Unrecognised AK fix?

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Deathmore, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Deathmore

    Deathmore GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 19, 2008
    I ordered AK2.1 from DX, turns out it was defective. I am about to recieve a replacement and have told me to keep the defective AK for any use I may need.

    Pics of the Defective AK2:



    The pic shows the DS card area is blank, there is a card inserted but no icon or text

    And when clicked on I am greeted with a white screen, how fun [​IMG]


    Any solutions? I've heard of using paper to push the card into the contactors however it was still a fail.

    I think it maybe the flash memory thing on the PCB that could have been wiped out [​IMG]

    Baisicly its my friends and it failed on him after he launch Mario Kart, he only heard sound and then the AK2 would load like it is. I've read that a recent batch of bad AK2 fail after a week or so of light usage, that could be the case.

    Any help would be appreciated
  2. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    i can't see what’s going on i down own a 52" monitor.

    if its not being recognized in the dsi/ds firmware it could be a contact issue. try it on more than 1 dsi/ds. take it in/out/in/out multiple times. make sure you push it in straight. if you can see it but it won't boot the firmware then its a msd formatting or seat issue. both are very common with the 2i. remember it was 1st to market and didn't have as much testing as some of the other kits. sadly, this means it has some issues that the 2.1 does not.

    -another world
  3. phoenixclaws

    phoenixclaws GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 10, 2007
    United States
    I've noticed that if you boot the Acekard 2i without a microSD/HC card it should show a black screen then a blue lettered "Loading..." will pop up. If that doesn't work then i would check the contacts of the Acekard and the contacts of the microSD/HC chip.
  4. mermehma

    mermehma Advanced Member

    Apr 22, 2009
    United States
    mine does that alot I just unplug an replug. Then it usually works.

    (Assuming you did that already)

    Replacement is best.
  5. Briankealing

    Briankealing GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 25, 2008
    United States
    It is a contact issue, after managing to recreate it a couple times by fiddling around with the slot.