Games freeze with Acekard 2i

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by etabeta73, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. etabeta73
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    Sorry if this is a dumb question. I have searched around a lot, but couldn't find an answer.

    I just received an Acekard 2i. Installed akaio 1.8.1 and a few roms.
    The problem is the games appear to freeze randomly. Usually, the first time I start a game, it freezes on white screen right after the yellow "Loading". The second time I start it, a game tends to freeze right after the titles. Even when I get a game running, it freezes randomly -- I would say mostly when it is saving data, but I may be wrong. When I switch from one game to another, it goes back to freezing during loading.

    I have tried tweaking the per-game patches, but with no luck. I also tried a different sd card, again with no difference.

    Is this normal? Are there any fixes? Could it be a problem with the DS card?

    Thanks!!
     
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    far away from you..
  4. etabeta73
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    etabeta73 Newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    I tried the paper tricks, but interestingly they made no difference at all, so I think I can exclude a problem with contacts. I also tried sitting the sd card is slightly different positions.

    The sd card had already been formatted with the panasonic formatter. Just to be on the safe side, I used another sd card -- same results.

    One thing I noticed is that the problem appears to get worse as the card "warms up": when I first turn on the DS, I can play for as much as 5-10 minutes, but with time the card freezes more often, and in an hour or so I am to the point where I can get past the game's title sequence only once every three or four attempts.

    I suspect the only option is to have it replaced. What do you think?
     
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    From Where???
    what games are you using, what are the release numbers, and can you verify they are good "clean" dumps.

    -another world
     
  6. etabeta73
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    It turns out it was the card. The replacement works great. Thanks everybody!!!!!