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Offline Pigswipe

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Everdrive V3 not working anymore
« on: February 15, 2020, 07:19 AM »
My Everdrive 64 V3 won't work on my N64, I have the switch on the inside set to NTSC and I also checked another cartridge, (Hey you, Pikachu!) and it worked just fine. I checked the inside and the NTSC-PAL switch did get rusted, but I don;t know if that would change much.
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Re: Everdrive V3 not working anymore
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 05:52 PM »
Rusted? How old is your everdrive? Check the board for damages.

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Re: Everdrive V3 not working anymore
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 09:02 PM »
What happens when you power it without an sd card?

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Re: Everdrive V3 not working anymore
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 01:34 AM »
Rusted? How old is your everdrive? Check the board for damages.
Everything else seems to look fine, but I'm not exactly that good at hardware related things. Also i think its around 3 years old.
What happens when you power it without an sd card?
Its just the same as if i did with one in; it just shows a black screen, like if there wasnt even a cartridge in the n64
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Re: Everdrive V3 not working anymore
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 03:01 PM »
Any real damage to the Everdrive might render it useless. How did it become rusted? Can you post a photo of the damage so we can see what and how extensive is the damage? When was the last time it worked properly?

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Re: Everdrive V3 not working anymore
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 08:56 PM »
Any real damage to the Everdrive might render it useless. How did it become rusted? Can you post a photo of the damage so we can see what and how extensive is the damage? When was the last time it worked properly?
I think it got rusted because it was near the sd card slot, which exposed it to air. The last time i think it worked properly was about 6 months ago. Here are the images of the front, the back, and the part that i think looks rusted: https://imgur.com/a/iUMJOTq

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Re: Everdrive V3 not working anymore
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 10:25 PM »
Looks corroded. Hopefully it will be fixed by just replacing it.

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Re: Everdrive V3 not working anymore
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 11:50 AM »
Spray lots of ipa inside the switch and contacts and swab off the excess with a cotton bud. Move the switch back and forth a few times to clean where the cotton bud cannot get to. Wait for the ipa to evaporate and try it in the n64 again. If that doesnt work, you could always try replacing the switch, or put a direct wire where the switch should be for your console type...
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