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by Mike
Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Gamecube battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Hmm... given that I've had some trouble getting that 3.3v, I think I may take the easy road and use two batteries. The twelve volt one isn't t he issue, and I can use something less. But I'm thinking I'll have a run at one of those 3.6v Black and Decker batteries. 3hr charge time, NiMH, sounds tasty...
by Mike
Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: other ways to get 3.3v
Replies: 19
Views: 3240

My bet is that it's the car adapter not giving enough current. I tried powering it off of my gamecube power supply (which also gives 12v) and it didn't work either. The light goes on though. This leads me to believe it's not that the power supply isn't capable of putting out enough amps (if the game...
by Mike
Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: other ways to get 3.3v
Replies: 19
Views: 3240

My car adapter puts out 3.4 volts - close enough to 3.3. Anyways, I just tried powering up my N64 on batteries for the first time, running Ocarina of Time. I used one car adapter, and I used a 9.6v racecar battery, 1000mAh. Anyways, it'd power the N64 through the spinny logo thing, and as soon as th...
by Mike
Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Help Me!
Replies: 15
Views: 2792

You might try taking the game out and turning it on for about five seconds. Sometimes you have to do that when you mess with the expansion slot (expansion pack and jumper pack dealie). But... if your LED isn't even coming on, that's kinda wonky. Check and see if the power supply is warm; it should b...
by Mike
Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Gamecube battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Gamecube battery?

Hello, I've been trying to decide what sort of options I've got for batteries. There are some dirt cheap gamecube batteries on Ebay... they'll run a gamecube and screen for 1.5 hours, so I'd expect they'd run my portable N64 for more. Anything I should know before I buy one? They'll go for about $15...
by Mike
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Case Construction
Topic: Case Construct technique Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 48690

A lot of things are just nice-sized. Now, I fried my SNES, so I'm not going to personally use this... but if you've got an original SNES (the bulky one) you can easily fit every bit of circuitry and the controller in there. Plus batteries. There's seriously that much room. It's still not a real bulk...
by Mike
Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: other ways to get 3.3v
Replies: 19
Views: 3240

Hey, Judging by the age of this topic, you've probably already solved your problem, but I thought I'd mention something about using car adapters. I'm planning on using a car adapter on mine, and if you've got one or can find one, go ahead and slap a voltmeter on it and see what it's really putting o...
by Mike
Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: First portable: do you see any glaring errors with my plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Balls. Fried my SNES. Not going to give up, though the fire WAS rather discouraging, and singed my carpet. Word to the wise - don't jump the fuse except to see if you've blown something. If you HAVE blown the fuse, get a new one, don't keep jumping it. Because then if you mess something up again, yo...
by Mike
Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Alrighty, thanks. I don't really want to spend anything more than I have to at the moment, so I'm going to see if I can use these two batteries until it's evident that I need new ones. For the most part I'm going to see if I can get it to work and then if it does and I find myself playing it more th...
by Mike
Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Battery question

Since there's no battery forum... I'll post here. Anyways, I've got two 9.6v 1000mH NiCd batteries. One will run both my screen and my SNES, but I fear for battery life since I'm not messing with the screen much. So... I'm wondering, can I hook up the two batteries in parallell? (theoretically large...
by Mike
Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Wonky coincidence
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Wonky coincidence

I'll post pictures later, if this works, but... The original SNES motherboard is within an eigth of an inch on one side of fitting PERFECTLY inside the clip that attaches to the gamecube on the Zenith screen. It's pretty wild. Anyone else notice this? I think I've changed my mind about using the ori...
by Mike
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: First portable: do you see any glaring errors with my plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Blew a fuse. How'd I do that? Anybody know? It's the little 1.5 amp one. Blowing fuses makes me sad.


(FYI, everything else works when I jump the fuse, though I'm running it off wall power for the time being)
by Mike
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: I so frustrated, I think I will retire .
Replies: 43
Views: 5663

No dude. Don't quit. Or at least tell us what happened first. Believe it or not, I was working on my SNESp tonight too, and I decided to turn it on and guess what? It doesn't power on. I got mighty frustrated too, but with a little patience I decided to jump the 1.5 amp fuse and it works again. I me...
by Mike
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: LED in Cart
Replies: 14
Views: 2330

Seems like a lot of effort to put an LED in every cart. I'd say your biggest problem might be if too much current goes through the LED, but you can probably solve this with the right sized resistor. As stated above, watch out for just touching the LED to random pins. In the electronics world, that's...
by Mike
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: First portable: do you see any glaring errors with my plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

As far as pictures of the screen, this link (http://store1.yimg.com/I/i-market_1861_5923347) might show you some stuff, but my computer seems to be having trouble uploading stuff lately. I'm documenting the whole thing though, so I'll have some eventually. Anyways, I just powered up the SNES using o...