help...got a new 3ds xl and ak2i wont show up

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by formose, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. formose
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    i think i need to run a firmware update in the .nds file but the thing dont even show up when i put it in my 3ds

    is there a way to update firmware without using a 3ds or a ds? i have old ds phat but no way to charge it

    EDIT: ok i wiped it with my shirt and it came on.......i guess sometimes problems are simple T_T
     
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    If it doesn't show up at all then you have a contact problem. Check this thread for more information.

    Also, you will need either a 3DS/DSi on a firmware compatible with your AK2i or a DS/DS Lite if you need to update your card and make sure in the future to ALWAYS update your card first, not the system.
     
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    i dont think so..would be really strange timing to develop a contact issue same time as i got a new system right?
     
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    No. No it wouldn't.

    The AK2i has pretty crappy build quality, it could happen at any time.

    EDIT: Not to mention the fact the the only time the AK2i wouldn't show up is if there were contact issues. So either you need to clean the contacts, or use the paper trick.
     
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    ok..im going through this thread trying all the tricks but nothing is working. is there absolutely 100% no way it's a software issue?

    edit: also how do i clean them? cotton bud? im guessing water is a bad idea? xD
     
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    I'm not sure what the best way to clean them would be but definitely don't use alcohol
     
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    ok but now that it's being detected does someone know a way to update my ak2i without having another system to flash it on?
     
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    You need to have another system in order to update it.
     
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    Since your 3ds is on the latest firmware, there's no way. Consider using your DS phat, if the problem is you don't have a working battery charger, you can buy one for like $3 on amazon.