Ak2i carts from nds-card, are they hw:44 or hw:81?

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  1. nl255
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    I was wondering for anyone who has ordered an Ak2i cart from nds-card.com recently, did you get a hw:44 or hw:81 cart?
     
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  2. retrofan_k

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    I ordered two on Friday last week. I'll update here when I get them.
     
  3. democracy

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    Why does it matter?
     
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  4. Zidapi

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    They're clones of that helps.
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

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    I don't think they make hw:44 anymore. IIRC, those were the the ones with the chip in it
     
  6. kublai

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    I have a couple acekard 2 but not sure how you can tell which HW revision it is?
     
  7. PrometheusG.

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    The new and real ones have HWID 81.
    Anything else is either too old (2009 era) or a fake/clone.
    Fakes/clones do not work with the latest official firmware or AKAIO

    Anyone can read this link for more information

    I trust nds-card.com is not selling fakes/clones, that would damage their business.
     
  8. raphamotta

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    how to know the HWID?
     
  9. democracy

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    id be surprised if they weren't clone tbh..

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  10. TheCyberQuake

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    Same. Afaik official acekard products are long gone. The original company vanished.
     
  11. raphamotta

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    Ok my ak2i is from nds-card and it's HW81
     
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    When did you buy it?
     
  13. Temptress Cerise

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    He said nds-card...

    as in http://www.nds-card.com/


    Ignore me. I derped.
     
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    Ah, I see, fuck. Read that as where. MY bad @Clothahump

    Ignore me.
     
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  16. SickPuppy

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    AK 2i was a popular flashcart, wouldn't doubt that there are still some lingering around on the net somewhere. I still have a few in the box that i haven't even opened yet. Norrmatt is still around though as I've seen him post here once in a while.
     
  17. raphamotta

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    2 years ago...
     
  18. Zidapi

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    Well, based on the product images on their website and this article, they are indeed clones. As others have said, this is no surprise given legit AceKards are no longer being manufactured.
    They work as intended, I have one myself. Just be aware you can't use the latest firmware, as I think they'll brick if you do (the cart, not the console).
     
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  19. Hyoretsu

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    Is the brick permanent or will it go away if you install an older version?
     
  20. touholic

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    I think the first picture is not accurate,as the actual genuine cards have stickers just like the card marked as fake.