wiring a nes controller to a MP4 game player??

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wiring a nes controller to a MP4 game player??

Post by airz » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:00 pm

so i bought this mp4 media player [here] because it has the option of playing nes games, but the controller is horrible and makes playing the games impossible. so i wanted to mod it in to a new case and wire on a nes controller. but im not 100% how to go about it. i took the mp4 player apart and the buttons that it uses are simple dome shapes of metal, held on by tape. that when pressed down connect the outer ring with the middle ring. my guess is that the insides of the circles are the the connection and the outer rings are grounds??? i tried to just solder some wires straight from the iner ring and outer ring to different sides of the buttons on the nes controller board like in the diagram... but it just made so that none of the buttons on the mp4 player worked.. can anyone help me out?

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Re: wiring a nes controller to a MP4 game player??

Post by snowpenguin » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:13 pm

I don't know about the switches, but if you use the NES controller board, make sure to remove all the components.

Try taking a multimeter and holding it to different places while you press the button, see what are the contacts on it.
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Re: wiring a nes controller to a MP4 game player??

Post by saarela » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:34 pm

Where can i find a headphone that fits my mp4 player? I have a non-branded japanese mp4 player. It works fine, except the headphones are utterly rubbish. I am having difficulty in finding a pair that has the same size jack on the end. Its a lot smaller than normal headphone jacks. Any help on where i can buy a pair of headphones or some information on how to find out what size the jack is would be appreciated.
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Re: wiring a nes controller to a MP4 game player??

Post by samjc3 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:32 am

saarela wrote:Where can i find a headphone that fits my mp4 player? I have a non-branded japanese mp4 player. It works fine, except the headphones are utterly rubbish. I am having difficulty in finding a pair that has the same size jack on the end. Its a lot smaller than normal headphone jacks. Any help on where i can buy a pair of headphones or some information on how to find out what size the jack is would be appreciated.
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