Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:39 pm

Really want to buy from that site but apparently I would need to buy 2 hazmat bags for the batteries which are 25 dollars each. I don't know completely though since I don't understand this whole haz mat fee.

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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by hailrazer » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:47 pm

FLAPJACKDAN wrote:Really want to buy from that site but apparently I would need to buy 2 hazmat bags for the batteries which are 25 dollars each. I don't know completely though since I don't understand this whole haz mat fee.
No you don't "have" to buy them. Just skip that part or delete it from your cart.
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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:59 pm

Well I just bought my parts hopefully I will be able to have them by Friday or Monday.

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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by Basement_Modder » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:04 pm

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Basement_Modder wrote:God, haunted, don't post without proper knowledge.
1) He can just wire DIRECTLY to the pin's solder pads AFTER the SMT crap.

2) The grey ribbon is useless.




1) Why can't he solder directly to the PADS (seen in his photo with the grey line going to it) on the PLUG? Please explain so I can learn Basement...
That's what I was saying he COULD do, as earlier in the thread you said he couldn't use the plug due to the smt crap.

2) Yea, thats why I said solder to the pins above but explain WHY he cant? Do you bypass the SMT's or let the battery's power go normally through them??
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Also, looking at your last diagram, you don't need the extra wires. You drew 3.3v going to 2 pins. Just wire it to one of them. Either one. Same with GND.
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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:49 pm

You mean I can wire it like so?
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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by Basement_Modder » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:06 am

Yes, that will work.
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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:34 am

For this project can I use wire from an old psu?

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Post by Basement_Modder » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:15 am

You can, yes.

Use any wire you want that is at least 24AWG or so.
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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:59 pm

Well I finished it this morning with the help of my dad. Also for some reason I needed the 2 3.3v pins to be both bridged and the 3 GND pins to be bridged too. Anyway it worked and it all fit in the power supply brick after a bit of trimming on the inside of it. Heres the final result:

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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by Basement_Modder » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:28 pm

Nice. Strange you had to bridge the pins, though. I never have.
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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by n00bdud3 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:54 pm

That looks pretty sweet. If I can find my old, broken power supply I may have to do something like this for power outages.

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Re: Wondering how I can do a mod to my n64 to run off batteries

Post by FLAPJACKDAN » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:54 pm

Thanks for the comments.

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