Acekard 2i sleep mode?

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  1. Timir
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    I got an Acekard 2i a while ago so I could stop carrying around all my DS cartridges, and all was good, but I've noticed since I've had it that the sleep mode does not work properly and the DS lite still seems to be running at full power even though it's in 'sleep mode' and the light is blinking to show that.(Battery fully charged then game played for an hour then put into sleep mode will completely die by the time I wake up 8 hours later. I can play for pretty much the full battery life like usual with it on and if I turn it off fully between gaming sessions)
    It happens with all my game backups, and I went from official firmware to AKAIO 1.5 now I'm going to update to 1.5.1 but I don't think that's going to do anything. Hardware ID is 81.

    Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. Tokiopop

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    You put it into sleep mode for 8 hours? There's your problem.
     
  3. Aeladya

    Aeladya *mistressOFtheCLOW

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    Have you tried putting your DS on the charger and then using sleep mode?
     
  4. SkH

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    Why would it be a problem?
     
  5. ProtoKun7

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    Probably because flashcarts use more power, even in sleep mode.
     
  6. Tokiopop

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    Flashcarts use more power than normal games, and sleep mode is really just turning the screens off and pausing the game (maybe underclocking the processor too), not like on a laptop where you could suspend to disk.
     
  7. SkH

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    I see, sorry I didn't read through the first post fully.
     
  8. Luksy

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    There's definitely a problem with the 2i sleep mode.

    I just switched from a dslinker to the 2i, and it's obvious sleep mode just doesn't work. I can close the lid and leave the DS on standby for DAYS with a normal cart or the dslinker, with the acekard the battery is dead in a few hours.
     
  9. macgeek417

    macgeek417 妁眼のシャナ

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    Thats cause the AK2i has to keep powering all the chips inside of it, the microSD card...
     
  10. Luksy

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    And yet the DSlinker somehow manages to get away with not powering itself? It'd be interesting to see how other SD-based carts perform.