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    Frying a games console

    A question for the Merkins on here really.

    I plugged a US Nintendo into the wall without plugging it into the transformer.

    It's not working now but does it fry the power pack or the actual console. Also would I have to buy an American power pack for it?

    Come on, one of you Yanks on here must have done it.

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    ^^ The power supply should be 110v-220v so you should be able to use any one. But yes I agree with Betty...

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    I don't know anything about Nintendos, but I have repaired a number of electronic devices, having once been a slight electronics enthusiast.

    There is often a small fuse inside the machine, just after where the power comes in. It is not intended to be replaced by a casual user, but if there are screws to take the back off, you can give it a go....or get Somchai to do it.

    In your case, it has most likely fried the power pack. There is a tiny internal fuse, just in case some....er....(how can I say this politely ? ) unwise person plugs it into the wrong voltage.


    As an example, I repaired a laptop power supply. The thing did not have a visible means of taking it apart, but I prised the two halves apart and looked into just after where the power came in. There was a tiny canister saying 2A, and I knew that was the fuse. I actually replaced it with a tiny strand of copper wire that I estimated had the same amperage....then I replaced that later after I took the fuse to an electronics shop.

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    It says on the power pack
    Input -AC 120v 52w 50Hz
    Output - DC 12v 3.7A
    Made in China

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    You might have got away with it.

    The danger is that the double input will have resulted in double output to 18V but I suspect the actual game console have a voltage regulator so as i said you might get away with it.

    Amorn in Tesco Rama IV will have a 240V to 12VDC adapter. The 3.7A Hmmm maybe a factor but it is worth a look.

    If you like you can bring the thing to Phrakhanong (with beer which they sell at 7-11) and we can have a look.

    If I still looks dead we can take it to the electronics shop on Soi 71.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    I don't know anything about Nintendos, but I have repaired a number of electronic devices, having once been a slight electronics enthusiast
    I shall valve the fucker in the bin then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    I actually replaced it with a tiny strand of copper wire that I estimated had the same amperage...



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    If I wasn't feeling so ropey from last night Neal, I'd use it as an excuse to get out

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    You will need another power supply which valves out 3.7 Amps.

    If you can take the unit along to a place which has one of these, just plug er in and see if the console still works.

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    Grown men playing adolescent games. No wonder they sky is falling in. The end is nigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post

    If I wasn't feeling so ropey from last night Neal, I'd use it as an excuse to get out
    You could've be as rough as I felt after Friday!! Better now though

    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    I actually replaced it with a tiny strand of copper wire that I estimated had the same amperage...
    Woosey! Real men use the foil from cigarette packets!

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    buy a new power pack


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I plugged a US Nintendo into the wall without plugging it into the transformer.

    It's not working now but does it fry the power pack or the actual console. Also would I have to buy an American power pack for it?







    *acting as if I didn't do the same to my sister's digital camera*





    Did it go POP and take out the power to the house?

    The camera did, and it was foked, if that helps in anyway.

    Cost 12k baht to buy her a new one. Your Kiddy Toy will be more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Woosey! Real men use the foil from cigarette packets!

    dang right!



    One of my favourite little tricks.

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