Updated my 3ds, no access to nds =(

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Theconejo, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Theconejo
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    Not sure if this is a kosher thing to do here, or if it's the right forums(probably not). But I'm wondering if anyone is in the downtown chicago area will lend me their nds for a few minutes to update my cart.

    I have a 3ds that i updated(i thought to 4.2) but apparently it updated to 4.3. With no access to a nds I'm out of luck. I've got a few trips coming up and would like to have a cart to bring with me.

    pm me if you can.
     
  2. Vulpes Abnocto

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    This is the first time I've seen this sort of request.
    Not entirely sure where to file it.
    For now I've moved it to NDS Console discussions, and edited your tags for clarity and visibility.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Theconejo
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    thanks mod!
     
  4. BORTZ

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    I was wondering why there was a Chicago tag lol
     
  5. ComeTurismO

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    Seems strange to do.. I'll follow this topic to see who does, its gonna be a bit hard for you, but let see
     
  6. Theconejo
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    If anyone is sketched out, I'm not saying come to my house. You choose where hah. Im 26 and have a 2 year old boy, I'm not mugging anyone for their ds.

    Although acekard hasn't put out the patch for 4.3 and my travels don't start until later this month, so I have a bit of time to work with.

    I really want it done by middle of September as my family is taking a trip to Asia.
     
  7. AceWarhead

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    You could try to go to a Gamestop and ask to "Try" one of their Nintendo DS's and then surreptitiously update it.
     
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    You might also want to give Craigslist a whack.
     
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    ^ - That's what I did. Offered $20 for the ability to use a DS Lite for a few minutes.
     
  10. godreborn

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    maybe I missed it somewhere, but which cart r u trying to update? I think some of them can be updated on a 3ds even if they've been blocked. I know people have had luck with the supercard dstwo. not real sure about others. too bad there's not some sort of usb device to update flash carts without a system needed. I guess it'd be difficult with so many of them out there, but there might be a demand due to the 3ds' firmware updates.
     
  11. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Sorry about that. This thread originated from the Acekard subforums. I assume it's one from that line.
     
  12. Kiaku

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    Can't you just buy a DS from Gamestop, upgrade with it, then return it using the receipt?

    Edit: Nvm...I don't think they'll take opened merchandise as returns...
    Edit 2: Then again, I guess used products can be returned.
     
  13. Theconejo
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    Yeah it's an acekard 2i. I'll check out craigslist. Thought about the gamestop route, but was going to just buy a used one and return it a day later or something like that. I rarely go into the local one so I don't know how the guys would react to something like that. It would look kinda sketchy.

    thanks for the info

    edit: haha I was typing it out as you posted that Kiaku.
     
  14. godreborn

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    lol...that is a pretty good idea. I know u can return a game that was used with so many days, but does that also apply to used hardware?