M3 GBA Expansion Quality?

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  1. skyman747
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    Well, I have been considering getting a Slot-2 expansion ever since I got my Cart, so I was just wondering if this was a good deal.
    http://www.consolesource.com/ecomm/catalog...#detailed_image
    It is the M3 GBA Pack, and it also comes with the GBA size case, which is essential due to me having a DS Phat.
    So, a couple of questions
    1. Is this slot-2 equal in quality to the EZ Flash 3-in-1?
    2. Is the case changing simple, or does it require you to be the surgeon general?

    I know you can get the 3-in-1 cheaper, but the lowest price I can find the GBA would be $27, where as this is only $25.
     
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    Well, quality of this expansion is fairly good....It's nothing exceptional, but I think it serves it's purpose!!
    If you already own M3 Real, you should definitely get this cart as you'll get some extra features that only M3 GBA expansion has (like RealTimeSave for GBA games and GBA cheats!)

    Changing housing is as hard as unscrewing one screw and moving a bit plastic..that's it...no skills needed!

    Moved to appropriate section..
     
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    Would this expansion work on something other than an M3, such as an R4 running YSMenu? Reason I ask is because YSMenu apparently can run .gba files as long as their is a slot 2 card, so I thought this would work good.
     
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    Yes it will, but you won't have extra features....extra features work only with M3 Real..

    But you can use that cart as expansion with any other slot1 cart!
     
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    Thanks, that is exactly what I wanted to hear [​IMG]
     
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    No problem! If you have any more questions, just ask!
     
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    Can anyone tell me about consolesource? They are on the list of un-approved sites to not buy from, but what is the reason?
     
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    Be careful though not to over-tighten the screw, I have found out that the thread in the plastic is easily stripped the hard way.
     
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    They can be very good, put they proven unreliable several times, as they list stuff as "in stock" while they're sold out, so customers end up waiting much longer than it is supposed to..
    Besides, there were few other problems, but nothing too serious...they are not full-scam site..
     
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    Real Hot Stuff has the GBA size 3-in-1 for $23.50, if you were interested in that. http://www.realhotstuff.com/expansion-pack-size-p-212.html

    I don't know which Slot-1 you have, but unless you're going to be playing different 256 Mbit/32 MB games all the time, you might be better off with the 3-in-1. ExpLoader will work just fine with both the M3 GBA and EZV 3-in-1, but I haven't seen a flashcart OS that natively supports the M3 GBA yet, whereas I know OSes like AKAIO for the Acekard series should work with the 3-in-1 natively. If you have an M3 Real, then by science, get the M3 expansion! Native OS support and real time save for GBA games is a great feature that's worth passing over the 3-in-1 for.

    Of course, if you also wanted to have a device capable of being played in actual GBA mode, the EZV 3-in-1 is probably better because of the NOR flash memory option vs. the M3 GBA being RAM only.
     
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    he has an r4ds
     
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    Then, without a doubt......better option is EZ Flash 3-in-1, that's for sure..