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sd2snes label differences among revisions?
« on: March 09, 2018, 01:33 PM »
Hi everyone.

I've bought an used sd2snes rev.f recently from a seller at local store and after a bit of search i realized that its label differs from the one that is selling on krikzz store. Is it a clone? How can i check if it is authentic or not? Are there any knockoff or clone selling out there?

Here is the label (I didn't buy from this store):
http://www.westingames.com/SD2SNES-Flash-Cart-REV-F-Version-for-Super-Nintendo-SFC-SNES-WFDS085_6262.html


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Re: sd2snes label differences among revisions?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 03:22 PM »
The label doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is the cart itself. I'm not sure what the differences are when it comes to SD2SNES clones, with regard to PCB components and layout, but if you want to make sure you can open the shell and take photo's of the cartridge front and back, post them here and hope that ikari or Krikzz can confirm it for you.

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Re: sd2snes label differences among revisions?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 11:48 PM »
It could be a chinese made SD2SNES.
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Re: sd2snes label differences among revisions?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 11:56 AM »
Here are some pictures of the board. I guess it is original indeed, right?

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Re: sd2snes label differences among revisions?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 10:17 PM »
Looks Chinese. KRIKzz never uses TIANQIU batteries as far as I know. ;)

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Re: sd2snes label differences among revisions?
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 01:13 AM »
Looks Chinese. KRIKzz never uses TIANQIU batteries as far as I know. ;)

Is the battery really a strong evidence to say this is a clone?

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Re: sd2snes label differences among revisions?
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 08:38 PM »
Just for reference, my Rev. F SD2SNES that would have been part of the first batch produced, and bought directly from KRIKzz has a Maxell battery.

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Re: sd2snes label differences among revisions?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 11:10 PM »
Looks Chinese. KRIKzz never uses TIANQIU batteries as far as I know. ;)

Is the battery really a strong evidence to say this is a clone?

Yes. KRIKzz is the only "official" manufacturer of the SD2SNES and buying one from either KRIKzz directly or through an official reseller is the only way to be guaranteed a working product. If you buy a new SD2SNES and it's a Rev. F or earlier, it is almost guaranteed to be a clone, as the board schematics for newer revisions were never released (although information on how to mod a Rev. F to a Rev. H is available).

The SD2SNES is open source, so Chinese-made ones are technically not "clones," but QA can be a massive problem (most commonly MSU-1 does not work due to bad soldering or dead chips, but there can be other issues), and warranty is not always available. You could get lucky and get a perfectly working one, but if you're spending that much money on a product already, I'd just go official, that way you get a guarantee that it will work properly.

Also most of the clones I've seen have that same label, but as previously mentioned, that is not a reliable indicator of it being a Chinese-made one, as someone could have replaced the shell or label.

And if the guy that made the SD2SNES (ikari_01) says it's a fake, it's probably a fake. :P
« Last Edit: March 16, 2018, 11:16 PM by iwasaperson »
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