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Replacement 10K x 2 Volume Potentiometer?
Posted on: 2/13 14:13

Joined 1970/1/1
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Long Time User (15 Years)
Does anyone know of a drop in replacement potentiometer for the audio board? Mine has gone bad through some bad corrosion on my audio board. I've confirmed it's the volume pot by temporarily bridging the points and going from zero volume, to full volume. I'd like to order a replacement, and want to ideally have it be a drop in replacement. I know it's a 10K pot that has two inputs and outputs (double ganged?). But I'm not sure how to find a match.

Does anyone here have any ideas?
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Re: Replacement 10K x 2 Volume Potentiometer?
Posted on: 2/13 16:09

Joined 2017/9/15
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Long Time User (2 Years)
I don't know what to call it "officially" or whatever, but I had to buy some of these wheels to replace the wheel on my Game Boy a while back. You can find it by searching for "10k potentiometer" plus "duplex" or "5 pin" or "dual" then checking the pictures to make sure it's what you want.

Or actually, I have a bunch of spares if you want me to send you a few, for just the cost of shipping. I only needed one but ordered a pack of 10, and I haven't touched them for years lol.
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Re: Replacement 10K x 2 Volume Potentiometer?
Posted on: 2/13 16:31

Joined 1970/1/1
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Long Time User (15 Years)
Quote:

Splain wrote:
I don't know what to call it "officially" or whatever, but I had to buy some of these wheels to replace the wheel on my Game Boy a while back. You can find it by searching for "10k potentiometer" plus "duplex" or "5 pin" or "dual" then checking the pictures to make sure it's what you want.

Or actually, I have a bunch of spares if you want me to send you a few, for just the cost of shipping. I only needed one but ordered a pack of 10, and I haven't touched them for years lol.


Thank you! Those search terms look like they've provided exactly what I'm looking for!

I found these on Amazon Canada for about $6 shipped, plus with Prime I can have them this week as well. I appreciate your offer though. Do those look like the right type you you as well?
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Re: Replacement 10K x 2 Volume Potentiometer?
Posted on: 2/13 19:09

Joined 1970/1/1
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Actually, I was hoping to also replace the headphone jack as well. Would the Game Gear one from Console5 work?
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#5
Re: Replacement 10K x 2 Volume Potentiometer?
Posted on: 2/14 16:02

Joined 2017/9/15
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Long Time User (2 Years)
Those look perfect, if you're sure the stock VB one is 10k. Just make sure you test it to make sure it's facing the right way, before putting the VB back together.

Headphone jacks can be tricky, because of the functionality of silencing the speaker when they're plugged in. So it depends on how the VB one works and how the GG one works. In a fully mechanical one, there are 5 solder points: one ground, L&R audio in, L&R audio out to the speakers. Plugging the headphones in interrupts the audio lines to the speakers and keeps it for the headphones. But the Game Boy one had 4, GND/L/R and a toggle switch that connected to GND when the speakers were plugged in, to tell the GB to mute the speaker. So instead of breaking 2 connections, it completed 1, so the jack itself has to match the functionality of the machine. I haven't looked into how VB or GG handle it, so you'll have to research both before you buy anything.
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