Acekard 2i broken spring loader, what should I do?

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  1. Noxous
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    How it happened:
    During normal operation of removing SD card.

    What it's currently doing:
    When attempting to put in a SD card, it does not stay in place, pops back out.

    What I have already done:
    I have already contacted the reseller (Game by Game, trusted reseller on Acekard.com) about the warrenty stated on Acekard's site, but they refuse.

    Now, how should I fix it myself, I can re-glue it afterwards, so that isn't a problem.
    Thank you in advance.
     


  2. anaxs

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    well now i dont think u could fix it, unless u have the skills cuz the ak is really delicate
    i would just say that u buy a new one since they arent really that expensive and their awesome too
    ul get one for about $12
     
  3. Noxous
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    Buying isn't an option until 3 months from now, so either I fix it now, or buy one in 3 months.
    It doesn't matter if I break it.
     
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    open up the ak2i and pop the spring out with a needle?
     
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    Will that solve the problem, no other complications?
     
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    I hope someone can clarify this for me because I don't understand how/why I see the topics about the AceKard 2i breaking.

    Are you referring to the actual cartridge itself or the spring component in the DSi? When I put my SDHC card into the cartridge, there doesn't seem to be a spring, it just slides in and sits firmly. Pulling it out is just as easy, I don't push it in like I would the entire cartridge to take it out from the DSi. I could compare it to the N64 cartridge, push in till its firm, and pull gently until its out, where is this spring loader which breaks?
     
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    Anyone at all with instructions/know where instructions are on how to fix spring loader in ak2i?
     
  9. ddtran46

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    Why not just tape it down? lol. Worth a try
     
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    yeaa first time i thought oh i thought this was sping loaded then i realised u had 2 push it down like u would with the ackeard in to the ds
     
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    Ive done the tape method before,were you tape in the Micro SD,I had to do it on my old Games N Music (Don't buy Games N Music,it sucks)
     
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    I believe there are some models that have springs and some that don't (I read that several times on here not like I have actual statistics). But I have a spring one and after a few months the spring broke now I have to keep pushing it in then it would pop back out but then I would repeat and sometimes it works. this process could take from 30 seconds to 5+minutes. What I do now though is rip a very small sheet of paper and put that in with the MicroSD and it seems to stay. There is also taping it down if you want to do that.
     
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    That's why i never rely on using the spring to take the sd, i just use my nail and pull it out ;]
     
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    yeaa first time i thought oh i thought this was sping loaded then i realised u had 2 push it down like u would with the ackeard in to the ds
     
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    yeaa first time i thought oh i thought this was sping loaded then i realised u had 2 push it down like u would with the ackeard in to the ds
     
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    I wonder how they fit a spring in there.
     
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    oops sorry for the same message like ova and ova computer malfunction
     
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    I keep hearing of springs screwing up on Acekards.

    Maybe mine's bound to break sometime, as well. [​IMG]
     
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    good quick fix idea for paper, thx will hold me over till 3mounths
     
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    When I still had my R4 the spring had issues staying in place so if it happened while I was at school and I didn't have any tools to open my R4 to fix the spring I would put a piece of tape from one side to the other to hold the Micro SD Card in place, lol.
     

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