AK2 won't load on DSLite.

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  1. Anglophile
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    I had used a AK2 for a while and ended up going to a DSTT card for a while. Then I got my boyfriend into game carts and he likes the DSTT card so I gave him that and so it's back to the AK2 for me.

    Now, I've gotten this AK2 to work before...but I don't remember what firmware I used! I tried to download and load the official latest one from the AK site but it's not working. The menu will show up but it will just "cycle" like it's reading the card and will never read it.

    Please help! Also, I need to use it with my EV3in1 slot2 card (since I use GBA roms) so the firmware needs to be compatible with GBA Exploader.

    Thanks.
     


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  3. Anglophile
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    Thanks. I just tried that and again, nothing worked.

    I changed SD cards too. What's going on? I reformatted the card in FAT32 too.
     
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    Screenshot the root of your SD.
     
  5. Anglophile
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    It just has the /aio folder and the akmenu4.nds

    Nothing else.
     
  6. Evo.lve

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    Are you formatting it with the Panasonic SD formatter?

    Also, are you putting AKAIO 1.8.6a on top of AKAIO 1.8.6 and letting it replace what it needs to?
     
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    I don't know why nobody noticed, but your folder should say "__aio" and not just "aio".
     
  8. Anglophile
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    Yes, I've done all that. Nothing. I get the "Loading" blue text for maybe 1 second and then it's just this blank screen. I'm really confused.

    And yes jurassic, the folder is "_aio" for me.
     
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    Just screenshot so we can see if there's something else wrong.
     
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    The _aio folder does contain stuff, right?
     
  12. bashscrazy

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    I'm no expert with AKAIO's firmware but shouldn't the folder and akmenu.nds be last modified much more recently? say 2011?

    EDIT: I guess the folder is right - but the menu should be march 6th 2011 for the latest one
     
  13. Anglophile
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    Yes, the _aio folder has stuff in it.

    I just changed the .nds file to the latest one and still, no dice.

    I have no clue what's going on here.
     
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    Faulty acekard ?
     
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    Instead of just FAT32 format it with Panasonic SD Formatter.
     
  16. Another World

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    From Where???
    is this an ak2, ak2.1, or an ak2i?
    when you load the nds firmware you can see the acekard logo in the slot-1 selection box?
    when you click on that icon and load the acekard what exactly happens?

    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/AKAIO#Quick_Guide

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  17. Anglophile
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    Yes, I formatted it with the Panasonic SD Formatter. No dice.

    I've been following the directions all along and still, nothing.

    I went onto Real Hot Stuff last night and ordered myself a new DSTT, like the one I gave my boyfriend. Grr. I should have just stuck with that. I've had no issues with it and nor has he, so that's what I'm going back to.
     
  18. Aeter

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    The DSTT isn't really that good you know, but if it makes you happy...
     
  19. Anglophile
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    I haven't had any issues with my other DSTT before I gave it to my boyfriend. He hasn't had any issues either. How is it "not good"?

    I don't want to go the way of the R4 since it seems like all of them are counterfeits these days. And DSTT seems to work quite well with the EZ 3in1 card, from my experience.

    I will still keep my AK2 around though. Maybe I'll get it working again.
     
  20. Aeter

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    Well compared to the other cards on the market it's reputation isn't that good, and has practically as much clones as the R4 has.
    Which isn't good. And the team doesn't release updates often, as in practically never.
    The only thing keeping this card alive is RetroGameFan's updates.

    But I guess it works fine if you use RGF's updates, but I would suggest looking into other cards the next time you buy a new card.