Why Not To Buy An R4 Clone

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Geostar, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Geostar
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    This is what happened to my cart after 1 month. Maybe a mod could sticky this as a warning to others.
     
  2. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

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    Clones suck, the best were the original R4. Anything after that is pure crap in the R4 department, I'm afraid.
     
  3. psxiso

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    lol...so your card happen to die after one month and you assume every clone have a timebomb?
    This thread wont be sticky unless you can prove it.

    Not every R4 are pure crap, at least not r4i-sdhc from r4i-sdhc.com.
     
  4. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Or you know something douchebag?

    Maybe blow into the Card slot and into the card? Hmm? EVERY THOUGHT OF THAT?!

    Holy crap some people are retarded
     
  5. Miser

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    Paper trick?

    What about the AK2i that blew someones fuse? Should people not buy AK2i now?
     
  6. iamthemilkman

    iamthemilkman GBAtemp Fan

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    While I think clones suck, most carts can die in a short period of time due to shoddy quality. It's usually the luck of the draw, though.
     
  7. Dark^'^Knigh

    Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

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    It doesn't need to be stickied, because the pitfalls of R4 clones have been well documented. It would be virtually impossible to not see numerous threads per page in this section complaining about one clone or another.
    Sad thing is people keep buying them just to save a few bucks, despite the constant warnings.
     
  8. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ ☠️Grunt☠️

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    Between insane and insecure
    Abusing your card won't make it work any better. Besides R4 clones being crap isn't big news anymore, it's common knowledge nowadays.
     
  9. Porobu

    Porobu Gbatemps Shiny Latias

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    BECAUSE THEY ARE SHITTY
     
  10. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    I always feared when I got my first R4(Non clone original) that it would break(just a fear of losing my first and maby only access to a flash cart at the time) and it still works but I use my Acekard 2i now. (So I can play on my DSi) [​IMG]
     
  11. whobeit

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    How is that proof that it is the fault of the R4 card?
    Have you tried reloading/updating the firmware?
    Have you checked that the SD card is working?
    Are you sure you've not damaged the connectors by forcing it into the DS crooked?
    There's a high chance that if it has been working for a month then its either been handled rough or its a software fault
    Anyone that buys an R4 card from anywhere now is taking a gamble (as nearly every other page on this site already says!) but having said that, i have bought 3 R4 clones in the past and they are all working perfectly with the 100 or so games that are on each one.
     
  12. nimmegil

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    I've an R4-Sdhc , he Works perfectly...maybe i'm lucky or maybe the R4-sdhc for NDS/NDSLite are better...

    Maybe you have a fake clone , i don't see the numbers (http://www.r4i-sdhc.com/searchen.asp)
     
  13. BakuFunn

    BakuFunn Flameproof.

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    I lol'd
     
  14. Mages4ever

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    Is a fake clone real :wtf:
    Or is it like a clone of a clone.
    Rofl.

    Maybe, just maybe the OP doesn't know that his flash cart doesn't have a flush fit [​IMG]
     
  15. Lilith Valentine

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    Ummm? Is a fake clone like extra shitty than a regular clone?
     
  16. PhillipDS

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    I actually have one of those "clone of a clone" cards XD! Or at least one that "Claims" to an "R4" and is actually a DSTT with an awful hacked version of YSmenu...

    Counterfeit is bad, kids ò.ó!
     
  17. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    You don't need to make a video of a non-working card... It's not something special.

    For a card that costs $5-$7 to buy, you can't expect it to last forever. They are cheap enough, just buy another.

    I thought the card blew a fuse in your DSi or something... that would be bad... but a dead card can be replaced easily...

    It's not really sticky-worthy... it's more something to be expected...
     
  18. Geostar
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    Yeah I got it from my local market thinking it was one of the new r4i-sdhc.com v1.4 carts. I went back yesterday and after a bit of an argument with the stall holder I got a replacement. It will do until I get a supercard DSTWO.
     
  19. VirusHunter

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    Well not all clones are utter garbage. I have a clone and I've been using it for 2 years with no problems whatsoever!
     
  20. Mages4ever

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    Some clones are epic fail.
    My friend and I noticed that there were so many clones, there might as well be a guide on how to rip off R4s.