Battery Dead on Arrival

Discussion in 'EZ-Flash' started by Tybalt1212, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Tybalt1212
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    Tybalt1212 Member

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    I very recently received an EZ Flash 3 in 1 GBA Version from gamersection.ca. Its behaviour clearly points to its battery power being depleted. (GBA Exploader asking to set it every time I boot it up, save states not working.) Below is a transcript of the e-mails I sent to them, along with their response to the first one. (I'm still waiting for a response to the second.)

    Me:
    Their ignorance of their own product is frankly disgusting, and I'm more than a little PO'd that it seems that they won't be giving me a return. I should be able to install a new battery myself, but that's not the point. So has this happened to anyone else? How did the store you bought it from respond?
     
  2. Chris_Skylock

    Chris_Skylock GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I just received a re-stocked EZ Flash 3in1 plus but my friend who bought the last set, which were stocked for a long time by RockSoft, might have a problem. Though I hope it wasnt for the battery.

    She didnt mentioned any problems you mentioned to me but she mentioned she cant play Pokemon Ruby and Emerald. So it might be just a patch.

    Regards,
    Chris

    PS: The one who sold you might not want to give you a return. check first their return policy.
     
  3. Eternity`

    Eternity` GBAtemp Regular

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    Yep, i received one with the battery doa. Replaced my battery and it works wonders!

    -Eternity
     
  4. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    You have insufficient posts to view location.
    If your trying to play pokemon, you have to RTC patch it before you can play.

    See if your game requires patching first before claiming a hardware problem.

    There is the topic on this with the 3in1 here:
    http://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5342

    The patch listed inside that:
    http://nds.cmamod.com/ez5/gbaldr/pokepatch_3in1.zip

    If your gba expansion is not a 3in1, there are more universal patches available here:
    http://bubbz.pocketheaven.com/?system=gba&section=patch

    There is also the download section here:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?dlcategory=28
     
  5. Searinox

    Searinox <3

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    Do not worry about dead battery. With a little skill you can exchange it yourself. I've never had a dead battery because I never STAYED with the original battery. Always bought some longlife coin battery to replace the originals.