1. MrArgent

    OP MrArgent Newbie
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    I just got my card in (from a USA-located seller on eBay), and when I attempt to start it up on my DMG-001 or my CGB boot fails at the "Game Boy" splash screen with no Nintendo logo (nor the solid black bar that indicates no cartridge at all being present). Any pointers? I've tried two different 16GB SDHC cards, both partitioned for full capacity and partitioned down to four gigabytes. I've also tried Firmware 3, Firmware 4, and a preliminary version of Firmware 5. Have I been duped?
     
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  2. Sterophonick

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    Try cleaning the pins of the cartridge.

    If worst comes to worst, you may need to contact your seller for a replacement.
     
  3. VinsCool

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    Try cleaning the Gameboy contacts as well.
    Sometimes these consoles become picky to what they want to detect.
     
  4. Skyhigh_

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    its more than likely the game systems contacts
    is this the only game boy you have?

    no GBP, gbc?
     
  5. MrArgent

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    I'm testing with a original and a game boy color. I meant to link some photos to clarify, but I can't quite yet since i'm not over the new user post threshold - sorry! Another thing I left kind of vague in the original post - when I say "No nintendo logo on the boot splash", i mean literally no nintendo logo. Not the black bar that indicates a complete lack of cartridge or a scrambled logo.

    As for the contacts on the systems themselves and my original Game Paks, I recently treated them with some isopropyl followed by deoxit - my usual for this sort of work. I did try cleaning the flashcart's contacts last night, but it didn't seem to make a difference. As the seller advised I give it a one-over, I'll be doing so.

    EDIT: No change following the additional cleaning pass using the aforementioned, unfortunately. I'll be remaining in touch with the seller.

    EDIT 2: Seller's sending a replacement!
     
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  6. Shadow#1

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    any update status?
     
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