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I'm having issues with a front loading NES and an Everdrive N8 (famicom version using an adapter).  It works great for about 20 minutes and then it freezes up.  If I push reset I get a black screen with 1 line of pixels blinking.  If I shut the console off and back on the power light does not come on.  After I wait about 10 minutes, it will work again, but only for 20 minutes or so.

I've used this on a friends console and it works all day long, no issues.

Any idea why my console would be acting up?

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Re: Everdrive N8 freezing after 20 minutes - front loader NES
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 07:34 AM »
Does the console work fine with regular carts?

I would suggest replacing the LM7805 regulator and nearby capacitors. Also try replacing the power adapter.
In some cases the cheaper alternative is just getting another console.
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Re: Everdrive N8 freezing after 20 minutes - front loader NES
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 05:21 AM »
Yes, regular carts play just fine all day.  I tried a different power adapter but that didn't help.
I opened up the everdrive and gyromite and tried that converter.  The cart plays fine for hours without any trouble.

Guess the pull ribbon converter is the cause of the problem, but it was not an issue on the other console.

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Re: Everdrive N8 freezing after 20 minutes - front loader NES
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 05:36 AM »
Everdrive N8 (famicom version using an adapter)

I overlooked that detail :P
The adapter is the one Krikzz sells or other brand?
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Re: Everdrive N8 freezing after 20 minutes - front loader NES
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2016, 04:03 PM »
No, it's not the Krikzz one.  It looks like very similar to this one.  I've had it a while, just never had a game to test it out with until I bought the everdrive.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81IbN0H4MSL._SL1500_.jpg