M3 Fake Please help

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by mcp2009, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. mcp2009
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    Ok so i was at the flea market and this guy had a m3 and i was like heck yes im gettin it ( at the time i didn't kno there were so many brands of adapters i just though it didn't matter what you bought). So i buy it and on the way home i read the package and it says m3adaptes.com and i was like wtf and the when i got home and googled it was a fake m3.. ok he showed me it when i bought it but when i use it it freezes or shows a half faded "touch screen to continue" screen or when it does go past that screen its all white on both screens or one white one black, or stuck at a loading screen with memory card but eventually after many tries it loads up perfectly. then the sd slot spring broke so i took the spring out and still the same problems any help. maybe cartridge slot is dirty. and ps i have a ds lite
     
  2. saulin

    saulin GBAtemp Regular

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    That sucks. Maybe that things is broken. Get another one and suck it up I guess, unless you can return it.
     
  3. jruschme

    jruschme Advanced Member

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    Obvious question... what firmware did you load on it?

    The M3adaptes.com cart is actually a clone of the DSTT, so you need to use the firmware from the M3adaptes.com site.

    John
     
  4. mcp2009
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    i loaded the newest fw available from them

    bump
     
  5. Joe88

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    theres nothing we can do
    these are the problems with knockoff's/clones

    try to sell the old one onto some unsuspecting noob and get a real cart
     
  6. Kittymat

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    Although!

    Faded touch screen is a sign of poor slot 1 connection, look at the paper shim trick see if this helps
     
  7. Sao Mortel

    Sao Mortel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah its actually a good cart!!! A DSTT ))) You just paid a little too much for it. Live with it it works well.
     
  8. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    The problems you're having sound like what happens to clone DSTT when the firmware with the fake killer is run on them. Have a look through the DSTT section about recovering carts killed by the fake killer, if it has been zapped by the clone killer you might be able to recover it. I can't promise that's what the problem is but it does sound alot like it.