Is my EZ Vi bricked, or am I missing someing.

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Aug 19, 2011
  1. syph007
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    I haven't updated the card since I bought it. I checked in the info screen and it says

    Ver:H[805] F[101] k3.0 0B1

    So I try to update to the next firmware by running the 103 nds file. Nothing just hangs at 2 white screens. I tried on a DS lite and DSi with the same result. I then tried all the newer firmware 105, 106A with the same result.

    Is my card just bad/dead or am I missing something?
     
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    Tell me more about the microsd you use.
    Brand, size, class, made in.
    Is there an ez 3in1 currently inserted in your dslite ?

    Ps : Kernel= Operating system (microSD)
    Firmware= internal code of the flashcart.
     
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    Hi, I've tried a 1 gb kingmax, 4 gb kingston, and 16 gb Adata. All these cards came from newegg, so I assume they would be legit.

    Nothing in my ds lite when I try, i dont own any GBA slot cards. I even tried running the 101 nds file and same thing. It very odd, since i originally used that file on my ds lite to get to 101 in first place.

    Ive also used the panasonic format utility, so Im out of ideas to try.
     
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    So, you are talking about firmware version currently but can you tell me also the kernel version you are trying to run on your ez5i ?

    As i said the firmware is not used to boot the flashcart. It's an updater that you run under the kernel that update the internal memory of the ez5i.

    Kernel= Operating system (microSD)
    Firmware= internal code of the flashcart
     
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    OH I downloaded what I thought was the latest kernel, it came bundled with 101 and 103 firmwares.
    3.0 OB6 kernel.

    I didnt think about the kernel being important to run the firmware updates. Should I be trying an older one?
     
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    So, actually what is the icon displayed in your dslite menu ? Tak or Guilty gear DS ?
    What is the content of your microSD's root ?
     
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    Icon is Tak as its still firmware 101. Nothing is on the card's root except the ez software and a bunch of nds files of firmwares I was trying.

    I've tried everything I can think of, and this card updated fine before. Thanks for the help but Im pretty sure the card is faulty.
     
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    You should try to backup your microsd on your PC and full format it as explained in the wiki in my sig.

    Copy back a fresh kernel 3.0ob6 from here : http://filetrip.net/file.php?id=24324

    And try again to run the .nds file of the firmware v103 to update it.
     
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    Yup, ive tried that already. Im pretty sure it's toast. No matter what I do, I only get dual white screens.
     
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    and what about start your ez5i without microsd ?
    Still 2 white screens ? or black screens instead ?

    Could you try with a 2GB or 1GB microsd ?
     

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