Acekard spring problem

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Takrin, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. Takrin
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    Takrin GBAtemp Fan

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    Not sure if i'm the only one, seeing how not many bought Acekard but my Acekard spring failed did not lock like R4/M3 simply (another reason not to buy a acekard i guess). After sitting there for about 15min trying to get the card to lock even once i failed and wondered if i can just rip the spring out. it was quite simple so i'd like to share the info in case someone else has a acekard with a failing/failed spring. If your stuck with one like me this is a option to consider for last resort.

    1. peel the corners of the Front Sticker of the Acekard to access 4 skrews. remove them and the acekard pops open quite easily.

    2. bend back or remove the cover over spring area.

    3. push the spring upwards and try to move the spring to the right side and pull the spring out, try a xacto knife, pin/needle, or even a toothpick.

    The cover doesnt seem to do anything beside hold the spring or plastic peice in in case it gets dislodged and tries to pop out, why i removed mine

    Pictures:
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/Red...rd/DSC00279.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/Red...rd/DSC00280.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/Red...rd/DSC00282.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/Red...rd/DSC00283.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/Red...rd/DSC00286.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/Red...rd/DSC00287.jpg
    http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/Red...rd/DSC00289.jpg

    not sure if the M3/R4 has the same spring/method/style but you can try it if your certain your slot 1 is broken


    Disclaimer: do not try this unless you can risk breaking your device, also this will void the warrenty if there were any. i do not recommend doing the above unless your certain that other options are not available. i am not responsible for any failed attempts or damage to the device or other hardware by attempting this.
     
  2. bobrules

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    Nice guide, very useful for Acekard users!
     
  3. 7llusion

    7llusion GBAtemp Regular

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    Is it just me or do I find that the Acekard has less spring problems than the R4, I was playing my R4 and the µsd popped out and the game freeze when the points where shown(mph prime hunters).
    Illusion
     
  4. fli_guy84

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    Oh nice, I'm waiting for my R4 to arrive. Hope it's ok.

    I've seen one of those youtube videos regarding faulty spring, the microsd just jumps out to oblivion [​IMG]

    Imagine that happens at a subway or train station [​IMG]
     
  5. Foie

    Foie That one guy

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    That's why I wish the R4s MicroSD slot was side loading [​IMG]