A broken Acekard 2i

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Oct 4, 2009

A broken Acekard 2i by BPM at 9:30 AM (1,744 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. BPM
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    I had purchased an Acekard 2i from DealExtreme back in April of this year. Near the end of August, it started malfunctioning.

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    1. Proof of DSi and Acekard 2i.
    2. Proof of DSi firmware wasn't upgraded yet (at the time of taking these pictures; still isn't updated)
    3. Acekard shows up normally in the DSi menu, but...
    4. When I launch it, it always went to this error message.
    5. How it appears in the DS Lite main menu. Odd, isn't it?

    And I know it isn't an issue with the microSD card slot, since it would still go to the "LOADING" screen if there was no microSD inserted. It was simply busted.

    So, I decided to take the issue to DealExtreme's (SLOOOOOOOOOOOOWPOKE) customer support. They seemed to ignore the fact that the Acekard official site states they have a one-year warranty FOR ANY REASON for ANY OFFICIAL ACEKARD. After a few emails back and forth of persistence, they offered me $5 store credit. For a replacement, I'd have to pay to ship it to them. Wasn't worth it to pay for shipping for a broken item (doesn't do me or DX any good to have it; thing's dead), so I ended up buying a replacement on September 29 (which was only about $7).

    I guess the moral of the story is go to DealExtreme if you want the lowest prices possible, but not if you want fast delivery or quality customer service.

    So, until I get the replacement Acekard, I've been stuck with using my CycloDS on my DS Lite, which wouldn't be so bad if the DS Lite wasn't a piece of easily broken garbage. :|
     
  2. hadriet

    Newcomer hadriet Newbie

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    cool story bro.

    Seriously that sucks though. They should do more. I hope mine doesnt break
     
  3. BoxShot

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    [​IMG] Pretty sure that your moral is a something we tell people. Off topic: Azumanga Daioh reference [​IMG] (if my memory is correct)

    @hadriet .....
     
  4. scrtmstr

    Member scrtmstr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I got the same problem with loading on ds lite, but mine shows up after a couple of seconds
    good luck mate!
     
  5. spitfire7001

    Newcomer spitfire7001 Member

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    Honestly this all sounds like a problem with the microSD card slot on the cart, did it click in? I remember mine at first didn't feel like it would go that far down until I gave it a good shove and it clicked.
     
  6. anaxs

    Member anaxs got milk, got candy

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    its probably a system file issue, it might be corrupted or something
    try downloading again to see if it works
     
  7. BPM
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    I really don't think that'd help. Thanks for the attempt to help, though.

    Oh, something else... Before it stopped working entirely, it would behave oddly. Sometimes it'd boot, sometimes it'd show that error message above. Occasionally, it'd crash when trying to save a game, or when trying to wake up from sleep mode. To put it simply, this Acekard is no more. It has ceased to be. It has expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a ex-Acekard.
     

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