Those of us who recieved working CycloDS Evo's

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by Trulen, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Trulen

    Trulen GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 27, 2007
    United States
    I can believe many people are intimidated, when buying a new slot 1 device, or replacing it with a CycloDS Evolution. I know I was!

    Many reports of people receiving faulty units have flooded the team cyclops forum; it'd be a surprise if no one was intimidated!

    The assurance of receiving a new, working one alleviated me in my choice, though.

    I waited for it to come in, and in technically two days (I ordered it Tuesday, July 3rd, during the night. So it didn't get shipped until the 5th. I got it the 7th).

    But the microSD card was in the P.O. box, so I only had the CycloDS evolution.
    I opened the package, and there it was in a nice looking tin!

    Contents were sparce. CycloDS Evolutoin and a microSD card adapter (which I don't use. Slow read speeds and it gets a bit warm).

    Still, I grabbed the CycloDS Evo and popped it in my DS to see if it would recognize it.
    Sure as sugar, it did. You wouldn't believe how relieved I was.
    I tried fiddling with it more, but it prompted me that I needed a microSD card.
    So I spent an hour waiting for my dad to go get it from the P.O. box.
    Dirty old man told me it didn't come! So I sat in my room, fiddling with the CycloDS Evo, and he comes in and asks me what I'ma do since the microSD card didn't come. I told him I'd just wait for it to come in.
    Then he throws the package on my bed. Avast!

    It's been kicking every since. I've only experienced one single problem. That in "The Sims 2", when you click the options menu, the screen goes black. The game still runs and everything... You just have a black screen.

    Long story short, It worked when I got it the first time.

    Anyone else with comforting success stories?
  2. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Former Staff
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    So far, so good for me -- knock on wood. I'm very happy with my current DS situation, and I hope to enjoy it for a long time to come.

    There have been one or two games with a quirk here or there, such as Planet Puzzle League, which refuses to soft reset. But that's a very minor thing.

    I'm also pleased to say that my card reader is still working just fine -- never a problem. I'm not sure if some folks were leaving their readers in their PCs for prolonged periods, or if the readers themselves were just faulty, but mine's been good to me so far.

    The main thing is there haven't been any issues worthy of mention, and the support is very good. I can do more stuff with my DS now than I have time for.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch the rest of Curb Your Enthusiasm on my DS. [​IMG]
  3. zeeter

    zeeter Newbie

    Jul 16, 2007
    United States
    So far so good here. I'm using my 1GB Taiwan Kingston microsd that I pulled from my cell phone until my 2GB Japan Kingston gets here, but other than that not really any issues. I tried Castlevania POR (on the 1GB Taiwan Kingston) and it seemed to run fine with no freezing. It's a great cart. I'm also still waiting on my 3in1 slot2 cart which should be coming next week. I just can't wait til the next firmware update which supposedly fixes the LinuxDS issue.
  4. freakygeeky

    freakygeeky Member

    Dec 6, 2006
    United States
    I now have two of them. Both have been fine - no issues. The first one I got right at launch, and the other I just got last week.
  5. h8uthemost

    h8uthemost GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 7, 2006
    United States
    Mine has been fine also. I rarely use it anymore, but it works great. I was also scared I was going to get a faulty one. But I thought, oh well screw it. I'd have TC replace if it came in faulty. But it wasn't, and it's been working ever since.
  6. aslacker55

    aslacker55 I like pie

    Sep 13, 2006
    United States
    So Cal
    I have 4 of them and they all work perfectly. I may have been lucky, but I've never gotten a defective flashcard from real hot stuff.
  7. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

    Jan 3, 2007
    United States
    I'll put a +1 for Real Hot Stuff being great as far as a reseller as well.
  8. TheNeck

    TheNeck GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 27, 2007
    United States
    Southern California
    I got mine from RHS a month ago and have had no problems with it at all. Me and my daughter love it.
  9. Jinh_007

    Jinh_007 Newbie

    Jul 30, 2007
    I just got mine yesterday and it works!!!!! Im loving it~~~