Spring on R4 SD slot

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  1. emmsmama
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    If it breaks does the card have to be scrapped or can you just put the SD card in without the spring working? I just ordered an R4 and if the spring goes I'm hoping it is a simple fix.
     
  2. mcp2

    mcp2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You can open up the card and remove the spring or bend it to the side.
     
  3. Little

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    my spring kinda stopped working, and i was able to just manually slide the sd card out. Then it kinda fixed itself, so its all good!
     
  4. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    If the spring breaks all you need to remove it is a small screwdriver and some tweezers. It's pretty simple.

    - Sam
     
  5. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    If you just bought it, go get a new one [​IMG] I did, and it works now. I wonder for how long...
     
  6. Retal

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    One thing I do want to know is that for everyone who had a spring problem, how long did it work for before it became a problem?
     
  7. Shaker78

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    ^^ only 4 weeks
     
  8. Evil-XYZ

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    Mines has mood swings, Its like 2 weeks old.

    Sometimes It works find some times I have to press it in abunch before it locks down.. hasn't become much of a problem yet, when It does I'll just remove the spring.
     
  9. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Lol dont get a replacement.
    Just pull out the spring devil.
    The R4 is better without the spring i love it without it more [​IMG]
     
  10. yukine

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    It's quite easy to pull the spring out, so don't worry about it. And the spring on my R4 broke on the first day. My second R4 has been working for several months without a problem though.
     
  11. cheapassdave

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    mine brakes every 2 weeks and i fix it every time. its annoying, but its the r4 so i cant get mad at it [​IMG]
     
  12. kuni

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    Umm the question should be, HOW MANY TIMES DID YOU *REMOVE* THE M-SD CARD BEFORE THE SPRING BROKE.

    If someone ejects it 10 times a day, for 4 weeks, it's going to be differrent than if someone has ejected it 10 times in 4 weeks, and broke it.
     
  13. Sparky81

    Sparky81 Newbie

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    Is there a guide to remove the spring, I dont see the spring inside at all >_
     
  14. Urza

    Urza hi

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    On average I say I eject it about 5 times a day. 7 months and still working fine.
     
  15. BakuFunn

    BakuFunn Flameproof.

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    My M3 still works fine
     
  16. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Mine broke after like, 2 weeks. Didn't remove spring yet, just too lazy. [​IMG] Although I think that the actual lock broke. When I insert the card, it just launches out like 5 metres. So I have to tape it, and have to untape and tape again when I wanna put some new stuff on...
     
  17. springah

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    Haha, same!