I bought a smart cycle for my son. The unit worked for a few days but then it just quit working right. The picture was obscured with horizontal snow (mostly black with a little white) and the sound was liek it was in slow motion. I've nerver heard a electronics do that. Maybe a record player or cassette tape. Considering the lack of moving parts it was odd. Anyway I called the 800 number and they advised to change the batteries and if that didnt work to call back. The next day I called back and was advised that I could send the green cord back and get a brand new unit. The only thing was that I would have to wait 2-4 weeks. I decided to just take it back to Walmart and get my money back and be over it. I am very happy not having to deal with this issue anymore. But I still think it's a great concept that Wii is close to.
Here is a version for adults: Cateye Interactive Game Bike: This is what you get when you turn a standard stationary exercise bicycle into a game controller. The $400 Game Bike hooks up to a PlayStation 2 and allows you to use the pedals and handlebars to control any racing game available for that console. You can even hook up more than one Game Bike to your PS2 and race head-to-head with another player. The faster you pedal, the faster your virtual vehicle goes. Now that's one slick way to kill two birds--getting your Project Gotham fix and finding time for a workout--with one stone.
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do you know where you put the cartridge in below where you placed the 4 screws you can take those apart and you will see some cables inside you will see a red and back one together thats the power from the batteries below. i cut mine and drilled a hole on the side where my son wouldnt hit the cable and now my smart cycle doesn't use batteries it uses the power in my house to power it. i used a 4.5 volt 350 mA power supply for some other deal. i had laying around.
you can use 6volt power supply and that will work i wouldnt go higher than 6 volts since 4 D batteries add up to 6 volts 1.5 x 4 = 6 volts. the watts doest really matter since the device will use what it needs.
black cable on power supply goes to red on bike
black and white cable on power supply goes to black cable on bike
at least thats how it worked on mine it didnt hurt my bike i had to switch the cables around i didnt have the polarity right the first try.
I see this in my store all the time. The Red Ring of Death fix will fix your problem temporarily (meaning anywhere from 1 hour to a couple months), but temporary is the only thing you will get. The best thing to do is save up for a new one.
If your games are freezing up, or you are getting a garbled screen, or a split screen (solid color block on one side, black on the other)......spray some windex on the circuit board of the game cartridge and clean with q-tips. I know it sounds crazy; but I took the smart cycle apart this weekend trying to diagnose the problem. Ours kept having the above problems, and it seemed to me like a bad connection between the game cartridge and the "slot". Nothing worked until I finally tried the windex as a last ditch effort. WORKED LIKE A CHARM. Tried a game, didn't worked, cleaned with windex, works now no problem. This worked for all six of my game cartridges, when none of them would work before.