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how to disable a snes controller Answered

hi iam making a snes arcade machine and i want to add a coin operate timer , i dont want to turn off the tv or console after time is over, i only want to disable/lock the controller, so i see that the brown cable is ground and white is power, if i unplug any of this cable the controller wont work so i connected the brown cable to a negative ac 5v  charger or the white cable to the positive cable but the controller dont work this way, so i hope someone can help me with this.thanks

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locoface
locoface

6 years ago

so i find a post that someone said to cut a usb cable and use the red and black cable. when i cut my snes controller white and brown cable i get 4.98v from a multimeter and when i read the usb red and black cable i also get 4.98v, so i thought by connecting black and brown cable together and white and red cable together this will work but no matter what i do i cant send power to the snes controller :(

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

6 years ago

Why disable the controller. To end the game and allow people to start over you'll want to reset the game. Any easily solution would be setting up a relay on the reset button. Your micro controller can hit the reset button in short intervals allowing the system to show a bit of the start screen and demo before resetting again. Once coins are added the amount of time the loop runs can be increased for the amount of time you want to allow.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

6 years ago

If you look at the conrtoller with the round side left and the pins facing you,

then the 4, pin is the data line from the controller to the SNES.

If you coin module opens that line the controller will no longer function, close it and it works as normal.
You can try it with the first pin as well (GND) but this might result in a message on the screen that the controller is removed.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

6 years ago

1. Don't be messing around with AC voltage unless you know what your are doing, it is dangerous.

2. Look up the wiring pinout for the SNES controller. It looks like some sort of digital controller so it may not be as easy as just cutting power if the main unit is sensing it at all times.