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Atro
02-14-2015, 11:36 AM
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Cell phone camera doesn't make justice.

Anyway... as I told before, the hard part is the handy work.
Everyone knows a Supergun is an encased PSU with A/V and controller ports.
Still have to get more braces to get it all tidier. I ran ran short of 'em.

goombakid
02-14-2015, 08:23 PM
I really need to make a SG for myself.

Very nice, Atro!

Atro
02-16-2015, 07:58 AM
+1 contribution.

I've already opened a thread for this, but it fits better in here!

Dreamcast stick to AES/Supergun/Atomiswave with full DC compatibility intact.

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And I also built this little adapter to be able to use multiple layouts.

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Main layout is like the AES stick, with the bottom right button as NG Select / AW 5th button.

With the adapter, it turns into a regular Capcom 3 Punch on top + 3 kicks on the bottom. No coin button for Capcom layout tho.

Kiel
02-19-2015, 09:11 PM
In addition to RGB/S-Video modding an NES for DonBurgundy I also installed a d nail vaporizer in it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/ABD7D323-7DA6-49C2-92FF-EADBEABE3704_zpszudkbepj.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/C33646B9-565B-4045-BCE3-0E38EA92117F_zpsm9hlu1fd.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/F4D5DACC-6E8A-4070-8C90-5873E53404B7_zpsbru6crb2.jpg
that case work...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/AD71E47E-E1FC-42CD-B573-89BCBB0B7216_zpsp1hzdjlf.jpg

RAZO
02-19-2015, 09:26 PM
What does that do?

DonBurgundy
02-20-2015, 12:47 AM
In addition to RGB/S-Video modding an NES for DonBurgundy I also installed a d nail vaporizer in it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/ABD7D323-7DA6-49C2-92FF-EADBEABE3704_zpszudkbepj.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/C33646B9-565B-4045-BCE3-0E38EA92117F_zpsm9hlu1fd.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/F4D5DACC-6E8A-4070-8C90-5873E53404B7_zpsbru6crb2.jpg
that case work...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/AD71E47E-E1FC-42CD-B573-89BCBB0B7216_zpsp1hzdjlf.jpg

I.... CAN'T... WAIT........:tickled:

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Matter of fact... I'm not worthy....

http://s18.postimg.org/fn8vmhevr/we_re_not_worthy_waynes_world_o.gif

Fuck Christoph :-J Kiel's out here running the NESRGB market now :mr_t:

cdamm
02-20-2015, 01:17 AM
What does that do?

http://cdn3.volusion.com/fbgeh.euqyr/v/vspfiles/photos/D-CONTROL-V1.2-4.jpg?1420814526

https://ombyum.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/toweliehigh.gif

DonBurgundy
02-20-2015, 02:08 AM
LOL perfect visual

Tyranix95
02-20-2015, 02:13 AM
What does that do?

http://kloudsociety.com/2014/04/dnail/

bustedstr8
02-20-2015, 09:36 AM
As a responsible modder it's your duty to test all modwork for full functionality.

codecrank
03-13-2015, 06:02 PM
finally got around modding my TG-16 . ( this is the original unit I got when I was a kid ;) )

I wanted to be able to use normal genesis2 scart cable so used these ( I add to map the pinout with a need able a multi meter, hopefully this pic saves someone some time )

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7600/16806363705_d7afcfbb0b_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7614/16759111716_e131b2f792_b.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7599/16784980105_45b6f4b4c4_b.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8629/16158778913_62bdbcdb9d_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7640/16778708985_9d66152a0c_b.jpg

perfect fit !

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8717/16618923868_8bd6686659_z.jpg

xrgb mini + projector time !

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7596/16784951015_631dd48dde_c.jpg
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8586/16783855952_120aa95f9b_z.jpg

GohanX
03-13-2015, 08:56 PM
Btw, a genesis scart cable has caps in it, they'll throw the brightness of your Turbo off if they aren't removed.

ApolloBoy
03-13-2015, 11:46 PM
Btw, a genesis scart cable has caps in it, they'll throw the brightness of your Turbo off if they aren't removed.
It's not necessarily the caps inside the cable, it's the resistors inside that will. Broken's RGB amp has 75 ohm resistors on the outputs, and combined with the 75 ohm resistors inside the Genesis cable, you'll get dimmer video.

codecrank
03-14-2015, 12:30 PM
aaaaah, that explains things... i had to jack the gamma on the xrgb way up.

thanks guys. I'll just pick up another genny2 cable and remove the resistors

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GohanX
03-14-2015, 02:16 PM
It's not necessarily the caps inside the cable, it's the resistors inside that will. Broken's RGB amp has 75 ohm resistors on the outputs, and combined with the 75 ohm resistors inside the Genesis cable, you'll get dimmer video.
D'oh, that's what I meant.

codecrank
03-16-2015, 08:05 PM
so I took out the resistors and caps out. it's pretty bright now, but it started skips frames... until I set the xrgb back to auto sync... odd :/

Voultar
03-31-2015, 07:00 PM
so I took out the resistors and caps out. it's pretty bright now, but it started skips frames... until I set the xrgb back to auto sync... odd :/

Since you're using a Turbo Grafx and have the room on the mini-din, you should tap Y off of the 6260 and use it as your sync source. It's much cleaner, and will typically get along much better with the Framemeister.

opt2not
08-13-2015, 03:56 PM
GBA (agb-001) Backlight mod #1 complete! Installed the Deluxe Rainbow "luxury" ribbon cable, the one that allows you to adjust the brightness through 5-levels by holding Select and Pressing the L button.

http://i.imgur.com/9UlME5w.jpg

Still working on #2.

http://i.imgur.com/72kCNWw.jpg

The most time was spent cutting out the plastic tabs on the inside so the backlight lcd would fit.
http://i.imgur.com/SnwWGXc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PVBXLQI.jpg

This was a pretty easy mod to do, just 3 wires to solder.
http://i.imgur.com/F72uA0A.jpg

Now I need to get my hands on a couple of those glass lens covers since mine are a bit scratched up.

