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Anonymous
August 13, 2005 11:02:46 PM

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I performed an NTSC-PAL mod on my NTSC model 1 SNES just today. It worked
fine with my PAL Harvest Moon, but when I plugged in another PAL cart, the
red light refused to light up. I tried some American carts and the SNES
refused to power up still. It basically just kicked the bucket between those
two instances unfortunately, and I have absolutely no tech expertise with
this console. Do I have to replace the picofuse or could the problem be
deeper? And yes, you can chastise me since it's most likely my fault
(although a console just... dying like that is uncommon). Any help is
greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Anonymous
August 14, 2005 3:07:31 AM

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On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 19:02:46 -0400, "The Sage of Sega"
<frogblender02@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Do I have to replace the picofuse or could the problem be
>deeper?

Step 1: get a meter if you don't have it yet.

Step 2: check the resistance across the fuse (with power off). If it
reads anything but zero, the fuse is likely blown. Check for any loose
metal like a screw shorting compoments.

Else If you read zero ohms on the fuse, the fuse is good and
your problem is elsewhere. Stuck reset button would cause this. LED
should be coming on even if you have a dead system since LED is pretty
much across the power.

If you can't fix it, write off your SNES and find another one. Loose
SNES are popping in garage sales and often cheap. I've already passed
3 bare SNES console and about a dozed overprised SNES with game lots
this summer.
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Anonymous
August 14, 2005 12:45:31 PM

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I think I'm going to have to write it off unfortunately. I can't make a
conclusive test on the fuse (keeps giving me a 1XX.X, X being blank digits)
and the reset button is fine, and I have concluded that my power supply is
working, so it'[s off to the trash bin. It probably was worth it anyways,
considering I used a drill press as my "GameBit screwdriver". Anyone got a
spare they can send to me? I got Paypal ;) .
"Impmon" <impmon@digi.mon> wrote in message
news:73dtf1daamc7klar68l318cp5rbc4f05pl@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 19:02:46 -0400, "The Sage of Sega"
> <frogblender02@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Do I have to replace the picofuse or could the problem be
> >deeper?
>
> Step 1: get a meter if you don't have it yet.
>
> Step 2: check the resistance across the fuse (with power off). If it
> reads anything but zero, the fuse is likely blown. Check for any loose
> metal like a screw shorting compoments.
>
> Else If you read zero ohms on the fuse, the fuse is good and
> your problem is elsewhere. Stuck reset button would cause this. LED
> should be coming on even if you have a dead system since LED is pretty
> much across the power.
>
> If you can't fix it, write off your SNES and find another one. Loose
> SNES are popping in garage sales and often cheap. I've already passed
> 3 bare SNES console and about a dozed overprised SNES with game lots
> this summer.
> --
> When you hear the toilet flush, and hear the words "uh oh", it's already
> too late. - by anonymous Mother in Austin, TX
> To reply, replace digi.mon with phreaker.net
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August 15, 2005 8:01:07 AM

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I have a working spare SNES with a cracked case.....any interest?

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The Sage of Sega wrote:
> I think I'm going to have to write it off unfortunately. I can't make a
> conclusive test on the fuse (keeps giving me a 1XX.X, X being blank digits)
> and the reset button is fine, and I have concluded that my power supply is
> working, so it'[s off to the trash bin. It probably was worth it anyways,
> considering I used a drill press as my "GameBit screwdriver". Anyone got a
> spare they can send to me? I got Paypal ;) .
> "Impmon" <impmon@digi.mon> wrote in message
> news:73dtf1daamc7klar68l318cp5rbc4f05pl@4ax.com...
> > On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 19:02:46 -0400, "The Sage of Sega"
> > <frogblender02@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >Do I have to replace the picofuse or could the problem be
> > >deeper?
> >
> > Step 1: get a meter if you don't have it yet.
> >
> > Step 2: check the resistance across the fuse (with power off). If it
> > reads anything but zero, the fuse is likely blown. Check for any loose
> > metal like a screw shorting compoments.
> >
> > Else If you read zero ohms on the fuse, the fuse is good and
> > your problem is elsewhere. Stuck reset button would cause this. LED
> > should be coming on even if you have a dead system since LED is pretty
> > much across the power.
> >
> > If you can't fix it, write off your SNES and find another one. Loose
> > SNES are popping in garage sales and often cheap. I've already passed
> > 3 bare SNES console and about a dozed overprised SNES with game lots
> > this summer.
> > --
> > When you hear the toilet flush, and hear the words "uh oh", it's already
> > too late. - by anonymous Mother in Austin, TX
> > To reply, replace digi.mon with phreaker.net
August 15, 2005 7:22:49 PM

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The one I have is the newer one....case isn't as bad as I thought, more
like a few chips around the second controller port, that controller
port looking not quite right as well. Would be great for parts.......


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Anonymous
August 15, 2005 11:38:44 PM

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On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 08:45:31 -0400, The Sage of Sega wrote:

> I think I'm going to have to write it off unfortunately. I can't make a
> conclusive test on the fuse (keeps giving me a 1XX.X, X being blank digits)
> and the reset button is fine, and I have concluded that my power supply is
> working, so it'[s off to the trash bin. It probably was worth it anyways,
> considering I used a drill press as my "GameBit screwdriver". Anyone got a
> spare they can send to me? I got Paypal ;) .
> "Impmon" <impmon@digi.mon> wrote in message
> news:73dtf1daamc7klar68l318cp5rbc4f05pl@4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 19:02:46 -0400, "The Sage of Sega"
>> <frogblender02@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Do I have to replace the picofuse or could the problem be
>>>deeper?
>>
>> Step 1: get a meter if you don't have it yet.
>>
>> Step 2: check the resistance across the fuse (with power off). If it
>> reads anything but zero, the fuse is likely blown. Check for any loose
>> metal like a screw shorting compoments.
>>
>> Else If you read zero ohms on the fuse, the fuse is good and
>> your problem is elsewhere. Stuck reset button would cause this. LED
>> should be coming on even if you have a dead system since LED is pretty
>> much across the power.
>>
>> If you can't fix it, write off your SNES and find another one. Loose
>> SNES are popping in garage sales and often cheap. I've already passed
>> 3 bare SNES console and about a dozed overprised SNES with game lots
>> this summer.
>> --
>> When you hear the toilet flush, and hear the words "uh oh", it's already
>> too late. - by anonymous Mother in Austin, TX
>> To reply, replace digi.mon with phreaker.net

Just wondering, does this SNES have a seperate APU module? (A removeable
piece of gubbins near the top right of the pcb, shown here:
http://www.alpha-ii.com/Info/snes-spdif.html
as the older APU module)

If so and you are giving up on repairing it then Il take that part off you,
if your willing to ship to the UK.
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