N64p W.I.P

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N64p W.I.P

Post by Animedude101 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:37 am

Hi, i decided a few days ago that i wanted to play some of my old N64 games
but as i was unable to (since i lost my power adapter) i ended up opening
it up and relocating the cart slot. The other day i ordered a PTH08000 from
T.I ( the PTH08080 wasn't in stock) to solve my power supply problem.

Here are some pictures to show what I've done.

Preparing the motherboard for some soldering :twisted:
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After soldering 50 wires (I think its 50) to the motherboard
and accidentally tearing off the power plug i have this.
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Hopefully in the near future when i get my hands on some money
i probably will finish this.

Q + A
Q. Does the N64 need the 2 components where the power plug is?
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Q. Can someone tell me if i soldered the cart slot in the right place?

Update : I just found out that the PTH08000 i ordered didn't get delivered to me but to someone else :x

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Re: N64p W.I.P

Post by bacteria » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:57 am

It looks like the power goes onto both sides of the board. Pin 6 (12v line) needs to connect to the +12v> line on the bottom of the board and also the top of the board to the capacitor (top connection) on the right; the 3.3v line to the left capacitor (on the top) and the underside of the board to the +3.3v> line.
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Re: N64p W.I.P

Post by Animedude101 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:22 am

so it does need it to power up?
sorry im confused now :lol:

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Post by bacteria » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:22 pm

You snapped off the voltage in lines, so you need to wire to the connections they have to connect to; that is what I suggested.
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Re: N64p W.I.P

Post by Animedude101 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:15 am

ok i got my regulator today but ran into a slight
problem when i wired up the capacitor and resistor to
the PTH08000. It went up in smoke when i plugged it into my
7.4v battery.

heres what i used:
- 100uf 50v capacitor
- 2k ohm resistor
- PTH08000 regulator

any ideas what went wrong?

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Post by Life of Brian » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:26 am

Those are the right parts - did you wire it correctly? Input voltage goes to pin 3, output from pin 6, ground on pin 1, resistor between pins 1 and 5, 100uF cap between pin 3 and 1 (make sure your polarity is correct for your cap!)
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Re: N64p W.I.P

Post by Animedude101 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:52 am

yes i wired it up just like bacterias diagram on his site.
i just ordered another regulator and if that smokes
then something is definitely wrong :?

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Post by bacteria » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:16 am

Diagrams you mention on my site were by Skyone. Many of us have used his diagram to wire the regulators, successfully.
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Re: N64p W.I.P

Post by Animedude101 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:44 pm

Diagrams you mention on my site were by Skyone. Many of us have used his diagram to wire the regulators, successfully
oh my bad i thought they were yours.
anyways if the next one smokes then im doing something wrong

i'll post pics when i receive and wire up the regulator to make sure....

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Re: N64p W.I.P

Post by Animedude101 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:03 pm

ok i have had success and the regulator i got today
didn't go up in smoke when i tested it :D and my N64 works!

here is a pic of it wired up:
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Here is the system:
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until i get some batteries and a screen i am using
a Gamecube power supply to power it.
But i also came into a slight problem,
the quality of the games is not as it should be
(fuzzy and brighter)
any ideas on how i can resolve this??

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Re: N64p W.I.P

Post by palmertech » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:20 pm

Is it an Intec screen, especially a gamecube one?
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Re: N64p W.I.P

Post by Animedude101 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:16 am

Its not an intec screen
I'm using my TV to test it

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