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Offline marc_max

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Faulty Everdrive GBA x5 mini?
« on: July 06, 2020, 07:37 PM »
I started testing Goomba and PocketNES and worked fine as expected.
First GBA ROM I tested was Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance and also worked perfectly.

However, all these failed:
Mother 3 (English translation)
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Doom II

All of them gave black screens with flashing random tiles and looping noises, not even getting in-game.

The diagnostic menu shows these errors:
ROM0 test... ERROR: 24
ROM1 test... ERROR: 20
DISK test... ERROR 01
The rest appear in green.

Is it a faulty cart? Or maybe there is a way to wipe/format the flash ROM and try to fix by myself?
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Re: Faulty Everdrive GBA x5 mini?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 09:59 PM »
I already suggested this in other Threads but did you tried pulling the cartridge just a tiny bit after inserting it.

Sometimes even real carts randomly glitches or fail to boot when it is inserted completely.

Please let me know if this makes any difference.

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Re: Faulty Everdrive GBA x5 mini?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 10:37 PM »
I already suggested this in other Threads but did you tried pulling the cartridge just a tiny bit after inserting it.

Sometimes even real carts randomly glitches or fail to boot when it is inserted completely.

Please let me know if this makes any difference.
Nope, I get the same errors in the diagnostic menu :-(

Thanks for your reply.

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Re: Faulty Everdrive GBA x5 mini?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 11:18 PM »
first batch of mini has fautly chips / soldering flaws

best to get replacement cart
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