Ordered M3 Real, Any Problems I Should Worry About?

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  1. Kitomaru
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    Alright, so about 2 hours ago, I was able to order me a M3 Real off of DealExtreme.
    I bought the M3 Real Rumble Pack

    And the Kingston 4GB MicroSD SDHC

    All in all, It cost about $34.76, and it should come in about 2 weeks.
    My problem is that if I should be aware of any problems the M3 Real might have encountered. Have any of you experienced any problems with the M3 I should be aware of? [​IMG] I'm just a little unsure, since the only flashcart I have was the R4, and I wanted to renew [​IMG]

    So, thanks [​IMG]
     


  2. kobykaan

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    ummmm not really its a good card although the bundle with the RAM pack would of served more use than the rumble [​IMG]

    check the M3 FAQ here the latest boot loader is linked in the first post...

    make sure you get that one and not the one from the official download as the morning timer application can cause issues with your card (once used it makes all the files on your card when used in the pc the card has been corrupted the data is there but INVISIBLE and unusable! ... so you have to reformat! [​IMG] )

    any more questions just ask [​IMG]
     
  3. PettingZoo

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    Good choice in buying an M3 Real, just read the M3 Faq and then follow the link in my sig to the latest iSakuReal loader.
     
  4. Lubbo

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    ive had no problems so far except with the GBA Expansion the GBA games dont save but you just have to set to patch load not fast i love my M3
     
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    Just one little note if you get a side loading one like me then you have to push a bit harder than when it was on top.
     
  6. Kitomaru
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll sure check out the M3 FAQ. Thanks again [​IMG]
     
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    Those two items are exactly what I have. I can tell you now that music and videos may sometimes skip (although that could just be my card... but it's the same as you ordered). Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow doesn't work for me. Other than that, everything else is perfect. You'll be very pleased. [​IMG]

    Despite that M3 Real having the same sku number as the one I ordered, double-check the packaging when you get it. Make sure the link on both the box and the card is www.m3adapter.com and NOT www.m3adaptes.com or www.m3adaptador.com. If it is one of those two, return it and get a replacement as those two are fakes. Legit ones have www.m3adapter.com on the box and card.
     
  8. Kitomaru
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    Oh yes, before I bought the M3 Real, I looked at your 4 part review of the M3 (Youtube). Probably the reason why I bought the M3 in the first place [​IMG]
    So, yeah, looking at the images provided in DealExtreme, it should be the real deal. If not, I'll return it for a full refund. Thankies for the advice [​IMG]
    Awesome Review, by the way [​IMG]
     
  9. Martiin

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    worry about your spring breaking over time.
     
  10. Kitomaru
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    Actually, my buddy bought an M3 Real before I did from the same website, DealExtreme. I bought the same one he did. His M3 wasn't false and it was the brand new ones, the one that you put the Micro SD to the side of the M3 card:

    [​IMG]

    M3 Adapter News & Events

    So, if I get this design, I shouldn't have to worry about the spring...I hope [​IMG]
     
  11. Skyline969

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    Well well well, glad to know I really did help someone with the review! [​IMG]
    As soon as my throat heals from this flu/cold thing, I'm gonna make another review for Sakura 1.34. Hope you all enjoy it. [​IMG]
     
  12. Kitomaru
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    Looking foward for your next review [​IMG]
    Hope you recover from the flu [​IMG]
     
  13. KazoWAR

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    I got my M3 Real when they first came out and my spring is still perfectly fine.
     
  14. Skyline969

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    Your spring won't break if you're gentle with it. Make sure you press the card down at the center of the card, not at the sides. That's the #1 killer of SD Card slot springs.
     
  15. El Blacksheep

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    Only thing I can say about these things:

    DON'T use the T-flash this thing comes with! It killed my micro SD card and my friends' did the same to his.

    Also, you'll never use the rumble pack. Cancel that part of the order if you can and get the GBA RAM Expansion. Trust me, the GBA collection has a lot of gems you probably didn't know it had.
     
  16. tj_cool

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    The only thing to worry about with DX is its long shipping times (not always the case though)
     
  17. Skyline969

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    The T-Flash reader that came with my M3 Real works perfectly fine. Has since I got it a month ago. I currently use my Kingston SD adapter, but the USB adapter is a nice backup plan.

    The rumble pack? It works nicely, especially if you play games like Space Invaders Extreme. I, myself, have purchased an EZ-Flash 3-in-1 from a fellow Temper and I'm awaiting its arrival in the mail.

    Worry not, you won't be disappointed with what you get. [​IMG]
     
  18. Kitomaru
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    Well, I just found out that I could track my order! I tracked it earlier and the status said it was shipped [​IMG]
    It should come between 3/18 - 3/25
    So, yeah [​IMG]
     
  19. Shadow-Zero

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    Is dealextreme one of the best/cheapest places to get it?
     
  20. Skyline969

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    @Shadow: Yup! However, make sure you don't order the cheaper www.m3adaptes.com version. It's a counterfeit and it's a piece of shit. Get the M3 Real rumble pack bundle or the M3 Real Perfect bundle. I guarantee you ain't gonna find a cheaper place to get it than there. However, shipping times are a bitch.