Going to buy an Acekard

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by n8equalsd, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. n8equalsd
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    I'm thinking about giving my dstt clone to my nephew and getting an Acekard 2.1 from shoptemp. i was wondering if they sell the one without the spring loader and also how to manually update the kernel/firmware?
     
  2. RupeeClock

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    Hmm, I'm not sure if Shoptemp's Acekard 2.1 is spring loaded or not.
    I know that the Acekard 2i is though, I recently bought one as a birthday gift.

    All it takes to update the firmware for an Acekard 2.1 is to place the latest firmware files on the microSD, nothing else.
    There's no flashing involved because it will not work on a DSi anyway.

    By the way, DSTT clones are pretty crap, will your nephew be happy with it?
    Might be better to get an Original R4DS instead since they're only $6, will accept the existing microSD, and has Wood R4 custom firmware. It'll blow that DSTT out of the water.
     
  3. Briankealing

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    I'm pretty sure the spring loaded version is no longer manufactured. I still have a spring loaded version with the clips and it's been beaten to dust, but it still works.
     
  4. Mantis41

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    Whatever you do, if you are buying an acekard do not skimp on the SD.

    I think the problem comes in that people like me who buy a budget flash cart normaly go for a budget SD as well. Small warning.

    Acekards do not work well with budget SD cards
     
  5. n8equalsd
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    My nephew should be just fine with it. He's only 5. I was also wondering where would I go to get the latest firmware files and how often are they updated?
     
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    Do either of you have a reason to think they're NOT springloader anymore?

    From what I'm to understand the 'non-springloader' ones WERE springloaders with the springloader depressed.
     
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    I brought a spare about a month ago and it has no spring. It feels a bit different to my other one. When the spring fails on my old one the SD just slides in but doesn't feel as if it locks. The new one slides in a sort of gives a soft click.... well not really a click, but it feels as if it locks into position.
     
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    I bought mine about a month ago and it is a springloader (you push the micro sd down, hear a click, then you are at the springloader).
     
  9. RoMee

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    I thought all acekard was springload..if the new one isn't, than that's good, hope they fix that contact issue too
    I sold my acekard a shortly after I bought the dstwo, I hated the paper trick

    EDIT..NVM you guys are talking about the 2.1
     
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    i got one about three months ago, springloaded and using a 2GB Kingston Micro SD and its working fine, apart from Pokemon Platinums WI-FI stuff, but that could well be something I'VE done.

    i got to replace the now dead official R4 DS cards (which was purchased to replace the DSXtreme...), i did use Ysmenu but quickly got bored of games not working and got a product that is actually supported by its company.
     
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    Mine feels the same way, and has a springloader.
    If I push the MicroSD down far enough the springloader unlocks and will pop the card out.

    I just leave the springloader depressed and pull the MicroSD out 'manually'.
     
  12. Auron32

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    same here dude, its not that im lazy, i just dont like looking for things no bigger than my thumbnail... specially when its the colour of my carpet, that is not fun [​IMG]
     
  13. twiztidsinz

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    I just have big hands... Ejecting the cart isn't a problem, it's getting it back in.


    Also, when I first got the AK2i, if I used the springloader, it felt like it was trying to force its way "up" out of the back of the card (if I pressed a finger behind the MicroSD while ejecting it I could feel a bulge) and sometimes would shoot the MicroSD out.
    But since it's been depressed for a few months, it's lost that hard 'spring' to it and works fine.
     
  14. n8equalsd
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    OK, heres another question:

    I ordered an Acekard 2.1 and I'm wondering where I would go to get the latest akaio loader updates?
     
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    You can update the loaders through the DS. press start-->more-->wifi update-->File to Download [Update Loader]
     
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    ^^I mean manually. I have a WPA wifi network and wouldn't be able to do that.
     
  17. jurassicplayer

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    GBATemp will generally post it as front page stuff when the latest AKAIO stuff appear, so as long as you keep an eye on the GBATemp latest, you should be fine with updates (GBATemp is one of the first to get the updates).
     
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    ok thanks.