Supercard DSTWO gets dangerously hot even when not in use. Suggest alternatives!

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by linkenski, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. linkenski

    linkenski GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 6, 2008
    I've had the DSTWO since I got my 3DS and it still works, which is very convenient so I don't have to use my half-broken DS Lite anymore, and thanks to A9LH I now have all the 3DS games I need right on my homescreen, so I keep in the DSTWO all the time -- that way I can also just have my n3DS in my pocket to be pulled out quickly for train rides (which I take a lot).

    Problem is, after an hour or so the DSTWO's CPU-thingy seems to heat up considerably just from being plugged into the system without me even using the cartridge and just today it got so hot I think it was about to violate temperature rules for the system, meaning it could be damaging.

    Is there any other flashcard that's useable on 3DS with the latest FW that doesn't do this?
  2. MichiS97

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    Your DSTWO might be damaged, mine doesn't get hot at all. There are loads of other flashcards compatible with the latest firmware. Actually, thanks to TWL_FIRM patching most (if not all, but I'm not 100% sure about that) flashcards ever released for the DS can be used on the latest firmware as of now.
  3. CheatFreak47

    CheatFreak47 Complex Donut

    Oct 11, 2011
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    Michigan, USA
    Depending on the model of DSTwo you have, that may or may not be normal.

    Older DSTwo's have Screws on the back corner and those ones are less power efficient then some of the newer ones. Newer ones are not held together with a screw, they are held together by glue instead. Those same models are often mislabeled DSTwo Plus units they sent out to fill demand for original DSTwo's and they tend to not get quite as hot.

    My recommendation? Either keep your DSTwo not all the way inserted in the slot or get a R4i GOLD 3DS RTS or R4i-SDHC 3DS RTS and use that instead.