WARNING: White UK DS consoles and M3 Real

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by RemainsAnon, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. RemainsAnon

    RemainsAnon Newbie

    Feb 9, 2008
    I have recently purchased 3 brand-new white UK-spec DS consoles from different suppliers and all of them are not recognising and/or then bricking after having a DS Real inserted into them.

    When attempting to power the consoles on, the light flashes momentarily but goes no further.

    The very same DS Reals (white Chinese and Grey European tested) and MicroSD cards used to test the white consoles work fine in both Black and Silver UK consoles which are a couple of months old and also a brand-new UK black console.

    This seems to indicate either a faulty batch of UK white DS consoles or a deliberate design change to try and prevent these cards from being used....

    Has anyone encountered problems with non-white new UK DS consoles or tried other cards (such as the DS TT) in brand-new UK white versions ?

    It would be helpful for anyone experiencing this problem to provide the following info so we can identify any trend (and hopefully allow people to make a safe choice of slot 1 cart):

    1. Colour of DS
    2. When purchased
    3. The first 3 characters of the serial number (is this is a good method of distinguishing versions?)
  2. gavinp

    gavinp Newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    My console works fine with my DS Real:

    Silver (UK)
    End of December

    SORRY, misread - you want the details of consoles which DON'T work [​IMG]
  3. misanthrope

    misanthrope Advanced Member

    Jan 9, 2008
    Not just UK mine is American and had the same problems. I suspect its just a bad batch from M3 we should get many people together and demand M3 to replace our systems.
  4. gavinp

    gavinp Newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    If the OP says it worked OK in UK silver and black consoles, how can that be a M3 quality issue ???

    What colour was your US one which didn't work ?
  5. dsrules

    dsrules GBAtemp Psycho!

    Sep 20, 2005
    Where did you purchased the M3 Real from? so, people might take caution..
  6. linnusx5

    linnusx5 Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    In my black UK dsl the m3 real works fine.