EZ Flash IV killed my sd card!?

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  1. epicelite
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    It worked and I loaded up one ROM and played it for a minute.

    Tried it today and:
    Error
    Sector 8
    Data: eb

    My computer also isn't detecting the microSD.
     


  2. justinwebb

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    cards do go bad and corrupt, luckily they are dirt cheap
     
  3. Bonny

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    How long were you using the mini sd at all? What Brand ist it?

    I'am currently looking for a new mini sd for my EZ IV... are sdhc cards over 2 GB supported? BTW: What brand is the best for EZ IV?
     
  4. Yepi69

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    If you were using a MicroSD to MiniSD adapter then serves you right, it has been warned here multiple times that those cards have compatibility issues.
     
  5. FAST6191

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    SDHC is not supported, not that is really matters with the size of the GBA library though.

    Best brand.... one that does not come out of Hong Kong or China -- as everything is written to one type of internal memory or the other, actions that are considerably slower than the read speeds of NAND flash used in ?SD cards, it does not matter. http://www.amazon.de/Transcend-Mini-SD-2GB-Speicherkarte/dp/B000IVDGJI/ seems reasonable though I do suggest chatting to some shops that sell old mobile phones. That said those really old 64 megabyte ones you used to get in mobile phones as a basic memory card seem to pose some trouble for the EZ4.
     
  6. Bonny

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    Thanks FAST6169.

    I guess i go for a brand 2 GB mini SD on ebay Germany. :yaysp:
     
  7. BoFoSho

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    The whole adapter compatibility nonsense needs to stop.
    All the Adapter does is reroute pins. MiniSD has 11, MicroSD has 8, SD has 9. Guess how many the EZ Flash (Along with every other MiniSD device uses? What is that 8 pins? All of which are routing to the same points as if it were a MiniSD?
    The only reason an SD card of any type would not be compatible is if it were SDHC or above, It were built with poorly manufactured parts or, it was damaged outside of use. He could have used a Regular SD if he felt inclined to build a simple adapter.

    Don't be so obnoxious when someone asks a question.

    Sorry OP.
    Epicelite, What OS are you running on your computer to start with?
    Different methods to repair drives for different OS'.
    Are you using an adapter to plug it in to your computer? If so, what brand?, USB or other means?, Model #?

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  8. FAST6191

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    Agreed that is all it has to do and agreed that it should work fine. However on many, many, many occasions now people with perfectly functioning microSD cards and adapters have had symptoms that usually speak to bad contact which are subsequently resolved completely and immediately when they ditch the microSD to miniSD adapter and get a full on miniSD.
     
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  9. BoFoSho

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    Love you! ;D
     
  10. FAST6191

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    Is there really any need when the short version is "micro to miniSD adapters -- best to avoid them"?
     
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    You proved wrong, if they tried with a miniSD card first they wouldn't have such a problem, it has been warned that microSD's tend to have problems with EZ Flash IV yet they still used them cuz its ''easier to remove'', I can remove a MiniSD just fine and haven't had problems with EZ4 yet.
     
  12. BoFoSho

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    Love you also! ;P
     
  13. BoFoSho

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    Didn't forget about you :0
     
  14. Yepi69

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    You seem a bit disturbed by my comments, please let me laugh.

    Also, I stand about what I said, either pins or not compatibility issues still happen.

    I don't think you know how this forum works.
     
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  15. reprep

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    "ez flash iv killed my sd card"

    isn't it great that the exact opposite hasn't happened?
     
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    For using a microSD no less, stubborn people.
     
  17. BoFoSho

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    Not you though:/
     
  18. BoFoSho

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    Double post!
     
  19. reprep

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    i have no idea what the hell happened to the op's card and i have better things to do than to investigate the fate of his sd card. i just looked at the thread title and posted, that is all. have a life, it will really help.
     
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  20. BoFoSho

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    Never cared for you, sorry.