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General => EverDrive N8 => Topic started by: KennyPowers on March 09, 2020, 04:41 AM

Title: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: KennyPowers on March 09, 2020, 04:41 AM
Hello Everyone,
i just got my N8 Everdrive and i just can't get it to boot. I tried everything. Multiple OS revisions, Different SD Cards, CIC config, etc. I have a front loader ntsc nes with Tim's RGB mod and blink light win. When i boot my NES with the N8 i first get a green screen followed by this https://i.imgur.com/b0qQbP7.jpg (yellow weird artifacts). Any ideas on what can be done to fix it? (normal carts work perfectly on the NES)
Thanks for your help! 
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: KennyPowers on March 11, 2020, 04:12 PM
Help Please... Still not able to make the N8 Work  :-\
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: Sarge on March 12, 2020, 05:47 PM
I'm not entirely sure what would cause this, but have you tried another power supply? It looks like it's trying to boot the menu, but something is getting corrupted. Also, I'm guessing you also made sure the pins are clean? It's not something I would expect to be a problem, but you never know.

Others, feel free to jump in. I'm just shooting in the dark here.
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: KennyPowers on March 12, 2020, 07:16 PM
Thanks for your help Sarge !
I have tried different power supplies, a Genuine Nintendo one and a PS with a little bit more power.
Pins are super clean, it's a brand new blink light win and every other catridge works flawless.
Im really getting out of ideas
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: Sarge on March 12, 2020, 07:27 PM
Could be the cart is defective, too. Perhaps a pin has a cold solder joint or something. Where was it purchased from?
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: MadJackHist on March 12, 2020, 07:37 PM
I would like to add something to this - Are you using a modified NES? I have a front-loader with the HiDef NES kit and the Pro simply will not boot into the OS, no matter which I try. Different SD cards, power supplies, even running power directly to the N8 Pro doesn't help.

The original N8 works great. The Pro also works great with the same console using the composite connector.

The issue may not be your N8 Pro cart.
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: FeverDrive on March 14, 2020, 02:07 AM
Clean the NES cartridge contacts using Isopropyl alcohol. If that doesn't work try another console.
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: KennyPowers on March 14, 2020, 02:12 AM
Thanks everyone for taking the time to help. As it turns out i tried the n8 on a non modified nes and it works.
The thing is, i really got it to play on my rgb nes. Do you guys think a firmware update might fix this ? Otherwise the N8 has no use for me.
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: KennyPowers on March 14, 2020, 02:41 AM
Another thing that is weird is that i have a n64 with tim's rgb mod too and my everdeive 64 works great. I hope Krikzz can give me and all the people that are having peoblems with their rgb nes a solution.
(Maybe someone already has a solution?)
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: zaphro72 on March 14, 2020, 09:47 PM
In other threads it mentions something about removing a 5V to 3.3V thing on the cartridge and it works sometimes. Sounds like the modded consoles cause some type of issue where there isn't enough power for the N8 pro to do its thing.
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: Dobermanun on March 14, 2020, 11:39 PM
blink light win not work with n8. replace pin connector
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: KennyPowers on March 19, 2020, 02:49 PM
Thanks everyone for your help. I will switch the blink light win with a regular connector and see what happens. Will post the results.
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: Sarge on March 19, 2020, 05:32 PM
It's kind of weird, apparently some folks have no trouble with the N8 and the BLW. I do see some mention of an anti-lockout chip feature in the BLW, though? Perhaps that can be reconfigured to get along with the N8 better, assuming that's the issue as some have speculated?
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: KennyPowers on March 19, 2020, 08:46 PM
Ok everyone. I switched the BLW for a regular connector and the N8 works perfectl in the rgb moded nes. So it is confirmed that the BLW was the problem.
It would be nice to find a solution to be able to use the BLW though.
Thanks to everyone for your help.
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: Sarge on March 19, 2020, 10:06 PM
Glad that worked! I wonder why some folks aren't having issues with the BLW and some are, though.
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: zaphro72 on March 19, 2020, 10:11 PM
Glad that worked! I wonder why some folks aren't having issues with the BLW and some are, though.

Has there been any correlation to whether people with BLW that work also have an RGB or other mod? maybe it is the combination of BLW and other mods.
Title: Re: Can't boot into N8 Everdrive
Post by: KennyPowers on March 19, 2020, 11:14 PM
Glad that worked! I wonder why some folks aren't having issues with the BLW and some are, though.
Thanks Sarge