Sorry to hear, that what worked for me flopped for you.
I hope Slaanesh's solution works though, so good luck with finding a PSU.
Please let us know the outcome, as it also helps other GP32 owners.
Thanks for not giving up.
Okay, thanks for getting back...
How positive was the switching action?
Did you flick it across in a deliberate way, I linked to the other thread hinting at the switch sticking, so could you try it multiple times to clear the contacts, then also in a positive way across it's full travel...
If I can add...
Not knowing the conditions of the loft, and the atmospherics that your unit may have been subjected to hot/cold cycles. There is a possibility of oxidization of the contacts...
Optimus, I format the SMC with the GP32 through the firmware (Slubman).
Then I remove the SMC, and file swap with a card reader, at the PC end. Also great for backing up card images.
Trouble free so far.
I got my card reader from ebay.
Please do check contacts, as Laharl, says.
Usually with electrical items the voltage regulator in the circuit goes first (caps then diodes), heat gives this away. In your case the PSU should be regulating the voltage (it should have the components that do the regulating of the voltage, either...
The pics, show it's a simple repair to straighten the bent pin, and I can tell however you have lost faith in the socket and are after a completely new socket, which I can understand. Glad to hear the unit is being fixed.
A bent pin is not a real problem to remedy as long as you do not snap it.
Can you get a couple of macro shots from above, and from the side (of the card slot) for me please, the shot you have is not much to go by.
Do not worry about the sprung mechanism for the card insert / release, as you do...
Thanks Slaanesh, anything for the olde GP32, would be great.
I emulate mainly Atari VCS2600 + 8 bit + ST.
More control over emulator settings and clock speeds would be nice, if possible.
My GP32, is my favourite device, with the GP2X, close behind.
With JTAG, I don't want to tell you how to suck eggs but:
Seems, to have a custom mini firmware, to then install a full one (I like Slubman).
As for the letters being jumbled, I did get something odd on a couple of units before, one I put in fresh...
From the versions of the ones I have it looks like I have a game engine, and then add a WAD file for Doom (as an example).There were a few customised free WAD files around.
Hope this helps, for some background: