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Mega EverDrive / Re: VA6 Genesis - X3 Freezing Issues
« on: May 17, 2019, 12:59 PM »
Yes I also had it at the start of the first level most times. Sometimes freezes, sometimes brings up a save state menu (which x3 doesn’t even have) Just once did it get to the third level and then freeze.

Using level skip game genie codes allows you to play some levels for those looking for a half fix in the meantime.

If you look through the forums there are many posts with the same issue from different people. They are all model 1s and seemingly all VA6 board revisions.

I have tested a huge portion of the Genesis/Megadrive library and so far EWJ and Street Fighter 2 are the only games that freeze

Mega EverDrive / Re: VA6 Genesis - X3 Freezing Issues
« on: May 01, 2019, 09:30 PM »
Oddly enough when earthworm Jim came up when using “play random game” it worked but froze on the third level 😢.

Tried loading another rom then reloading Earthworm Jim and it is now freezing at first level.

Dunno if this helps you troubleshoot why this is happening at all.

Mega EverDrive / VA6 Genesis - X3 Freezing Issues
« on: April 28, 2019, 02:12 PM »
Hey Guys!

Another report of this issue. Earthworm Jim freezes at the beginning of the first level with my Genesis but not on my friends Genesis. I also have the issues with Street Fighter II mentioned in other threads.

Digging through the forum I found a handful of people reporting this exact set of issues and it being related to the VA6. (Or one variety of the VA6 at least)

Can this be fixed in an OS update?
Why is this happening?
What more obscure games might be affected that no one has found yet?
Can I patch these ROMs/is there anything I can do in the meantime?

I actually do quite a bit of solder work on music equipment but haven’t messed with anything in the game related realm. I was afraid it wasn’t making contact with all necessary points as most pictures of the board show those areas populated with visible Solder.

Anyways I solved the issue and feel a bit dumb! For whatever reason the unit was shipped with both terminals of the battery holder on the negative side. The prongs from the positive side were never bent up and over the battery to touch the positive side. After doing this the unit works perfectly!

I just bought a Super EverDrive from Stone Age Gamer Yesterday.

Whenever I turn power on and off I get the “Settings reset to default push any key to continue” message and it removes whatever game and save was in memory. It should not do this every time I power on correct?

I tried 2 different new 2032 batteries and reformatted the SD card and redownloaded OS.

Is there anything else I can try without having to send it back for repair?

EDIT: After looking at the back of where the battery holder attaches the solder points have no solder is visible. In pictures these areas appear populated. Perhaps a connection is not getting made that needs to happen at the front and back? I can add a dab of solder if that may help? Don’t want to void a warranty though...

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