EZ Flash IV - White screen on startup!

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by DatGameh, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. DatGameh

    DatGameh Newbie

    Jun 8, 2016
    Hello. I have had this issue this morning, but it worked last night.

    I am using the new EZ Flash IV, with the SDHC support.
    The only form of abuse that I've done to it is "chucking up" the cartridge to my GBA (locking it in place by hitting it with my palm).
    When I turn on my GBA, everything is the same, until it starts up... Nothing happens, but a blank,white screen. Wait for about two minutes, and the screen goes black.
    There are even some times when the Nintendo symbol becomes jumbled up...

    I've checked and confirmed that it isn't from my SD card.
    The PCB:
    I noticed that (being a cheap chinese product) that if i push the PCB inside (from the contact plates) to one side, the PCB will turn. The PCB's color is blue, and I heard that a counterfeit EZ Flash has a different PCB color. I also noticed that the the PCB is acually leaning to one side (could be countered by adding a paper underneath to push the PCB up).

    I haven't checked the GBA's contacts or the solders of the chip, tho.

    So... how do I fix this? Is it a problem with the contacts, PCB, GBA or is my EZ Flash bricked?
    Last edited by DatGameh, Jun 8, 2016
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I have never heard of any counterfeit EZFlash gear.

    Anyway it could be any of those three options. Cleaning contacts if a good start, if you have another GBA capable device then do try that and if you want to try putting a piece of paper doubled over a couple of times between the case as the bottom of the PCB then do so.
  3. Drud1995

    Drud1995 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 18, 2012
    United States
    Reflow the solder connections to the ROM chip. This fixed my copy of Pokemon Yellow that booted to a blank screen.
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