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Everdrive N8 hangs
« on: August 18, 2018, 12:36 AM »
Hi.
I bought my N8 famicom version from everdrive.de (so it's legit). It's my second ED N8. I sold 1st one a month ago, because my friend wanted it badly (he's afraid of buying using his credit card).
Back on topic. Everything worked fine with 1st one. I don't remember any hanging or game glitching. Unfortunately something is wrong with my new everdrive. It hangs randomly (sudden black screen or just still frame of that game). It never hangs in OS menu. Tried different sd cards and OS versions (v15, v16 - I used this one on my older ED, and newest v20 RC1).
It hangs more often with more "advanced" games like Laser Invasion. Tried some other games like Battletoads and they hangs after ~3-5min gameplay.
Other original cards are working fine (also more advanced like Kirby or SMB3). Considering the fact that I had 0 problems with my old ED it's most likely a faulty ED.
Now, what can I do? Should I contact everdrive.de or krikzz directly? Or could it be something else?
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Re: Everdrive N8 hangs
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 12:51 AM »
Swap your new Everdrive with your friend's
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Re: Everdrive N8 hangs
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 12:54 AM »
Swap your new Everdrive with your friend's
That's not really solving the problem. Why would I give a faulty card to my friend?
I just tested it on my other famiclone with same result btw.

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Re: Everdrive N8 hangs
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 02:33 AM »
Have you tried to clean the contacts well?

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Re: Everdrive N8 hangs
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 09:24 AM »
Have you tried to clean the contacts well?
Yes, I keep all my consoles clean. And yes, I cleaned ED contacts with alcohol as well.
One more thing: when it hang, sound keeps playing. Of course it's a still tone (last note that was playing), but it's present. Screen is often glitched, bot sometimes it just stay as it is.

Edit:
I borrowed my older ED (to confirm if my console is working fine) from my friend and it works flawless.

Edit2.
I ran "self test" with no errors.
Is it possible that newer ED N8 revisions needs more stable/efficient PSU (my first ED was from 2015 batch, this one is from march 2018)?
« Last Edit: August 22, 2018, 07:04 PM by linked »

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Re: Everdrive N8 hangs
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 05:59 PM »
My new, HQ PSU just arrived and it's still the same.
I tried putting ED board without case to my console and I noticed 2 things.
I can see version 1.3 written on the board (and year 2013, is it date of this revision or assembly date?). When I start the game that red led light is still lighting (very dimmed light), but when game hangs it stops lighting (completely) in the same moment.
I don't know if it tells something new about my case, but this ED is broken IMO (as I mentioned above - I have 0 problems with other ED which I borrowed from my friend), so my console is working as it should for sure.
Some games are not hanging, but showing various glitches in graphics (sound is always ok) - like Akumajou Densetsu or Heavy Barrel.
What can I do?

Edit:
Even simple games like Magic Jewellery are freezing (and bugging - some blocks are disappearing etc). Moreover - now it's often not loading menu list after pressing reset button (black screen). My bad, this was caused by fragmentation. Reformatted SD card and reset is working again.

Some photos:


Edit2:
I copied SD card content from my friend's ED (my old v16 files with custom VRC7 mappers etc) and it seems to be working okay for now. I will test is more, but does it mean that I wont be able to use anything above v16?
« Last Edit: August 22, 2018, 07:56 PM by linked »