R4DS hardly ever works, shall i replace it?

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  1. crimsonnight
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    crimsonnight GBAtemp Regular

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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?
     
  2. jdee

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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.
     
  3. jdee

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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..
     
  4. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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

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    Over there.
    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.
     
  6. Dio

    Dio WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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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).
     
  7. bennydigital

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    Mine did the same thing and I added a thick piece of paper behind the card and it works great now.
     
  8. AKUC

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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).
     
  9. DarkAura

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    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.
     
  10. Grimalkin

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    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.
     
  11. DarkAura

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    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. [​IMG]

    * edited due to sheer stupidity * [​IMG]
     
  14. Grimalkin

    Grimalkin Waaaaaaaah!

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    *Snip*
     
  15. Cliffius

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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?
     
  16. crimsonnight
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    crimsonnight GBAtemp Regular

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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...