I’ve recently purchased a 10" Picade unit. I finished building it yesterday and overall happy with it, however I have a couple of issues.
Problem 1: RetroPie Booting Issue
I have a Raspberry Pi3 B+ which I’ve been using with RetroPie 4.5. Everything works fine with the official power supply and connected via HDMI to my TV. I then built the Picade unit and put the same Raspberry Pi3 B+ in the cabinet. As the 10" version comes with the HAT board, I’d connected this to the Pie 3. The power supply I’m using is an official power supply that comes with the newer Pi 4 and which I’ve connected using the USB-C cable.
When powering on the cabinet, I can see that the Pi3 goes seems to start up OK as you get the red light, followed by flicking green. However, with the same SD card that contained my RetroPie 4.5 installation, on boot the screen just showed HDMI and then shortly after displayed NO SIGNAL DETECTED. At first, I thought this must be a cable/connection issue, but everything looked good.
So, I decided to get another SD card and flash another Retropie install (same 4.5 version) in case something was corrupted. That flashed successfully and I tried booting that, but had the same problem.
So, I decided to use SD card that came with NOOBS and tried booting from that. That worked straight away and I was able to install LAKKA. So, there can’t be anything wrong with the screen/connections etc. as everything works. I’m thinking that it must be something to do with the flashing of the image?
Problem 2: Power Button
The power LED light on the right-hand side of the cabinet is always lit (very dim). If I press the button, it powers on the Rasp OK. However, nothing happens if you press the button again. Is this be design and you have to pull the power cable every time? I can’t imagine it would be - hence the question. It also seems odd that the LED light is always on. Shouldn’t that just come on when you press to turn it on?