Ok, so I have an odd issue. Both my wife and I purchased 2 acekards (acekard2i) in 2009 (and I cannot remember if we purchased them from the same place, but one of them does not exist any more and we chose our site from authorized dealers on acekard's site). The cards were working fine until I went to update mine to see if it would be compatible with the 3DS. At that point the card would not load, AKAIO states that the card is a fake, which is where the confusion began. As far as I understand it clones of acekards did not start popping up until the beginning of this year. Upon inspecting the cards they seemed to be clones, base upon the stickers and cases. I'm a little less sure when looking at the PC boards themselves. One thing of note is externally on the front of the cards, 3 of them had a slight squareish bulge (from where one of the chips on the PCB is pushing up, one of the cards does not have this. I try loading up this one card that is different and AKAIO 1.8.7 loads up no problem. the PCBs are different between this one card and the others, but the other 3 don't look like any of the PCBs I've seen online; they appear to be of the verity that had the window (the first iterations), as the front sticker on the card is covering up a square cutout that a chip on the PCB is poking through ever so slightly. So here is the issue, these as far as I can recall were all purchased from the same location, and if not 2 of them (the one that looks like a clone but is real and one of the ones that I thought was a clone and does not work) were purchased from the same location, which was a site recommended by the acekard site. What can I do to see if the other 3 cards are just the old style and just not working for some reason and if they are clones any idea what I can do to get legitimate ones?