Screen with just black border [SOLVED]


Long time ago I got the Makerbuino Kit (Kickstarter). Today i got time to solder it together. Unfortunately the screen is not showing anything. It just has a black border. Also no sound appears. I tried to reset but also nothing happend. Also tried to pull and push the SD Card to have a good contact. Nothing changed. Do you have any idea whats wrong?

Hey @Wolfgang,

Thank you for supporting MAKERbuino and I am sorry for the problems that you’re experiencing.

When you interrupt the loading process, the console’s memory will be blank so you have to do a hard reset like this:

  1. insert the SD card
  2. turn the console OFF
  3. hold the C button
  4. turn the console ON
  5. release the C button
  6. wait for 30 seconds
    The SD card loader menu should appear.

This was also mentioned in build guide’s chapter #4 (under the yellow section marked “IMPORTANT”)

Try doing a hard reset like this and keep us posted.

Thank you for your patience and understanding :slight_smile:

Hi Albert!

I already tried to hard reset but nothing happend…


Please, send us photos of your MAKERbuino’s front and back side without the screen and casing.

We really cannot help you any further without seeing your soldering work.

Also, the screen needs to be fixated with screws in order to maintain optimal contact with the board.

screen was fixed with screws. just demounted the screws for the pictures.

@Wolfgang, your soldering joints look super-duper, congratulations!

Hmm… this is quite unusual, I am not sure what went wrong with your build.

Did anything show on the screen when you finished build guide’s step #12?

I’d suggest you to send your console to our address:
Maksimilijana Vrhovca 11,
47000 Karlovac,

You only need to send us your circuit board.
I’ll personally fix your device and get it sent to your address ASAP.

Thank you for your patience and understanding

Battery was empty so i can’t make the check after step #12. I decided to finish it. charging of the battery was fine but screen showed nothing. I will send it to you. Thanks for your help!

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Great, thanks! :slight_smile: