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Isopropyl is recommended because the water in it is distilled so you don't introduce any minerals or other things that could cause corrosion. Straight water might increase the humidity on the board where the rapid drying alcohol keeps that from causing any oxidation. I would be cautious with any solvent that could erode the contacts. Isopropyl has worked for me for many years and seems to be the consensus amongst video game collectors.Thanks for the Question.Cheers, Craig
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Excellent. Glad to hear that Gamecon has been updated and that you have had success.
I haven't looked at the wiring of any of the USB controllers, but they all need to have the same pinout on the plug to work with the NES. If the colors are different than you would need to look at the PCB and see if any of the wires are labeled with CLK, PWR, DATA, GND.
I have reported the issue here: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/issues/1234
I see that RetroPie has released 3.4, when this was in Beta it had this problem, I was using the last stable Wheezy release. I tried to bring this to the developers attention on the forums, but a bug will need to be filed on the github account. Try enabling the module from the command line using `sudo modprobe gamecon_gpio_rpi map=0,0,2,0,0,0`. That should work until reboot and will confirm that there is a kernel module error.
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RetroPie installs a number of Emulators into EmulationStation. The NES roms work out of the box because the keyboard mappings are straight forward, to get the NES pad working with MAME emulation takes a little bit of poking beneath the hood into the MAME configuration files.
OK, I replaced the one image that was from Adafruit with one I took myself of the kit. Thanks,Craig
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