Connected the leads straight from the 5v pins directly to the male side of the power and everything worked fine, so it is the nintendo side of the barrel jack.. i've got a new one on order so... This is resolved!
Is the issue repeatable? Meaning, does it always show the issue after 2 hours of play? Does it go away after you give it a rest, say an hour? It could be that you have some thermal issues elsewhere, not necessary the RPi.
Does the power supply itself heat up after two hours of play? Is it hot to the touch? If the supply is not properly designed it could run into thermal issues and its efficiency to sustain the desired power output deteriorates. If that's the case see if you can have it replaced.
Do you have access to the ControlBlock while you're having the issue? Can you feel if any of the components in the ControBlock is heating up? If so which of the components?
@dbinott I think it's best that you post your own thread. You might have a different setup than @hodgoes2001
Please do not post a support request without first reading and following the advice in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first
I never got any response from @petrockblog on this....so I'm asking again, are there diagrams that we can look at? Also, how about a Parts List? Some of us are having deficient power when the ControlBlock is used. I know that a transistor (Q1) switch supplies power to the PI using the GPIO pins. The question is, what is the max current that Q1 supplies the RPi with? Is it 2.5A or much less? Is this a constant current or fluctuating current? Without a diagram and parts list we are constantly guessing where our issues come from.
Revision 1.1 of the PowerBlock (introduced last year) provides break out pins for all needed signals. There is a brief blog post about it at https://blog.petrockblock.com/2016/05/20/new-revision-of-the-powerblock-increased-flexibility/. Maybe that gives some more insights.
@tmntturtlguy wohoo! you are my man! or turtle or whatever! thank you very much! It works now. Just needed to swap the es_input.cfg too for emulationstation config. I tested in the emulator before without es_input.cfg and there the controller worked. Just config in ES was missing.
Finally I can soon finish my project :) Thank you!
There's a update to the code!
Version 1.59 --- I update forst posting!
Version 1.58 Introduced a method to kill child processes via PPID @cyperghost
Version 1.59 is a code polishing done by @meleu
@ortsac so I tried switching with switched off console, same result. Checked the connection three times now. Should be working but it is not.
Maybe the controllers are not working properly. I cleaned them 1 month ago and I noticed that the rubber pads are not the best. There are stripes on the connection pad. I tried to take a picture of that.
I also measured the resistance of these, and it is >60 Ohms. Should be way lower than that right?
Can you post the output of the quick installation commands from https://github.com/petrockblog/ControlBlockService2#quick-installation here, please?
There is also a video that shows the "good case" installation.
@domodan is there anyother way that you found to identify a "bad" board other than just trying it?
like I think the WiFi on one of mine is bad but only because it shows no networks available when I look but my other one with the same cards shows them just fine. That means I'm stuck hanging out next to the router to do any work to this one. lol
well I am trying to do the ControlBlock, but I thought I had seen somewhere that some people said that by altering things with the powerblock helped with the CB idk
I tried the test from the link you provided, "wget -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/petrockblog/PowerBlock/master/install.sh | sudo bash", both with ControlBlock and PowerBlock between petrockblog and master but nothing.
I also couldn't get either of my 2 keyboards(1 RF & 1 USB) that I use to connected to the Pi to type the " | ".
not sure why. I shows it on the keyboard but when shft-| i get the ~ and when I press that key I get the weird symbol that looks like a upside down and mirrored return symbol.
Now that I have started with a fresh install of EVERYTHING using a stock retropie image I still get the same results after installing and updating everything including the CB things
Is there somewhere that I can find someone that already has an image set up and working that I can get a copy of??!! I'm trying to use the CB inside a SNEScase using the OEM led, power switch, and reset button. I've also got new wires connected from the back of the OEM controller inputs to the CB.
I will say that I know the wires that I ran from the control inputs to the CB are good because the remote seem to be working just fine.
Wish I could just copy my image and be done with it but I didn't use a CB on mine because i'm using the 8bito BT remotes. (he isn't that tech savvy, sad i know)
please help!! lol ive only for a few hours until i'm the crappy brother that couldn't finish a birthday gift on time. lol
Maybe it is also an issue with the power supply: If you are using additional USB devices your power supply or micro USB cable might be components to exchange. We had this often with other installations in the past.