Dead EFA Linker II

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by PizzaPasta, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. PizzaPasta
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    PizzaPasta Son of p1ngpong

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    Man, this is a problematic cart. It just stopped working, when I turn on my GBA it just gets the "Gameboy" screen and nothing happens. When I have the EFA client search for the card it says that there is zero capacity on the card and all of the ROMs that were on it are now gone.

    I can't open it up because the screw was already slightly stripped and I kind of made it worse. This sucks.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. 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.
    you didn't charge it for 8 hours or you have a motherboard with nForce chipset that doesn't detect the cart properly.
     
  3. PizzaPasta
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    PizzaPasta Son of p1ngpong

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    No, I made sure to charge it for 8 hours when I got it and I have no idea what chipset is in my mother board but the EFA was working fine for like two days and suddenly stopped.

    If I had either of the chipsets mentioned in your sig it wouldn't have recognized it at all in the first place right? I should also mention that my GBA doesn't even recognize the cart.
     
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    You have insufficient posts to view location.
    the nForce doesn't pick it up at all. the SiS chipset detects it but can't access it properly. you also need to do it from a 1.1 or 1.0 USB port and not a 2.0 port.
     
  5. PizzaPasta
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    PizzaPasta Son of p1ngpong

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    Hmmm. It was working great for like two days and then quit all of the sudden. I was playing for a bit and then turned off my GBA only to find that the GBA wasn't recognizing the cart when I turned it back on.

    When I hooked it up to my computer I get this message in the client: "NO Long Card ROM left: 0.00Mbits RAM left: 0Kbits."

    Also, I'm using it from a 1.1 port and is there any way I can find what kind of chipset I have without opening up my computer?
     
  6. gillescwb

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    I`m facing exactly the same problem! did you find any solution on it???
    Thanks for reply!
     
  7. 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.
    turns out the EFA-Linker II selling on DX is a fake, it is more or less a 1G version of the EFA-Linker simple, a double sized version of the purple cart.

    If your program can't detect the cart and the correct size, YOUR COMPUTER IS USING A USB CONTROLLER THAT IS INCOMPATIBLE. READ my sig WHY.