R4 Washed in washing machine

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by l-p-maniac, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. l-p-maniac
    OP

    l-p-maniac Newbie

    Newcomer
    4
    0
    Jun 5, 2010
    What are the chances it'll still work,I don't have a micro SD card to check but It seems to be working
    (It Says couldn't find sd/tf card)
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Cuddle lesbian

    Member
    19,780
    20,577
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    I washed a DS game once and it still works. Put your flashcard in some rice and let it dry for about 24 hours and then try it.
     
  3. l-p-maniac
    OP

    l-p-maniac Newbie

    Newcomer
    4
    0
    Jun 5, 2010
    I don't have micro-SD card for the moment,I'm getting another on Friday.I should work though,Pokemon Pearl was washed with it and it works fine and I doesn't even look as though it was washed.
     
  4. Da Mafia

    Da Mafia GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    139
    0
    Oct 27, 2004
    England
    As long as you make sure it dries before tryin it, it should be OK. You could also try putting it in a bowl of rice, that will help draw out any moisture.
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Cuddle lesbian

    Member
    19,780
    20,577
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    Well I suggest to be safe, get like a small bowl with a cover and put some rice in it, then put your card in it and cover it with the rice, make sure not to get the rice in the micoSD slot and leave it there till Friday. The rice will help to absorb to water faster and keep it dry.
    That's what I do whenever I wash my electronics
     
  6. Stropdasje

    Stropdasje GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    157
    0
    Aug 25, 2009
    Netherlands
    Open it up and make sure it is dry. Opening is just remove the screw and then gently take both halves of the shell apart. Use hot air (hair dryer) if you need to to get it absolutely dry. The longer it stays wet the lower the chances of survival. Use the hair dryer on a low setting and low speed to minimize static. Make certain no moisture is left, especially in corners and under the chip, because a little bit of water will corrode the solder joints and if that happens it most likely a total loss. Good luck.

    P.S. you can test the R4 without an SD card inserted, it should at least boot and say something about a missing card if it is an original or some other message when it is a clone. When nothing happens then that will be a bad sign. Of course dry first before trying this!
     
  7. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

    Member
    2,689
    239
    Jun 19, 2010
    The Tibetan Himalayas
    I read the title and lol'd my ass off [​IMG] In the event that it doesn't work, it is only £1.60 at Shoptemp
     
  8. Stropdasje

    Stropdasje GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    157
    0
    Aug 25, 2009
    Netherlands
    cleared
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Cuddle lesbian

    Member
    19,780
    20,577
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Stropdasje

    Stropdasje GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    157
    0
    Aug 25, 2009
    Netherlands
    [I understand why original post was removed by the moderator, sorry, could not resist. I tried to edit it but it stays blocked, therefore a new posting to followup]

    I'm still curious if the R4 survived. OP what say you, is it still working or was the R4 lost?
     
  11. Melter

    Melter GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    158
    0
    Mar 31, 2011
    United States
    I think if it is telling you to insert an sd card and sd card has NOT been inserted then it is working.
     
  12. MaxNuker

    MaxNuker GBATemp's Official Shinigami Substitute

    Member
    614
    0
    Mar 21, 2011
    Portugal
    if an electronic object goes into water and if its not powered on... just dry it and be sure to make sure to make sure it is indeed dry!

    AFAIK water will only f*** the object if its using power... because it would cause a short circuit and KABOOOOOM, if its powered off, as long as you make sure it is dried its safe!