Finally put this together* and when it boots (Retropie) it doesn’t recognise the buttons/keyboard/input. Just sits at “no gamepad detected” The Pi (Pi 2 B) recognises the PC keyboard, but “showkey” doesn’t register anything from the picade board.
I’ve read all the posts about updating firmware, and then found out that the Kickstarter boards were different, and then flashing the original hex file someone dug out, I’ve been through downloads for HATs and fw, I’ve made sure the PSU is giving enough, I’ve swapped USB cables and yadda yadda yadda.
I thought about trying to update the board directly but the github for the original doesn’t seem to have the files needed and tbh this is all now getting beyond my ability.
So, I looked on the store and there’s a HAT+wiring loom and an actual PCB. It’s not a huge price difference between the two but before ordering one of them I just wanted to check which was the right/best one to get. I’m assuming the PCB as that’s the closest to the board that’s giving me all this grief but I noticed the current Picades comes with the HAT instead.
*not strictly true. I tried about two years ago and gave up when I thought I had a dead screen/board, but it turns out that was just a ribbon cable that wasn’t seated properly (and still seems to refuse to stay seated if I breathe near it but hey ho).
Thanks in advance