Worklog My quest to fix this N64 Portable

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I have finally fixed it.

I got all of the loose wires re-soldered. Everything is functional.

I also bought x3 3800mah batteries and replaced the old ones! I checked voltages and all before soldering them to the console's wires. The battery life used to be 1 hour, now it's 3-4 hours. I closed up the console, then hot glued the edges at the bottom of it's shell to avoid hands squeezing the shell together while it's being used. No over-heating going on whatsoever.

Best part for last: I hot glued a silicone pad onto the joystick. ;)

I have been playing it here and there for about two weeks now, and I think it is safe to say that this thing now works like a champ. :D

Thanks for all of the help and advice! Couldn't have done it without this forum. I learned a lot from this.
grattis. nothing left to do now except build your own.
 
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Nice work getting this to function! Soldering can be really tricky sometimes, at least tricky to do well and for it to look good. My soldering jobs don't look very pleasing, haha! Definitely consider building your own. Mine turned out to not look very good, and half the buttons don't work anymore, but I am still so proud of it and I learned so much, it's definitely worth the try!
 
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