Need help identifying something.

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  1. nasune
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    So I recently bought a Cyclone Advanced Entertainment Diskdrive in the idea that it was a SNES copier, but, after it arrived, I'm not so sure anymore.
    While you can push a SNES cartridge into the slot at the top, it does not go in easily, nor does it come out without using quite a bit of force. On top of that, the slot on the bottom (the one that should connect to the console) does not seem to be a SNES pin connector in any way (I do think that there is a piece missing though, because there is currently no way to connect it to a console).
    So if anyone can tell me just what exactly this is, I'd be very grateful.
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  2. FAST6191

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    Are you sure it was not supposed to come with something like http://www.electronicplus.com/images/products/PC-621.jpg ?
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    I have seen that a few times in copier devices, usually older devices (mine with such things are mostly for the C64/amstrad/atari era) but who knows otherwise.

    Similarly if you are playing with a European SNES then I seem to recall a slight difference in the cart sizes compared to NA and Japan which might account for the difficulty.

    Hopefully someone comes along that knows the device in question, in the meantime though I will go with that.
     
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    The pins on the bottom suggest that this requires some sort of a pass-through - possibly to account for different cartridge dimensions in different regions. From what I'm reading, Cyclones are also Japanese kits - I don't think it'll work with anything other than a Super Famicom. I'll look into it, but it does seem like you're missing a piece.
     
  4. nasune
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    Yeah, I know it's probably missing a piece (I am using a Super Famicom by the way), but, when compared to a SFC game (Street Fighter II), the pins don't add up. I have a (non working) Super Wild Card as well, and when I pull the missing piece from that one, it won't fit (and that fucker was for my Super Famicom, so it should fit).