Retro Pie Just started Freezing

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    I was recently in Japan and bought a Retro Pie (built from a RP2) which worked flawlessly and I spent several weeks enjoying it immensely without making any adjustments to the device.

    I then few home to the U.S. And upon plugging it into my TV all of a sudden the device freezes. Usually it freezes as emulation Station loads up and I end up with a white screen and other times I can get as far as the emulator selection screen and can scroll between the emulators until it randomly freezes. What could cause the device to just spontaneously begin freezing? I thought it might have been a power supply issue and bought a new power supply but that didn’t help.

    Perhaps my SD card corrupted?

    Do I have to change some setting to get it to run in the U.S.?

    Please help… I love my retro pi and want it working again.

    #99674
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    herbfargus
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    That is rather odd. The only thing I can think of is to change

    /boot/config.txt

    sdtv_mode=1
    to
    sdtv_mode=0

    From here:
    http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/23915/the-composite-video-on-my-raspberry-pi-isnt-working

    Otherwise, short of a fresh SD image install I’m not sure how to fix it.

    #107084
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    auswear
    Participant

    Here’s 2 things that fixed it for me

    1) Disable overclocking (RetroPie > Raspi Config > Overclocking)
    2) Increase GPU memory (Add gpu_mem=256 to config.txt on SD card)

    #107091
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    petrockblog
    Keymaster

    I would lean towards overclocking, gpu_mem (as above) or PSU.

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