M3 Perfect Lite crashes every 15mins into a GBA game.

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by palestofwhite, May 30, 2009.

  1. palestofwhite
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    Hello everyone,

    I have been facing this problem. I use my M3 Perfect lite with a GBA shell with my Gameboy Micro. However I noticed a trend that the games I play all crashes when I'm about 15-20 minutes in a game. For mother FF tactics advance, it was when I'm having a battle and during Mario Tennis it's when I'm playing a match.

    I use the latest firmware 35e and the 36 game manager for managing my roms. I did it with real time save and hardware support 1 for all the games. Should I just update the firmware to 36? not that I cannot understand chinese. What could be the problem?

    Any input will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you all!
     
  2. WigWrm

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    Do not update your firmware. The 36 release is for chinese carts only.
    It's probably safe to say that It would render your M3 useless.

    Clean the M3's contacts with qtips dabbed in isopropyl alcohol.
    Backup up all games and saves and reformat your card with the Panasonic SDFormatter tool.

    Please report if doing these actions has solved the problem.
     
  3. palestofwhite
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    I will try to clean the contacts, but I'm currently using a mac. Will need to find a PC to get the Panasonic SDformatter to work...
     
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    I tried formatting with the SD formatter. Now a new problem surfaces. My roms won't load. I tried reformatting and rewriting games into the Card. I use the M3 game manager. Hardware 1 with Real time save. Tried Hardware 2 as well. It just will not load the games. Hmmm...
     
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    You only need to use Hardware 1 if a game uses a flash hardware save type.
    Hardware 2 does not patch the roms and is to be used for all eeprom and sram save type games.

    Does the m3 see the games on your card?
    Explain in more detail what happens when you try to load the roms.
     

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