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Leapster broken black wire.

One of the black wires inside my son's Leapster came off. Both ends. I'm
assuming one end of the wire connects to the negative terminal of the
battery on the back panel.

Can you tell me where the other end of the black wire connects to on the

Thank you very much for your help.

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  • engyah Feb 28, 2008

    Great suggestions. I was able to find the connections with an

    ohmmeter. The hint of looking for the "broken" wire strands

    was very helpful.

    Turns out, the black wire is the ground wire. I was able to ohm

    from the external power supply connector (the ground) to the

    connection point on the PCB. There, the strands were found.



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Black is usually negative Or nuetral, so your assumption would be correct.
As for the cicuit Board end or PCB Side, i,d look to see where the Red from the battery goes on to the Motherboard. Observe the Size of the Solder Spot, and the Black Should be in Close Proximity to that. To be more sure, if you desolder, the spot.
And put a magnet on the desoldered/Solder. any remnants of metal strands, from the broken Wire, will magnetise.
As solder is mainly non-conductive. Tin/Lead.
If there are no visible signs, of the Black-Wire being adjacent to the Red. Look On The Opposing side of the Board.
The Additional Hint Here, Is to gauge by the length of the Wire.
Hope This Is A Fixya For You.
Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Feb 28, 2008


    Your Welcome Buddy Anytime.

    Remember The hints For Any Similar problems.

    Mike @ Compurepair.



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