SuperKEY = PassCard3 (pictures inside)

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  1. slandar
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    I could not leave well enough alone.. and started taking pictures of the guts of the M3, SuperCard, PassCard3, and SuperKEY.

    Well.. it got interesting when I got the two passkey carts open..

    My SuperKEY is a PassCard3 wearing a mask!

    [​IMG]

    Only difference is the serial number on the big chip. The SuperKEY is marked with a blue dot, and the PassCard3 is marked with a red dot. I guess that is how the workers know to put the right board in the right case...

    They both have the same ID and date printed on them: "passcard-3 2006.05.26"


    The SuperKEY does not have a splash screen and boots right to the Flash Cart.

    The PassCard3 boots with a splash screen, and then goes to the Flash Cart.

    Both work with sleep mode.

    Interesting...


    Anyone else willing to open their toys up and see what they find?

    -Zach
     


  2. TheSpade

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    Those...cheap...bastards!
     
  3. jumpman17

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    which came first and is there a price difference?

    EDIT: Oh, Passcard3 has the better design for a label, so it's the winner!
     
  4. ron555

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    I'm glad I got the Superkey. I HATE splash screens.

    jump, nice avatar lol
     
  5. Renegade_R

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    No splash screen, cheaper, same quality as the competition? I think I'll take a SuperKey myself.
     
  6. ZildjianKX

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    Not to be a spoil sport, but this has been known for over a week now. Both companies even admit the cards are made in the same factory. There has been pictures going around of both cards opened up.
     
  7. Renegade_R

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    Makes you think there is some kind of conspiracy going on. There is only one real company manufacturing these kind of flashcards in order to gouge profitability from the consumers and to ensure that the prices of these flashcards stay high.
     
  8. lars

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    Girls, why do we care?

    We only need this cards ONE TIME to flash our DS, and then throw it away or sell it via eBay (not worth the effort for 20 bucks [​IMG] ).

    Would be nice if you could RENT a card [​IMG] --- *sling* New business idea! I will rent a Passcard for, ehm, uhm, 5 bucks + shipping and handling 5 bucks. You have to pay a deposit of, uhm, em, 20 bucks. Lets see if it works. [​IMG]
     
  9. Madrigal

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    I still don't get why people are flashing thier DS's when there are these cards. There is just no point. Why void your warranty when you don't have to?
     
  10. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    Well its not really the concept of voiding your warranty, its more of the case with the DS Lites where it seems just a bit too easy to brick your DS Lite because there is a shut-off mechanism which is very easy to touch when you're flashing...which basically kills your DS if you haven't gotten past a certain point in flashing.
     
  11. slandar
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    I found the posts you are talking about I think. I was so excited after I took the pictures I just had to share, not realizing it had even been brought up before.

    I guess I am just posting the pictures to verify that what has already been explained is hitting consumers doorsteps then. [​IMG]

    No harm I hope.

    Earlier GBAtemp threads regarding the superkey=passcard3 topic:
    superkey is a passcard 3?
    Superkey, by the SC team

    -Zach
     
  12. faceless

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  13. slandar
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    I will agree that the Passcard 3 has a better logo. I was almost willing to live with the splash screen for better asthetics.

    I wonder if there's anyway I can just get a new sticker to slap on there...
     
  15. Lily

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    While they have the 'same' internals, it still remains that the PassCard won't boot an EZ4 Lite miniSD or microSD at the moment, but the SuperKey will. So while the PCB is identical, there is SOMETHING different about the programming.
     
  16. Dirtie

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    Wait a second, some people are reporting success with the Passcard and EZ4 - some are not.
     
  17. john_blk

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    Hi guys

    I'm about to get a M3 Perfect MiniSD and was told i will need to get a passcard3 i was just about to order and stumbled across this thread and wondered if someone could help me. After reading the posts it does look like superKEY is a passcard3 the difference for me would we virtually the passcard costing 50% more so should i get the superKEY? because alot of people have told me passcard3 is the ideal partner for the m3 mini.


    Thank you in advance.
     
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    The deciding factor seems to be whether or not your PassCard 3 has a boot screen.

    Mine has a boot screen, and is not booting either EZ4. The SuperKey has no boot screen, and works with both EZ4's. The PassCard 3 with no boot screen also appears to boot the EZ4's, but I haven't been able to get one - because there's no way to tell outwardly if the PassCard 3 will have a boot screen or not!
     
  20. TheSpade

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    So the rumor of 2 different Passcard 3's is true? Glad I got a Passcard 2. No headaches here. [​IMG]