Hacking EZ Flash Omega doesn't work in DS Lite?

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I picked up a DS Lite from eBay to replace the one I broke trying to do a shell-swap. The new unit works well but I noticed my EZ Flash Omega doesn't work with it. The DS Lite detects that a GBA cartridge is inside but it detects it as "DS Option Module" and can't boot it. Is this a known issue or do I need a special firmware on the Omega for it to work?

Not that I purchased the DS Lite to play GBA games, I have my GBA SP for that but I wonder why it doesn't work.
 

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That usually speaks to the pins inside the GBA slot or the GBA cart pins being dirty, shorted or broken.

Check the pins to make sure none are bent, got a bit of wire in there shorting something or broken (rare for the GBA slot, more a DS slot thing) and then clean the pins (some electrical contact cleaner if you have it, don't use automotive contact cleaner, insert and remove a cart a few dozen times) and that usually sorts it.

The option pak was a not really done but was likely something that would sit in the GBA slot that was not a GBA game (extra memory, extra data, controller accessory...). If the DS firmware when it boots up fails to detect a proper GBA cart but detects something there it will tend to assume it is that and display accordingly.
 
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That usually speaks to the pins inside the GBA slot or the GBA cart pins being dirty, shorted or broken.

Check the pins to make sure none are bent, got a bit of wire in there shorting something or broken (rare for the GBA slot, more a DS slot thing) and then clean the pins (some electrical contact cleaner if you have it, don't use automotive contact cleaner, insert and remove a cart a few dozen times) and that usually sorts it.

The option pak was a not really done but was likely something that would sit in the GBA slot that was not a GBA game (extra memory, extra data, controller accessory...). If the DS firmware when it boots up fails to detect a proper GBA cart but detects something there it will tend to assume it is that and display accordingly.

Huh interesting, thanks for the tip! I doubt anything is broken as I tried normal GBA games and they worked like a charm but then I'll clean the contacts with isopropyl alcohol and see what happens.
 
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