acekad 2i stoped loading

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Sep 5, 2009

acekad 2i stoped loading by ray11 at 8:36 AM (1,851 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. ray11
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    my acekard 2i stoped working all the sudden i was playing Professor Layton And The Diabolical Box and then froze so i rebooted the dsi and tryed to start up acekard 2i and just freezes at loading screen. the booting of the acekard 2i . i tred formatting the micro sd card tryed others and still same problem . i am using official ak2i menu the lastest version. i did change the skin earlyer but had no problems i dont think it could be that . any idea why this happen and how could i fix this? thanks
     
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    Looks like a typical case of contact issue. Most likely you have touched the cart while in operation and the game froze. I recommend you clean up the contacts with a soft cloth and then try to reinsert the cart a few times. If it doesn't work put a piece of thin cardboard on Ak2i sticker and then insert both into the slot, this should give your kard a firmer grip.

    Also you should use AKAIO kernel...
     
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    i tryed this. still not happening keeps freezing at acekard boot loading screen. possible this game broke my acekard? it just freezes when i try to start my acekard 2i and freezes when it says loading . so i dont know what happened. all i know is i was playing that game . and it froze while doing a puzzle. i wasnt even holding my dsi it just froze. and now my acekard just goes to the boot loading screen and just sits there couse it froze.
     
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    Have you tested any other carts to see if they work properly? You should also try a clean install of AKAIO.
     
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    Could be a number of things. Backup everything you want to keep, do another full format, and put a clean copy of AKAIO on (don't put any of your old files on yet, including themes etc) and tell us what happens.
     
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    Yes I tried regular game carts work fine. I redownloaded akaio and put the files on the microsd card and I did reformat the card . It's just like nothing works. I even tryed it with no microsd card in it.. It didn't even say missing file system. It freezes at that same spot. I don't think it can be dsi contact points couse real ds games work perfect. I did clean ak2i contact points and used a thin piece of cardboard but same thing. I start ak2i then shows the loading screen and does no more it freezes.

    I would really hate to buy a new ak2i. Just couse a game broke my ak2i.
     
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    There's a 1 year warranty. Contact your retailer or Team Acekard for a replacement. I can't think what else might be wrong with it [​IMG]
     
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    im hearing alot of problems with the ak
    really strange, cuz i got mine at release and it hasnt given me any problems
    maybe it goes for the newr models
     
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    Ok Thanks I'll contact them and see if there's a warranty. It was realhotstuff I bought mine from. So I hope so.
     
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    with the ak2i. we need to make that distinction.

    -another world
     
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    ok i seen that realhotstuff only offeres 90 day warranty on all flashcarts i bought this cart back in april so all i can do now is contact the manufacture of it anyone know the email of them? is it acekard@gmail.com or what .. thanks
     
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    Yep. acekard@gmail.com

    http://www.acekard.com/about.php
     
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    RHS should replace it because they should (in theory) be able to get a replacement from acekard. however, acekard has changed their policy on wholesale to english speaking customers. your best bet is probably to hit up the acekard gmail, but i would approach rhs about it first. mention that acekards have a 1yr warranty.

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    It's the Acekard 2i giving some problems, NOT the Acekard 2 which I have. Now, that cart runs perfectly as for as I know. Don't know about you DSi users though..should downgrade back to a Lite IMHO.

    Try these steps I compiled maybe they can help you.

    How To Troubleshoot Your Flashcart:

    STEP 1: Make sure you're not using the card reader that comes with the flashcart. Buy your own. Always use the "Add/Remove Hardware Safely" function before removing the reader.
    STEP 2: Check your microSD card for smudges on the contacts. Clean with a QTIP. You can add a bit of alcohol onto the QTIP, if wanted.
    STEP 3: Check your Flashcart for any abrasions or smudges on the contacts. Clean with a QTIP. You can add a bit of alcohol onto the QTIP, if wanted.
    STEP 4: Possibly, your Flashcart is not making perfect contact the DS. Try the "Paper Shim Trick" to close the gap and make the space tighter.
    STEP 5: Copy all of your games and saves off your microsd card to your computer (BACKUP). Download the latest "Panasonic SD Formatter" and do a full format with this application. Install the latest firmware again from a different/reliable site. Then add on your games and saves to the newly formatted card.
    STEP 6: If the latest firmware doesn't work sometimes downgraded firmwares can achieve working results. Try downgrading, if it doesn't resolve just go back up to the latest firmware again.
    STEP 7: There are times where the official firmware for your specific cart isn't up to par with the alternatives created. Try a legit alternative firmware for your flashcart. eg, (DSTT/R4 -->YSMENU), (Acekard--->AKAIO), (M3 DS Real---> Sakura) so forth..
    STEP 8: If you're using cheats maybe they are faulty. Get rid of them and get them from a reliable source.
    Or just dont put them on period.
    STEP 9: Possibly the "GAMES/ROMS" you have are faulty. Obtain ones from a new location...
    STEP 10: Try another DS. If possible.
    STEP 11: If all else fails, get a new Flashcart and/or MicroSD Card from a reputable site.

    Tell us if it works or not~ Good luck.
     
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    well i did email RHS on sunday still no response maby couse today was labor day . i opened a ticket on my account on there so maby ill get a response . im still waiting for a response from acekard to .

    and yes i tryed all them stepts you have said .. i just have no ds lite or phat ds . and there is no way i can get hold of one eiher, impossible. but i tryed all other methods . it just freezes nothing i can do. last resort is just waiting for the emails to see what they say.
     
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    ok sorry for double post . but got a response from RHS they said:

    Our warranty is for 90 days. However, for customer appreciation we are willing to replace it. A shipping fee of $5 should be included with your defective cartridge.

    i think 5 bucks is better then 32 bucks . so im guessing ill do that acekard still hasnt replyed.
     

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