Buttons aren't working
Make sure the pads align up with the PCB
Buttons too hard to press
Elastomers might have slipped when closing the case. Make sure the wires aren't obstructing any of the pillars.
The D-Pad kinda works, like 2-3 of them do, but 1 or 2 don't
This is the toughest part of the project: you have to make sure that the d-pad is centered just right over the d-pad PCB and elastomers. Its not easy to get it lined up right but if it's off by a few mm you'll notice its hard to get the button to 'register'
Power randomly shuts down
Make sure the solder points on the charger and PowerBoost aren't loose.
Takes too long to fully charge battery
Enclosure won't close
Check that the wires aren't in the way of any of the pillars or buttons.
How do I quit a game?
Press both SELECT and START rubber buttons together for three seconds to quit back to the main menu
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How do I shut down the PiGrrl?
From the main menu, press both SELECT and START rubber buttons together for three seconds to shutdown cleanly. Once you see that the screen says the Pi is 'halted' you can switch it off