Thanks goes out to MuppeT for selling me the donor screens! :multi_co:

Xian Xi
08-13-2015, 04:29 PM
Which screens are these?

opt2not
08-13-2015, 04:42 PM
GBA SP's (ags-101). I got a couple broken SP's that I pulled them from.

http://i.imgur.com/2J3p4cT.jpg

GohanX
08-13-2015, 05:14 PM
Sexy. I've been wanting to do this, but lack of parts.

Genki
08-15-2015, 06:57 PM
I have done many mods such as Atari Lynx 5v mod, SNES jr S-Video support and power LED, PSOne modchip, 2600 S-Video and composite, etc.

but this is the only one I did with photo and details

Duo-R (and all Duo) has only 1 LED for drive activity. I wanted power on LED and I wanted it separate from the existing red LED so I don't get purple glow. Mounting the second LED would have worked but I wanted to leave the exterior looking stock so I had to figure a way to make blue LED come on only when red LED is not on. Simple schematic I found worked:


http://i.imgur.com/H2savZm.png

I wired it dead bug style. With total of 4 parts, it wasn't worth wasting pcb. I mounted the LED on top of the transistor so the blue LED would sit about the same height as the red LED. Conveniently the collector and emitter leads of 2n3904 are spaced the same as LED leads so nothing special there.

http://i.imgur.com/Kyfp2jd.jpg

Here's a video of it in work:
https://youtu.be/v7awBIm9M3g

When I did the LED mod, I also swapped the stock 5 pin video connector with an 8 pin one so I can add RGB support later. Just need RGB amp, and to build custom cable with sync stripper so it works on Commodore 1084 monitor. (it expects separate sync and likely won't work with straight composite video as composite sync)

Xian Xi
08-15-2015, 07:28 PM
I have done many mods such as Atari Lynx 5v mod, SNES jr S-Video support and power LED, PSOne modchip, 2600 S-Video and composite, etc.

but this is the only one I did with photo and details

Duo-R (and all Duo) has only 1 LED for drive activity. I wanted power on LED and I wanted it separate from the existing red LED so I don't get purple glow. Mounting the second LED would have worked but I wanted to leave the exterior looking stock so I had to figure a way to make blue LED come on only when red LED is not on. Simple schematic I found worked:


http://i.imgur.com/H2savZm.png

I wired it dead bug style. With total of 4 parts, it wasn't worth wasting pcb. I mounted the LED on top of the transistor so the blue LED would sit about the same height as the red LED. Conveniently the collector and emitter leads of 2n3904 are spaced the same as LED leads so nothing special there.

http://i.imgur.com/Kyfp2jd.jpg

Here's a video of it in work:
https://youtu.be/v7awBIm9M3g

When I did the LED mod, I also swapped the stock 5 pin video connector with an 8 pin one so I can add RGB support later. Just need RGB amp, and to build custom cable with sync stripper so it works on Commodore 1084 monitor. (it expects separate sync and likely won't work with straight composite video as composite sync)

Nice. For me I think I'd prefer a pulsing led of the same color when it's showing activity.

GohanX
08-15-2015, 07:39 PM
pulsing led

DANCE DANCE DUO!!!!!!!!!

joecommando
08-17-2015, 11:15 PM
Just got done doing this SNES arcade stick NOT clean but it works and this is the first padhack ive ever done.
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc439/joecommando/IMG_20150817_204737_796.jpg (http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/joecommando/media/IMG_20150817_204737_796.jpg.html)
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc439/joecommando/IMG_20150817_204826_860.jpg (http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/joecommando/media/IMG_20150817_204826_860.jpg.html)

zaneiken
08-18-2015, 02:16 PM
Just some arcade stick dual-mods I've done recently for my local fighting game community.

Qanba Q4RAF > XB1
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HRAP N3 > PS4
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HRAP VX > PS4
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DanAdamKOF
08-18-2015, 10:54 PM
Huge fan of the neutrik jacks in the cord compartment :)

frsj8112
03-24-2016, 04:17 PM
Modded one of the Bandridge 5 port scart switches.

Added a Sync stripper circuit, enable/bypass switch and external PSU connection for the sync stripper (I don't like powering them from Scart power if at all possible).

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ydnfGEh4GqU/U9fVU_BpN3I/AAAAAAAAEM0/ElNEEWm8gm8/s912/photo%25201.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FDFEKYAaotQ/U9fVTDVArUI/AAAAAAAAEMs/M5lg2ZXhyHQ/s912/photo%25202.JPG


I suppose it could be a bit neater, but meh.


Hey Yodd, how did you bypass the original sync signal trace to go to the LM1881 circuit?
Do you have any pictures of the solder side of the SCART-TV-Out?

opt2not
05-17-2016, 02:45 PM
Finished up my second backlight modded and biverted Gameboy Pocket.
This is probably my cleanest mod work yet. I've learned a lot along the way. Thanks to you guys for the inspiration. :glee:

http://i.imgur.com/NXR0O3s.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/O7vcF8V.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/06w7l1P.jpg

Lemony Vengeance
05-17-2016, 10:48 PM
looking good, dude :)

leonk
05-18-2016, 06:51 PM
It looks like handheldlegend really ownez the DMG mod scene these days!

opt2not
05-18-2016, 08:59 PM
looking good, dude :)

Thanks LV!



It looks like handheldlegend really ownez the DMG mod scene these days!
Between HHL, kitsch-bent, and Thursdays Customs, the DMG/GBP definitely has options.
I like HHL lately because they've been updating their stock more frequently with new hardware development.
Though kitsch-bent just released a new bivert module that has a smaller footprint than the HHL one. It fits between the CPU and the ribbon connector instead of having to route wires down to the speaker area (since the HHL module is best fitted there).

mikejmoffitt
05-18-2016, 09:41 PM
Ah, the days of GB Pocket backlighting. I can't believe my shitty "biversion" terminology caught on. The things you come up with in high school...

http://mikejmoffitt.com/res/backlight1/24.JPG

bartre
05-23-2016, 10:17 AM
started wiring up my supergun last night, gonna try and keep the wires somewhat nice

http://i.imgur.com/5yxXg4Tl.jpg?1

pixeljunkie
05-23-2016, 11:16 AM
Finished up my second backlight modded and biverted Gameboy Pocket.
This is probably my cleanest mod work yet. I've learned a lot along the way. Thanks to you guys for the inspiration. :glee:


that looks GREAT

Nothing beats a biverted Gameboy. Is that the new chip for biverting I saw on kitsch-bent? So, you don't have to solder and cut traces to the LCD ribbon cable at all? That's awesome. Makes me want to mod a pocket as well, except for that damn screen. Good job!

opt2not
05-23-2016, 05:58 PM
that looks GREAT

Nothing beats a biverted Gameboy. Is that the new chip for biverting I saw on kitsch-bent? So, you don't have to solder and cut traces to the LCD ribbon cable at all? That's awesome. Makes me want to mod a pocket as well, except for that damn screen. Good job!

