AK2i freezes DSL upon startup

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  1. diddysho
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    diddysho Newbie

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    I have a DS Lite with v5 of firmware on it. I'm using an AK2i I just got from a distributor on AceKard's website and a Sandisk 1gb microSD i already had from before. So I followed the tutorials and all to the T. formatted FAT using panasonic, tried AKAIO, then tried AceKard software, got newest loader, tried old versions of AceKard software and AKAIO. I tried setting the DSL to Auto-Boot and boot to menu. No matter what I try, whenever I have the card in, the DSL freezes 1 second after I turn it on.

    Here is a shot of what is displayed when it freezes and just hangs.

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  2. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Give the contacts on the AceKard a clean.

    On mine I get that if I remove the cart while that screen is loading. So perhaps your DS is losing the conenction to the AceKard while loading up? Does it stall in exactly the same place every time?
     
  3. diddysho
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    diddysho Newbie

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    I tested it with and without the SD card inserted in the cartridge. It freezes at this exact spot every single time, regardless of whether the SD card is inserted to the cartridge or not. Can someone confirm that the DS Lite freezes here when the SD card is not inserted. I think it may be due to the fact that the SD card is not making contact with the cartridge.

    It sucks if this is the case because its a brand new card.
     
  4. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It's nothing to do with the SD card, even without one it will still boot.
     
  5. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

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    do any legit games work on your DS? if not it might be a problem with your DS
     
  6. diddysho
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    diddysho Newbie

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    I have 4 retail carts and they all work perfectly normal.
     
  7. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

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    there could be a possibility that you got a bad acekard2i if thats the case you should contact the seller and ask about a replacement
     
  8. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    I also have this trouble on a DSLite - except it's very intemittant, ie not every time

    I tried the 'card trick' & although it still does it - it's not as often
    (The Ak2i works everytime on a DSi)

    Have you a friend with a DSPhat ?? or has the card been updated to work on DSi - try it on that as well

    If it works - then the card OK, it's just the usual 'contacts are shorted in a DSLite' fault
    If it doesn't then it NFG (No F**king Good)