[USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

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RXShorty
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Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Post#101 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:10 am

Hello,

I dont think picopsu will fix that :)
You can use a powered usb hard drive with external power source, but the usb wont give you enough power.
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Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Post#102 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:11 am

Oh ok, thanks :)

I did the PicoPSu mod anyway but my Dreamcast VA0 after a few minutes turns off.

Even the PSU led turns off.
Almost like a short cirtcuit.

My Pico PSU was advertised as 120w and I'm using a 12v5a power supply.

Could this be the dreamcast using too much current on the 3.3v line?

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Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Post#103 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:44 am

Could be, not sure...

But rebooting etc could also be caused because of a bad battery.
Did you replace the battery in the Dreamcast?
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Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Post#104 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:51 am

Hello All,

I have a really quick question for you. I am trying to update USB GDROM to the latest 2018 firmware.
My Dreamcast is showing Firmware Update... and that has been there for the last 10 minutes. Is this normal ? Thanking you guys all in advance.

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Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Post#105 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:58 am

mxpx78 wrote:Hello All,

I have a really quick question for you. I am trying to update USB GDROM to the latest 2018 firmware.
My Dreamcast is showing Firmware Update... and that has been there for the last 10 minutes. Is this normal ? Thanking you guys all in advance.


You got the latest update from his website?
From which version are you comming?
Because I have heard some issues by skipping USB-GDROM_fw_17-09-05 before upgrading to the latest.

But keep it on for a 30 - 40 minutes maximum... after that first try above firmware before going to the latest.
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mxpx78
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Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Post#106 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:11 am

Thank you for the quick response. I downloaded the firmware from his website.
I am upgrading from version 17/11/08 which was on my USB GDROM when I first got it.
I let the update go for about 15 minutes and shut down my Dreamcast. Everything is still working fine but the firmware did not update. I am not sure I want to try updating it again :)

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Re: [USB GDROM] Troubleshooting & Firmware updates

Post#107 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:21 am

No problem!
Do you have any games that won't run correctly?

If you don't have any issues there are not many reasons to upgrade except for the different background color or the menu ;)
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