How To Completely Bypass The Giz S Battery

Here's one way to do it.

You replace the NTC (Negative temperature coefficient) thermistor with a 10K resistor. The Gizmondo uses this to judge that the battery temperature is ok. With a 10K resistor the Giz powers up from the charger supply.

I used gold plated matrix board from Maplin. this doesn't tarnish like copper matrix board. it's easy to cut by scoring with a knife on both sides then just snap on the edge of a desk. A couple of board pins or just wire holds the small board to the large board. When you solder the resistor try not to get solder over the battery contact area as this will spoil the gold plating.

When done just plug in like a battery. You may need to adjust the board length with a file to get it right.
bypass1.jpg

bypass2.jpg

Originally posted on gizmondoforums.com by FR4NK5T3R adapted for use on this wiki by Josh92176

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 License.