If unscrewed too far, the nuts can fall off inside the case. Then you’ll have to dismantle the case and go back several steps to rebuild everything. That’s no fun, so be careful!
The tip of the screw should be flush with the face of the nut.
If you need a little extra working room, you can loosen the same screw on the opposite side, or the next screw up this side of the case…but don’t take it as far, maybe unscrew half as much, or everything may come apart.
As before, if you need a little extra working room, you can partway unscrew the opposite side.
This piece pops into place like all the others.
When you’re done, go around the whole case and make sure all the screws are snug. Not crazy tight…you don’t want to crack the plastic…just tight enough to stay in place.
You can connect a USB keyboard at the front if you like. Some games with complex controls may require this, but for most classic games the basic stick-and-buttons are sufficient. The game selection menu and even shutdown can be accessed using combinations of these buttons.
If everything works, that’s great, you’re done!
Remember: hold both the credit and start buttons for a few seconds to exit MAME and return to the game selection menu. Hold them again to exit the menu and shutdown the system.
Customize the case if you like. Stickers, paint markers or vinyl cut decals make it your own!
If the system previously booted during the dry run but doesn’t start this time around, remove the back of the case and check for the following:
- Is the underside of the Cupcade board contacting anything metal?
- Is the Cupcade board properly aligned with the header on the back of the PiTFT?
- Have any of the wires broken off or come unplugged? How about the joystick? Are the wires still in place and in the correct positions?
- Is the SD card firmly seated in place, or has it wiggled loose?
Stand the case upright and press down gently on top, so all four corners make contact with the table. With your free hand, tighten each of the side screws back as it was.