Can an AK2i w/ contact problems still be usable?

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  1. Smidthmador
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    I can't play DS roms from my AK2i and I have been told that it is because of contact issues, but I can play lameboy. So my question is am I just dumb and can't figure out my ak or is there some reason that the cart can play a lameboy, but not the higher demanding ds games?
     
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    That sounds a little odd, but try this first anyways.
    http://gbatemp.net/topic/231412-solving-acekard-contact-issues/
     
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    I have tried placing a piece of paper at the back of the card to make it fit more snuggly in the slot, but I have not tried placing one under the PCB. I'll try that. Thx
     
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    Would it be a good or a bad thing that my PCB is so tight against the case that it kept bending the paper I was trying to put behind it?
     
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    It's normal, use a thin knife or something to just pry it up enough to slip a layer or two of paper there.
     
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    If the card is not making contact, how can you boot up Lameboy.

    I think that it can't be so.
     
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    There IS something between "all pins make contact" and "no pins make contact".
     
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    But still, it can just as easily be for some other reason.
     
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    I slipped a piece of paper behind the PCB and now each time I have booted the cart my DS has recognised it :D ..and I got moonshell to work, not that I have anything to do on it.. When a game icon is of the DS, what does that mean? Almost all of my games turn up like that if it's a DS one.
     
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    The game icon shouldn't be like that, it shows the data's not being read properly. Your MicroSD or MicroSD reader might be going dead, or the MicroSD might not be making proper contact with the acekard (much less common, but still possible).
     
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    If i look at the pins on my reader they are all uneven; placed too far up, some down. Poking up or squished down. I hope my reader is the problem. I got it with my AK, it's Lexar brand. I've tried the paper trick when inserting my SD and it has made no difference. I guess that I could try it when I put it in the reader to make better contact.