Did I Zap My Gp2x?


damantis

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I have a variable-voltage AC adapter which I use with my GP2X.
One time I accidently gave my GP2X 6 Volts, but I quickly turned it off when I realized what I had done.

The GP2X still works, except that its battery-life is very poor now. On freshly-charged 1800 mAh rechargables I only get about a minute of video playback before the machine shuts off. Battery life was never this bad before - I could easily get at least 1/2 hrs+ before this incident.

I'm not sure what's damaged inside - looking at previous threads of people zapping their GP32/2x's, it may be a diode of some sort. But unlike previous people, my GP2X still runs on both AC and batteries - it's just that the battery life is very low.

What would be my options from here?

(I have a First Edition GP2X with 1800mAh "GP" NiMH batteries and a 3-24 V, 1 A, centre-negative adaptor; )

Thanks in advance!
 

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wow, you are a very lucky person, i would have expected it to completely fry.
Hard to say whats damaged, i would send it in if i where oyu.
 

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I know what's damaged.

Check the wiki here and scroll down.

I've got some of those LTC3402 lying around, pretty expensive and hard to get... and even harder to exchange.
 

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Yes, it is the same thing.

Could be that capacitor or resistor what's-his-face mentioned replacing a while ago when his/her battery life had gone to shit. I forget the person's name now, but they have those anime signatures with the caption 'The one with the annoying sigs'. :)

See about doing a continuity check across that ..? Maybe you burned it up.
 

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Epicenter posted on May 22 2006 at 12:17 AM said:
Yes, it is the same thing.

Could be that capacitor or resistor what's-his-face mentioned replacing a while ago when his/her battery life had gone to shit. I forget the person's name now, but they have those anime signatures with the caption 'The one with the annoying sigs'. :)

See about doing a continuity check across that ..? Maybe you burned it up.

That's Drak.
 
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