Acekard 2i Problems

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Aug 27, 2011

Acekard 2i Problems by blcman at 4:06 AM (1,764 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. blcman
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    Hello, I purchased an Acekard 2i recently and tried using it to play some games and they won't load it starts loading then the loading font goes from blue to yellow and hangs there. I read online that it could be a firmware issue and I should try flashing it so I downloaded the firmware update and popped the cart into my DS Lite and tried to update it however when I tried that it won't go past 0% and it's an 8181 card.
    I've tried to use 2 types of MicroSD cards with no luck. If someone could help me.

    I also found that if I pull out the cart while it says 0% it starts updating but only the percentages nothing actually changes
     
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    Where did you get the firmare update from?

    What site is printed on the cart?
     
  3. blcman
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    I got the firmware from the site printed on the cart www.acekard.com
     
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    sounds like a micro sd contact issue or a bad micro sd card. could be a fake hwid 81, but we would need to see photos of the PCB to be sure.

    -another world
     
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    How would I go about taking a picture and being able to put the cart back together?
     
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    Try formating your sd card with this software SD Formatter
    After formatting download both the newest Acekard 2i firmware and the newest version of Akaio from here Acekard download
    I Had similar problems when I got my Acekard 2i and I was told to try that afterwards all problems with updating and loading games were fixed.
     
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    Tried your method, it sadly didn't work for me :/ I even tried with the offical formatter
     
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    you need to try a second microsd card. if 2 cards do the same thing its the acekard. in that case its probably the microsd slot.

    maybe you just need to reseat the microsd card or the sd slot is having issues. i've helped people debug to the point that the only thing left was a bad sd slot. it does happen.

    -another world
     
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    Try installing the Acekard 2 Official software to update: http://www.acekard.com/download/ak2/ak2_42...721_release.zip

    Move the _ak2 folder and the akmenu4.nds to the root of the MicroSD card.

    Then, run the update file. If it works, then your card is updated. Just remember to delete the official software and install AKAIO again.
     
  10. blcman
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    I tried the AK2 software, but it still didn't work, is there a way to fix the sd contact issue?
     
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    until you try more than 1 micro sd card, saying its a contact issue is speculation.

    i said it could be that but you need to debug to be sure.

    if that is the problem there is probably nothing you can do. it would most probably be a problem with the slot and nothing related to anything you could fix (like resetting the spring).

    -another world
     
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    I tried a 16gb MicroSD card and a 2gb MicroSD and the same results :/
     
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    yes, I tested it and 20 other with the same code came up, Realhotstuff said that it was legit, but I was upset and asked them for a replacement and they want me to pay shipping two more times...
     
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    acekard is not putting a unique code on each acekard, they are instead recycling codes. your card probably is legit but your code has been printed on (at least) 20 other acekards and checked (at least) 20 other times.

    you need to really debug the problem down to the finest detail and then provide RHS with all of the information. you'll have to prove to them without a shadow of a doubt that what you purchased if faulty.

    if they are still giving you problems try contacting acekard@gmail.com and letting them know all of the debugging that you did and what you suspect is the problem. tell them how RHS is mistreating you and that you only want what you paid for. acekard isn't as quick on the keys as they once were but it is worth a shot.

    you can also try this thread: http://gbatemp.net/t285787-your-ak2i-is-de...will-replace-it

    keep in mind that if you are in the US you can send it back to RHS with delivery confirmation for under $2.

    -another world
     
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    To the customer: You do not have pay to send the cartridge back. Please contact us again through email (sales@realhotstuff.com) or open a support ticket http://www.realhotstuff.com/ticket_create.php to resolve this issue.


    General public: We have discovered a discrepancy in our latest batch of Acekard 2i's. After a couple emails from our customers, we contacted our current supplier and he admitted to sending us a mixed batch of authentic and counterfeit Acekard 2i's. Please note, we have been using this supplier since the last debacle in early 2010, and up to now he had been consistent. Please understand, as a retailer we cannot check the codes - as they do come up as "fake" if checked more than once - but we do check for contact issues and randomly update the 2i's with the latest firmware. We have been able to update them consistently and the HW id comes up as: 8181.

    We have contacted Acekard. They claim that all codes are unique. We have attempted to order from Acekard directly, in order to avoid issues like this, but they refuse and we have to order from outside suppliers.

    To any customer who suspects there is an issue with the legitimacy of your cart, please contact us immediately. En route, we have a new batch of Acekard 2i's that are confirmed legitimate from a trusted partner. If anyone needs a replacement as soon as possible, we are checking codes and updating them with the latest patch. Please note - if you choose this option, the code will have already been checked once, and you will get the counterfeit message on Acekard's website should you feel you need to check it again. To all customers who have made orders from 8/30 and on, we will also be checking the codes before we ship them out.

    We apologize to all customers for the inconvenience and are committed to resolving this issues. Feel free to PM me or email us (provided above).

    - RHS
     
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    when did they send you this response?

    i could stand corrected, but my acekard contact told me that they are recycling codes.

    i'll drop them an e-mail and a MSG and find out.

    -another world
     
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    My employer told me he contacted them recently, possibly last week. We are not very happy with the Acekard company. To us, they can completely disregard this issue without hurting their sales. This seems to allow a complete lack of care and transparency concerning how they handle their product. We believe they choose to say different "truths" to different people.
     
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    like many of the flash kit teams, acekard does not sell to overseas resellers. its a legal issue. when an overseas seller buys any flash kit they buy from a wholesaler who stocks from wherever they can. some stock directly from the teams but those prices are higher. so instead they stock from the best price and often that includes clones.

    as we know from your first post, RHS' wholesaler shipped them a mixed lot of real and fake acekards. the chances of hitting a fake were probably less than 50% so the wholesaler got their money with a smaller chance of being caught. again, you can't blame acekard.

    what acekard can be blamed for is selling the actel chip design. this design gave us some good r4 clones (which run wood) but also some ak2i clones.

    -another world
     

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