No, that's the HHL bivert module (the black square pcb in the bottom left). Though I'm going to order the smaller kitsch-bent one for my next GBP mod, it does look like a cleaner install without having run wires around the board. Cheers!

Atro
05-24-2016, 10:19 AM
started wiring up my supergun last night, gonna try and keep the wires somewhat nice

http://i.imgur.com/5yxXg4Tl.jpg?1

If your Jamma wiring is one of those from chinese sellers, change the power ones. They have a huge drop in voltage.
Clean job btw.

Xian Xi
05-24-2016, 02:47 PM
Yup, change them. I think I'm the only one who uses 14awg for 5v and ground in my superguns, everyone else uses 16awg or smaller.

Atro
05-24-2016, 03:51 PM
Yup, change them. I think I'm the only one who uses 14awg for 5v and ground in my superguns, everyone else uses 16awg or smaller.

I bought a Violent Storm PCB from a buddy of mine saying that the game was glitchy at parts.
Turns out he had one of those looms. It displayed 5.0v on the voltmeter while it was rating 4.78v with the multimeter. Obviously the chips weren't getting enough power because of that.

It's scary to look at the voltmeter and see 5.2v even tho you know it's not outputing that!

Xian Xi
05-24-2016, 05:11 PM
It's scary to look at the voltmeter and see 5.2v even tho you know it's not outputing that!

Tell me about it, I'm working on an AES right now that was supposed to only need a Unibios install. I don't think he ever powered it on as there seems to be a short in the system dropping the voltage. I had to turn up my voltage to 5.20v just to get it to boot and when I measure on one of the TTLs it's only showing 4.40v in the system.

Atro
05-24-2016, 05:26 PM
Damn! Does it even have enough juice to load a cart?

Try KOF94 or SamSho I. Those particular two are really bitchy about power that I know of!

bartre
05-24-2016, 06:55 PM
Yup, change them. I think I'm the only one who uses 14awg for 5v and ground in my superguns, everyone else uses 16awg or smaller.

really? 14awg seems like maybe a bit much.
but then again, better safe than sorry when it comes to power.

is 14 gonna cut it for the AC power coming from the wall?

Xian Xi
05-24-2016, 08:39 PM
really? 14awg seems like maybe a bit much.
but then again, better safe than sorry when it comes to power.

is 14 gonna cut it for the AC power coming from the wall?

AC power uses less current, I use 16awg or power and 14awg for earth. You could probably get away with 18awg as it usually only pulls like 1-2A.

GohanX
05-24-2016, 08:53 PM
I'd bet a dollar that Xian Xi uses better cabling for the power lines in his equipment than the power outlets have in your house.

Apocalypse
05-28-2016, 01:41 AM
Tell me about it, I'm working on an AES right now that was supposed to only need a Unibios install. I don't think he ever powered it on as there seems to be a short in the system dropping the voltage.
That's why I always test systems I receive for modding before even opening them. Some people are sneaky (to say it in a polite manner).

Voultar
06-17-2016, 02:38 PM
It's been a long time, my champions.


PS2 V7:

http://i.imgur.com/lpo8AMO.jpg

PS2 V12 with Matrix PIC Fix:

http://i.imgur.com/GPpabEW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SyFM14g.jpg

PS2 V12 with Modbo 5 & Matrix PIC Fix:

http://i.imgur.com/f5nb6uK.jpg

PS2 V15 with Matrix Infinity V1.93:

http://i.imgur.com/mibx5RT.jpg

Duo R Region Mod:

http://i.imgur.com/jqi2pVh.jpg

Nintendo M82 Power Supply fabrication and install:

http://i.imgur.com/oLnpXqM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OMaap0F.jpg

Atro
06-17-2016, 03:15 PM
Voultar mods need more filth. They're abusively clean :D

ShootTheCore
06-17-2016, 03:16 PM
Beautiful work Voultar. Can you post a pic of what your Duo-R region mod looks like where the region mod board solders to the HuCard socket pins? I'm redoing that area on my Duo right now and need inspiration.

Voultar
06-17-2016, 04:00 PM
Beautiful work Voultar. Can you post a pic of what your Duo-R region mod looks like where the region mod board solders to the HuCard socket pins? I'm redoing that area on my Duo right now and need inspiration.

Are you referring to the old ways with the Obey Region board?

History lesson time:

I never liked cutting the hu-card pins. I would de-solder the entire hu-card assembly and "lift" the pins that I needed to pull signals from.

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Lift those signals out of circuit, position the chip.

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Then, it's simply a matter of putting it all together. Keep your conductors as short as possible. I always liked using a little heat-shrink on each conductor to keep it clean and neat.

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Those are my old ways. I don't do'em like that anymore. But if you want to install those older region mod PCB's while not gutting the hu-card assembly, that's how I always did'em.

Hope that helps!




EDIT: Do your homework when selecting someone to do any kind of mod-work. Make it a habit of asking for pictures of their work, along with what equipment they use.

Unfortunately, there are 4 bad modders soliciting their services to every 1 good modder. That's especially true in the PC-Engine world.

Stay away from people like OGHugo and other "fly by night" modders.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/PC-Engine-Duo-Coregrafx-Turbografx-16-Console-Region-Switch-Installation-service-/121438999850?hash=item1c4654152a:g:HjYAAOSwGvhUGSJ O

goombakid
06-17-2016, 10:39 PM
Has Jason started selling those PCE Region boards? There's a possibility that the original "Obey" modchip I installed in a friends PCE DuoR is dead.

