Spring Loaded or Not-Spring Loaded

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Aug 6, 2010
  1. kiafazool
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    hey guys
    kiafazool here
    i have 2 acekard2i's
    1 has a spring loaded microsd slot
    and the other doesn't

    i can keep either one and give one to my cousin and wanted to ask which one i should keep
    the spring loaded or not-spring loaded one?
     
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    Not-spring loaded, it will give you less problems.

    And mine is sort of a dual mix: it can do spring, but you can also insert it without pushing it down to lock spring.
     
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    any reasons for the Not-spring loaded one?
     
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    I imagine it's the same as:

    Or the spring has simply broken in one of the carts.
     
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    so all the acekard2i's have springs and the one's that dont are actually broken or haven't released the spring yet?

    so which one should i keep
     
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    I'd keep the Spring Loaded, I like the spring loaded slot. If you choose to do so, you can always use it as a non-springloaded cart.
     
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    Keep non spring loaded. Less problems bullshitting around if the spring breaks.
     
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    if the spring breaks
    does it turn into a non-spring loaded
     
  9. twiztidsinz

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    Depends on how and what breaks, if/when it breaks.

    You could get lucky and the spring pops off 'gently' and doesn't cause problems.
    You could be unlucky and the spring breaks off and catches on your MicroSD so you can't remove it.

    Either way, if it breaks off you'll probably want to remove the spring to prevent any further damage/complications and to do that you'll need to open the case (it is glued) which is a pain.


    All in all, I'd say keep the spring loaded one, but don't use the spring loader.
    Just push the MicroSD in so that the spring loader locks, then slide the MicroSD out.
     
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    The firs HW81 cart I had never had a spring and it never had contact issues. You could bump the DS quite hard and the game would keep running. After that one got mauled by the dog the new spring loaded HW81 cart has been a bit touchy. It required a piece of card immediately and still screws up after a hard bump.

    The spring / no spring thing might be coincidental but there you are.

    I would keep whichever one can take a decent knock without locking up or giving a black screen.
     
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    I'd recommend keeping the non-spring loaded I'm currently looking for my micro-sd card that luanched from the cart last night.
     
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    If the spring never worked, it may be because it was never released, when I got my acekard I thought it was supposed to be spring loaded and it appeared to not be, but for some reason I pushed it in really hard and then it released and I could use the spring, you might want to try this.
     
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    Non spring loaded is what I would keep. If the spring in the other somehow gets damaged, you'll have a lot of problems that are difficult to solve.
    EDIT: Forgot my smiley. [​IMG]
     

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