Hacking M3Real DS bricked my DS

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And no it was not a bad rom or homebrew, it was not even being recognized when turning it on as usual and now it gets no power with or without the m3ds real. When I plug the ac power it blinks for 1 second then shuts down and still no power at all.

So are the M3 guys going to stand behind their poorly constructed, failure prone device and get me a new Nintendo DS?
 

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Were you useing the rumble/ram pack? That and the new model have done that to a few. The new models have CPE printed on the bottom right of the back of the M3Real card. A few of thoose cases were just blown fuse.
 

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After a month? It does the exact same thing after I outright removed the battery: the amber charger light flashes for 1 second then turns off, no power.

This was perfectly fine and I had no power problems as soon as I got my M3DS Real only now it wont turn back on even after removing the m3ds real and gba expansion from the system.

Are you there G6 guy? Your products brick DSes and I will make sure everybody on this forum knows it, Don't ever buy M3.
 

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Were you useing the rumble/ram pack? That and the new model have done that to a few. CPE is printed on the bottom right of the back of the M3Real card. A few of thoose cases were just blown fuse.

No but I was using the gba expansion though. It does has CPE. I don't think I should pay Nintendo $75.00 plus $7.99 shipping just for a blown fuse. Thats almost as much as a second hand DS.
 

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I understand that completely. I was rather disappointed with the performance of mine but every day I read about another bricked DS...Starts to make you wonder about whats going on.
 

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What kind of microSD card were you using? I am sticking behind my idea that the M3 is picky about microSD cards.
 

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scandisk 2gb but I dont think its the microsd, the DS wont turn on even without any games inserted on it at all.
 

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I also had a M3 Real Blow the fuse in a customers DS. Lucky for him I was able to bridge the fuse with some solder and get it working again. What caused this was the circuit board inside the Real is not centered where the gold contacts are and it shorted out across two pins in the DS. My advice would be to make sure you have purchased the extended warranty for your DS. That way you can swap it out at the store if something goes wrong.
 
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Exactly the same story with my younger brother. He got his DS replaced but is this just going to happen again on the new one if it's the fault of the M3?
 

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I also had a M3 Real Blow the fuse in a customers DS. Lucky for him I was able to bridge the fuse with some solder and get it working again. What caused this was the circuit board inside the Real is not centered where the gold contacts are and it shorted out across two pins in the DS. My advice would be to make sure you have purchased the extended warranty for your DS. That way you can swap it out at the store if something goes wrong.

Can you post a picture of the fuse that blew so others may try this same fix that worked for you?
 

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Well my regular warranty must still be good but im out of luck one more time: Nintendo says they can't find my serial from the PoS and I can't find the receipt, store won't cooperate unfortunately.

What I am going to do is return my M3DS Real ( luckily I do have the ticket for that one ) and hopefully I might be able to at least partially cover the cost of repairing...or at the very least enough money to at least buy a GBA SP or partially cover the cost of a new DS.

Im still really pissed off about this deal however, I think im better off hunting down used games in the future than trusting chinese jerks with their DS bricking "technology"
 

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Well my regular warranty must still be good but im out of luck one more time: Nintendo says they can't find my serial from the PoS and I can't find the receipt, store won't cooperate unfortunately.

What I am going to do is return my M3DS Real ( luckily I do have the ticket for that one ) and hopefully I might be able to at least partially cover the cost of repairing...or at the very least enough money to at least buy a GBA SP or partially cover the cost of a new DS.

Im still really pissed off about this deal however, I think im better off hunting down used games in the future than trusting chinese jerks with their DS bricking "technology"
That Chinese joke is not appropriate. How would you like it if I made fun of how illegal Mexicans work for pennies an hour in the US?
 

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Can you post a picture of the fuse that blew so others may try this same fix that worked for you?

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I found the info I needed at this page

Blown F2 Fuse

The Fuse that went bad is the F2 fuse

I want to add this is not something to try unless you are experienced with soldering surface mount components.
 

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I am guessing that the real problem would be the plastic case that M3Real uses - it doesn't have the contact guides that others do so it is easier for the contacts to be shorted out.
 

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Are you there G6 guy? Your products brick DSes and I will make sure everybody on this forum knows it, Don't ever buy M3.

Don't ever say that again. Or I will hunt you down and brick your DS again.
My M3 Simply is the best thing that ever happened to me.
I'm sure he meant the M3 DS Real though
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I am guessing that the real problem would be the plastic case that M3Real uses - it doesn't have the contact guides that others do so it is easier for the contacts to be shorted out.
I had wondered about that. Both my R4 and M3Real don't have the plastic guides. I can imagine it shorting out if something conductive get between them. Are they hard to manufacture or something?
 

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Some flashcarts had accidents which caused it to screw up or something and sometimes its not designed very well so if it did have them, it wouldn't make any contact at all.
 

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Well my regular warranty must still be good but im out of luck one more time: Nintendo says they can't find my serial from the PoS and I can't find the receipt, store won't cooperate unfortunately.

What I am going to do is return my M3DS Real ( luckily I do have the ticket for that one ) and hopefully I might be able to at least partially cover the cost of repairing...or at the very least enough money to at least buy a GBA SP or partially cover the cost of a new DS.

Im still really pissed off about this deal however, I think im better off hunting down used games in the future than trusting chinese jerks with their DS bricking "technology"

Yeah, how about the fact that you are getting mad that a basically illegal cart you bought so you can steal games (as proof by your admission it would be better to hunt used games) caused a malfunction.... Sorry dude, no sympathy here. That is the risk we all are taking to do what we do.
 
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