Voultar
06-18-2016, 09:36 AM
I'm not sure, but I believe so. He sent me a few blanks to build up long ago to play with. I highly recommend them.

xsq
06-18-2016, 10:08 AM
good stuff Voultar!

Atro
06-19-2016, 11:53 AM
What to do when you're home on a sunny summer sunday?

Go to the beach! Yeah... not alone tho!

So, I was bored and decided to do a PC Engine RGB mod on my NOS Core Grafx. I feel happy and bad at the same time! :scratch:
It's a never used unit. But even if I keep it or decide to part with, one day or another it had to have an RGB mod so... yeah... :smirk:

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wingzrow
06-19-2016, 01:58 PM
Not sure if this is off topic, but does anyone know someone I could send my SNES Mini to for some mod work? I'm trying to get digital audio of out the thing, but I think I need someone to work on it properly.

Atro
07-01-2016, 10:56 AM
Xian Xi, Voultar, Kiel

Roll the dice. They're all good on that.

MtothaJ
08-02-2016, 02:13 PM
Reasonably clean SuperGrafx RGB mod:

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The additional orange wire you can see connected to the din is my little variation on the mod to give the correct 4:3 aspect ratio switching - but this is only applicable for European RGB Scart TV's.

Yodd
08-02-2016, 02:30 PM
Looking good.


Here is the last SuperGrafx RGB install I did a couple months ago:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_JuC9sUJXwQ/V2oGdze_UTI/AAAAAAAAGNU/l-XvYU9OspYZss0dCluqTK3pwBYQgrqLQCCo/s800/IMG_0161.JPG

MtothaJ
08-02-2016, 03:34 PM
Looking good.


Here is the last SuperGrafx RGB install I did a couple months ago:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_JuC9sUJXwQ/V2oGdze_UTI/AAAAAAAAGNU/l-XvYU9OspYZss0dCluqTK3pwBYQgrqLQCCo/s800/IMG_0161.JPG

Gotta say yours looks that little bit cleaner ;)
I will probably be adding two blue power LED's - initial idea is to affix them using double sided tape so they give a glow from under these two vents:

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That will also be an opportunity to shorten the cable lengths and redo the cable tie downs to slightly improve the overall aesthetics of the mod.

Pretty Amy
10-09-2016, 02:57 AM
Anyone here good with custom controller cables or can recommend me someone who is (preferably in the US)? In my infinite ignorance, I bought some Undamned DB15 USB decoders for my Windy Supergun without realizing that the pinouts could be (and are) different. After doing some research, I have reasonable confidence that I could Frankenstein something together that works, but would rather have something that doesn't look heinous and make me want to throw up when I look at it.

Specific requirements and pinouts:

* Need 2 cables
* 3 ft. female-to-male DB15
* Would prefer black cable but other colors aren't a deal breaker

Undamned DB15 USB Decoder pinout:
1. GND
2. K3
3. Select
4. K1
5. P2
6. Right
7. Down
8. +5v
9. Not used
10. K2
11. Start
12. P3
13. P1
14. Left
15. Up

Windy Supergun pinout:
1. GND
2. K2
3. Select
4. D
5. B
6. Right
7. Down
8. +5v
9. K1
10. K3
11. Start
12. C
13. A
14. Left
15. Up
[/LIST]

Willing to pay a fair price + extra for beer money.

Xian Xi
10-09-2016, 02:35 PM
Anyone here good with custom controller cables or can recommend me someone who is (preferably in the US)? In my infinite ignorance, I bought some Undamned DB15 USB decoders for my Windy Supergun without realizing that the pinouts could be (and are) different. After doing some research, I have reasonable confidence that I could Frankenstein something together that works, but would rather have something that doesn't look heinous and make me want to throw up when I look at it.

Specific requirements and pinouts:

* Need 2 cables
* 3 ft. female-to-male DB15
* Would prefer black cable but other colors aren't a deal breaker

Undamned DB15 USB Decoder pinout:
1. GND
2. K3
3. Select
4. K1
5. P2
6. Right
7. Down
8. +5v
9. Not used
10. K2
11. Start
12. P3
13. P1
14. Left
15. Up

Windy Supergun pinout:
1. GND
2. K2
3. Select
4. D
5. B
6. Right
7. Down
8. +5v
9. K1
10. K3
11. Start
12. C
13. A
14. Left
15. Up
[/LIST]

Willing to pay a fair price + extra for beer money.

You only need to swap three lines it seems, what does the encoder look like on the inside?

Pretty Amy
10-09-2016, 04:44 PM
http://i.imgur.com/f8av2Gd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cHXyEpw.jpg

Voultar
10-10-2016, 12:09 AM
I thought I'd share some of my PCB designs!


I've designed a new RGB circuit for all PC-E variants (including Duo's) that's based around the THS7374. It differs from the THS7314 by being a 4 channel driver, in addition to being able to turn "off" the LPF that's hardwired in the THS7314. Disabling the low-pass filter yields a considerably sharper image. I use the 4th channel of THS7374 to properly drive C-Sync output, so no additional mod is needed. I have both a Duo and PC-Engine/Core-Grafx footprint designed and tested. The PC-E/CG variant solders directly to the expansion bus pinout for simplicity. This board also attenuates the output signals to .7vPP for 75 ohm loads. Meaning, the image/colors aren't washed out or are overly bright.

http://i.imgur.com/KXvTQ04.png

Also, for the OG PC-E, I've built a "proper" audio-driver for the stereo outputs found on the expansion bus. These inputs are line-level off of the pins and aren't driven. So this little board will really "wake-up" that 'ole white PC-E.

http://i.imgur.com/VWAf2jT.png

I've also designed a more competent N64RGB mod for the NS1 mainboard revisions. This board is also designed around the THS7374, which also has the sharper image output with the LPF disabled. There's an LM1881 onboard that's properly terminated to provide TTL C-Sync for N64 mainboard revisions (CPU-04) that doesn't provide a "simple" C-Sync output.

Nevermind the dodgy soldering, this is just a quick test jig that I whipped up to probe.

http://i.imgur.com/TIxJNwV.jpg?2

http://i.imgur.com/N782oUZ.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/QzYj1pI.jpg

There's also a variant of this for the SNES 1CHIP & Mini that properly attenuates the video output to the correct level, with all of those goodies on there, too.

