Picade 2018 - No sound from Speaker

Built my Picade 2018 cabinet with a Raspberry Pi 3B+.

RetroPie boots and I’ve installed the Picadehat drivers using curl https://get.pimoroni.com/picadehat | bash. Rebooted and can set up the Joystick and buttons but I get no sound.

When I go into the sound settings in the main menu the audio is set to 0% and will only remain above that if I select the audio device as PCM. Speaker or Master all reset to 0% as soon as I exit.

Even if I wipe the SD card and reinstall RetroPie and the Picadehat drivers when I go back in the audio settings the volume remains at 0%.

Any help? The speaker is cabled up correctly i.e. red wire to + and black to - on the picadehat, and I had the sound working at one point when I swapped the pi out for an older model to test.

I’ve added my Config.txt below.

For more options and information see


Some settings may impact device functionality. See link above for details

uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode


uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible

and your display can output without overscan


uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console

goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border





uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display’s size minus




uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output


uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)



uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in

DMT (computer monitor) modes


uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or

no display


uncomment for composite PAL


#uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.


Uncomment some or all of these to enable the optional hardware interfaces




Uncomment this to enable the lirc-rpi module


Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README

Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835)








Did you find a fix for this? I’ve got the same issue.

Hello there, did anyone get a reply on this? I’m having the same problem.