New official firmware coming for defective 2.1s

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Mar 16, 2010
  1. snico1995
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    Ok, After reading on multiple places that the most recent batch 2.1s was defective, I contacted realhotstuff, and they told me that acekard is releasing a new firmware this week that will work perfectly on this strange batch of acekards. They also told me the only firmware currently working perfectly on them is the official 4.0.7 firmware.

    They offered to let me return mine, but I don't have the original packaging so I guess im stuck waiting for the new firmware.

    I hope this wasn't already posted, but I didn't see it anywhere, so I thought I would let you guys know.

    heres the pic: [​IMG]
     


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    I'm more than doubtful of this but would be great if it happens.
     
  3. Wabsta

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    Fuck yea. (now let's just hope they also fix HG/SS for us [​IMG])
     
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    The devices with that defect are only 2.1's not 2i's right?
     
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    This does nothing if you have bought your acekard to be able to use the latest version of AKAIO.
     
  6. Hasney

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    Kinda.

    If the AceKard team have gotten around whatever issue is on these cards, they may be able to share the solution with the AKIAO guys to implement the same thing.

    Still very skeptical, however.
     
  7. Wabsta

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    I've sent them an email for confirmation, havent got an answer yet tho..
    I really hope they will be able to let AKAIO work on it too.. [​IMG]
     
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    yeah me too [​IMG] I wanted to just return it and get a 2i but i need the packaging and my mom threw it away :S
     
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    Oh screw it. Worst case I'm out $12
     
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    i've heard nothing about this from team acekard, nor has norm commented that they have any working fix. more probably realhotstuff doesn't want to be out the $10 they paid for the card by sending you a new one. they know that the 3rd party wholesale outlet they bought from will probably not ship them out a replacement. i've talked to many sellers who have been stuck with thousands of cards over the past 2 years due in part to acekard changing their views on selling to overseas distributors.

    with that said, it doesn't mean that rhs is telling lies. but if this week comes and goes without an update then i hope people remember that when purchasing from rhs.

    -another world
     
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    Actually, 0shippingzone, who I bought my defective card from, told me the same thing on Sunday.

    So it's probably a legit info, unless these two retailers decided to tell the same lie.
     
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    Well, I still have my hopes up. Since I can't fking afford to buy a new one atm ¬¬

    I've sent acekard a few emails in the last few days, about this and about my acekard not working. But they just refuse to response.
     
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    I got same info from RHS few days ago
     
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    What's the topic creator's source? This sounds like BS to me, but it would be awesome.
     
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    I also got this same news from 0shippingzone who I purchased my 2.1 from a few weeks ago. Here is the email I received:

    I'm not too pleased, but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt for now and wait awhile longer.
     
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    That says the new firmware is going to be for the AK2i and not the AK2.1. :-/
     
  17. snico1995
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    ...my scource is what realhotstuff told me when I asked for a replacement, here ill post the support ticket to prove it gimme a sec

    here: [​IMG]
     
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    not to mention they said they plan to slove the problem, which clearly implies they intend to apply some sort of topical ointment to it, which is bound to be problematic with the ds' electronics.
     
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    Yeah I considered fixing the obvious "english is my second, possibly third language" spelling and grammar errors but thought it would be more funny if I left it unedited.
     
  20. tk_saturn

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    Haven't brought from them personally, but if they are willing to make that offer it increases my confidence that they are one of the better retailers
     

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