Can someone confirm if my card is fake?

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  1. Yomoska
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    I bought an Acekard 2 from priceangels.com and I'm 98% sure it's fake. From the pictures I've seen, it doesn't look fake, but it has an SPANSION chip inside which I don't know is fake or not. It boots AKAIO 1.6 RC2 fine, but doesn't load games (stuck at Loading). I've tried Pokemon Platinum on AKAIO 1.5 and it starts the game, but hangs at a black screen when I load my game at the main menu, it also hangs when connecting to Wii.
     
  2. Porobu

    Porobu Gbatemps Shiny Latias

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    if its a acekard 2.1 probably "bad batch"
     
  3. kleptodathief

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    i just got my 2i card from priceangels, the sticker is kind of off center, so its a fake? i have the dsXL and i get the error start message, no danny phantom icon so i need to update firmware but i dont' have a damn ds LITE or dsi unit [​IMG]

    from just using the DS XL,
    i can't check if its a fake or no until its updated?
     
  4. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Acekard's arrive at Retailers without the sticker, it's upto the retailers to stick them on by hand.

    Current batches of Acekard 2.1's should have a Spansion chip, current batches of the Acekard 2i should have the SST chip.
     
  5. Gunmaster51

    Gunmaster51 Advanced Member

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    Yomoska try formatting your sd card again.
     
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    So that's the reason...because I've seen some of the cart with stickers off the center, and always thought they're all fakes/clones
     
  7. Yomoska
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    Yomoska Newbie

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    I formatted using Panasonic's formatter and it still doesn't work, I believe it's in FAT format. I also tried an SD card formatted in FAT32 but it had the same results.
     
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    It's a bad batch, I have one of those
     
  9. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    Whoaaa hang on there.....
    So @ Yomoska: If it's possible can you run the card on a DSlite & see what it's calling it on the start screen
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Is it a ak2.1 or ak2i ?? - & what's it's HW number (If you running AKAIO press [start] > [Help])
     
  10. Yomoska
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    Yomoska Newbie

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    It's an Acekard 2.1

    When it loads on my Duke (I don't have a lite) it says Acekard 2 and the HW is 80

    Priceangels hasn't responded to my e-mail about it not working yet [​IMG]
     
  11. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    Bad batch. Pretty much all recent ak2.1 are bad.
     
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    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    I find the part about the official team could not work out the problem a bit ironic.
     
  14. SeWy

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    I got 2 of these "bad batch/new hw dec09" carts, and all i can do is hope it will get fixed with the next AKAIO release.

    Or send them back and get AK2i instead
     
  15. RhiGhost

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    I've got an Acekard 2.1, purchased it a at least 5 months ago and its never worked properly. It worked fine at first but now it just freezes on the green loading screen.
    From what I've been reading here I think it might be one of the bad batch, as it as a spansion chip and no window.
    Is there really nothing that can make it work yet?