Atro
10-10-2016, 05:50 AM
Does that N64 amp work on every PAL board?

It's the only system I don't have RGB. Comps(h)ite is inacceptable!

Voultar
10-10-2016, 01:28 PM
C-Sync on the NTSC system is actually voltage on the PAL system. An alteration would have to be made as there is no C-Sync output from the multi-out.

Xian Xi
10-10-2016, 02:38 PM
http://i.imgur.com/f8av2Gd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cHXyEpw.jpg

Since two of the three are already connected, those can just be remapped, you will need however to connect the K1(9) from the supergun to pin 4 of the device.

Atro
10-10-2016, 03:37 PM
C-Sync on the NTSC system is actually voltage on the PAL system. An alteration would have to be made as there is no C-Sync output from the multi-out.

well, a trace cutting and jumper wire has never hurt anybody ;)

I would mind as long as it would warrant a nice RGB mod on my N64. I don't love the system by any means, but I can't stand playing Mario or Majora's Mask on such a crappy picture. I'm fine with the game speed as they were PAL optimized tho.

Voultar
10-10-2016, 04:04 PM
Yeah, just cut the trace and all will be well. :)

The board generates its own C-Sync anyways, so that's not a problem. And it's quite a nice picture. I'm not very familiar with PAL mainboard revisions, but in order for this board to work, it must have the video encoder onboard. (NS1 serial numbers here in the States)

Pretty Amy
10-10-2016, 11:00 PM
Since two of the three are already connected, those can just be remapped, you will need however to connect the K1(9) from the supergun to pin 4 of the device.

Yeah, I was kind of hoping to avoid touching the inside of the supergun.

Shakes
10-18-2016, 08:52 AM
I thought I'd share some of my PCB designs!


I've designed a new RGB circuit for all PC-E variants (including Duo's) that's based around the THS7374. It differs from the THS7314 by being a 4 channel driver, in addition to being able to turn "off" the LPF that's hardwired in the THS7314. Disabling the low-pass filter yields a considerably sharper image. I use the 4th channel of THS7374 to properly drive C-Sync output, so no additional mod is needed. I have both a Duo and PC-Engine/Core-Grafx footprint designed and tested. The PC-E/CG variant solders directly to the expansion bus pinout for simplicity. This board also attenuates the output signals to .7vPP for 75 ohm loads. Meaning, the image/colors aren't washed out or are overly bright.



Does your version have the same issues with jailbars as the other bypass boards? Are the resistor fixes necessary?

Voultar
10-19-2016, 08:50 PM
The jailbars are a result of coupling on the mainboard, it has nothing to do with the amp design itself. Easily fixed, though! :)

GohanX
10-19-2016, 09:04 PM
In my experience jailbars are random from system to system even with the same amp. The Duo I use now had the worst jailbars I've ever seen when I first did the mod, added the cap fix and it's beautiful and clean now.

Voultar
11-03-2016, 03:53 PM
SuperGrafx Recap and RGB Install:

(Using an old Rev. of the board I designed. There's now a sync-separator on-board that can be toggled to output either TTL C-Sync or a C-Sync for 75 ohm terminations.)

http://i.imgur.com/uVZHzLb.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/Sw8IpFC.jpg?1

FBX
06-22-2018, 12:52 AM
Necro bump, but it's pertinent for Google searches. Here's my min-max mod work using Voultar's revision .69 board on my Super Grafx:

https://i.imgur.com/lh2fXHR.jpg

About as efficient as it can get. You could argue the lines to the din could be shortened a little bit, but other than that, this is about as neatly compact as you can get for an RGB bypass job on the Super Grafx. Of course I also color-coded the wires, and in order to avoid snipping the video pin for csync isolation, I just removed the R159 resistor underneath that feeds into it. Simple and clean that way.

Neo Alec
06-22-2018, 10:47 AM
Very nice. I want to do it.

If I ever mod my brother's Duo I'll have to use sync on composite. I have an obsession with keeping things as stock as possible, and I want the old AV cable to still work. Not that we'll probably ever use it again. My brother will appreciate that.

MCF 76
06-22-2018, 11:11 AM
Necro bump, but it's pertinent for Google searches. Here's my min-max mod work using Voultar's revision .69 board on my Super Grafx:

https://i.imgur.com/lh2fXHR.jpg

About as efficient as it can get. You could argue the lines to the din could be shortened a little bit, but other than that, this is about as neatly compact as you can get for an RGB bypass job on the Super Grafx. Of course I also color-coded the wires, and in order to avoid snipping the video pin for csync isolation, I just removed the R159 resistor underneath that feeds into it. Simple and clean that way.

Wow, that looks great man! Hell yeah I really appreciate clean mod work can look at it all day.

FBX
06-22-2018, 03:08 PM
Very nice. I want to do it.

If I ever mod my brother's Duo I'll have to use sync on composite. I have an obsession with keeping things as stock as possible, and I want the old AV cable to still work. Not that we'll probably ever use it again. My brother will appreciate that.

I totally understand. In my case, all I have to do is solder the resistor back onto the board and it's like nothing ever happened. I measured the value on it as well in case I end up losing it by accident, and I have a permanent online record of the measurement for reference.

zaneiken
06-26-2018, 12:10 PM
It's been a while since anyone's asked me to do an arcade stick mod. Here's a Brook UFB installed in a PS3 TE1 stick for a local FGC member.

https://i.imgur.com/bjrA287.jpg

bartre
08-12-2018, 05:17 PM
PSX modchip install for a friend:
https://i.imgur.com/0gAhLiVl.jpg

While I'm at it, looking at doing an RGH mod to a Jasper and Slim 360.
anyone have a tutorial or other resource I can reference?

embergabor
09-07-2018, 01:39 AM
As my first mod work on a PS1 I decided to do a rewiring of a modchip. I don't know why someone would use these long wires. Hope this is considered clean.
51515
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clarkindustry
03-19-2019, 04:18 PM
one of my old installation on ps2 slim http://i64.tinypic.com/10dfibs.jpg
oldest ps2 with O2 by Origa bros http://i65.tinypic.com/1zf4mjt.jpg

Neo Alec
03-21-2019, 08:05 AM
Holy balls, that's tight.

