I made it to RadioShack today. Got some parts I need for the power supply.
I need to make one pretty much from scratch seeing as the case I would like to use for this isn't going to be big enough for the unmodded power plug (Which is needlessly big) to jack in. And because this is a laptop style system, I figure the power supply should be the same. IE: Wire coming from the wall, going into a black box with a power indicator light, and a wire coming out of that, and going into the system.
So. My parts list I got today include:
Male / Female 9-pin plugs (The same type you'd find on the monitor cable for a computer. They get a nice solid connection). To many pins, but I'm not worried about that.
Full Wave 8 amp Rectifier.
12v 40mm cooling fan. I probably don't need it, but I wanted it. And it was a good price.
12v power indicator lamp (I chose blue. Green is way over used. Red means death (Or that your HDD is being accessed, in some cases). Yellow is a rookie color...literally! And IR is hard to see).
I still need a transformer to drop the 120v wall voltage to 12v, but other than that, I should have successfully converted my 120vac to 12vdc to run the fan, and indicator lamp.
Ya know...I just thought of something. I'm not sure why this didn't occur to me before, but...Why didn't I just get a 120vac - 12vdc 1000 miliamp wall transformer and crack the case open to put the pre-made board into the encloser?
. Oh well. I have a rectifier I don't need right now. But I may need it later.
Thats my update. Hopefully I'll have this all ready to test next weekend. I just was employed to rake five acres of leafs by hand on top of my regular job, so I don't have a lot of time durring the week. But its more money I can use to finish this project, so in the end its worth it. Thanks for keeping in touch, and helping me out.
Oh, and if your curious what happened to the original power supply for the N64. The screws were being a royal pain. So I got out my torch-lighter and burned out out, and split the case by hand from there. Thats the one part I'm still using. So in truth, this is an update of stuff I didn't REALLY need to do (except for the whole part about the original power supply NOT fitting). But at least this way I know its done right. Because I did it myself. And isn't that the whole point of this, anyway?