Nintendo DS Lite factory testing card found

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    Nintendo DS Lite factory testing card found!
    Test-NTR - Actual Inspection Card NTR [AAAA01][NDS][World].

    Way back in 2011, a Nintendo DS game card containing a copy of Nitro EVA 1.0 (a software intended for factory and service center use for testing the first model of Nintendo DS; the NTR-001) was allegedly scrapped by Nintendo and sent to a recycling center, but they didn't do a thorough job, and later it was successfully repaired, booted, and dumped!

    With much less fragor, a week ago @loler55 purchased a DS card then-not-better-identified than "Test-NTR" for six Euros, wondering about its contents; luckily, not only it already was in usable condition, but in the eight years elapsed between these two findings, technology marched on - giving every owner of a modded 3DS a very simple method for dumping DS and 3DS cards - and a proven working ROM was quickly dumped and circulated on the Internet.

    In the meanwhile, the card was identified as containing the sixth version of Nitro EVA optimized for the DS Lite (or, as exactly spelled in-app, "Nitro EVA.(USG) Ver6.0"), featuring as expected tests related to the DS Lite's adjustable backlight, as well as some other less obvious changes compared to its known predecessor.
    The Japanese text on the label translates literally as "Actual Machine Inspection Card NTR", or more semantically, as "Card for testing real NTR hardware".

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  1. loler55

    loler55 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The previous owner thought it was a game that he has been given


    as a memory to my grandma Janni G. RIP and i love you :)
    without her, I would not have started to collect Nintendo Stuff


    and second without gbatemp this it would not exist here either
     
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  2. DinohScene

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    Hah nice!

    I'm still amazed at the amount of test hardware Nintendo "loses track of".
     
  3. Ericthegreat

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    Or an engineer died as and it was found in an auctioned box.
     
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  4. TheTechWiz25

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    This is damn surprising...you rarely hear of news on the DS and DSi anymore. Including the homebrew scene.
     
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    Nice find. I wouldn't mind owning one.
     
  6. Wanderer0891

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    This is pretty neat and its always good to hear that these type of things aren't lost to history.
     
  7. Friendsxix

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    From what I can tell, the cartridge reads 「実機検査カード」, which probably translates better as "Real Hardware Test Card" instead of what's in the OP.
    (Alternatively, "Real Machine Inspection Card," but that sounds a tad strange in English.)
     
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  8. SkittleDash

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    ...For 6 Euros? ...This guy can make a very easy and chunky profit out of this.
     
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    Umm, how the bloody poop can this help nowadays????
     
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    It is more an interesting piece of gaming history then anything else.
     
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    Just some more useless info. Although "実" is probably the closest to "real" here, there's "真" which could also mean "real". "実" is often used for "solid, physically existed" object. Here it means "本物", which is the opposite of "replica", "dummy" or "simulator". "真" is the opposite of "fake", which not always meant for physically exists stuffs.

    So it's definitely not "actual" (実在の or 現実の) inspection card as the first article wrote.
     
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  12. FanNintendo

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    Nice find! Own N3DSXL emu DS and Own PSP emu PS1
     
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  13. loler55

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    Unbenannt. i think he used gm9 to dump....
     
  14. loler55

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    its Something that fits well in the pants pocket
    and you can easily explain that something like that can be lost

    cheff i cannot find it
    its fallen under the table

    or someone thinks on the money and dosnt destroy it how he should
     
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  15. Localhorst86

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    Nintendo works for my dad
    I think they simply don't care
    IMG_20190427_092847.
     
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    58608379_352266028966397_7883293793271676928_n.

    do we have the same couch? :)
     
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  17. Localhorst86

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    Nintendo works for my dad
    Lol, maybe.

    Gesendet von meinem Mi A1 mit Tapatalk
     
  18. slaphappygamer

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    You guys totally have the same couch. Different color, but same.
     
  19. loler55

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    different light +different camera
     
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