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General => EverDrive GB => Topic started by: silverslimer on June 13, 2017, 04:01 PM

Title: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: silverslimer on June 13, 2017, 04:01 PM
Even though the Everdrive GB sort of worked fine at first, it now does a reset loop.

- The batteries are full (Duracell Quantum)
- Two different SD cards have been tried and they both do the same thing (though the high-speed one does a better job of loading the OS) after a failure
- Formatted the SD card and put just one GB ROM on there, same thing.
- Deleted every file in EDGB (checked if there were hidden ones as well)

It seems to be unable to erase whatever is already loaded onto memory. Is there a way of FORCING the Everdrive GB to clear its memory contents?
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: romevi on June 13, 2017, 08:37 PM
Damn, that sucks. The only GB/C I have (and the only one I need) is the GB Boy Colour and was hoping to use the Everdrive with it. Marking this thread to check the progress.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: FeverDrive on June 14, 2017, 06:34 AM
Well... one has to take into account that the GB boy colour is not top quality hardware.
Try borrowing another unit and see how it works.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: SmokeMonster on June 14, 2017, 09:06 PM
ED-GB always works fine with my GB Boy Colour.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: Troyus on June 15, 2017, 07:34 PM
Gbc only has 2 batteries. I suspect that this and the gb everdrive writing is causing it to fail. It uses more power at write times. Try plugging it into the wall and or beefier batteries.

The new gb X series of everdrives are said to use less power.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: romevi on June 15, 2017, 07:49 PM
Gbc only has 2 batteries. I suspect that this and the gb everdrive writing is causing it to fail. It uses more power at write times. Try plugging it into the wall and or beefier batteries.

The new gb X series of everdrives are said to use less power.

Ooh, source? Sorry; haven't really been keeping up with Everdrives as of late.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: Galron on June 15, 2017, 08:33 PM
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"Well... one has to take into account that the GB boy colour is not top quality hardware.
Try borrowing another unit and see how it works.

When you refer to the GB colour you are talking about the off brand Chinese knockoff right, and not the actual Nintendo Game Boy Color/Colour?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/KongFeng-Colour-Built-Games-Crystal/dp/B00LSPY87M

Making sure we aren't discussing the official device ("GBC" is better acronym), vs the name of a knockoff device.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: FeverDrive on June 16, 2017, 05:30 AM
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"Well... one has to take into account that the GB boy colour is not top quality hardware.
Try borrowing another unit and see how it works.

When you refer to the GB colour you are talking about the off brand Chinese knockoff right, and not the actual Nintendo Game Boy Color/Colour?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/KongFeng-Colour-Built-Games-Crystal/dp/B00LSPY87M

Making sure we aren't discussing the official device ("GBC" is better acronym), vs the name of a knockoff device.
Yeah, I'm talking about the Chinese product made by KongFeng. I guess that's the console the OP is talking about.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: Localhorst86 on June 16, 2017, 08:02 AM
I have both a GBC-styled GB Boy Colour as well as a GBA SP clamshell designed one. Both work perfectly fine with my everdrive GB.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: lee4 on June 16, 2017, 11:17 AM
they are talking about original GB Everdrive

GBA everdrive and new GB Everdrive X series dont have this problem
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: Localhorst86 on June 16, 2017, 05:09 PM
they are talking about original GB Everdrive

GBA everdrive and new GB Everdrive X series dont have this problem

Neither does the  current everdrive gb. As I said, it's working fine for me on both of my (different) Kong Feng gb boy Colour devices.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: Galron on June 17, 2017, 12:06 AM
No one has Everdrive GB X line yet, so that's irrelevant... Not even a preorder for it yet.

Maybe original posters's EDGB itself has been damaged?
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: decommand on June 23, 2017, 06:33 PM
Everdrive GB make console reset loop is impossible.
"Reset loop" look like console is broken.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: EthanW on June 23, 2017, 08:24 PM
i have had my edgb reset loop on a gameboy pocket but that console was fine.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: _RiCkY_ on August 05, 2017, 05:57 PM
In case any one still searching for an answer if you have Gameboy Pocket / Color / GB Boy Colour
You need special kind of batteries 1.6V AA or AAA versions / Extra-high capacity 1500mAh / 2500mWh Ni-Zn rechargeable batteries.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: IceCreamKimi on August 08, 2017, 11:58 AM
Just from my experience:

I have two EDGBs and two GB Boy Colour consoles (the Kongfeng ones) and they all work fine with each other. I just use standard Eneloop rechargables and get 10+ hours of gameplay. I don't get any kind of reset problem.

