New R4 version arrived.

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Harsky, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Harsky
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    So I mentioned that I gave my sister my old R4 which means I had to get another one for myself. Now, the delay from cheapmod was delayed because they were getting the new one. And so, it arrived today. I must admit I do miss the spring loader for the SD but I guess it's bound to break sooner or later with me constantly ejecting my micro SD out of my old one.

    Now, I was inspecting the R4 and all of a sudden, I heard a small snap. Yes, at this point I did think I screwed it up until I realised I was pressing on the REALLY small strip of plastic at the bottom and all of a sudden, it sprang back up as if nothing happened. Not sure if this is normal but hey, at least the problems of the DS not recognising the R4 should be gone.

    Pics. First one is the front and see that really small strip of plastic at the bottom, that was what was making the snapping noise if I press on it... which I won't be doing now.

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    And the back

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    All in all, this is prompting me to seriously consider a new flashcart for next year.
     


  2. calvin_0

    calvin_0 GBAtemp Regular

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    is it me or the MicroSD slot is bigger now?
     
  3. 4saken

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    Just looks different [​IMG] Slot should be the same size (in fact it should look smaller since it fits flush and tight now)
     
  4. backlash

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    and here iwas thinking new firmware was out [​IMG]
     
  5. jenngcia

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    No more individual plastic strips between pins?
     
  6. calvin_0

    calvin_0 GBAtemp Regular

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    but it need to be big enough to fit a finger nail right? after all the spring is gone.
     
  7. Doggy124

    Doggy124 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Should i buy this new one or stick with the old one?
     
  8. TLSpartan

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    Your fine with your old one.
     
  9. Harsky
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    I miss the spring on my old R4 but I guess sooner or later, the spring will break. It will take some time getting used to the new one
     
  10. Doggy124

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    I mean....
    I don't have R4 but going to buy this thursday.
    Which one should i pick?
     
  11. skarthebloodchild

    skarthebloodchild Keep It Old School

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    blue or black color?
    the first pic shows black and the second blue...
     
  12. DoS

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    We're 2 =/
     
  13. Rayder

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    I don't like how the new version doesn't have the ridges between the contacts. It's too easy to touch the contacts now. That's why the ridges were there, so you don't touch the contacts. Oils from your fingers can tarnish the contacts. Be careful with that.

    As for the microSD slot...meh. Spring, no spring, whatever. The spring in my old design still works....

    Pretty much, the new design is nothing special, just a new case design, no different functionality other than the difference with the microSD slot.

    If you already have a working R4, there is absolutely no reason to buy this version just for a new case style. I mean, it's not like anyone pulls the R4 out of their DS to admire the sleek design or anything. Well.....at least I don't.

    But if you are just now getting an R4, you may as well go for the new design just to avoid the possibility of the old one's spring issues.


    I'd rather get a new firmware update to fix the ARM7 issue and possibly add whatever new features they may have up their sleeve.
     
  14. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Does the build quality of the cart seem any better?
     
  15. Wii_DS.

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    haha! fuck you all.

    I told you all that there is no chance of it being side loaded (the Micro SD Card slot)

    haha noobs i was right.
     
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  19. Urza

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    Congratulations on your completely useless prediction.

    You've won... forum resp...e...c....



    HAHAHAHAHHAHA

    Sorry. Couldn't finish the sentence without laughing.
     
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