n3DS cart slot dust cover

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  1. kofman13
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    You guys know of any good cartridge slot dust covers out there I can get for my new3DS? Must be some cheap third party maker with plastic ones out there
     


  2. Ericjwg

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    there is no such a thing like that.
    use an empty ds flashcard cartridge should be fine.

    you can buy one card blocker though:)[​IMG]
     
  3. MSearles

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    Or just keep a game in the card slot?
     
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    Haha I don't have any physical games. But yeah I'll just go buy the cheapest one
     
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    some people think the cartridge drains battery faster:) empty case should be the best option for OCD:D
     
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    find a crap game, remove the pcb inside and use the casing as a dummy cart?
     
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    or just leave the chip inside lol
     
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    The thing you should always have in that slot is an r4 so you can play your DS games on it.
     
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    ^ confirmed
     
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    you could always spend the extra $1.50 and get a game that's (arguably) good.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendogs-...862388?hash=item4aff0168f4:g:zEsAAOSwl-FXM-Rw

    or another
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spectrobes-...299337?hash=item4afa8fab09:g:Q5IAAOSwDNdVlijc

    there's a lot of cheap ds games.
    (also spectrobes was a lot of fun to me)
     
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    that's true, but I personally don't like how the ds flash cards fit in the 3ds slot. It can be really hard to get my r4i gold rts out of the 3ds once I've got it in there.
     
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    why? you just push it in and it pops back out.
     
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    if yours works like that more power to you but mine likes to fight back going in and coming out, I have to push down on it a couple times for it to come back out (and when it goes in it sits more slanted than DS carts normally do). I don't have that problem with original DS carts, I don't know what it is about the shape that causes it.
     
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    but you don't even have to take it out?
     
  19. Hking0036

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    whenever I swap it for a 3ds cart :P I don't use mine as a dust plug personally b/c I have a DS Lite for the flash cart (I don't like how the 3ds stretches it, although the new 3ds certainly does a more servicable job than my old XL). It doesn't like to go in either. I swear I'm not making this up.
     
  20. cybrian

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    Most DS flash carts I've seen have a thicker profile than a "real" DS game card due to the extra circuitry required. A DSTWO contains a micro controller, an FPGA, and a processor, not to mention the MicroSD card slot which takes up a nontrivial amount of space. I've had multiple DS flash carts over the years, and they almost always have an extra "bump" sticking out.