Flashcards without spring loading for the micro sd card?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by RockmanX3, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. RockmanX3

    RockmanX3 Newbie

    Apr 20, 2007
    United States
    I think my R4 is on it's final legs as it's really difficult to insert the micro sd card because the spring loader keeps popping it out.

    Luckily I just got my Acekard 2i for my new DSi and it doesn't use a spring loader. I was thinking of just getting rid of my dying R4 and getting another Acekard, but I'm broke right now.

    What other flash cards use a basic insert slot like the Acekard?
  2. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    An Acekard 2 (not 2i) costs ~$11 at DX and doesn't have the spring (though they're generally good quality compared to R4/M3S springs).
  3. Amici

    Amici GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 5, 2006
    Well, CycloDS doesn't have the spring-loaded mechanism.
  4. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

    May 19, 2008
    Canada, Ontario.
    The EDGE is a good option. It has a similar GUI to the R4DS/M3 Simply which I recommend.
  5. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

    Feb 21, 2009
    United States
    Where intellect matters
    I've heard people opening their cart once their spring has already broken and taking out the spring bending back a piece of metal (there were no pictures) so that you can still play on your cart without the spring.
  6. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    I would recommend the CycloDS Evolution for this.
    It's build quality is amazing, I never had any problems with it.
    The Real Time Save works brilliantly, the menu's are quick and responsive, the support is very good.
    It can play multimedia files with Moonshell perfectly, has cheat support, responsive menu's, ....
    It's well worth the extra money if you ask me.

    You can buy it from here for example:


    That's a great webshop, with great support and I've heard nothing but good things about it.