Carless Walker
03-21-2019, 11:04 AM
At some point this is considered art... right?

JoeAwesome
03-21-2019, 11:48 AM
At some point this is considered art... right?

Good soldering should be appreciated like art.

Neo Alec
03-22-2019, 11:21 PM
The reason my mods are all covered in jizz -- I mean hot glue -- is because I was looking at mods like this while I was working on them

Whippy
04-13-2019, 08:24 PM
I am getting to the point in the hobby where I need a good electronics Solder Iron. There is so much information that I can't even make a quality decision without the regret that I did the wrong thing. My current iron is much too large for my future plans (ronson butane turbo torch), but has helped for basic jobs. I know I want something small and precise, but after that I don't know how many watts of a unit, or a good solder composition...hell, I have been using plumbing flux up until now (I clean it all off afterward). I started large on things that are simple like putting 2 wires together or quick connects, and as the years go on, I am working smaller and smaller areas. I have plans to do a PSIO in the future, followed by a Neo Bios Masta should the Psio be successful. I don't doubt my skill, but I feel that my gigantic furnace iron is getting in the way of progress. I have sold off a few items on ebay recently, and am not working with much, but I think a decent iron would benefit me greatly. High quality & Low cost basic units preferred, but I don't mind spending a bit to get a tool that would most likely last the rest of my lifetime. I guess my long winded question is this: If you had $100 for a soldering iron which would you get?

JoeAwesome
04-13-2019, 09:36 PM
If you had $100 for a soldering iron which would you get?

I think a lot of people would say, "Save up more, and get a Hakko."

I hear lots of good things about it on here and other sites, but since I only dabble in simple projects, my Radio Shack equipment works out fine. I've heard about some Chinese equipment around the $100 range, but it's very sporadic. The Hakko is the most consistent answer I find.

ShootTheCore
04-13-2019, 11:02 PM
The popular modder Voultar did a video recently where he discussed inexpensive soldering irons and ultimately recommended a KSGER model carried by Banggood. Link to the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGdHJ3BTh_c

A purchase link to the recommended iron is in the show notes.

That said, I've been talking on Discord with folks that have purchased and used that soldering iron and they say that while the functionality is great, the build quality still leaves a lot to be desired. It's a good iron for getting started, but if you want an iron that will hold up to years of use, I echo JoeAwesome in recommending that you save up and buy a Hakko.

Whippy
04-14-2019, 09:22 AM
The Hakko is the most consistent answer I find.
I don't know if I would fully make use of a Hakko at this point in the hobby, but I read this pretty regularly now that I am zeroed in on certain things I need.


KSGER model carried by Banggood.
....save up and buy a Hakko.

I watched that video a few times, and that KSGER unit does look right about my speed. I think that it will be on my list to get in the next week, and if/when it dies from use or I find it lacking I will switch to a Hakko. If that KSGER is not enough for me, I will certainly need top quality.

I appreciate your responses. It has helped me immensely.

GohanX
04-14-2019, 11:19 AM
https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FX888D-23BY-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B00ANZRT4M/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=OGL2DVQBNEQV&keywords=hakko+soldering+iron&qid=1555258729&s=gateway&sprefix=hakko+&sr=8-3

Whippy
04-14-2019, 12:02 PM
Amazon

I avoid amazon like the plague. I don't like how they operate as a business, and will spend more to avoid them. That is a great unit at a good price however.

GohanX
04-14-2019, 05:07 PM
Once you get a Hakko everything else seems like tools for barbarians.

adeneo
04-15-2019, 05:14 PM
Once you get a Hakko ...

I'll second that, have been using a FX888D for years, and been very happy with it, no issues.

Actually bought one of those KSGER-things from Banggood a few months ago to try it out, and I think it's utter crap.
It works, it's easy to use, but doesn't hold temperature very well, and tend to create cold solder joints if going too quickly, something that is never an issue with the Hakko.

Paying more for Hakko, Metcal, Ersa, Weller or any other reputable brand, is worth it in my opinion when using the equipment regularly.

Whippy
04-17-2019, 03:23 PM
Once you get a Hakko everything else seems like tools for barbarians.




KSGER-things

I did order one, and it basically cost me nothing. I was sold some things on ebay, and had some paypal cash laying around. I did order one of the KSGER things last night. I am willing to take a chance, because I am essentially a barbarian when it comes to soldering. For the $50-60 I spent, It will allow me a more fine tuned educational experience on the art. I am no expert, and everything I have done has been idiot proof thus far. I know that the KSGER will be light years ahead of my butane powered joke of an iron. I don't doubt you fine gentlemen one bit, but for my skill level I am willing to toss out $50 for the next year. I need more skills. I don't doubt that I will be getting a Hakko at this point

lachlan
04-20-2019, 03:20 AM
This is probably the best work I've done so far... Is this clean enough to be here?

https://i.ibb.co/64wcXJ0/IMG-20190420-171712.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5Fgt4Ch/IMG-20190420-170609.jpg

Carless Walker
04-20-2019, 09:03 AM
This is probably the best work I've done so far... Is this clean enough to be here?



Tidy work, and... you wired it for stereo sound. Chinaman is envious :)

Seriously, that looks nice man!

Whippy
04-20-2019, 10:17 AM
Is this clean enough to be here?



I really like this. This is sharp my friend! What type of video output does this provide? Where did you get your case? I also have a 1c, but its one of the shittastic pre-built c-boxes and I am looking at upgrading the installation.

lachlan
04-20-2019, 06:55 PM
Thanks guys!

Its just RGBs out to a DB15HD for the video output. Works well when using a VGA to BNC cable.

The case is from Parts Express, the only case that actually fits it like a glove. As far as I know it's the same one used by Xian Xi and I searched fucking everywhere for a case like it but this is the only one. Thanks goes to Yodd for providing me this information.

TK86079
04-22-2019, 05:48 AM
Wow if I see the perfect work done here on some mods, Iím not coming up with my ratnest like 1c to AES Case mod.
But itís realy inspiring me in making another one with cleaner cable work.
@ clarkindusty How do you fix the cables to the PCB?

