Author Topic: NES Power switch occasionally reboots  (Read 366 times)

ctamayo

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NES Power switch occasionally reboots
« on: August 29, 2019, 11:17:30 AM »
Hey friends,

I'm making a retropie system housed in an original NES case. A problem that I'm having is with the latching power button. It occasionally reboots rather than shuts down. It seems to be an issue with the NES buttons, as when I test with a different latching button, it works fine. I've used 2 different NES power switches and they do the same thing.

Any ideas of where I'm going wrong? Thanks!!

I've attached an (admittedly not very useful) pic of the system.


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Re: NES Power switch occasionally reboots
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 10:26:53 AM »
Yes, most likely the switches.
The long press should shutdown, the short press a reboot (on ATRaspi 2.8 or older).
If that long shutdown unlatches before the shutdown time is satisfied, (but after the reboot time is satisfied) then it will do a reboot.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2019, 02:19:41 PM by Felix »

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Re: NES Power switch occasionally reboots
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 12:44:31 PM »
Thanks for the response!

Apologies, I didn't mention which version of the ATXRaspi this is. I'm actually using the R2.8. When using the latch mode, does it matter how long I press the button? I assumed it just responded to whether the button was depressed or not.
 

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Re: NES Power switch occasionally reboots
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 02:23:33 PM »
Same thing applies. Rebooting is actually not disabled in LATCH mode. You can reboot even with a latching button (a short depress and re-press).
That you can test with another latching (or SPDT) button and it works, indicates the NES button is not consistent.