Ez-Omega SD access led mod

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Ryccardo, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Ryccardo
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    Basically, just connect a led + resistor* between the 2nd and 3rd pin of the microSD slot from the bottom (be careful to only work on the non-elevated base of the pins, and not to melt the sides of the socket while maneuvering the iron which you'll probably do since getting wires to stick there is a pain)

    I recommend 32 awg wires (aka what 80 pin ide cable is made of)

    * on one hand, a green led (about 2.2 V according to led.linear1.wiz) with 100 ohms is already fairly dim; on the other, it will be somewhat illuminated all the time and no need to further increase power usage, rite?
     
  2. Hark0n

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    Nice idea... if it works, maybe the EZ-Flash team should consider a revision of their product to incorperate an SD activity LED to tackle that apparently persistent save corruption problem!
     
  3. Sterophonick

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    That's genius!!
     
  4. godreborn

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    does the ezflash omega have save issues? I bought one about a month ago (still waiting for it to arrive). it was either that or the everdrive, which is just out of my budget.
     
  5. Sterophonick

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    It does.
     
  6. godreborn

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    should I return it then? is the everdrive better?
     
  7. Sterophonick

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    Omega is better. It has more functionality.
     
  8. godreborn

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    what exactly is the problem with saves? I have several saves and games (dumped my entire collection on the ds), which btw, I plan to use it on the ds.
     
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    If you don't wait for the FPGA to stop accessing the card, it can corrupt the saves, as well as other things.
     
  10. Liriel

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    Save problems? Strange that i dont have any problems

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  11. godreborn

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    fpga? what's that?

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    nm. I looked it up. how could something with save problems actually be better than another product (everdrive)? aside from the price, does the everdrive have a lot of problems or something?
     
  12. Liriel

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    Ito what i New is that the omega is really fast on the Flash card segment

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  13. Ryccardo
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    Do people usually complain when they lose the last photos if they remove their digital camera's battery while the light is on? Because that would be exactly what's happening here... Except there's no light out of the factory
     
  14. Liriel

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    Can you Make a picture how you soldering on the micro sd Port?
    Because my led is always on and blink when access.
    Change i the side of the LED it is always off.

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    Last edited by Liriel, Aug 6, 2019
  15. Ryccardo
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    That's normal...
    ...and that's the wrong side! :)
     
  16. Liriel

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    OK the LED must be always on

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  17. pasc

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    This.

    And aside from the aesthetics, I see no use for the LED. (might look neat though)

    I'd second a hq picture. I think I'd help people.
     
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  18. Ryccardo
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    Not very helpful to see from this angle imo, but there it is
    IMG_20190807_1145473.
     
  19. Searinox

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    Now I can drain my GBA battery even faster!
     
  20. Localhorst86

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    That's quite genius. I am thinking about doing this, I do wonder if this could cause any issues as we are essentially shorting DATA0 to ground...
    I do still have a SML-LXR85IC-TR lying around somewhere, I should be able to put that in there. allthough, that is only rated for 2V, that would probably get fried by the voltage...
     
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