Where to perchase a replacement micro-sd card slot

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by peppers, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. peppers
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    The card slot don't work so good (cyclo-ds hardware is pretty much crap) I want to replace the Micro-sd card slot with a clicky micro-sd slot.

    Where can I buy a replacement part mirco-sc card slot that clicks in and out?

    Or where can a buy a very cheap device that has a clicky micro-sd card slot I can take one from?
     
  2. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    I'm pretty interested in this too. Haven't found any part suppliers with this kind of thing.

    Might want to ask on the official CycloDS forums but I don't know if you'd get any good responses there either.
     
  3. Chrono_Tata

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    I never knew you could just replace the MicroSD reader part just like that. O___o I guess you can try getting it from another flashcart which have spring-loaded slots like the M3Real or something?

    Anyway, spring-loaded slots are great and all but they are a pain in the neck if they break. I can understand the Cyclo's slot can get annoying since it can be hard to take the card out, but the slot wears down after a while so it gets easier, and it never breaks.
     
  4. mercluke

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    i would just buy a $5.45 ttds from DX and swap the sd slots
    (remember to use your de-soldering braid [​IMG] )
     
  5. peppers
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    peppers GBAtemp Regular

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    Dose the toptoy have a spring loaded slot? They are my preference, I can get a non spring loaded slot from a card reader as they are even cheaper.

    (BTW no worry's I have a hot air rework station and I know how to use it)
     
  6. raulpica

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  7. DeMoN

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    Spring loaded microSD slots have a higher tendency to break, and I couldn't imagine why you would want one over a non-spring loaded one.
    If your problem the fact that it's hard to take the microSD out, then don't worry, because that problem is normal for new Cyclos and will go away over time.
     
  8. Raven Darkheart

    Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

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    its called flashcart virginity
     
  9. peppers
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    If we must use metafores.

    The problem is my carts slot is a hallway and the SD card is the hot-dog. It needs laser rejuvenation.
     
  10. Porkdish

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    Yeah it doesn't take long to wear down so much that you find the sd shaking loose while its been in your pocket/bag in sleep mode or you just put the thing down a little heavily. Irksome. It makes the EZV's side loading slot look quite the clever design, best of both worlds.
     
  11. peppers
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    The connections are not good, the slot needs to be replaced........
     
  12. zuron7

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    I've never seen any sd slot replacement.If you do get one though don't get the springy one.
    But it would be risky to change the slot.
     
  13. Todderbert

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    Not a great idea now that the TTDS has a plastic sd slot with no spring. [​IMG]
     
  14. kiwovo

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    my cyclods doesn't have spring..
    how come urs do?
    bought it like 2 years ago (or 1.5?) from realhotstuff.com
     
  15. DeMoN

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    You're misunderstanding the topic. He's saying he wants to replace his microSD slot with a spring-loaded one because he does not like the default, non spring-loaded one.
    And as far as I know, there are no fake Cyclos if that's what you were worried about.
     
  16. agalipe1

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  17. pjoneszdsi

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    I had good luck with a company called Gameplayfun.com. They had a special on the Cyclo card which was the cheapest I could fine. They gave me free shipping too! They have lots of the other cards commonly looked for too. What I actually like best about this company is that they are located in the USA. I am in New Mexico so I like this about them. Anyway I hope this helps anyone out there in search of a reliable company.
     
  18. pjoneszdsi

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    I had good luck with a company called Gameplayfun.com. They had a special on the Cyclo card which was the cheapest I could fine. They gave me free shipping too! They have lots of the other cards commonly looked for too. What I actually like best about this company is that they are located in the USA. I am in New Mexico so I like this about them. Anyway I hope this helps anyone out there in search of a reliable company.
     
  19. pjoneszdsi

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    cyclo works on old nds
     
  20. zhuzhuchina

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    just buy a microsd usb card reader, as the old dstt one or other, and take the microsd slot out
    a microsd sd reader cost less than 1$ too
     
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