Super Card Mini SD

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Dustination, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Dustination
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    Yeah, I know, I'm using one of these. Don't crucify me.
    I bought it as more of an experiment than anything else.

    So anyway, my problem is, whenever I start it up, I can see the menu flash up for like, half a second, and then it cuts to a white screen that goes on indefinitely. Yes, I used the correct program to format them, and yes I think I have the firmware installed correctly.

    And help is appreciated more than you could imagine.
    Thanks.
     
  2. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Ugh, I know for a fact that there was a way to fix this sort of issue, though I think it had to be initiated from a slot-1 cart, and it was rather risky. My memory is extremely fuzzy, and even that might not be correct anymore. Goddamn if I could just REMEMBER what I knew ~4 years ago, I'd have better advice for you.

    I think your issue is fixable, but I don't remember how. It was some sort of risky-and-irreversible *.nds file that flashed the firmware. Scouring the SCdev forums may help.
     
  3. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Boot up the Supercard and press "A" a few times. If the firmware version is 1.70 or less, perhaps we can fix this by loading a 1.80 *.scu file (SuperCard Update file) onto the root of your card, which will be automatically loaded upon bootup.
     
  4. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    i recall i had this happen once or twice before mine went to shit and started not even being seen by my GBA SP, after i re flowed all the solder joints with flux i had no more problems.
    that said try what the post above said first, it could more easily just be an issue with your software version.
     
  5. Arm73

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    For what is worth ( and it might be a different problem altogether ) it happened to me as well, and the issue was basically just and incompatible SD card.
    I think SC only supports up to 2GB SD/MiniSD cards, but I remember I had to stick a 1GB SD card in it because the menu just wouldn't load on any other SD card.

    Try a different brand or a smaller sized card, that might help.
     
  6. Dustination
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    Thank you all for the replies. I really do appreciate it.
    I tried everyone's methods but to no solution. I really do appreciate the help of all of you.

    I believe Arm73 is correct, the sd I was using was 4gb. I'll try a smaller one, thanks so much. :)
     
  7. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Oh, well then yes, that would be your issue. The original SD card specification only supports up to 2 GB, after which point you start seeing "SDHC" cards (SD High Capacity) which are 4 GB or more. No GBA flash cart supports SDHC, so none support anything larger than 2 GB.