EFA LINKER II 1Gb on Mac OS X

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  1. trixtyle
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    trixtyle Newbie

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    Hey Everyone,
    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

    Problem:
    EFA Linker II (blue) 1Gb won't work on my Intel MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5.5


    Details:
    The LED won't even go on. It flickers for a millisecond or two as the cord goes into the USB, but I attribute that to static or something.
    My GBA SP doesn't register that a cartridge is in when I put the EFA in it.
    EDIT: When no cartridge is in the GBA and I turn it on, there is a green light. With the EFA, there is a red light. I take that to mean that the GBA thinks there's an error in the cartridge.

    Attempts at fixing:
    I've searched and searched for something to help me online, some kind of mac driver or anything. I've looked for how to force a mac to recheck its USB ports, but to no avail. (I had to do a similar thing to get my Razr to charge off my USB, but luckily they are common enough that someone had written a program)

    Attempts at workaround:
    Having been foiled, I moved to the PC side of things (a large inconvenience for me, so ideally, I'd get this working for Mac). That also wouldn't simply pop up as a drive like a thumb drive might. The light didn't even turn on. I found other posts on this marvelous site of yours that helped out. Eventually, through installing drivers and such, I got the LED to be green, but I had to convince my PC that it was an EFA simple (which didn't do anything) and then a Long-Card (which, again, didn't do anything)
    No the LED stays on even when all the drivers for the thing are uninstalled.
    But regardless of what I do, I can't get my linker to work... and I really really want to play Ninja 5-0!!

    PLEASE PLEASE help. There's nothing I hate more than a waste of money. Thanks again.
     
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    drivers are windows only. your out of luck.
     
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    Use Parallels/vmWare/Virtual Box and install windows on that.
     
  4. trixtyle
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    trixtyle Newbie

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    Ok, well that's too bad about the Mac.

    But I'm also having problems with my PC drivers working. I read on here that when DealsExtreme ships a EFA II 1gb, it's actually an EFA I or EFA Simple. I applied this knowledge and tried to install the appropriate drivers, but still no luck. Does the EFA simple pop up as a drive when the drivers are installed? Or does it just sit there until a client accesses it.

    All in all, this has been an amazingly frustrating experience. I really hope it ends up being worth it.

    Has anyone gotten an DealsExtreme 1gb EFA simple working on XP?
     
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