Tristar / Super 8 Famiclone Not Working

Started by TheTurtleyOne, August 01, 2022, 05:05:27 pm

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TheTurtleyOne

I recently purchased a Tristar (aka Super 8), it's a sfc addon that's basically a famiclone you bolt to a sfc that allows you to play nes and fc games. The menu screen and sfc / snes games work fine, however 8 bit games will not function, it simply outputs a black screen
Here is a video of this
https://file.coffee/u/XsxVMlcfNthaR4oxhA4si.mp4
I tried every nes / fc game I own and the only one that did anything was fc Gradius and it made the screen purple after the reset button was held (shown in video)
I took the thing apart and was hoping for some insight into what might be wrong, below are a number of pictures of the board.
Top

close up on some bits




Bottom


The plastic shell is warped on the bottom around the area where the large black glob sits on the bottom of the circuit board, I have a feeling this might have something to do with it not working.
Thank you for reading and I hope to get some advice that will get this thing working.