I have some similar issue, i cant get cf card via pcmcia work at all, more over when i insert adaptor with card in and poweron amiga,
it will not boot (just goes to kickstart screen), in the quick startup menu in that case i dont even see the internal DH0 disk, if i take CF card out of pcmcia converter all works just fine.
I have acatool latest version where keep pcmcia is ticketed,
My setup :
kick : 3.1.4,
internal 32GB CF card
PSU from here.
PCMCIA Adapter from Amazon i think with 16GB SanDisk CF Card