Game Boy SP AGS-101 backlit + EZ-Flash IV cartridge not working

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  1. cocotxo
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    cocotxo Newbie

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    Hello!

    I have a problem and have come if someone can help me.

    recently bought a Game Boy SP AGS-101 backlit.
    The console works fine, no problems. But when I try to boot with my EZ-Flash IV cartridge + 1GB Mini SD console gets stuck on the title screen (where it says GAME BOY in bright colors). The Nintendo logo is covered by a black rectangle.

    The EZ-Flash IV cartridge + 1GB Mini SD I work well and without problems in a normal and Sp in a micro. In both, no problems. But in the AGS-101 does not work.

    Comment my EZ-Flash IV is updated with the latest loader, taken from this thread:
    http://www.sosuke.com/ezflash/about793-0.html

    For this is my problem. Anyone else with him? Has a solution? Or is it simply that the AGS-101 are not compatible with the EZ-Flash IV? : (

    Thanks in advance. ^^
     
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    It happens with mine sometimes too, just blow in the cartridge slot (on the cartridge itself too!) and re-insert it a few times.
     
  3. elgarta

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    Could it be that the SD card isn't contacting correctly?
     
  4. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    Grk! That can damage the contacts.

    Get a Qtip/cotton swab and rub the contacts with it. If it persists, dip the Qtip in rubbing alcohol, rub the contacts with it and wait for it to dry.
     
  5. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    My GBASP slot is the one at fault in this case, and I challenge you to clean the internal contacts with a q-tip :P
     
  6. thaddius

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    Oh, I misread. You said the internal contacts.

    Well for that you can get one of these:
    [​IMG]

    They come with the Japan only DS Lite cleaning kit. Hard to come by, but they'll save your contacts in the long run. You still shouldn't be blowing in there.
     
  7. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Awesome! I'll try getting one of these... But I fear it'll be really hard to come by.

    I know, but I it's also not like I should stare at my GBASP and not use it because of that, right? :P

    I open up my GBASP to clean it every now and then, but I can't do that everytime ;)
     
  8. FAST6191

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    Yeah dodgy contacts is likely the issue.

    Others stuff like http://www.maplin.co.uk/contact-cleaner-25340 exists as well and you can also get fibreglass pens to but I guess they are harder to clean pins with. Just remember not to get the automotive stuff as it is a bit potent.
     
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  10. Kong Fan

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    There's always one of these as well. http://www.eachgame.com/goods-1164.html, hope this helps.
     
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  11. thaddius

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    Motorized? For a third the price of the official Nitnendo ones? Whaaaat?
     
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  12. cracker

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    Have you tried different GBA carts in your SP? It might not be a matter of dirty pins in your SP but rather the pins not making good enough contact with the cart. My EZ3 and EZ4s had this problem and it varied from one handheld to the next. The solution for this is to open the cart and pad the back of the board on the bottom with 2-3 layers of tape or paper. Don't add too much though so you don't strain the pins in the SP.