Some HELP for GBA SP and Supercard Mini SP

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Jul 26, 2012
  1. cristakke
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    Newcomer cristakke Newbie

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    Hello everybody

    SORRY for the qwerty MISTAKE on topic....is Supercard mini SD

    I'm newbie in the GBA World, but I want to learn.

    My problem is simple in fact but.....I have no solution :(

    I buy 2 GameBoy Advance SP consoles.

    One was buyed from USA and another one was form Europe.

    Also I buy only one Supercard mini SD http://eng.supercard.../minisd_jj.html as you see.

    In the European console GBA works perfect but with USA console GBA don't work anymore.

    When I insert the Supercard mini SD appear on the screen only GAMEBOY write with blue on white screen with no write Nintendo under.
    I had luck I buy with USA console 3 games, but meanwhile the boys are finish those games and that's why I try to "upgrade" the games with something big size.

    The micro SD card I used is Kingston 2GB formatted FAT.

    Any ideas how to to to play games in the USA console with Supercard mini SD card ?

    Maybe the firmware issue ? version ? Some link with serial from back of the GBA ?

    Thank you in advance

    Any advice is VERY appreciated

    Best
    cristakke
     
  2. how_do_i_do_that

    Member how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    GBA games are region free, a flashcart bought in EU will be the same as one bought in the US. You only need 1 flashcart to play any GBA game from any region.
     
  3. cristakke
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    Yes I know the card games works fine in all regions Japan - USA and Europe.

    The strange thing is the downloaded games ( zip files ) transfered with software ( SC SD v2.71 ) downloaded from http://eng.supercard.sc/soft_sd.htm DONT play / boot / startup from GBA buyed in USA.

    Only original Game cards I can PLAY on this GBA SP console.

    Any ideea how to make Supermini sd card loaded full with gba files / sci files TO be playable in the USA GBA SP console ?

    I try also to upgarde the firmware Firmware V1.85 (2008.03.18) but the console didn't startup / boot , or read the bin file from the root of the card. I try also another mcro sd card, because I thought the micro sd card is broken, but the same problem, didn't sratup or boot.

    I try to be more precise and I know is wired but I dont want to buy another GBA console, I try to make this "stubborn" to run/ play.

    I search also with google to find any solution but I didn't find something similar...maybe have somebody one cazy idea or method to do it.

    Thx in advance
    cristakke
     
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    Member how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    The place where you got the roms are likely what are called "dirty roms", means they have been patched, trimmed, etc for something else. answer to that is find another source to get them from, other than that your on your own for getting your own games.
     
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    Not exactly. What he's claiming is the flash cart and roms work on a Europe model GBA SP, yet not a USA model GBA SP. Which shouldn't even be possible unless defective hardware.
     
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    Likely a fake Supercard, not unheard of since supercard doesn't make gba flashcarts anymore like everyone else.
     
  7. cristakke
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    Newcomer cristakke Newbie

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    Yes, the games work in GBA Europe and in US don't but why original game cards I could play in US console very well many times even now and the supercard mini sd doesnt work in the same console. Where is the defective hardware ? the supercard ( its working in another one ) or GBA US ?

    I try gba games form different sources and with all the same problem. Please give one link to download only one gba file who is good in your opinion and I try with this.

    best regard
    cristakke


     
  8. Lumstar

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    What about a fake GBA? The USA system like I've shown will normally have "USA" printed next to "made in china", and Nintendo's american phone number on a sticker.

    [​IMG]
     
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    buy from another user that has a real supercard, you still have to meet the requirements for the trade section. or buy from somewhere else that is known to sell real supercard gba flashcarts.

    Well you got a fake something, you better start by identifying what you got is a real whatever or a fake. that includes the gba/sp itself as well.
     
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    It could be that the cartridge slot contacts on the US GBA are slightly dirty or rusty so that they can barely read a regular cartridge but not your flashcart.
    Try cleaning up the contacts with a q-tip and a little rubbing alcohol very carefully and see what happens.
     
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    If the "Nintendo" logo is garbled, that means that it is a hardware failure. You said that this Supercard works with another GBA, right? In that case, do what Arm73 said and use some rubbing alcohol to clean the contacts of both the Supercard and the GBA.

    This has nothing to do with USA vs Europe region differences, and nothing to do with software, and nothing to do with firmware versions. The metal contacts aren't pressing together correctly, and that is the issue.

    On a side note, you did well in purchasing a 2 GB miniSD card since the Supercard miniSD doesn't support anything larger than 2 GB.

    EDIT: I re-read the first post, and I don't know if you bought a miniSD card or if you bought a microSD card with a micro-to-mini adapter, but the Supercard MiniSD works best with an actual miniSD card. They are difficult to find nowadays, but they're still out there. Again though, this is something you should only be concerned with after you clean the contacts and get past the garbled Nintendo logo.
     
  12. cristakke
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    Newcomer cristakke Newbie

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    I clean the contacts and the same failure. Yes I buy micro sd card 2gb with some enclosures to insert in the Flash SUPERCARD, otherwise I coudn't insert the card. I think is a hardware failure with no solution, maybe another GBA console in the end.

    THANK You for your solutions, but I'm still open to something new to try ...
    Cristakke
     

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