WTF!!! The spring has broken allready!

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Jan 19, 2011
  1. Kitanode
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    Newcomer Kitanode Advanced Member

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    I've recieved my DSTwo in the post today (i've upgraded from the iEDGE) and allready the spring has broken in it!!!

    I've maybe pushed my sd cards in and out about 10 times so far so i think this is pretty crap. I know some of you don't like the spring loaded feature but this is the first time i've had one in a flash cart and it makes a nice change from trying to pick out my sd card from my old flash carts all the time.

    Anyway what i wanted to ask was if it was advisable to open up the DSTwo so that i can try and fix it?

    Is it possible to fix it?

    I'm slightly worried incase my sd card slips out unoticed.

    Is it a common fault?

    I don't really want to send it back and wait for a replacement.

    What do you's guys think i should do?
     
  2. m3rox

    Member m3rox GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Don't know what a DSTwo looks like, so don't know of there are screws on it. If there are, simply take the off and see what you can do (not like you're going to harm anything, the thing's already foobar'd).
     
  3. Ron

    Member Ron somehow a weeb now.

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    Well when I first got mine, I thought the spring broke, turns out that I didn't push the sd card down enough. You probably should send it in for a replacement, if you open it, you wont be able to get to the spring anyways
     
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    Oh man, it's spring-loaded? Thanks for the heads-up. I was thinkin about buying a DSTwo too.

    I had a Datel Games n Music Homebrew card years ago and the piece of plastic that caught the spring broke within an hour.
     
  5. steves334

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    hahaha i use my spring like 20 times a day minimum. and i got one of the first DS2s and i use it every day. and my spring is still good. i know the spring will break if i force it to do something its not supposed to do. so i use it the right way and it will never break. unless i eat drugs or something and forget to be careful wtith the spring
     
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    mine still working ok
     
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    Can you still get the MicroSD in and out of the card? If so, you have a non-springloaded DSTWO now. No need to cry over this and get a replacement. It'll work just as well.
     
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    That's odd.
    I've had my DS2 for quite some time now and the spring works as well as ever.
     
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    I use my DSTWO a lot, and my spring didn't break yet.
     
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    I just had my spring break on my DS2 and I got the first batch off the line. It works just fine, but if you are afraid it might slip out just put a little tape over it. Mine hasn't fallen out yet and I don't use tape on it, it still seems to be a good snug fit without the spring catch
     
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    mine works BETTTER than ever. SUCKERRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Mine still work good..on more than one occasion I didn't even push to eject I just pulled it out (habit from using flash cart that are not spring load)

    but since you just got it today, return it for a new one
     
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    What I did is open it up and use a screwdriver to pry off the plastic piece that does the springload stuff.

    It's a real hack, though: you can't push the MicroSD in twisted (won't read, happens rarely) or too far (hard to remove but you get used to it).
     
  14. mechagouki

    Member mechagouki Kill 'em all...

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    Great reason not to buy, all those cheap non-spring loaded clones are obviously a much better choice.
     
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    Yeah, I got one of the first batch and the spring works perfectly well for me. I suppose not all springs are equal.
     
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    Yeah, avoid the GBA emulator SNES emulator Real Time Save Real Time Guide Free Cheat Less-hassle media player auto-AP bypass soon-to-come homebrew AWESOMENESS just because of a tiny spring. Yeah, great idea.

    BTW, I've had my DStwo since August, and I rigorously pop in and pop out my microSD card when I'm bored. It still hasn't broken yet.
     
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    Mine broke the second week. I don't care plays all the games i want. So no problem.
     
  18. Cuelhu

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    It's like 6 months old already.
     

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