I got the pre-flashed FX chip with included games. It arrived in the uk this morning.
Put it all together, held reset for 5 seconds, it wouldn’t boot, it did boot when plugged into a USB socket, but with the screen reflected (x axis) on the boot screen [see linked images at bottom of post]. Moving right then left again fixed this issue. I tried to load a game and the loading bar completed, then black screen.
It could make clicks and beeps?
The arduboy still works, and can have normal games flashed to it via a PC (arduino ide). Holding the reset button for 5 seconds leaves the arduboy broken with no bootup.
FX-Activator works, and recognises the FX chip. The whole process works, flashing succeeds. Device blank, no lights, not even charging light. Unplug, restart, no lights. Plug in, restart, only red charge light.
Battery voltage measured across VCC & GND is 4.2v.
Windows detects the device disconnecting when reset (after hold 5 sec), then connecting about 5 seconds later (with no LEDs)