Hacking R4DS hardly ever works, shall i replace it?

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My R4DS is becoming more and more temperamental, it is hardly ever recognised by my ds anymore, even after blowing gently on the back of it T_T I don't know why i've always treated it like a child ¬.¬

I'm going to japan for a while, and i really don't wanted my only gaming source to stop working when i'm out there T_T

So do you guys think I should upgrade to an M3 Real? Is it really worth the money?
I gather that it's pretty easy to transfer over saves?
If so, where is the cheapest place to buy it from?

Or do u think I should wait till the new R4DS (which I heard is in development) is out, and hope my old one holds out until then?
 

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did u try the taping the front of the cart? I had similar problems, after taping my r4ds now works all the time.
 

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i think i should just add that taping a few layers of tape on the front so that the r4ds cart fits the contacts of the ds snugly..
 

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get a g6 real or a cyclo ds, dispose of the R4DS or sell it while you can.

Maybe just do that when there are no more releases for the R4. Cuz I think that the lack of constant updates is what is making R4 users convert to newer and better carts. I'd actually keep the R4 for a backup. Just in case.
 

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You should never blow on your cartridges/cards, because you'll corrode the connectors. Instead you should clean them with isopropyl or ethyl alcohol(or Purell or any kind of hand sanitizer).
 

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instead of using tape / replacing the whole thing, why don't you just buy a new shell for the R4DS from dealextreme or another supplier? That will most likely solve your problem (as I doubt it has anything to do with blowing on it).
 

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You should never blow on your cartridges/cards, because you'll corrode the connectors. Instead you should clean them with isopropyl or ethyl alcohol(or Purell or any kind of hand sanitizer).

Everybody just blows on the connectors, and I don't see how they can corrode if all you're doing is spraying some air on them.
 

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You should never blow on your cartridges/cards, because you'll corrode the connectors. Instead you should clean them with isopropyl or ethyl alcohol(or Purell or any kind of hand sanitizer).


Everybody just blows on the connectors, and I don't see how they can corrode if all you're doing is spraying some air on them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrosion

Specifically:

this means a loss of an electron of metals reacting with water and oxygen.

Saliva (which is always a byproduct from someone expelling air) is 99% water.
 

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You should never blow on your cartridges/cards, because you'll corrode the connectors. Instead you should clean them with isopropyl or ethyl alcohol(or Purell or any kind of hand sanitizer).


Everybody just blows on the connectors, and I don't see how they can corrode if all you're doing is spraying some air on them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrosion

Specifically:

this means a loss of an electron of metals reacting with water and oxygen.

Saliva (which is always a byproduct from someone expelling air) is 99% water.

Oops. Didn't know that. No more blowing air and spit in my DS for me.
 

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I sold my R4 DS and got an M3 Real Perfect Bundle a week ago. Everything works fine, I can also play my GBA stuff plus a Rumble Pak. Saves are easily converted, just rename them from *.SAV to *.0 and you're good to go.
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Yea, my R4 has been real temperamental lately. Will randomly restart even if I'm not bumping the actual cartridge. Is this the same problem that taping the front will fix?
 

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Sorry for the late reply, been trying to sort out japan >.< tried all ur suggestions (ty for ur help) but with no luck T_T i will just order and M3 real and dump the R4, my bro's s also starting to break, so my guess is thats it's common that they only last around a year...
 
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