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-You'll need a power supply of course. ​ The PSP and Nintendo DS use a 5V supply that's perfect for providing a little bit of juice for the signal, but you could use anything: a USB port has +5V on it (and should be safe, don't blame me if your PC asplodes).+You'll need a power supply of course. ​ The PSP and Nintendo DS use a 5V supply that's perfect for providing a little bit of juice for the signal, but you could use anything: a USB port has +5V on it (and should be safe, don't blame me if your PC explodes).
  
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 ==== Caveats ==== ==== Caveats ====
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 === Apologies === === Apologies ===
 I don't know what the connector is called that I used for power. ​ I bought a handful of them in Japan, they weren'​t marked. ​ Anything will do, I used these because they were small and handy. I don't know what the connector is called that I used for power. ​ I bought a handful of them in Japan, they weren'​t marked. ​ Anything will do, I used these because they were small and handy.
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 +== Alternative for Scart ==
 +  * A quick fix can be implemented by using a 9V battery (positive lead on Pin 8, negative lead on any of the grounds) and a 150 Ohms resistor between Pin 8 and Pin 16.
 +  * Either three or four AA batteries can be used as well.(definitely use four if they'​re rechargeables,​ they'​re usually only 1.2v each)
 
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