Hawwa
04-23-2019, 04:37 AM
This is probably the best work I've done so far... Is this clean enough to be here?

https://i.ibb.co/64wcXJ0/IMG-20190420-171712.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5Fgt4Ch/IMG-20190420-170609.jpg

Really nice work there.

GohanX
04-24-2019, 10:03 AM
Fully assembled pic pls

opt2not
04-24-2019, 06:34 PM
Totally light mod work, but I installed Quertymodo's Super Game Boy clock mod board (http://www.qwertymodo.com/hardware-projects/snes/super-game-boy-clock-mod) into my SGB. The install was easy. Remove a few resistors, solder the board to the exposed pads:
https://i.imgur.com/eRXzf8c.jpg

Running smooth, no frame skips, and the speed feels exactly like the original handheld.

Here's a few glory shots from my SNES Jr. running on a PVM:
https://i.imgur.com/SgiwURX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/zzXRGof.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/owy32gP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rfQLhzA.jpg

JoeAwesome
04-24-2019, 06:57 PM
I love me some Mole Mania. Fun game.

MCF 76
04-28-2019, 05:23 PM
This is probably the best work I've done so far... Is this clean enough to be here?

https://i.ibb.co/64wcXJ0/IMG-20190420-171712.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/5Fgt4Ch/IMG-20190420-170609.jpg

Damn, I had no idea that you did mod work. Hell yeah it's clean enough! Very nice job bro very nice, cheers. :cool:

How are you going to cut the top half out for the carts? Does the plastic seem hard and brittle? I hate cutting that type of plastic because it can crack and run a line if you don't use the right kind of cutting tool. Not sure how James cuts his he may have someone laser cut it.

lachlan
04-29-2019, 04:53 PM
Damn, I had no idea that you did mod work. Hell yeah it's clean enough! Very nice job bro very nice, cheers. :cool:

How are you going to cut the top half out for the carts? Does the plastic seem hard and brittle? I hate cutting that type of plastic because it can crack and run a line if you don't use the right kind of cutting tool. Not sure how James cuts his he may have someone laser cut it.

Thanks! yeah I left that bit to last because It's a pain in the ass. The ABS is soft and malleable up to a point and then it changes style and cracks on you like porcelain.

I'll use a large drill bit to take out a fair amount of the slot and then work it by hand with a blade and file most likely. I'd like to use a jigsaw but yes it can crack and run a fucking line!!

MCF 76
04-30-2019, 04:27 AM
Thanks! yeah I left that bit to last because It's a pain in the ass. The ABS is soft and malleable up to a point and then it changes style and cracks on you like porcelain.

I'll use a large drill bit to take out a fair amount of the slot and then work it by hand with a blade and file most likely. I'd like to use a jigsaw but yes it can crack and run a fucking line!!

I would definitely use a very small bit to start then go up in very small sizes until you reach the desired hole size or radius for corners. Its time consuming but it will keep the plastic from cracking. Using a bigger bit to start will more than likely result in a big crack. Yeah definitely post it up when you get it cut out. :cool:

GohanX
04-30-2019, 07:34 AM
I'll use a large drill bit to take out a fair amount of the slot and then work it by hand with a blade and file most likely.

That's pretty much what I do to make odd sized cutouts, and I finish it off with set sanding with fine grit sandpaper. I've never done anything as big as a cart slot before though.

Whippy
05-01-2019, 04:55 PM
That's pretty much what I do to make odd sized cutouts, and I finish it off with set sanding with fine grit sandpaper. I've never done anything as big as a cart slot before though.

I have never worked ABS as anything other than a car bumper or a piece of plumbing. ABS is easy to work with so long as you don't generate too much heat. Even using a hacksaw too quickly can cause it to fuse back together where you cut. I think you are correct to work it slowly and to sand afterward. Another option which is nearly unobtainable and/or a pain in the ass would be water jet cutting or even simply cutting it in tub of water. You could probably get a "helper" to spray your blade with water just to help remove heat, and work a bit faster. I hate ABS plumbing, and would rather have PVC...or better yet copper, but that is just my opinion based on experience with soil pipe lines.

Also, since this is the clean work thread, I wanted to thank GohanX and Adeneo for advice they gave me on irons. I did get my KSGER, and did a trial run on a random board I pulled from a broken digital outlet switch/timer. I was happy with what I could do with basic small puddles and wire, so I moved on to the real thing. This PSIO is quite honestly the first thing I have seriously soldered. I have an ego, am fearless, and solder and weld (pipes) and this went much better than expected. I was planning on ruining this board, and doing the real deal on my "better" unit. I do not in any way consider this "clean work", because there is plenty of room for improvement. However, I am also very realistic at how small some of the vias are on the board and that most people wouldn't be dumb enough to attempt this with the amount of "skill" I have. Even I figured on total failure right out the gate, so I am quite pleasantly surprised. I used NO hot glue. This alone makes me feel good. This board is from a nearly complete collection including the box and all of the pack-ins. The only thing I am aware of missing is the period-specific demo disc. I may re-sell it for fun and profit, and haven't decided. I will know more when a respectable SD card arrives in the mail.


https://i.postimg.cc/WFrZxnKD/God-Hates-A-Coward.jpg (https://postimg.cc/WFrZxnKD)


If I can do a PSIO, I think that with some practice that I can solder anything.

lachlan
05-02-2019, 06:35 AM
Looks great! Now I know there's a guy a page back who's working miracles with his wire management but you gotta start somewhere!

Whippy
05-02-2019, 03:33 PM
Looks great! Now I know there's a guy a page back who's working miracles with his wire management but you gotta start somewhere!

Wire management was a tertiary concern for a first attempt at something of this caliber. My first goal was to not destroy solder points, and my second goal was that it actually worked. The next one I do will be done to look very nice. I have a late model SCPH-1001 with a PU-8 board and the "upgraded" graphics chip, and it has been my reliable unit since I bought it new. I may even get a clear case just so I can look at my wires from time to time. I do hate my wires and their routes, but you are correct in that we all need to start somewhere. I look forward to building my skills until I get to doing that. I don't know if the PSIO is the be-all/end-all of discless playstations, but I doubt it. They may even change the design until then.

