Dead EFA Linker II

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Aug 22, 2008

Dead EFA Linker II by PizzaPasta at 9:20 PM (1,734 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. PizzaPasta
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    Member 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?
     
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    you didn't charge it for 8 hours or you have a motherboard with nForce chipset that doesn't detect the cart properly.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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?
     
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    I`m facing exactly the same problem! did you find any solution on it???
    Thanks for reply!
     
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    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.
     

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