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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2020, 02:57 AM »
Thank you for the suggestions. I do have an expansion pak installed but I don't have a jumper pak. DK64 and Majora's mask run fine on my console. I ordered a different power supply so that I can see if that changes anything. I don't know anyone else who has a working n64, so I may need to get another n64. My Nintendo 64 is a special edition DK64 model and it is in good shape. The cartridge slot and cartridge have been throughly cleaned. 

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2020, 01:55 PM »
Is there anything else I can try to fix the problem? I am out of ideas.
Try using Diagnostics. You haven't mentioned about that yet.

-Perfect Dark (Only select modes work without the expansion pak)
Funnily enough, the Japanese version of PD removes the Small-but-Perfect Menu so using the Jumper Pak just gives a black screen with an error message.
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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2020, 06:01 PM »
I updated to OS v3.0.3 and I also tried using a different power supply but nothing changed. A link to a screenshot of my diagnostics screen is below.

Link: https://imgur.com/NBLvizQ

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2020, 04:13 AM »
Are your roms PAL or NTSC? Also can you verify that they are know good rips (e.g. no intro)? Still waiting on my x7, so I cannot verify yet!
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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2020, 03:32 PM »
-Perfect Dark (Only select modes work without the expansion pak)
Funnily enough, the Japanese version of PD removes the Small-but-Perfect Menu so using the Jumper Pak just gives a black screen with an error message.
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So with the Japanese version you can't play at all if you don't have the expansion pak present? That's a  strange decision by Nintendo.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2020, 05:02 PM »
Both roms are NTSC and have been verified.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2020, 12:26 AM »
I have another update. I ordered a cartridge slot and replaced it with the one that was in my Nintendo 64. I am still not able to play Conker's Bad Fur Day, Goldeneye, or South Park. I guess I need to buy a new Nintendo 64.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2020, 11:56 PM »
I replaced the motherboard on my Nintendo 64 and all games work now, including the games that I mentioned earlier. Thank you for everyone who helped or gave me advice.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2020, 12:41 PM »
You replaced the whole motherboard? That's basically replacing the N64.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2020, 03:21 PM »
Yeah, pretty much. The only parts I reused were the heatsinks and the screws. At least it was cheaper than buying a different system entirely.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2020, 03:24 PM »
Did you check the capacitors or components with a multimeter on the faulty board?

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2020, 03:32 PM »
No I haven't, but I did notice that while playing certain games on my old motherboard, there were some graphical glitches. For example, fire in Banjo Kazooie would display as a bunch of random graphical artifacts instead.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2020, 04:14 PM »
If I were you, I would try get the board inspected with a oscilloscope / thermal-detecting equipment, potentially having the caps replaced and reflow/hot-air the components. I recommend console5.com for the cap replacement kits.
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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2020, 04:32 PM »
Thank you for the suggestion. I don't have any soldering skills and I'm not sure how to inspect the motherboard. The motherboard appears to be in good condition and I don't see any capacitors that are leaking