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problems with em-1

Postby marcomr on Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:30 am

hi guys,i'm writing from italy...i have problems with an old em-1...it started to have problems with the power cable,as i moved it the em-1 used to switch off...now it doesn't turn on anymore..i tried to dismantle it and see if the circuits are ok,but everything seemes apparently ok...can you help me?
sorry for my bad english,i hope you understand what i've written...
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Re: problems with em-1

Postby Dj Pound on Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:50 am

Sounds like you have a faulty worn out adapter. You could try getting another DC 9 volt adapter for your Em-1, from my experience old super nintendo or sega Genesis adapters work perfectly. Im using an old Super nintendo 9 volt adapter for my ES-1 right now, and I havent had any problems at all.
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Re: problems with em-1

Postby marcomr on Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:01 pm

unfortunately that's not the problem..i used another 9v adapter taken from a midi keyboard and still doesn't work....
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Re: problems with em-1

Postby Dj Pound on Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:05 pm

Hmmm.....Have you checked the adapter connection input on the EM-1? How does it look?
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Re: problems with em-1

Postby marcomr on Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:17 pm

it seems alright,no problem at a first sight..there's not even dust or dirt in it...the only thing that looks broken is the part that connects the input connection to the motherboard on the back..it has a LITTLE scratch,the tin is not soldered perfectly...i think the problem can be only there...but seriously,it's big not even 1mm...i'll try to re-solder it..otherwise really i can't figure out where the problem can be
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Re: problems with em-1

Postby Blue Monster 65 on Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:03 pm

That's enough to do it. Cold solder joints (cracked, etc.) are responsible for all kinds of fun problems that can be difficult to pin down. Hit it and see what happens.

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