Any way to re-flash the AceKard 2's firmware?

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Achilles, May 28, 2009.

  1. Achilles
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    I've got an AceKard 2 lying around that I've since replaced with a new one, but it would be nice if I could somehow fix the old one. The card just goes to a black screen when trying to use AKAIO, but actually does something when using the official firmware.

    The official firmware loads the skin and then just sits there with the MicroSD access light going completely nuts - flashing on and off really fast forever. It never loads a file list and I am unable to interact with it at all. I've tried: reformatting my MicroSD (both with windows and the panasonic formatter), a different MicroSD, different versions of both the AKAIO and official firmware, and additionally, placing a small piece of paper in front of the MicroSD card to try and push it against the slot contacts - Nothing has any effect.

    This all started when I tried turning on autorun as well as setting a shortcut to the game that I was trying to run.

    The only thing I can think to try is to re-flash the firmware of the card itself, but I haven't seen any tools to do this. I have an Acekard 2.1 that works, as well as a bunch of other flash-cards (both slot-1 and slot-2) so I can still run any kind of software that would be required to re-flash the Acekard 2.

    If any of you have any ideas or know who I should talk to, please let me know.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Achilles
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    Bumping... anyone?
     
  3. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    sounds like your first one is from the bad batch contact acekard and ask for a replacement. They will likely ask for some pictures of it but will replace it for free
     
  4. Jakob95

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    A fake maybe?
     
  5. Pendor

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    Afaik, there are no fake Acekards. There are some clones though.
     
  6. Another World

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    well there are clones of the acekard hardware in a sense, but no acekard clones. does that make sense? what i mean is there is no ak2-ultra or ak2-III.

    -another world
     
  7. Hakoda

    Hakoda GBAtemp Addict

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    To make AW's statement a bit clearer, a card which uses the Acekard's hardware would be like R4i, I do believe. This means it can run AKAIO naively and that will be blocked in the next release.

    As for your problem, ask for a new one [​IMG]

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  8. deethebee

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    oregonazm!
    this is exactly the same problem i had
    to fix it delete the last few files you copied or at least thats what i did and it worked