As my google powers have failed me, I feel as if I have no option but to ask for help. I recently bought a EZ flash 3-in-1 original (from what I can tell) for my DS lite. I also have an Acekard 2i which is using AKAIO v.1.8.1. After receiving the item, I put a number of ROMs on my micro-SD card, including Mother 3 which was one of the main reasons for my purchase. I then turned my DS on and attempted to play Mother 3 via AKAIO, which did not happen. After selecting the ROM, the notification said "Erasing NOR flash... Do not power off!" and a progress bar appeared. After that had completed, it then said "Loading GBA game..." but did nothing. There was no progress bar, and nothing happened, as if it had frozen. The DS hadn't completely frozen as the clock continued to work fine on the top screen, but I was forced to restart. I then tested another ROM that was smaller in size and it loaded perfectly. Doing some googling, I downloaded EXPloader to see if that helped. I entered NOR mode, selected the ROM and it went through a couple progress bars before coming to "Copying to NOR..." which stayed at 0% frozen. At that point I figured I had a bad ROM, so I downloaded a new one and applied the english patch while keeping the original japanese one. I then SRAM patched and attempted to trim the files, but the program (GBA Tool Advance) wouldn't allow it. I then copied these files over and experienced the same problems as before. I then attempted to load the other smaller ROMS in exploader via NOR mode, and none of them worked. I don't know what is going on, but from what I can find, nobody else is having my problem. I only hope I am not missing something completely obvious and that I explained the situation as best as possible. Any help is appreciated.