So I’ve been working on a ClockworkPi Gameshell issue with the support team, but also wanted to check with the community to see if anyone else was seeing the issue I’m seeing. I absolutely love the Gameshell, especially as a PICO-8 device, but am at my wit’s end with this device I got only 3 months ago. I’ve searched these forums but don’t see anyone having quite the same issue I’m having.
In short … my Gameshell powers on for about 10 seconds, then the screen goes black, then you hear a high pitch noise … and then it completely shuts down. When this happens a few times in a row, the CPU gets incredibly hot (there are a few threads on this forum about this), but they’re usually centered around installing a heatsink to reduce heat, but I don’t see any reports about crashing within seconds of boot. So that symptom may be unrelated.
Regardless, I’ve tried the following steps to troubleshoot:
- Use a separate SDCard with a fresh copy of the 0.4 image written to it. No change … still crashes.
- Tried with and without the battery plugged in, as well as with and without the AC adapter plugged in … no change.
- Unplugged and reconnected all of the different plugs inside the shell
Regarding the LED lights … when the issue occurs, the ClockworkPi boots with both yellow and green lights, then just yellow … and then crash. The unit will at this point either turn off or the yellow light will be displayed after it locks up. The power button is unresponsive, so you actually have to remove the AC adapter as well as unplug the battery to get it to power down.
Anyone else seeing this issue?