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    Meh Any way to use the Everdrive X5 SMS pause button and don't die trying?

    I know it's a silly question, but it has been eating me for a couple of years. Thing is that, well, my hands have always been a bit shaky, and when I play a SMS game on my Everdrive X5, more often than not, I end up moving the cart and then, of course, it's game over. I tried to bend it forward and backward into the slot, put an cloth around it, push the pause button with a needle, a pencil or a toothpick... But it's still a russian roulette.

    Anyone of you guys knows any life hack to increase the chances of success or it's just a matter of practice?

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    Being just a button, you could solder it out and put it (/replace with another button) at a cable end. Slightly frankenstein solution yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roce View Post
    Being just a button, you could solder it out and put it (/replace with another button) at a cable end. Slightly frankenstein solution yeah.
    Thanks for the idea. Indeed, this could be the ultimate solution, but I'm awful at soldering. Maybe if I ask someone to do it...
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    Well, people. It seems I did it... Putting a piece of thin, stapled newspaper behind the cart. It remains sound and robust as a sequoia, at the moment.

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    glad you found a solution!

    as for the SMS pause mod: i forget, but can you just have a controller ready/modded it for it, or is internal soldering for the system need? if it's the former, i'd love to find a controller already good to go.


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    There's this...

    https://www.smspower.org/Development/JoypadPauseButton

    About modding an actual MD pad to pause SMS games, there are people trying to find a way, but their research looks inclonclusive at the moment.

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