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Offline V. Amoleo

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[SOLVED] SD2SNES Error
« on: July 07, 2020, 04:33 PM »
My SD2SNES has been working fine since I bought it ages ago.  But since updating the firmware a couple of days ago I'm just getting a black screen with the red LED flashing in threes.  Looking at the source that error code is "FR_NOT_READY/ * (3) The physical drive cannot work */".  So I've tried a second SD card and it's the same.  I've also tried without an SD card at all and get the same.

Here's my photos of the board itself.  They look okay to me.




Any ideas?  I'm really missing being able to use it.

Solution located: Post 5.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2020, 11:34 AM by V. Amoleo »

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Re: SD2SNES Error
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 03:18 AM »
reformat the sd card and try again, or go back in firmware revisions?

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Re: SD2SNES Error
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 07:57 PM »
reformat the sd card and try again, or go back in firmware revisions?

I had already tried a freshly formatted card. Since you suggested an earlier firmware, I’ve tried that now and still nothing unfortunately.

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Re: SD2SNES Error
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2020, 03:45 PM »
I know it was a long shot but I tried a low capacity micro SD card with the diagnostic firmware on and I got the exact same result.  Red LED flashing in threes.

There must be an issue with the SD card slot but I can't see anything visibly wrong with it.

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Re: SD2SNES Error
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 03:18 PM »
I've looked under a microscope and all the SD card pins seem to be connected properly.  The internal pins all seem to be clean.

Any ideas on which of the components could be causing this failure?

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Re: SD2SNES Error
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2020, 11:30 AM »
I have now solved this issue.



It was due to either the (orange) SD write switch or the (red) SD inserted switch.  Some how they'd been damaged during an SD card insertion which meant that neither of them seemed to be making a connection any more.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to reseat the (orange) SD write switch back to it's original location so had to permanently set it to writeable (which I don't really see an issue with in this circumstance) meanwhile the (red) SD inserted switch I was able to move back into position.