Turn your Chinese M3 Real to English

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  1. MaHe
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    From an anonymous source, I received a picture that shows the difference between Chinese and English version of M3 DS Real.
    It's concept is quite similar to the one in the initial edition of R4/M3 Simply.

    [​IMG]

    The picture of the Chinese M3 DS Real was taken from www.scorpei.com, so credits go to him.
    Also, I cannot confirm the method, neither am I responsible if it doesn't work. However, I think my source (who prefers to stay anonymous) is to be trusted.

    If you want to spare a few bucks and have basic soldering skill, well ... [​IMG]
     


  2. cory1492

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    in irc speek: /me goes off to eat his words

    Never thought they'd do that again. I guess cutting corners (not making 2 separate PCB revisions, but still charge extra for the different version) at manufacture would be the idea...
     
  3. gcstr

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    spare some dollars?? do you mean that the english version, when it comes out, will be more than the $34.90 that dealextreme is charging for the chinese version? About how much more?
     
  4. 4saken

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    For the moment, it also means you can get a white M3R with English firmware
     
  5. 69th_eye

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    0 Ohm resistor = wire (connection without resistance). Wire = Tin. Rhat mean you can simply remove the resistorr and put a blob of solding tin in its place. Like R4/M3DSsimply. Do it like this however with resistor means it can be done in the factory (not needing a human: this is done by machine --> cheaper).
     
  6. Nero

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    Hmm... Isn't the price for the English M3Real the same as the Chinese M3Real?

    ~Nero
     
  7. 69th_eye

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    not out yet
     
  8. gcstr

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    PharaohsVizier , have you modified your for English? Does this work?
     
  9. gcstr

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    So yours is English - that would mean the English version must be very close to being available to us non-previledged folk [​IMG]

     
  10. amptor

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    cool but I wonder if they fixed this in the intial product runs. will have to see when I get mine.

    I still think it is absolutely idiotic to have 'protection' on a flash cartridge.
     
  11. gcstr

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    Exactly, seeing what they are used for I think it is a bit of a joke. Flash carts are used to play roms mainly but they want their own stuff protected??
     
  12. amptor

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    It's most obviously just a way to squeeze some extra hard earned cash out of americans and europeans to slightly fatten some chink's bank account. Also eventually someone hacks the firmware and releases a tool then nobody has to modify hardware. It is just stupid plainly. If they made it real difficult for people, people would definitely switch to another product but there's too much competition so they do this little nancy-pants 'shareware version' protection scheme to their devices which is laughable.

    Anyhow all flames aside, will have to see how price wars go, it seems like dealextreme pushes the costs down on other more greedy online console supply stores these days.
     
  13. iritegood

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    Yup, and considering their prices are already low, they still can afford free shipping internationally. The only problem is that their shipping takes a while longer than other sites.
     
  14. amptor

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    I'm still awaiting the arrival of mine.. not sure what's going on with the post office.
     
  15. kaisai

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    ooo crap, so i could of ordered a chinaese M3R. i ordered it last week
     
  16. amptor

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    kaisai, which one did u order?

    my shipment is here, I just have to go pick it up. win. So they're still stalling another week on the English version, should've been out by now. tsk tsk. watch dealextremes want $55 for it when it comes out and nobody buy it [​IMG]
     
  17. nds_gamerz

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    pre order prices are already in that range.
     
  18. amptor

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    I can confirm that the current Chinese ones shipping have this exact layout, however I'm not sure how to open the cartridge. It looks like they probably used a tiny screw at the upper left corner of the cartridge and the only way would be to remove the M3 label and unscrew it. Doesn't sound too fun but hopefully they used some cheap glue and it'll come off and go back together clean. I may have to mod mine soon, this Chinese makes it a little bit more complicated to use and the game names all show up in Chinese if you put them in the /nds/ folder. Stupid that you have to mod the thing to make it work right.
     
  19. amptor

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    Read this:

    100% Confirmed Working!

    I just converted mine to English.

    NICE thanks!!
     
  20. modshroom128

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    confirmed [​IMG] now i can be a jew and buy the 5 dollar cheeper chinese real and turn it to english!

    HURRAY!