Official Nintendo Debug Carts Thread

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  1. NintendyFan
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    This was where the original story started on GBAtemp: GBAtemp Original Article

    First Video of Nitro EVA Ver 1.0 Cart:

    [youtube]http://youtu.be/4CjIqaO_QeY[/youtube]

    Last of the original Pre-release of the DS Nitro carts that have been repaired is up for bids on eBay now: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=160612582083



    To Access the menu, press Start + Select when booting up the rom


    Works on the following systems:

    (Note: The original carts do not start up on the DSi and 3DS models; I am un-sure why the program runs when used through a flashcart)

    Original DS
    DSLite
    DSi
    DSi XL
    3DS




    Reported working in the following carts:

    - Slot 1 SuperKey, Slot 2 SuperCard Lite
    - R4DS SDHC version
    - Cyclo DS
    - Supercard DSTWO
    - SuperCard DSONEi
    - Action Replay DSi
    - Acekard 2i / AKAIO (disable Soft Reset)

    - DSi in DSi mode loaded from SD card using Sudokuhax + Homebrew Channel (hbmenu based)


    Reported as not working in the following carts:

    - EZ Flash Vi
    - M3 Lite (in DS Mode)
    - EZ Flash IV (in DS Mode)
    - M3 Perfect (in DS Mode)
    - EZ Flash III (in DS Mode)
    - iPlayer
    - DSTT



    When the flashcart is removed, the system doesn't freeze up, it continues to run the tests.


    UPDATE 6/23/11:

    Alright guys..

    [​IMG]

    Thoughts.. comments? Things just got interesting..


    NEW, NEW UPDATE 6/22/11:

    So.. interesting news. I got the correct 2GB card now and have a dumper program that works ( tested dumping a cart, and the .nds rom runs )
    HOWEVER...
    When I got to put in the EVA Nitro cart, it doesn't recognize it as being in Slot-1.
    This leads me to one conclusion:
    The cart is only activated before the start-up of the system. I will test this out on a couple other carts further tomorrow on the "flicker" test cart.
    It may very well be possible that this thing cannot be so easily dumped by flash carts and needs something a little more advanced.
    I've managed to get another cart to work! Nitro EVA. It's not as old as the 2004 cart, it's a 2008 revision. From what I can tell it's about the same as the 2004 cart. When I get more time on it, I'll get some more details out of it.
    Now, there's no worries about loosing it to the collectors guys! [​IMG]


    I have been discussing with many people the options I have to recover these carts. One that I am particularly interested in exploring is PCB Prototyping services. This would allow me to have someone create an entirely new board for the chips on the cartridge for me to re-solder on. After this, I can put it in a DS replacement case and they will be as good as new.

    Comments on this idea?

    I AM NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS for this dump or for any other future projects. This is all for free and just for kicks.
     


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    Awesome, hope you get the others working [​IMG]

    While we're at it, how the hell are you so lucky to obtain a BOX full of these things !? [​IMG]
     
  3. stanleyopar2000

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    he works at a repair shop...some person who had Nintendo connections sent them to him...in a box...
     
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    The company I work for does large disc repair for many companies including GameFly. We also take in large loads of defective product to repair and resell.

    These were found in a load of 3000+ DS game we took in. As soon as I saw them, I knew they were something great. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pong20302000

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    thats a sweet deal

    as alot of discs can be repaired (even the ring the xbox can give)

    strange how they where in with DS games

    wonder where they originated from and if you might get more at some point [​IMG]
     
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    Wow. I wished a worked at a place like that!

    Hope that things are well.
     
  7. NintendyFan
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    Updated with new info for a possible solution.
     
  8. loco365

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    Repro cards? Eff yes.

    You are so lucky for getting these. But it makes me wonder. How did they get there in the first place?

    Also, PM'd. I'd love to help in a restortaion project, but I have a lack of funds and can do very little. ._.
     
  9. Pong20302000

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    the idea is good but the method would be awkward and the slightest solder mistake could render it useless

    maybe a custom pcb where you have a external connector that you could switch the chips on
     
  10. AndroidDem0man

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    330 freaking bucks one that thing, holy shit. thats a lot of fucking money for a card lol.
     
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    That sounds like a great plan.

    Unless of course you or somebody you know has soldering experience (like myself [​IMG]), these sort of things aren't that hard, they just require LOTS of patience.
     
  12. thieves like us

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    schupli:
    unless you've got a hot air rework station to work with surfaced mounted components (like I do), you're wasting xtetheredwingsx/nintendyfan's time.
     
  13. NintendyFan
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    A hot air rework station is exactly what will be needed for this.
     
  14. dicamarques

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    just hopping that the guy that received the cart dumps it.!!!

    Have you speaked with im?
     
  15. loco365

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    No, NintendyFan said that he had no plans on dumping it.
     
  16. stanleyopar2000

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    Fixed the post to make it real.
     
  17. dicamarques

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    Your computer's Recycle Bin
    give us his e-mail so we can annoy i'm 4ever!!!
    just kiding [​IMG]
     
  18. ishdeepsingh

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    Double fixed it to make it perfect.
     
  19. dicamarques

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    give us his e-mail so we can annoy i'm 4ever!!!
    just kiding [​IMG]
     
  20. NintendyFan
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    It won't be a problem, I know I can get another cart to work. [​IMG]