You bet me to posting, sounds like a real Gateway to me if it updated.
     
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    Thats what happened. So you would say its a real one? However the pins are wrong. Also the front sticker is tilted funny, and for whatever reason theres a sticker on the back too. So it definitely smells like a clone, but it seems to work fine
     
  9. Dax_Fame

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    If it's fake and you could manage to get a replacement I would absolutely say go for it. It's not a cheap card by any means and if it suddenly stops playing well with future updates you're not going to be a happy camper.
     
  10. Plstic

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    They put the stickers on at the reseller's shop so that's why the sticker is not perfect.
     
  11. ModchipCentral

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    Sorry we don't sell fake Gateway 3ds Cards. Were listed as a reseller. If its defective you can send it back to us for an exchange.
    Please email sales@modchipcentral.com
    Thank You


    WWW.MODCHIPCENTRAL.COM :)
     
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    Okay so since it seems to be fine, has anyone else recently retrieved a gw card with no long pin? Is this a new thing? Or is it just a well made clone?
     
  13. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    From your description of your pin length and placement, it is indeed a fake gateway card. Mine does not look like the way you described at all. Mine is legit. Also take a look at this post
     
  14. tony_2018

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    If you think its a fake than you know whats up, get the fuck on the phone and start calling your gang to go beat them up.
     
  15. Dax_Fame

    Dax_Fame GBAtemp Regular

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    Ummm... are you guys even reading?
    Literally 4 posts up
     
  16. Adeka

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    I always refer people to this picture if they think they got a fake cart

    [​IMG]
     
  17. tony_2018

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    Of course I read it, but for some damn reason noobies don't know how to google up fake vs real GW. I mean damn dude that search engine is a gold mine......
     
  18. Dax_Fame

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    preach it brother
     
  19. tony_2018

    tony_2018 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    AMEN!!
     
  20. marksteele

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    I can't see them doing clone cards. I've ordered from them (haven't checked the pins but it runs fine), plus they ARE listed as a official reseller, so unless some shady shipping business happened between gateway and modchipcentral then it might just be coincidence.