Overheating Acekard 2i

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by googoo1876, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. googoo1876
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    Well I got my acekard a few weeks ago, working fine. Now it overheats after a hour or two of play, and gets really hot. This would not be a problem, but it also crashes when it heats. Currently I have to play in front of a air conditioner.
     
  2. Clookster

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    Really?

    Get a new one. Or get better drugs.
     
  3. SlickGate

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    There is no answers in google, you might need a new cart .
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

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    Send it to these guys, they will replace it for free
     
  5. twiztidsinz

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    I would check that it's ACTUALLY the Acekard and not the MicroSD.
     
  6. googoo1876
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    Thanks for all your posts, but I threw in the freezer for a few hours and its been about 3 hours of straight play.
     
  7. Evo.lve

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    Away from you.
    What...

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    /facepalm
     
  8. twiztidsinz

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    Also, putting overheating devices in a freezer for a few hours is a little trick that's been around for a while, I seem to recall it working on other other storage mediums too... harddrives maybe?
    Usually it's not permanent, and is more of a 'last ditch effort' to solve the problem or recover data.
     
  9. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    I've never heard of this so called "trick".

    Also, uh, I don't think throwing an electrical device into a freezer for a few hours of consistent -18ºC temperature won't really recover my data or anything. Especially since, you know, the operating temperatures for electronic devices is 10-50ºC (not that I'm saying you'd use it in the freezer, I'm just saying that'd do more damage than it would fix)
     
  10. Sinistral89

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    Not really. Has used it to recover some otherwise lost data on 2 harddrives... [​IMG]
     
  11. realveemon

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    I would say try another flashcard or game cartridge and see results from there. Checking if its the cart or ds is a big leap if you ask me
     
  12. Lucifer666

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    Happened to me. Switched the mSD for a better one, problem solved. [​IMG]
     
  13. twiztidsinz

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    Truly amazing the things you find on the internets: http://www.google.com/search?q=harddrive+in+freezer
    The first result is a good example of what to expect (and what not to expect) from this little trick. It's not magic, it not a cure all, it doesn't FIX the problem... but it does allow you time for at least a partial recovery.
     
  14. googoo1876
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    I don't really know if it was the freezer or "break time" so you don't have to argue your heads off. All I know is I have a working Acekard2i.
     
  15. Foxi4

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    1. Putting any kinds of electronics into the freezer other than Ni-Mh/Li-Poly/Li-Ion Batteries, where it actually causes a chemical reaction, is retarded. I hope you at least insulated the cart.

    2. There is literally nothing that could overheat in an Acekard. More so, the voltage is too little to overheat it.

    3. If it works better now, in what I sincerely doubt, I call it a lucky fluke.