What did you guys use to short the SL1?

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  1. XtremeResident
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    My first (and only time) i used rolled up aluminum foil. i didnt feel to safe with it since it was pretty easy to bend...what did you guys use? maybe i could get some new ideas [​IMG]

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  2. DJBurkey

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    Small flathead screwdriver wrapped in insulating tape for the DS Lite.... Without insulating tape for the standard DS.
     
  3. mrekli

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    Flathead screwdriver. No tape. But I should to lower the risk next time.
     
  4. troublesome

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    ^^^ same here and i did try with tape but it was a pain in the @$$ so i just took it off cuz it was stuck in 1% and after playing with it a bit got it to 100%.. i was worried tho cuz i couldnt find the proper place to short it!!
     
  5. outphase

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    i stripped a twisty tie and bent the legs
     
  6. GodMedia

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    On my first two DS's (phat ones, a silver and a red) I used a small flathead screwdriver. On my DS lite, I used the same screwdriver with a bit of scotch tape wrapped around it. On my friends silver phat DS, I forgot my screwdriver so I bent a medium-sized paperclip in half and used the points to short SL1. That last one was the easiest of all the flashes I did. I now have that paperclip in my toolkit permanently.
     
  7. CatScam

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    The first time I used a small flathead screwdriver & it worked OK.
    So I tried it again on a second unit & it sucked, I almost bricked it.
    So I tried the most recommended tool a toothpick wrapped in
    aluminum foil & it worked so well I’ve never used anything else,
    I’ve flashed 8 units & not one brick. [​IMG]
     
  8. PineappleH

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    I used a toothpick rolled in foil and wrap with electric tape.
     
  9. Remy

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    I took one of those little coffee straws and jamed some foil in there.
     
  10. yuyuyup

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  11. Heran Bago

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    I used the toothpick wrapped in foil with some electric tape, as reccomended in the other thread.
     
  12. vtr4423

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    use drill bit . work very well. i did 5 ds lite. take 15 sec to short sl1.
     
  13. dOoBiX

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    I used a toothpick with only aluminum foil. I didn't put electric tape because that made it not fit in the hole.
     
  14. ledats

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    Flathead screwdriver and a little bit of scotch-tape for insulation.
     
  15. harryjon35

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    same here. worked like a charm. straight from 0 to 100% in a few seconds.
     
  16. pelago

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    That isn't good advice if flashing a DS Lite. If the tool is so thick that it's already touching the sides then you will very likely touch the bit that you're not supposed to touch (I forget its name) and switch off/brick the DS Lite. Always insulate the sides of your tool when flashing a DS Lite.
     
  17. Sodeju

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    Buy at your local DIY shop a thin screwdriver for just 2,95 euro's and use that to bridge your SL1 [​IMG].
     
  18. kalimero

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    I used aluminium foil too and... I really tried (hard) to force my DS Lite to shut off (not in the flashing process of course) but it didn't. But to play safe i still isolated the foil when flashing.
     
  19. Foie

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  20. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    I used a Tengtools small flat screwdriver