Just got an AC adapter, DOA?

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Traumkampfer, May 13, 2014.

  1. Traumkampfer
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    Hey guys, joined these forums since im getting back into the GBA scene, and so I bought a Nyko AC adapter on Ebay, came to my house brand new and still in its packaging, but it was DOA. Do AC adapters have a shelf life that you need to worry about? Because this was a 14 year old brand new AC adapter.
     
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    Update guys, I took the thing apart with a screwdriver and jiggled the parts around a little. Its working like a charm now, as long as I dont put the screws back in xD
     
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    Just be careful, don't leave that thing unsupervised.

    Was it only an adapter or did it come with batteries?
     
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    Oh, it was just an adapter. You plug the imitation battery pack into the back, and theres a cord you plug into the battery pack that is part of wall adapter. It only works while plugged into the wall, and i'm keeping it unplugged until my EZ Flash IV comes in the mail ;)

    I took apart the imitation battery pack, because it wasn't getting power from the AC adapter.