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New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« on: December 21, 2017, 11:37 PM »
I bought a Everdrive 64 V3 in the black Friday sale and I've just gotten around to trying it out.

I'm getting no image from my PAL N64 when I turn it on with the cartridge in it with OR without the SD card  :'(

Things I've already tried:

  • Flicked the switch from NTSC to PAL

  • Used a good SD card - 8GB Sandisk Class 10 (which is recognised on my PC with no issues)

    • Formatted the SD card using the Verbatim FAT32 Tool (the SD card is not named)

    • Placed the latest OS from the website onto the root of the SD card


    I'm at a loss for what else to try - are there such things as faulty Everdrive 64s?


    (PS my EverDrive-GB X7 is awesome, so this is keeping me sane while I fail miserably trying to get the ED64 to work lol)
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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 04:58 AM »
I have this exact same issue. No picture with or without the sd card in it. Also bought in the Black Friday sales and also using on a PAL system.

I have tried 3 seperate consoles, and even a second everdrive that I purchased at the same time for a friend. So I’m assuming the sd card is my issue but why am I not getting the “no sd card” prompt?

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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 11:45 AM »
I have this exact same issue. No picture with or without the sd card in it. Also bought in the Black Friday sales and also using on a PAL system.

I have tried 3 seperate consoles, and even a second everdrive that I purchased at the same time for a friend. So I’m assuming the sd card is my issue but why am I not getting the “no sd card” prompt?

Thank god it's not just me, I was worried I had messed up something! Have you emailed Krikzz or, if not, when were you planning on doing so?

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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 01:56 PM »
I have this exact same issue. No picture with or without the sd card in it. Also bought in the Black Friday sales and also using on a PAL system.

I have tried 3 seperate consoles, and even a second everdrive that I purchased at the same time for a friend. So I’m assuming the sd card is my issue but why am I not getting the “no sd card” prompt?
Have you tried to change position of the PAL/NTSC switch?

@the_impostor
Set the PAL/NSTC switch to the PAL position.
Try to turn on/off your console few times.

Have you tried to clean the contacts?
Do you have any mods?

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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 02:08 PM »
@the_impostor
Set the PAL/NSTC switch to the PAL position.
Try to turn on/off your console few times.

Have you tried to clean the contacts?
Do you have any mods?


Hi. I've not got any mods installed and I've turned my N64 off and on 4 or 5 times with the ED64 cart in it. I must admit I don't know how to clean the contacts of the console itself so I'll look it up on Google, however my Super Mario 64 cartridge works fine.


Would it be helpful if I was to open up the ED64 cartridge and take a photograph of it (in case something went wrong with the manufacturing?)?

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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 03:27 PM »
It's possible that your EverDrive has been broken when it was traveling to you.
The EverDrive couldn't be sent broken from us because we test all our products before sending to the customers.

Not too much because even if I can see any problem on the photos anyway you will have to send it to us for repair or replacement.

Please contact us once again using the contact form of the store.

Are you 100% sure you use a PAL console and the switch pin is set to the PAL position (closer to the word PAL) ?

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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 04:51 PM »
Hi, just to complete EverDrivers post:


N64 PAL Games Collection: 204/243
N64 PAL Demo Collection: 1/1
N64 Region Free NTSC Games: 1
Everdrive 64 v2.01 modded UltraCIC II
SD2SNES Rev. F modded Rev. H

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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 09:16 PM »
It's possible that your EverDrive has been broken when it was traveling to you.
The EverDrive couldn't be sent broken from us because we test all our products before sending to the customers.

Not too much because even if I can see any problem on the photos anyway you will have to send it to us for repair or replacement.

Please contact us once again using the contact form of the store.

Are you 100% sure you use a PAL console and the switch pin is set to the PAL position (closer to the word PAL) ?

Ah that's what I feared  :'( 

I'm due to visit a friend on Christmas Day and he has an N64 as well, so I'll take my ED64 with me and see if it works on his console. If it doesn't, I'll send you an email in order to send it back for repair :)

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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2017, 09:26 PM »
Ok!

That's a good decision to test it with another console before sending it.
However in the case of N64 if the standard cartridge works well with your console then it's unlikely your EverDrive will work on another console.

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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2017, 10:50 PM »
For the record, here are photos of my ED64 and N64 :)

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Re: New ED64-V3. Black Screen (and things I've tried so far)
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017, 12:24 AM »
Thanks for the photos!
Visually everything is ok.