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Ultimate Intellivision Flashback gamepad issue

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Hi guys, 

 

I've got an Ultimate Intellivision Flashback, which is a Flashback that has the internals replaced with a Raspberry Pi, and have never had any problems with it. However, this week it suddenly started coming up with "No gamepad detected" when I boot it up. 

 

I'm just using the standard Intellivision Flashback controllers (as I always have done) so I don't understand why it's suddenly stopped recognising them. I've tried pressing 0 on the controllers to try to get them to register with it, but nothing happens. 

 

Does anyone know how I can get it to recognise my controllers again? I'm trying to take part in this season's Intellivision HSC so you can understand how urgent this is!! 😁 

 

Edit: BTW, I've checked the internal connections and it doesn't look like anything's come loose. 

 

Any help will be much appreciated. 

 

Many thanks, 

gezkc

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Plug in a keyboard to do some troubleshooting.  Instructions here.

https://www.tinkerboy.xyz/retropie-testing-the-usb-controller-joystick-via-the-command-line-or-terminal/

 

It basically says to exit to the command line by pressing F4.  Use the command "lsusb" to list connected usb devices and command "jstest /dev/input/js0" to test the first game controller.

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What USB adapter are you using?

 

Get a longer USB cable and plug it into your main computer and see if it appears

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Thanks guys.

 

It turns out the controller board has stopped working (LED on the underside is not flashing). Byte Knight is kindly sending me a new one so that should hopefully fix the problem. 

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7 hours ago, fdr4prez said:

Byte Knight is the best 

:thumbsup:

He's a star 👍

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