AK2 died after 4 months of use

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  1. deathfisaro
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    Infinite loading ROMs, runs homebrew (the only homebrew I have is Warcraft TD) fine.
    Since I read AK2 failures usually show within the first couple months, I thought mine was fine but I guess not.

    Infinite loading when put in another DS as well. Another symptom includes DS not recognizing the cart at bootup (says nothing inserted, again from both DS).
    I tried reinserting the memory card and the cart over a dozen times each, no luck at all.

    R4 died after 15 months, AK2 died after 4 months, N-Card still fully functional.
    I'm gonna order a 2.1 and hope for the better. But for $30? I didn't exactly expect that

    edit: Popped in AK team's v4.11 loader and I get infinite loading on the bottom screen and infinite 01010101 on the top screen.
     
  2. evilhomura89

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    email the acekard team...they might able to give u a free replacement at no extra cost..
     
  3. lyra

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    I got the same problem with the Acekard 2 i bought in June from DealExtreme.
    The error started appearing after 3 months and a half of use.

    Within a week, i got a free replacement cart (version 2.1) from the Acekard team after emailing and explaining them the problem.
     
  4. gratefulbuddy

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    Acekards have a one-year warranty. The reseller you purchased from ( if they are reputable) should be willing to replace it for you.
     
  5. ZPE

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    Did you try other memory cards?
     
  6. mcjones92

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    I second e-mail Acekard. They often help there customers out. Anyway, the 2.1 is around $13 USD? So it shouldn't be that much...
     
  7. cepheus

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    yep deal extreme has it for 30 bucks

    however, you should be able to get an ak2.1 from the team.
     
  8. gratefulbuddy

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    You must be thinking of a different flashcart.
     
  9. deathfisaro
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    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

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    Well thanks for the suggestions people, I'd email the Acekard team and try to get it exchanged.
    I won it from the last quiz, I don't wanna hassle the staffs about the problem so I'll probably deal with it myself.

    I ordered one from kickgaming just because they're close, I'm dying to play Cid and Chocobo Mystery Dungeon so I don't mind not getting it for $13.
     
  10. superkrm

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    my 2.1 died after 8 hours of use.
    If my replacement kicks the bucket too, I'll get another cyclods instead.
     
  11. Another World

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    green or black pcb?

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  12. deathfisaro
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    For v2.1 which PCB's supposed to be the better one?
    My old one was green for sure.
     
  13. Another World

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    the green pcb are ak2's where they added an extra bit to do debugging and make sure the kit was up to specs. they were modded to be fixed. i forget what they added exactly i just remember being told that in an e-mail by team acekard. the black pcb is a new redesign 2.1. this kit features lower power consumption, a custom controller chip, and fixes that eliminate the issues found on the ak2. -- the black is new and fixed but butter i'm not sure. my green kit make less noise when inserted and has better spring response. it feels more like the ak2 which i like better, but thats a personal opinion.

    it's not unheard of for the fixed green pcb kits to fail. i'm sorry you had to experience it but don't let it sully your views of acekard.

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  14. schmoey

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    Haven't played on my DS for about 2-3 weeks due to school, and it turns out I've got this same exact error now too haha. Stuck at loading, homebrew works fine, and the 01010101's (not to mention a salmon-coloured "Loading" font) when using AK's 4.11 loader.

    My AK2 is from DX. The one I have now is from July-ish, and it's actually a replacement for a FAT error'd one purchased around mid/late May *sigh*

    I guess I'll try contacting AK to see what they can do