SHOCK! shells

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by jono_, May 26, 2007.

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SHOCK! replacement shell troubles?

  1. Yes - Installation

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  2. Yes - Quality

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  3. No - works just fine, and looks twice as sweet.

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  1. jono_
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    Have you ever had trouble with your SHOCK replacement shell? if so where?
    and has anyone ever got the chrome shell?

    Trying to get an overall for or against.
     
  2. NoNameFace

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    I am insteresting in the Strat Clear shell, but aftering reading the tutorial
    I find myself not really good in this kind of thing and might damage my
    NDSL so I just give up. [​IMG]

    I don't even own a tri-wing screwdriver. [​IMG]
     
  3. tyasawa

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    comfort zone :D
    >_> yea i want the clear one as well..
    *just broke my ds hinge*

    and anyone know where is the best place to buy it..?

    waiting for comments..
     
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  5. dbgtdob

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    i bought one, it was a piece of junk, i had to sand it down on the inside, it did not even fit together properly, the inside was not even so the clamps were keeping it from coming together who knows maybe gamersection gave me a defective shock case, the thing itself was easy to take apart the main problem i had with the ribbon and the L and R buttons whenever i closed the case back up the springs would pop out so i would need to reopen the thing.
     
  6. jono_
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    so the chrome dosnt scratch like an iPod?
    is it worth the extra monnney?
     
  7. 754boy

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    The quality of these things are very sketchy. I think the SHOCK team is just trying to cash in by being the only product on the market.
     
  8. iwakura

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    sketchy doesnt even begin to describe it. you see that metal-like sleek cover? its actually a shitty plastic. i just got mine yesterday, finished installing it 5 am today. and i started at 11 pm. it was my first time doing anything like this, so yeah, im bad. but trust me, i can tella good product when i see one. it was horrid. poorest quality accessory/mod i've seen made for the DS; it honestly feels way weaker than the plastic they use for flash-carts. my advise would be not to get one.

    specific things that suck about it:
    L+R buttons are screwy, very hard to press
    power and volume button don't fit as well in the shock cases
    they dont come with the little sticker thingies that keep your DS from sliding, so you need to keep them and re-use them.
    i screwed up my top screen doing this, its now a permanently tinted green.
    cheap material, as said before
    very long, painstaking process.

    if you want to see my results...
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2175...7b&id=502946796
     
  9. Xeijin

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    If you can bear to open your case again (I wouldn't blame you [​IMG]), you can grab one of these from Dealextreme (assuming you have a lite) but they also have the phat versions too.

    Yeah, the pictures of them I've seen don't look amazing, but like 754boy said, they're just cashing in on a niche in the market.
     
  10. iwakura

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    im gonna just enjoy the case for a while, and when I feel like it, i may open it up again and see if i can fix the problem manually (without buying stuff, it may just be a disconnected pin or something)
     
  11. TetrisGOD

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    are you willing to sell the ice blue shell ? [​IMG]
     
  12. iwakura

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    sorry, i dont think so.
     
  13. TetrisGOD

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    The black and clear look the best in my opinion, im on the fence if i should buy this or not. What I really want to know is how this compares to the factory white ds lite, do cracks appear out of no where with the shock cases too ? If it does I might as well just buy a brand new onyx and give this one to my brother.
     
  14. dbgtdob

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    nintendo charges 50 dollars for a new case if you send it in.
     
  15. TetrisGOD

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    I would gladly pay 50 bucks for it to be fixed, but the question is; is it going to happen again. I myself thought I didnt have a crack until i picked up the magnifying glass the other day after reading some posts on here, found 2 cracks, but both are in the middle and can barely bee seen, but just like cracks on glass it will spread like a spider web over time. They should make a carbon fiber case [​IMG] that would put an end to all the cracks for good.
     
  16. iwakura

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    people have reported shock cases breaking at the hinge. i know someone personally that it happened to.