R4 breaking ds console?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Pikachu123angel, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Pikachu123angel
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    Hi, I've latley been noticing that now that I have switched to using an R4 from official carts, I've had significantly less battery life while it takes longer to charge. Is this being caused by my R4? Or is it just the age of my ds?
     
  2. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    A flashcart will use a little more power than a Retail cart, but not a huge amount. But if you already have a knackered battery, then it will become even more noticble.

    If your DS is over 2-3 years old or has been charged over 500 times, then it will need the battery replacing.
     
  3. Matthew

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    age of your DS I think, my battery is on the way out too.

    R4s could only break a DS with the 'help' of the DS Bricker or possibly bolw a fuse (some slot twos idi that once, I think)
     
  4. Mages4ever

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    Well, my old DS Phat was 1 year old when I got my R4. Battery life was fine till mid '09, then my battery just gave up. (4 hours per charge?)

    So, I guess it's aging, because eventually, flash cart or not, your battery will need to be replaced or your hardware upgraded as it just gets worn.
     
  5. twiztidsinz

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    Not true.

    Poor positioning of the contacts/cheaply made cards can cause a short which will effectively brick your DS (iirc, it is possible to replace the fuse that blows, but that's rather involved).
     
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    Porobu Gbatemps Shiny Latias

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  7. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Yes... the N5 was known to short out DS' but I believe there were others as well (possibly clones of the N5 under an R4 name?).