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Are these retrons 5 redesigned to fix the clips inside for the nes slot ? Many of claimed that the nes slots get damaged with removal of games? Jan 13, 2015
With the unit that I ordered in December 2014, it did seem a lot better than other previous Retron5 models. It does hold onto the cartridges a bit more than the original console, but it isn't to the point it worries me, like I have seen on other models. The tightest slot on my console is the Genesis, but it's not to the point where it's going to rip the pins out.
Are there any common complaints that have since been patched, like certain games not being readable, or saving data to the cartridge? Jan 1, 2015
They've been very good about patching games when they find out about compatibility issues. Nearly everything I have works. My first Retron 5 had faulty Nintendo pins, but they sent me a new one and it's been great since. They've actually expanded the functionality with the ability to use translation and Rom hack patches. As for the save data, I never ran into the the erasing data issue, but I had heard that they fixed that issue.
Did they ever fix the issue with this machine putting a death grip on the carts? Is there any risk of this machine ruining my carts? Mar 6, 2015
It does still have a deth grip on the game cards but the GBA port is just fine and I have not and any damage done to my game cards sofar as long as your not constantly puting them in and taking them out you should be ok
Why didn't the machine turn on? Aug 16, 2014
You must hold the power button in for about 5 seconds to power the device on, much like you would with many cell phones out there. If the device does not power on after holding the button in for more than 15 seconds, there is likely something wrong with the device, power cable, or outlet.
Are the cartridge slots still really tight on the Retron 5, or have they made adjustments in manufacturing to solve that problem? Feb 27, 2015
Hyperkin put a video up that shows how to remove the cartridge to overcome the 'death grip' they have on them. If you do as that video shows you'll be fine.
Yes, (at least SNES) you can set the buttons up from the settings menu on the system. It's very easy to do. The only reason you wouldn't be able to use the regular NES is because it has too little amount of buttons, at least for GBA.
Is there anyway to tell which one is a hardware revision? I heard there was a hardware v2 that addressed some of teh cart insertion issues. Jun 1, 2015
It's under system settings from what I remeber. You can also insert a sd card and under system settings load your specific system info on to the card. Once you do that you'll be prompted to use a pc and and go to the hyperkin Website. There is software there that will auto down load the latest system update specific to your system. You can also find how to and help videos on you tube. GL!
Why does the Black version cost more than the Gray? Do people really pay $10 more for aesthetics? Apr 25, 2015
I don't know for certain but I think there were more gray made than black and I think that black is the more desirable color. I would have gone with the black but didn't want to spend the extra $$$.