Acekard 2 doesn't load anymore

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  1. kenio8185
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    About 6-8 months ago, I got an Acekard 2 from dealextreme. It worked fine but recently, it just stopped loading. When I turn on the ds with it in the ds, the ds loads as if nothing is in the the ds card slot. I tried on my friend's ds as well, again, nothing happened. Can anyone tell me how I can fix this?

    PS. One thing that MIGHT be affecting this (although I doubt it) is that I haven't updated my Acekard2 since the day I received it. Would that cause this?
     
  2. robertw00t

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    It could possibly be a connection problem.

    Try to press down on the cartridge hard and make sure it's in there nice and snug.
     
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    Have you tried formatting your microSD card?
     
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    It didn`t work, but i didn`t wanna press TOO hard so maybe that`s why.
     
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    Reformatting the MicroSD card won't help out all as its not the MicroSD fault its the Acekards...
     
  6. MalayZN

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    Hey,

    Ya I had the same issue pretty sure acekard has a one year warranty if I'm not mistaken email them and see what they say.

    But ya even if you formated your sd card or not even have a SD card in there it should still show in your DS menu.......

    So it probably is the card if you tested it on another DS already

    Good Luck with that

    If worst comes to worst you can always get anotherone from deal extreme for pretty cheap anyways. ^^
     
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    Hmm... A one year warranty? I might look into it. I wasn't really freaking out because I could easily just order another one from dealextreme for a good price. I guess i'll have to do that. Anyways, thx for your help.
     
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    yesterday after i put some new stuff in my microsd card and put my acekard back in my DSi, it came up blank.
    i freaked out for a second and then just took the acekard out and put it back in and everything was fine again.

    could be a contact issue.
    maybe your situation is similar.
     
  9. doyama

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    One thing I have found is that if you're using a Windows based computer, putting the sd card back in and properly ejecting the card can help, rather than just yanking it out.

    Though to be honest it could just be the whole remove/reseat thing that's actually fixing the problem [​IMG]
     
  10. kenio8185
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    Smellyfungus, i tried putting nothing in there except the firmware, still wouldn't load.
    Doyama, I ALWAYS eject the sd card rather than just yanking it out.
    I suspect that I just got a bad Acekard, i'm not angry, it happens. Back when I was getting my first card for my ds about 3-4 years ago, I got about 5 cards in a row (3 of them supercard, 2 r4's) that stopped working within hours of receiving them. Returned all of them of course, then the site asked me to try the m3, i said yes, they sent it over, and that was the one that FINALLY worked. The fact that my first Acekard lasted this long is a blessing compared to that. So I'll just order another one, hopefully it will last longer.
     
  11. Another World

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    if you have an original ak2 from 8-10 months ago, you probably have one from the bad batch. try to get your reseller to replace it as all acekard products have a 1yr warranty.

    -another world
     
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    you are not the only one with this problem. I got mine over a year ago and not loading at all. They are less then $11 so just going to get a new on from DX.
     
  13. kenio8185
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    I got my Acekard2 from DX. I didn't see anything on their site about a one year warranty. It's ok, they're so cheap i don't mind just buying a new one.
     
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  15. kenio8185
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    Ok, i found my paypal statement, it said I bought it in feb of 2009. I emailed dx and told them that, i'll wait and see what they say.
     
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    you know what, i've decided to get a dsi (i used my friend's today, and i thought it was awesome). So i need an acekard 2i anyways.
     
  17. CodeEight

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    hmm, thats another way to go. actually saves all the trouble looking for the warranty and waitting for their response.
     
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    MMM Same shit just happened to me... Just got it in today.... From DX... Loaded fine all afternoon now this mornin' nothing... Clones comin out of DX??? [​IMG]
     
  19. kenio8185
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    No, dx doesn't have clones, but they don't check their items before hand. So if they get a bad batch of carts, they aren't gonna know unless they get complaints.