There's no need for any special batteries. Perhaps OP's console is faulty. I even can use half empty supermarket generic AA's and have no problems writing games from SD card to flash RAM.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: _RiCkY_ on August 24, 2017, 02:00 PM
I also tried those Eneloop's but did the same as normal batteries , what I think is happening is when you 1st get ur Everdrive you keep testing every game 1 after the other, so ur constantly flashing game after game, by the time ur up to testing ur 10th game the batteries are nearly dead , so if your the kind of gamer that can't settle on just 1 game , or does not like playing the same game day after day untill you complete it like me, then the 1.6V batteries are a must . on a lighter note I just bought the new Everdrive GB X7 . which has none of these battery problems whatsoever. now is there a manual for of some kind for the GB X7 that explains what buttons to press for RTS and other functions ?

(Edit)    Found the button. You press the top of the cartridge.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: eldontyrell on August 24, 2017, 02:50 PM
ED-GB always works fine with my GB Boy Colour.

Same for me ... It's working 100% fine.
I have 2 GB Boy Colour and both of them are ok (bought at different moments, from different sellers).
Maybe you came accross a buggy version?
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: kralde on September 07, 2017, 08:27 PM
In case any one still searching for an answer if you have Gameboy Pocket / Color / GB Boy Colour
You need special kind of batteries 1.6V AA or AAA versions / Extra-high capacity 1500mAh / 2500mWh Ni-Zn rechargeable batteries.
God hear you.
Just got my gb boy colour and everdrive x7 gb keep reseting.
I purchased 1,5V and 2850mah batteries non rechargeable from Amazon, I didn't find any with 1,6V
Lets see what happens

EDIT: Okay, before I get the new batteries I just formatted the sd card and now I'm able to reach at least the OS menu, but when I start a rom, when the console resets, I got back to the OS menu and not the rom I loaded

EDIT2: Okay, this got interesting
I'm only able to boot up into the OS if I format the micro sd selecting 8192 bytes. Any of the other settings will lead my to a fail
The micro sd is a amazon sandisk 16GB class 10

EDIT 3: after trying to change the partition size with minitool partition wizard, no success, in fact, I can't even now boot up again the OS even using the windows formating tool . Trying now a slow format with windows tool selecting 32 KB

FINAL EDIT: Well, happy ending it seems. Took my Everdrive GBA 32GB micro sd. Formatted in windows in a various ways, until I tried 8192 option. Finally loaded a rom and working perfectly.
The good news is that now I have a lot of baterries for other stuff xDDDD

SAD EDIT: After a while of playing, os loop again. Checked in a ags 101, and there, it worked
So it seems that the SanDisk red class*10 micro sd give some problems to the gb colour.

MORE: Received the NON rechargeable 1,5V and 2850 mah batteries.
Works like a charm, after a 32 kb format: SLOW format
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: migles on September 10, 2017, 05:03 PM
In case any one still searching for an answer if you have Gameboy Pocket / Color / GB Boy Colour
You need special kind of batteries 1.6V AA or AAA versions / Extra-high capacity 1500mAh / 2500mWh Ni-Zn rechargeable batteries.

1.6V? will that not damage electronics or at least make them life really shorter?
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: overtrash on September 11, 2017, 02:23 PM
There is an efficient solution for this problem? I've something similar:https://youtu.be/A0Cp_j-GJTY (https://youtu.be/A0Cp_j-GJTY)
Please help...
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: Oli on September 11, 2017, 07:15 PM
I'have the same issue whit my GB Boy.

Never had problem with my Biverted DMG.
For me the problem comes from the batterys and the power consumption of EDGB only two batteries in the GB Boy vs 4 in the DMG.

When i put fresh new alcaline in the GB Boy it works perfectly with EDGB for a time and after about one hour i can't write a new game but i can play originals games or internal roms.

So i've tried AA Duracell Rechageable 1600 mAh (old one i've got for a long time) and low cost AA 2000mAh Rechargeable i't works about half an hours and the same thing comes.
After replacing with alcaline or recharging Duracell it works fine for the same time as told previously.

So this afternoon i've bought on Amazon 4 AA Fujitsu 2450mAh (The black ones) to make a try.

I'll tell you if you are interested when they will arrive.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: overtrash on September 11, 2017, 10:05 PM
I'have the same issue whit my GB Boy.
I solved my problem, charged another battery pack(panasonic eneloop x 2450mAh) and this is helped! Funny is the original just handle it, and gb boy colour can't. In my opionion ED+ backlit screen= big power consumption.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: Johnny23b on September 12, 2017, 11:35 AM
I'have the same issue whit my GB Boy.
I solved my problem, charged another battery pack(panasonic eneloop x 2450mAh) and this is helped! Funny is the original just handle it, and gb boy colour can't. In my opionion ED+ backlit screen= big power consumption.

you are right and the GB Boy Colour units aren't all the same. Some have games on board, some don't. I get display problems with a blue Kong Feng GB Boy Colour which problems I don't have with a transparent Kong Feng GB Boy Colour.
It seems for me that some GB Boy Colour units need more power than others....
And since it is a clone device, there is no prove that it will work as fine as the Original Nintendo Gameboy Colour.
What happens if you use the GB Boy Colour with a PSU? Mine works fine with a PSU. Just asking....
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: overtrash on September 12, 2017, 01:00 PM
I'have the same issue whit my GB Boy.
I solved my problem, charged another battery pack(panasonic eneloop x 2450mAh) and this is helped! Funny is the original just handle it, and gb boy colour can't. In my opionion ED+ backlit screen= big power consumption.
What happens if you use the GB Boy Colour with a PSU? Mine works fine with a PSU. Just asking....

