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NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by Lachy17689 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:06 am

I'm sure most of the members here know about the NES Power pack and some might even have bought one. http://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?products_id=34" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm interested in not swapping games constantly so obviously I want the power pack and it's perks, but will it work on a portable or a NOAC?

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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by bassmasta » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:33 am

System Compatibility List:
Works on authentic Nintendo Systems including NTSC, PAL A, PAL B, and Asian top loader and toaster systems.
Works on Famicom using 72-60 pin converter.
Does NOT work on clone systems like the NEX, Yobo, or FC Twin.
Untested on portable systems, not likely to work
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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by TomKStones » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:23 pm

If the portable was made with an authentic system, why would it "not be likely to work"?

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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by Lachy17689 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:02 am

Wait a cotton picking minute, I found this, he used a NOAC and the power pack works fine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RngRbnaWGbQ&NR=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Skip to about 5:20.

Discuss.

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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by bassmasta » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:22 pm

TomKStones wrote:If the portable was made with an authentic system, why would it "not be likely to work"?
I suppose they mean like the FC Mobile 2 or the Retro Mini.
Lachy17689 wrote:Wait a cotton picking minute, I found this, he used a NOAC and the power pack works fine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RngRbnaWGbQ&NR=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Skip to about 5:20.

Discuss.
I guess some work.
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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by Lachy17689 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:32 pm

bassmasta wrote:
TomKStones wrote:If the portable was made with an authentic system, why would it "not be likely to work"?
I suppose they mean like the FC Mobile 2 or the Retro Mini.
Lachy17689 wrote:Wait a cotton picking minute, I found this, he used a NOAC and the power pack works fine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RngRbnaWGbQ&NR=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Skip to about 5:20.

Discuss.
I guess some work.
Would there be anyway to know, anyway to test the NOAC :?:

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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by bassmasta » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:42 pm

Well he used a Super Joy III (I think), and that worked, so just use the same one...
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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by Lachy17689 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:23 am

bassmasta wrote:Well he used a Super Joy III (I think), and that worked, so just use the same one...
Can do I'll go looking for a PAL one now. :)

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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by gannon » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:52 am

I remember I had to adjust the resistors on some data lines to get mine to work with a NOAC. I had the first PCB revision though, may be different now.

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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by Lachy17689 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:56 pm

gannon wrote:I remember I had to adjust the resistors on some data lines to get mine to work with a NOAC. I had the first PCB revision though, may be different now.
Interesting, so there's a process where you can get it to work?

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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by gannon » Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:44 am

It really depends on each system, but varying the resistance on some datalines did seem to make it work on my NOAC. The new powerpaks have this mod already built-in, so you might have to jump the resistor bank or replace it (depending on the resistance that works with your NOAC). http://www.nespowerpak.com/powerpakmod.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by themadhacker » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:16 pm

I'd honestly just use a real nes board. they can be greatly reduced in size and that way you would have a guarantee that the powerpack will work.
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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by Lachy17689 » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:39 pm

themadhacker wrote:I'd honestly just use a real nes board. they can be greatly reduced in size and that way you would have a guarantee that the powerpack will work.
I would and I really want to but the case I'm using is about half an inch to small (even if I chop some useless pieces off). :?

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Re: NES Flash Cart Power Pack Compatibility?

Post by themadhacker » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:08 pm

show me the nes mobo next to the case and I'll see what can all be knocked off. I made one fit in a gamegear case and even then there was room to be cut off.
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