So anyone get the new 2.1x Black PCB card yet?

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  1. Mikef
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    I waiting for comments as to the improvements made to this new card.
    Anyone get there's yet?
     
  2. jos7960

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    I got a acekard 2 in today for a friend

    And mine was in a box! And has no protruding chip.

    Im not really familiar with the acekard 2 but the improvements speak for itself dont they?

    A better fit in you nintendo DS because the protruding chip is missing.
     
  3. eldaddio

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    I got one today, also for a friend. Feels flimsy and doesn't actually work!!

    Edit: Just to elaborate, when the DS is booted up with the new kard plugged in the DS claims "There is no DS card inserted"
     
  4. mhkwong

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    where did u order it from? DX? 5 arrived today from them. and they look decent enough. downside is that DX or someone stuck the sticker on wonky.
     
  5. eldaddio

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    Yeah got them from DX. No amount of reinserting is having any effect, looks like a dodgy one. Got two more on the way, hopefully they'll be ok.
     
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    dang, it looks like DX is still shipping older acekard2s

    I'm waiting it out lol.
     
  7. Smiths

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    I got 2 [​IMG]
     
  8. indask8

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    Look at the Flag...
    Was it a black PCB one?

    By the way, when someone will get the hands on a black one, would be appreciated to see the inside if possible, because i think the picture already seen of the black one seem to be from a "test pcb":

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    (look at the back of the pcb, you'll see many "TP" and TP=Test Point.).
     
  9. evilhomura89

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    what is test pcb?
    any bad about it?
     
  10. eldaddio

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    Indeed it is a black PCB one.
     
  11. thegame07

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    I got one yesterday [​IMG] I'm impressed the way the card works software wise however hardware wise it sucks badly everytime you removeit from the ds it feel like it will fall apart, Although you can't say much about that you get what you pay for. It came in a white cardboard box btw.

    I forgot to add the micro sd slot is spring loaded.
     
  12. eldaddio

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Here are some freshly taken pics (hopefully it won't stop me sending it back!). Still says TP mind.
     
  13. to3cutter

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    I got mine today, black pcb ver. 2.1, works fine, but is little bit harder to insert it into NDSL.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. indask8

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    Look at the Flag...
    Thanks.

    So, it's really the retail pcb, interesting, maybe they've put those test point to diagnose easily the defective one they receive back.

    My order is just sent from HK, so i'll maybe receive it saturday with big chance, or next monday.
     
  15. cory1492

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    Just to point out a fact that may have missed you entirely... they need test points to be able automate the QA (in this case mainly to reject bad die mountings under the epoxy) at manufacture time. Most devices like this are only tested in a random unit per batch, for example 1 in 1000 are tested on real end purpose hardware, the rest often visually inspected by a bored person sitting beside a machine or belt.
     
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    doublepost?
     
  17. bustyman100

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    My black PCB AK2.1 arrived a few days ago. The case still feels cheap and wobbly, but at least it hasn't broken down yet. Like everybody else noted, no more protruding chip.

    The supposedly improved battery life is very minor. I tested all of these with the same DSL and with the same 4 GB Kingston SDHC card, so the only variable is the slot-1 flash cart (dust cover in slot-2). I looped the NSMB intro video on full brightness with the sound off. I ran each test twice and took the mean average, rounding to the nearest 0.1 hour. Here are my results:

    Supercard DS One v 3: 6.5 hours
    M3 DS Real: 6.1 hours
    AK 2.1 black PCB: 4.5 hours
    AK 2 green PCB: 4.2 hours

    I personally find this quite surprising. I took the AK2.1 apart and it has much fewer components compared to the Supercard DS One. There is no extra battery in the AK2 to charge for starters. I wonder why its power consumption is still rather mediocre?
     
  18. Tomy Sakazaki

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    Have you double checked the settings for AceKard 2 to see if it isn't set to run with a higher brightness level?
    If the brightness setting for you DS Lite is different from AceKard 2 it will be overwrited by the AceKard 2 setting.
     
  19. evilhomura89

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    is that true??
    hmm...kinda hard to believe
     
  20. Another World

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    i got a test kit from team acekard today. its the new box, new black pcb, but it has a reader. the reader is the old style one. the kit does feel the exact same as the old one, so i wouldn't give it to a 8yr old who is going to break it. if you insert it like an adult you won't have a problem with it ever. the spring is crappy, it doesn't really eject and i have to *pull* the msd out. the msd seems to get stuck so i'm careful to pull i out straight. other than that its nice to not have the protruding chip. i could care less if battery gain is .5 of an hour or not. i expect to only get 3-5 hours out of my nds running flash kits. expecially when i'm using more than 1 in my nds at a time.

    i like my rpg more... i have to admit. it feels thicker and better. but for 12.99?? how the hell can you go wrong. its the rpg minus the nand. everything else works the same and can be expected to function pretty much the same (minus a few firmware differences).

    i just picked up a second with a 2gb japanese kingston for $20 off DX. someone is going to have a happy xmas =)

    -another world