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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2010 9:34 PM
Posted Wed Oct 6, 2010 11:19 PM
Posted Thu Oct 7, 2010 6:04 PM
If it seems like it's trying, clean the carts and the connector inside the Odyssey2. Dirty connectors make strange things happen. Go from there, clean them and that ought to help. If not, post again that it still needs something.
Posted Fri Oct 8, 2010 3:00 AM
Posted Fri Oct 8, 2010 4:27 PM
Okay, check your power supply. This is the last thing you want to check before you open it up. A good power supply that can be used as a replacement is a Genesis Model 1 power supply. I have heard of black screens on consoles (seen it, too) because of a lack of power. 9vdc, tip NEGATIVE. Check that power supply you have.
The model 2 Genny ps won't work, the pin is a different size.
Also, if you do have to open it up, the main processor is socketed; if you can get it to wiggle around that might help.
Will any of this help? I'm interested in hearing your results.
Posted Fri Oct 8, 2010 4:55 PM
Posted Fri Oct 8, 2010 10:54 PM
Dude, do NOT use a NES power supply, its output is AC and it can ruin your machine. ONLY use DC with the tip negative. Seriously, it can kill it real quick.
Also, if you are getting a black screen, then the power regulator is okay, else it would not come on at all. If all else fails you can get someone to burn you a new ROM chip and replace it. It's socketed, after all, and the parts are fairly inexpensive. Getting someone to do it would be the hardest part.
Posted Fri Oct 8, 2010 11:00 PM
Posted Fri Oct 8, 2010 11:10 PM
Very loose cart, hmm... Does anything come up on the screen when nothing is in the slot? There should be random characters and general nonsense.
Posted Fri Oct 8, 2010 11:20 PM
Posted Fri Oct 8, 2010 11:29 PM
Sounds like if you want to fix it, it's time to take it apart.
Comes open easily, the whole bottom comes off. I could have sworn I made a video of me with mine open, but I guess not. Try reseating the main processor, then go from there.
Check any capacitors you see if they are bulging or not, they should be cylindrical.
Also, smell for a burnt smell, that is very telling.
Posted Sat Oct 9, 2010 12:04 AM
Edited by nathanallan, Sat Oct 9, 2010 12:06 AM.
Posted Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:58 PM
Once you get it open you will see.
See my pic here:
reseat those two chips that are next to each other, near the cart slot.
/edit Reseating is moving them slightly out and then back in again. Just to make sure the contacts are making a good connection, you wiggle them a bit.
Posted Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:00 PM
Posted Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:11 PM
Well, that's about as much as I know on the easier to do side of things. Not sure what else to recommend that doesn't involve replacing motherboard components.
Anybody else hav any ideas??
Posted Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:13 PM
Posted Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:34 PM
Yeah, that's not a bad deal at all even not working. 14 games in the boxes? Yeah, worth it
Hopefully you can find a beat up donor for a mainboard or another O2.
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