What's wrong with my Acekard 2i?

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Kacee, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Kacee
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    This is my Acekard 2i after update to firmware 1.4 compatible BIOS.

    I followed the instruction to the letter, well it's so simple anyway...

    - Copy AKAIO kernel onto the microSD card.
    - Copy the update nds file
    - Plug the Acekard in my DSi (firmware 1.3E)
    - Run the nds file
    - Press START
    - Wait until progression indicator says 100% and tell me to reset the DS
    - Wait for 5 secs more
    - Reset the DSi

    And now it shows up as attached picture, what's wrong here?

    I'm sure there is something wrong with it, tried to unplug & replug, clean the contacts (which is pointless IMHO, brand spanking new card shouldn't need its contacts cleaned)...

    I'm pretty p*ssed right now, nearly a month wait for the package >.<

    [​IMG]

    And this is what happen if I try to start the card...

    [​IMG]
     
  2. penthaler

    penthaler GBAtemp Fan

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    Which update file did you use?
    DSL or DSi? - there are two in an archive - one (DSL) which is possible to run on DS Lite/DS and second (DSi) which runs on DSi (FW1.3 or lower)...

    Do you have already updated FW of your DSi to 1.4, or still having 1.3?
     
  3. Kacee
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    I'm 100% positive that I ran the DSi file, the update file is still on the microSD card and I copied only that file onto it.

    My DSi is at firmware 1.3E, otherwise I wouldn't be able to start AKAIO and ran the update file. It still at 1.3E now.

    I have contacted Acekard team and DealExtreme where I ordered the card, don't know if they will replace the dead card. Well it's not DOA, but still, I bought the card just so I can update my DSi to 1.4 and hopefully for upcoming firmwares.

    Update:

    I have tried to "recover" the card by hotflashing but no luck.

    I put in another Acekard 2i (I ordered 3, for me and my two friends) ran the update file, when it tell me to press START to begin the update process, I unplug the good card and plug in the "bad" card then press START.

    It gives out error message "Card error, reset your DS and try again"

    Update 2:

    As I said, I ordered 3 Acekard 2i and I updated the other two the same way I did as posted above and none of them have any problem afterward. Unlucky me [​IMG]
     
  4. penthaler

    penthaler GBAtemp Fan

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    To update -> Start the update... on the first screen (unplug your card and put it back and after that press b to continue...) - when you unplug the good-fixed-card, put there the one you cant start... and press B... it could run the update...

    You put the card too late... (mean too far in fix instalation)
     
  5. Leonidas

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    IT's probably a defective cart. It happens, and nobody is immune to this problem.