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Offline Ryuhi

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Power supply issue with megadrive
« on: December 08, 2018, 19:49:06 PM »
Hey guys,

Quick question,

The socket for my megadrive power supply is loose. I usually have to put the game box underneath the power supply cable to get my megadrive to work. Does anyone know if this issue is fixable?

I will post up pictures when I get the chance.


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Re: Power supply issue with megadrive
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 20:55:38 PM »
I'd be very surprised if that couldn't be fixed. Don't be afraid of opening it up (with the power off) and having a look - it could be just that something has worked loose inside.

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Re: Power supply issue with megadrive
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 22:16:20 PM »
I'd say it prolly has a dry joint thats caused a disconnection.

Open it and have a look fella.
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Re: Power supply issue with megadrive
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 15:48:00 PM »

Fun fact - you can use a Jaguar power supply with a Megadrive.  I've been doing so for years.  :)


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Re: Power supply issue with megadrive
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 08:24:05 AM »
Its most likely just a dry joint on the socket that the PSU plug goes into.

Should be a cheap and easy fix for anyone that can solder !