Acekard 2 freezes on "loading" after selecting a ROM

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  1. b17bomber
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    So the big day finally came this afternoon. My AceKard 2.1 came. I got my Kingston Class 4 SDHC 4GB (Taiwan) from buy.com earlier, and I followed the Initial Setup Steps on the wiki article

    But I absolutely cannot get any games to load. It stops on loading, and just sits there. Help!
     
  2. OncleJulien

    OncleJulien tool of peers

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    did you format it with the panasonic tool?
    did you place a firmware on it?
    is the sdhc card inserted properly?
     
  3. b17bomber
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    Yes to all 3. I assume I wouldn't get anything if the card wasn't in all the way. But when I select to load NSMB, it freezes on loading, and "Loading" turns to green.
     
  4. b17bomber
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    I was able to get it to work with the 2nd newest official firmware.

    Does this mean I'm going to miss out on certain features?
     
  5. laser

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    I think it's a acekard bug.

    I got two cards some days before and one of them
    also freezes while loading a game with "loading" [​IMG]

    I tried older versions of the acekard firmware and with
    "ak2_407_a15_20080626_release.zip" it works. You can
    find the firmware here:

    http://www.acekard.com/news.php?&p=2

    But all fixes from these version until the actual are, of course,
    not available. It's the same, I think, for fixes in the future.

    I hope it's a software bug and can be upgraded by acekard team.
     
  6. XWolf

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    Why are you guys not using Akiao?
     
  7. BDaichi

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    akiao dont work
    Only thing that has work was the previous firmware
    Well for me it did.
     
  8. XWolf

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    Sounds like a fake Acekard, unfortunately. Check the sticky post and see.
     
  9. BDaichi

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    I got it from deals extreme?
    Came in a acekard box and everything lol
     
  10. Nimbus

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    Probably being lazy.
    Well, I've heard about people getting potential fakes from DX before.

    It'll be interesting to see if this really is the case. As for me, I ordered mine from Kickgaming, but it'll be interesting to see if it works with 1.5+ when it comes.
     
  11. Upas

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    I have the same issue with a DealExtreme acekard2. I wonder if its a fake.


    EDIT: The official firmwares don't even work on mine. I'm going to be asking for an RMA.
     
  12. rockstar99

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    update your loaders and hold X while loading the game
     
  13. Upas

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    I've tried everything. I've used the newest loaders, the second newest loaders, and tried all 3 modes (DMA, Old DMA, and Non DMA) to no avail.
     
  14. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    disable cheats?
     
  15. Davess

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    Mine just came From DX, Works fine with AKaio, And normal [​IMG]
     
  16. Upas

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    Is yours a 2i or just a 2?

    I have a DS Lite and DSi which both need carts, so I bought a 2i too. It's on its way now [​IMG]
     
  17. mooglazer

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    Same issue here. 1GB Taiwan Sandisk, AK 2.1 from DX, received yesterday.

    http://imgur.com/IVqaY.jpg

    Followed the instructions here:
    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php?title=AKAIO

    Used the Panasonic SD formatter.

    ak2_407_a15_20080626_release == works, but sound has artifacts unless trimming is enabled
    ak2_421_20091217_release == hangs on load (black screen)
    AKAIO v1.5.1 == hangs on load (white screen)

    Looks like I'll stick to using my EDGE 1.6 for the time being.

    edit: 4.18 appears to work properly as well. (Not linked off their site, oddly.)

    http://www.acekard.com/download/ak2/ak2_41...730_release.zip

     
  18. rommy667

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    Down the road around the corner
    Got a Ak2i last week from dx and its perfect [​IMG]
     
  19. Yo-mama

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    I just bought 3 AK 2.1's from DX for my nephews. Now using each of them with Kingston 4GB microSDHC. Formatted with Panasonic and loaded AKAIO 1.5.1. Two will load games and one of them freezes while loading. The two that do load cannot create .sav files. It will be a couple days before I get my hands on the AK's to troubleshoot. Will have to figure out how to spot a fake....

    Edit: I see there is a thread also on freezing when writing .sav.

    Needless to say I'm not too impressed with AK so far...
     
  20. bach3609

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    Loading................
    The latest batches of AK 2.1's are mostly bad batches. They seem to not work so well. AK 2is work good, however, it is better off for people to buy an ak2i as ak 2.1 is outdated.