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Powering up a VMU with a 9 volt battery  

Don’t want to use those expensive little battery’s that last only a few hours? Well I’m going to teach you how to fix that by powering your VMU with a 9 volt battery.BTW this can be done by AA or AAA batteries too.


1. Soldering iron or Tape 

2. Two regular wires

3. 9 volt, AA, or AAA battery (We'll be using 9 volt battery)


Step 1. Open the battery compartment on your VMU by unscrewing it

That’s what it should look like unscrewed. 

Step 2. Now you decide if you are going to tape the wires (not recommend because they move a lot and disconnect) or solder them

And if you're in luck you’ll have something like thisYour browser may not support display of this image. it will be used in a few pictures by me( its clips onto the top of the battery and has a negative and a positive wire coming off of it.) 

Step 3. Get your wires ready, since mine are the same color I put a piece of tape on one to be able to know which one is positive and which one is negative, also if they aren’t already stripped at the ends do so with a knife or something.

Step 4.

Tape your wires to the top of the battery (picture 1)or solder them(picture 2) Im using a 30 watt soldering iron which btw is an overkill for this project but it works, a less powerful soldering iron is recommended for this.

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Step 5. Take your negative wire (check on the  9 volt battery which wire you put on the negative terminal) and tape it (pic 2) or solder it onto those two pins. 

Step 6. Take your positive wire and tape it or solder it onto the clip at the bottom


Step 7. Now it should look like one of these. 

Soldered           Taped ( I used the 9 volt cap instead of the regular two wires but doesn’t matter) 

Step 8. Now it should have beeped and turned on if all the connections are connected 

Step 9. If everything is connected and working then you simply tape the battery to the back of the VMU, but to make it fit in the VMU port of the controller you cant tape past the made in china engraving on the back.(also it will take up both VMU ports on ur controller)

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And your done, this can also be done with a AA or AAA battery just solder it on the ends of the battery instead of the top terminals on the 9 volt.