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TinyCircuits Products => Tiny Arcade => Topic started by: Stinkyfeet on February 08, 2020, 05:12:17 PM

Title: Tiny arcade stuck in bootloader mode
Post by: Stinkyfeet on February 08, 2020, 05:12:17 PM
My son has had this for a while now and loves it. We even downloaded all the games to SD. Unfortunately, now, after a few months of everything working fine, it is now not booting up and seems to be such on the black "bootloader mode". Can folks please advice on how to resolve the issue?
Title: Re: Tiny arcade stuck in bootloader mode
Post by: lennevia on February 10, 2020, 06:31:19 PM
Hello,

You can try putting the Tiny Arcade into the bootloader mode, and then doing some on/off power cycling to see if it will snap out of the loop you seem to be experiencing. (To put in bootloader mode, turn the unit power switch off, then hold in the two right arcade buttons while turning the unit on - this is the case where it should actually show the "bootloader mode" screen)

You can also try re-uploading the program that runs on the Tiny Arcade here: https://learn.tinycircuits.com/Help/Tiny-Arcade-DIY-Kit_Menu-Update/

That should help get it out of the weird loop that was encountered. Let me know if it doesn't, or if you have any other problems!

-Réna
Title: Re: Tiny arcade stuck in bootloader mode
Post by: Stinkyfeet on April 13, 2020, 02:35:05 PM
lennevia, thanks for the response. It took us a while to try it out, but excellent step-by-step instructions. We were back up and running again in no time at all!
Title: Re: Tiny arcade stuck in bootloader mode
Post by: lennevia on April 13, 2020, 03:44:53 PM
Happy it helped!