I've just recently added an old CRT TV to my gaming setup. It's been sitting in my garage for years. It's a mid 80's 19" Zenith Space Command. It seems to work OK but I'm pretty sure it was dropped at least twice and has two bent corners. It only has a coaxial input on back so I opted to use a small screw-on coaxial/RF adapter which is then connected to the RF out on my retro consoles.
My problem is that after a few moments of browsing the Everdrive menu on my NES everything suddenly froze. I turned my NES off and on only to see Error 50 "SD...ERROR" & Error 52 "FAT...ERROR". Is it possible that the CRT TV sent some voltage surge backwards to my NES and messed up my SD card? Luckily I back up my data and I've reformatted and put data back on SD card and will try it tonight. But I really don't want to hook it up to my CRT TV if it will erase my SD card again or eventually damage it.
I tried it with my ColecoVision Rally X cartridge and that worked apparently without issue. But I'm afraid to use my ColecoVision Everdrive cart or even regular game cartridges for that matter in fear of the chips being erased if indeed something is wrong with my CRT TV. Might the TV be damaged and not safe to use? Or is it just not a good idea to connect Everdrive cartridges up to CRT TV's due to voltage inconsistencies, voltage surges, grounding issues, etc.?
I'm probably posting this in too specific of a sub-forum but I only frequent/post here.
Edited by rodge2001, Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:12 PM.