EZ Flash IV Freeze

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    Hi well some weeks ago I had a problem with my flashcart, I stored two gbc roms from the goomba client (with different names of course) and while it worked kinda well the first day or two later it started to give me problems. Long story short I decided to erase the rom and the sav file, and I did and still I had those errors so I backed uo all my sav files and formated the miniSD card. After getting everything inside again I still had many problems so I repeated the process many times even changing the version of the ezflash client.

    After some attempts I made it work but now sometimes when I try to turn on the GBA it gives me the usual start screen and then it goes white and it doesn't go anywhere. If by miracle I can go directly to the rom list I select a game and I play it, only to sometimes have the game freeze out of nowhere. I've never had this problem before until now and I don't know if it is a problem with the card or if some of my files are already corrupted. Help would be appreciated.
     
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    Clean the pins on the cart with a qtip and rubbing alcohol. Also, try a different miniSD card (on microSD with adapter since they're so rare now).
     
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    Thanks I'll try it today I hope that is the problem.
     
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    Sorry for the double post but after some months I fnially aquired new microSD adapters and after trying them I still have the same problem. So it's either the EZ cart itself or I always had problems with the on/off switch of the Micro and lately it has been getting worse, it requires several tries to even getting on, perhaps this could be the problem? If so is there anywhere a tutorial on how to fix this problem?
     
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    Another possible fix is padding the bottom of the circuit board's back side with 1-3 layers of tape. My EZ Flash 3, EZ Flash 4 Lite, and Flash Advance Pro all had loading/freezing problems that this helped solve.
     
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    Sorry but by padding do you mean wrapping the bottom of the cartdrige?
     
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    Only on the back side of the board — not wrapped around.
     
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    Thanks man I tried it and worked like a charm.