EA-1 power adapter connection problem

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EA-1 power adapter connection problem

Postby scientistD on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:35 am

Hi all, first post here. I've got an Electribe EA-1 (old model) and the jack for the power adapter is totally screwed up. It used to work, then only occasionally, and then after I tried "fixing it" it just completely stopped working. I'm assuming it only needs a resoldering but I've been unable to open the guts up enough to get access to the solder point. There's like two layers of circuit board in the case and you need to remove the top one to get access to the one with the power connection on it but I can't seem to do so without bending the top circuit board to the point where it feels like its gonna break. I've removed ALL the screws I can find and it still wont budge! Anybody have any experience with this???
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Re: EA-1 power adapter connection problem

Postby StellarJay[aka Ruso] on Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:23 am

Shoot I wish I could help... but I have never owned an older electribe....

But I would like to welcome you to the forums!
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Re: EA-1 power adapter connection problem

Postby Daddylaser on Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:11 am

i assume you already thought of this...

but there are many suitable alternate & universal adapters etc

i have the ea1 mk1 and sometimes i use the adapter from my microkorg for example
works fine
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Re: EA-1 power adapter connection problem

Postby Dj Pound on Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:41 am

Im pretty sure that the adapter that originally came with the EA-1 was a 9 volt adapter just like the one that came with the ES-1. I lost my adapter to my ES-1 for about 2 years a while back and I used a super nintendo 9 volt adapter in place of the original instead.
It worked pefectly.
In fact I noticed that most of all the old gaming systems...genesis, nintendo, super nintendo etc..used 9 volt adapters.
So if you have any of those gaming systems lying around, just as an option you could always use those adapters.
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Re: EA-1 power adapter connection problem

Postby StellarJay[aka Ruso] on Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:41 am

In that case any 9 volt would work... make sure it's a dc NOT ac and also that the polarity is the same
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