NDS Lite question...

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by The Viztard, Dec 27, 2010.

Dec 27, 2010

NDS Lite question... by The Viztard at 4:58 AM (679 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. The Viztard
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    Quick question...
    If I were to buy a brand new DS Lite right now, out of the box brand new and everything, not XL or DSi, would I have to worry about my flashcarts not working on it? Specifically an original R4 with Wood and everything?
    I know this is sort of a noobish question but I never bothered to think about it...
    Any help or comments are appreciated! [​IMG]
     
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    Other than pin alignment and the like (some of the later model DS lites we saw this quite a lot) you should be good- no technological measures were put in place to prevent flash cards (passme is a different matter but you are probably not using one any more) on any DS lite as far as I know.
     
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    Alright, so I should be good, thanks for the info!
    But what exactly would the pin alignment problem do? Would it cause the card to not read correctly or something like that?

    Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
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    Pin alignment- bad pin contact (not enough spring), dirty pins, bad pin spacing relative to the slot.........

    It varies depending on the pin (there are not so many "redundant" pins on the DS- http://files.darkfader.net/ds/files/cartridge.txt ). Generally though the cart will not be detected, reading the cart will be troubled (games crash when loading themselves or saving), it might crash a lot and so on.

    There are various tricks you can use (some put paper behind the pins to force better contact and things like that for instance) and they can completely solve problems.
     
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    Mmmm, ic. Alright. Thanks again for all this info. [​IMG]
     

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