Problems with my EZ-cart 2

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Nov 18, 2011
  1. koffieleut
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    Hi there,

    I have a problem with my ez-cart 2.
    I can put my backups on the cart, but when I try to load the roms it just hangs.
    It doesn't matter which rom i burn on the cart.
    Because I know that megaman exe always works, I've downloaded other megaman exe roms from the USA Japan and PAL,
    but they don't even boot.
    I allready cleaned the connector, formatted the flash card and all that kind of stuff.
    by the by the EZ-Cart menu works sometimes, it often stays on a blue screen.

    Is this cart dead?
     
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    You could try to solder in a new battery.
    Mayby reinstalling the carts firmware

    Otherwise I'd say its pretty much dead.
     
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    ok I shall try installing a new battery,
    tnx

    Isn't the battery only used for saves?
    How to flash new firmware, or even, what firmware to flash?
    I have been searching on google for a while but never found anything about flashing firmware on the ezcart 2
     
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    Battery is used for saving and RTC iirc.

    I also got no clue on how to update the EZ 2's internal firmware.
    My guesses where that it was updated as soon as you downloaded the new client........
     
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    A strange thing is,
    when I converted the nes game Castlevania (yes i own the original cartridge also) the game itself didn't boot up but I still can get to the pocketnes menu while pressing L+R.
     
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    Alas I only have the basic client (no cart or linker) over VNC right now so I can not try much but this sounds like you have a dying ROM chip (basics load but those only need a few kilobytes but get no further- roms tend to be larger)- on the second pulldown menu (3.26 in English calls it operation) do a rom check.
     
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    it doesn't seem to have problems.
    It keeps telling:
    NO1BLOCK OK
    NO2BLOCK OK

    etc.

    I Assume that NO stands for number?

    Shall i try reflowing the chip?
    Maybe a solderpoint came lose
     
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    Yeah NO is a short form of number.

    If you have a hot air/IR station or an iron capable of doing it (not that I would like to reflow with an iron- surface soldering is one thing but reflow another) give it a spin. I reckon you have done all of the simple hardware things and software stuff (edit- I assume you have tried other machines and versions of the software- the last few updates were purely for DS games so you can go back to 3.19 I think it was quite easily).
     
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    Yeah I allready tried older software versions, i think the one that shows of a little result is 3.11.
     

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