I had left my power adapter in my living room, it's one with the switch where the voltage can be changed. I always leave it on 3v for my GP2X, but someone changed it. I plugged it in to my GP2X, not aware the setting had been changed to 12v, and switched on. BOOM. Well, not so much boom; the LED flashed and now nothing works. No power whatsoever. Batteries don't work either.
I have an F-200 with firmware 4.0.0. I bought it in February of this year.
I'm very upset because i have been realising the GP2X's value as it had occupied me on several long journeys recently. I only just fixed my FBA2X ROM problem minutes before. Plus, im going on holiday for a fortnight; now my plans to complete Star Control 2 are ruined!
I realise this may not be fixable, after all, the whole circuitry could be fried. But perhaps its simply a fuse or capacitor that has blown, and can be replaced.
Has anyone else ran too high a voltage through their machine? Anyone have any idea how my beautiful GP2X could be resuscitated?
I'm not an expert in electronics, but if the problem can be identified, i can take it to a shop and have them look at it, to see if they can fix it. I doubt they will ever have encountered a GP2X before!
Thanks in advance for any suggestions, i'm very desperate!
4 years on, I'm now in my 3rd year of Electronic Engineering and I feel ready to attempt breathing some life into the old boy. Previously I sent it to a guy in Holland who was unsuccesful in repairs: he suggested buying a new MAXsomethingOrOther voltage regulator and soldering it on. It's been sitting for years in my cupboard collecting dust, so I thought I'd ask here if anyone has experience with a similar problem. Do you reckon I could purchase the replacement part and fit it by hand? Alternatively, if anyone has the expertise and know how(I'm not the best with a soldering iron) I will pay handsomely for the service.
I have a 4GB card packed to the brim with quality games and emulators, plus I assume much improved software is now available. I'd love to get it up and running for some old school action on the move, so any advice will help!
Edited by DarthGazak, 28 June 2012 - 03:28 PM.