I have not tried yet, i'll have to!
Another thing is d-pad on gb boy-it is imprecise when you want to take two directions at the same time, nintendo have a better solution.
Secondly when i plug in headphones, speaker still playing, it's nonsense-a lot of people have that problem or after plug in, the left channel doesn't work properly.
There is no need, it just a clone ;)
P.s I've dandelion version.
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: _RiCkY_ on September 13, 2017, 02:37 AM
In case any one still searching for an answer if you have Gameboy Pocket / Color / GB Boy Colour
You need special kind of batteries 1.6V AA or AAA versions / Extra-high capacity 1500mAh / 2500mWh Ni-Zn rechargeable batteries.

1.6V? will that not damage electronics or at least make them life really shorter?

The 1.6V Batteries work perfect in my GB Boy Colour , with the EDGB & the EDGBX7
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00851HB6C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: Oli on September 17, 2017, 08:05 PM
I'have the same issue whit my GB Boy.

...

I'll tell you if you are interested when they will arrive.

So, after 3hours+ playing this week-end the GB boy is still working with EDGB, my problem seem's to be solved with those batteries... (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujitsu-2450mAh-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Battery/dp/B00OOTXHFS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1505667651&sr=1-1&keywords=fujitsu+2450).
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: pegoncology on September 28, 2017, 11:52 PM
I had the same problem with my 1700mAh Duracell rechargeable batteries.
I tried a 2400mAh Duracell rechargeable batteries and it succeeded.
So I assume you need at least 2400mAh for those GB colours (maybe a new batch).
Thanks your your comments, it helped me too :-)
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: tic on November 08, 2017, 12:46 PM
I have a problem to with my gb boy and everdrive gb(old).

I play fine but in some moment early or later the game freezes, it appear a  white screen and a sound of broooomm. I don-'t know if the problems are the gb boy or the everdrive(i buy it in retrocables and have guarantie). I have energizer recheargables 2300mh
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: FeverDrive on November 09, 2017, 07:13 PM
I have a problem to with my gb boy and everdrive gb(old).

I play fine but in some moment early or later the game freezes, it appear a  white screen and a sound of broooomm. I don-'t know if the problems are the gb boy or the everdrive(i buy it in retrocables and have guarantie). I have energizer recheargables 2300mh
Do you have an original GB/GBC to test?
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: tic on November 09, 2017, 10:37 PM
I have a gameboy advance without back light  :'(
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: pegoncology on October 07, 2020, 05:30 PM
Hello.
I have the same problem but mine is weird.
My GB Boy colour worked with common batteries 1.5V non rechargeable with ED GB X3. I updated to X7 and it doesn't work anymore, even with 3000mAh rechargeable, I have a 38 error saying the bin file is missing, sometimes nothing, like a lck of power indeed. The X7 works well on genuine GB and GBC without mod and even on GB pocket backlit mod.
Any solution ?
Thanks
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: Richardragon87 on October 07, 2020, 08:54 PM
My AGS 101 had the guts of a GBC so it always resets when the X7 is turned on with it, their is no problem with the original EDGB however so it's a weird issue for sure...
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: pegoncology on October 11, 2020, 10:12 AM
I ordered those 1.6V batteries, I'll let you know. It will be a great addition to my Lynx also  ;D
It is though weird the X3 worked and not the X7, I assume the X7 is more electric powerful
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: arcDaniel on October 11, 2020, 03:57 PM
Hi,

You search the Problems by the batteries, but what about the GBC itself?

Retrosix sell an higher capacitor for the power regulator from the GBC. It seems that the original 100uF cap is measured to tight. I wait for my X7, but when it comes an it makes problems with my GBC I change the Cap to one I have hear, 470uF or if I make an Order from Retrosix (I need a new shell and other GBA stuff) I order an the 680 with it 2,61Euro only is to much for an Cap (normal price around 0,40Euro or even less), but I haven't a store near to me and the lost of time... so its ok. 
https://retrosix.co.uk/Game-Boy-Color-Power-Capacitor-Kit-p192124168
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: pegoncology on November 02, 2020, 04:02 PM
I confirm those 1.6V are worth the price, everything works like a charm now
Title: Re: Everdrive GB keeps resetting on GB Boy Colour
Post by: FeverDrive on November 12, 2020, 01:44 AM
I confirm those 1.6V are worth the price, everything works like a charm now
This is interesting, did you use Nickel Zinc batteries?