1. Eugenex

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    EZ Flash is not showing up on my NDS on the second day, other cartridges show up.
     
  2. EZ-Flash2

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    Looks like a lot of problems happen on you:wub:

    Have you tested multiple plugging and unplugging, sometimes it may be a temporary poor contact.

    Sometimes it can be improved by inserting it to the bottom and then pulling it out a little bit.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Do you have anything else you can test it in?
    Usual reasons are dirty pins, broken pins or otherwise poor contact. Check anyway but probably not broken pins if other carts work.

    Some will try inserting and removing it a bunch of times, if you have some contact cleaner (don't use one aimed at automotive purposes -- cutting through thick grease also often leaves you with the ability to do a number on plastic too) then so much the better.

    Depending upon the model of EZFlash cart then some also fold a bit of paper or have some thing plastic and put it between the cart case and the PCB to hopefully force better contact between the PCB and the GBA playing device.
     
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    Yes I've tried plugging in and unplugging multiple times, tried pulling it out a little bit but that shouldn't be the proper way to use it.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Thanks but this EZFlash is only a day old, if other carts work then so should this one without those crazy hacks
     
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    Not necessarily. If the PCB, standoffs, case moulding or whatever did not go quite to plan (there is a reason a few folds of paper brings it back for many) then it could be iffy while others work.
     
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    Added three pieces of paper, doesn't help. If it "did not quite go to plan", it's defective then
     
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    Hi @Eugenex, I have a similar issue, and also happened on one of my NDS Lite units at first.
    Let me explain you the details:

    -I received a parcel of 5 cards, and tested all of them (tested some games and set the time/date) as usual. But this card, while I was setting the day in the date, the day counter continues moving until February 36 (yeah, that's weird) and it freezes on that screen. So I turn Off/On the console and start again the Flash Card, it got stuck on EZ-Flash Logo with white screen.
    -Turn Off/On the console again and this time white screen stuck.
    -Turn Off/On the console again and now it's not even detected, this lasts some days.
    -Turn Off/On the console again some days after and it's recognized by the NDS but not as a GBA Game, it's detected as a Cartridge with NDS options. On a normal GBA I got a corrupted nintendo logo on boot.
    -BTW, I tried the "pulling it out a little bit" and the paper thing and it's not working.
    -Also have in mind, I have several Omegas, and in the past I have tested at least more than 80 Omegas with this consoles, and this one is the only one with issues.

    @EZ-Flash2 do you have any idea of what's the issue? Or is there any way to reset the card values? as I think the weird thing with the date is related with my issue. Thanks in advance.
     
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    That sounds terrible
     
  9. EZ-Flash2

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    The crystal oscillator on the card is broken.
     
  10. RetroKarl

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    Ok, any idea how to fix it? at least partially without replacing the crystal. Are you 100% sure? It sounds very weird, as the clock-card was working just fine until I changed the time/date, from the factory to my home, not less than one month and a half working. Thanks in advance for you attention @EZ-Flash2 .
     
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    I am also judged by experience, if you think it is because the wrong clock to set your card does not work, you can try to use a soldering iron on the card to disconnect a battery pin, so that the clock on the card will be reset, and then solder the battery pin back to see if the situation has changed.
     
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