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Offline MaarioS

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Cannot get Everdrive 64 v2 to boot
« on: September 12, 2015, 10:31 PM »
I've been using Everdrive 64 (ver.2) for about 1-2 years and it was working fine when I used it on PAL console (so ED64 had PAL CIC). After that I got an NTSC console so I soldered in NTSC CIC into ED64 (NUS-6102). Now all I get is "file not found" error and it asks me to put OS to SD card. Even though I put the newest OS on the cart (ED64 folder into root) and still doesn't work..... I didn't call cards "ED64" either. Tried about 5 SD cards and formatted them multiple times and still no effect, still bootloader doesn't find OS files......

Any suggestions?? Many thanks in advance!!

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Re: Cannot get Everdrive 64 v2 to boot
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 10:42 PM »
What version of the bootloader are you using?
Maybe you should Check the solderpads of the sdcard slot connector.

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Re: Cannot get Everdrive 64 v2 to boot
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 05:40 PM »
Probably you damaged some traces on pcb during cic replacement, now sd interface does not work. Or something wrong with console

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Re: Cannot get Everdrive 64 v2 to boot
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 01:54 PM »
This is right, I desoldered the chip once again and below it I didn't notice 1 trace that got accidently cut off. I soldered a wire and now the Everdrive works fine. So the problem is solved by myself. Damn are those PCBs fragile

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Re: Cannot get Everdrive 64 v2 to boot
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2015, 06:32 PM »
N64 CIC chips are DIN, right? It may be a good idea to solder a socket into there in case you ever need to switch between chips. I'm not sure if it would fit into the cartridge, though. Anyone know?

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Re: Cannot get Everdrive 64 v2 to boot
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2015, 06:38 PM »
N64 CIC chips are DIN, right? It may be a good idea to solder a socket into there in case you ever need to switch between chips. I'm not sure if it would fit into the cartridge, though. Anyone know?
If you could get ahold of the ultracic which is designed to work on both NTSC and PAL N64's, you could just solder that sucker in there and not worry about swapping chips. But idk if they are available for individual purchase as I know that it is now an option to buy a ED64 with one installed.
Everdrives I own: ED64, Mega Everdrive, EDGB, EDGG, N8, Master Everdrive

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Re: Cannot get Everdrive 64 v2 to boot
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 06:49 PM »
you can piggyback two chips, too.
http://de.tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2873lt5&s=8#.Vfg-dWyF7Ia

or you can make your own switchable ultracic :>
maybe i should make a thread about how this is done in more detail. ^^
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 06:51 PM by saturnu »