That wire management on the last page goes from simple mods into artwork. It is in a league of its own, and a great goal to strive for. In a year or 2 I may come close to that sort of excellence....until then I will continue to practice. I may modify a Mv-B or C just for the experience. It is both cheap and easy to resell.

lachlan
05-05-2019, 01:01 AM
Finished! Cutting the cart slot was a real pain and it's by no means perfect but it worked out great.
I used a 6mm drill bit to perforate the ABS first then a Dremel to cut out most the space. Finally I used a pair of side cutters to get it to a filing/sanding state and cleaned it up.

https://i.ibb.co/5rtQsk7/IMG-20190505-134633.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/dfypqQH/IMG-20190505-134613.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/GJq7Nxn/IMG-20190505-134554.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/wsqT0MX/IMG-20190505-134357.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/KNHT8zk/IMG-20190505-134343.jpg

Whippy
05-05-2019, 08:13 AM
Finished!

It looks outstanding! I love a mod that has no LED lights or company logos. Crisp & Clean. Any plans on decorating or painting?

Carless Walker
05-05-2019, 09:29 AM
Finished! Cutting the cart slot was a real pain and it's by no means perfect but it worked out great.
I used a 6mm drill bit to perforate the ABS first then a Dremel to cut out most the space. Finally I used a pair of side cutters to get it to a filing/sanding state and cleaned it up.


Outstanding work!

MCF 76
05-14-2019, 05:03 AM
Finished! Cutting the cart slot was a real pain and it's by no means perfect but it worked out great.
I used a 6mm drill bit to perforate the ABS first then a Dremel to cut out most the space. Finally I used a pair of side cutters to get it to a filing/sanding state and cleaned it up.

https://i.ibb.co/5rtQsk7/IMG-20190505-134633.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/dfypqQH/IMG-20190505-134613.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/GJq7Nxn/IMG-20190505-134554.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/wsqT0MX/IMG-20190505-134357.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/KNHT8zk/IMG-20190505-134343.jpg

Hell yeah man turned out beautiful! Very nice work cutting the cart slot I know that was a nightmare. Still impressed with the wire / soldering work.That is something I wish I had been learning and practicing at, I'm still at the point where I'm nervous doing it. And that usually causes me not to do the best looking soldering.

GohanX
05-14-2019, 08:40 AM
Great job Lachlan, looks great. You did a nice job with those controller ports in the front, I totally butchered it when I tried to do that the first time.

Atro
05-14-2019, 11:25 AM
Great job Lachlan, looks great. You did a nice job with those controller ports in the front, I totally butchered it when I tried to do that the first time.

the trick is to get a nice template.

one can use an old pc audio card with a midi port. take out the plate. mark the holes with it and attach the plate to the frontal part of the cmvs. now you can mark the countours with much more precision. itll still require some fine filing and sand paper, but it ll be a lesser pain in the bum.

MtothaJ
05-14-2019, 02:53 PM
PC Engine Supergrafx recapped with Nichicon Muse Fine Gold caps:

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Pic taken before cleaning up some excess solder balls and solder splash next to Hudson chip so looks a bit better now. Tested the removed caps and generally they were fine - 2 were borderline, rest was within specs so in no way was this necessary - but why not ;)

ShootTheCore
05-14-2019, 04:28 PM
Beautiful work with those caps. Your RGB mod looks pretty clean as well.

lachlan
05-14-2019, 08:03 PM
It looks outstanding! I love a mod that has no LED lights or company logos. Crisp & Clean. Any plans on decorating or painting?


Outstanding work!


Hell yeah man turned out beautiful! Very nice work cutting the cart slot I know that was a nightmare. Still impressed with the wire / soldering work.That is something I wish I had been learning and practicing at, I'm still at the point where I'm nervous doing it. And that usually causes me not to do the best looking soldering.


Great job Lachlan, looks great. You did a nice job with those controller ports in the front, I totally butchered it when I tried to do that the first time.

Cheers guys! :drool:

MtothaJ
05-17-2019, 02:16 PM
Beautiful work with those caps. Your RGB mod looks pretty clean as well.

Thanks, the RGB amp is from Todd, the extra orange wire going to the DIN is to get the auto 4:3 aspect ratio switch / RGB input selection on Scart RGB TV's.

54049

Also done the centre post clipping and jailbar removal mod (wasn't really getting jailbars to begin with but might as well) - those SMD caps are a pita to solder in.
Pretty much done with the Supergrafx as far as modding goes. Just need that Super SD System 3 now :smirk:

MtothaJ
06-04-2019, 01:24 PM
Recapping saga continues:

- Mega Drive HDG VA4

54200

54199

- SNES Mini

54198

For the Mega Drive I also recapped the PSU and the "Adapteur R.V.B." official Sega Scart cable box.

Maybe its placebo but the sound on the MD seems much improved - bass hits hard. On the SNES seems like the image is a tad sharper.

Overall worth doing, just a shame the whole process is a bit time consuming.

Atro
06-04-2019, 04:39 PM
Overall worth doing, just a shame the whole process is a bit time consuming.

It's worth it.

I absolutely HATE desoldering double-sided thru-hole stuff. When it comes to caps, I'd rather cut the legs, then heat the spot with iron while pulling the leg at the same time with another tool. It's not like it's a chip I'd re-use so... ya. It gets the job done and it faster to clean up too.

Gotta love those golden caps altogether. Looks really nice.

Neodogg
06-04-2019, 06:36 PM
Does the Mega Drive C61 & C41 caps need some solder?

MtothaJ
06-05-2019, 03:05 AM
Does the Mega Drive C61 & C41 caps need some solder?

A little more solder wouldn't hurt in places - that said I did all the soldering on the underside of the board and the through holes provide full conductivity top to bottom anyhow.

opt2not
07-18-2019, 02:57 PM
GBA Consolizer installed.
Not super clean, I could have used thinner wires, but the install was straightforward with only a handful of small delicate solder points to tap the PCB with.

https://i.imgur.com/DBSymi9.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZJvSiCo.jpg

Pics from my BenQ Zowie:

4x scale w/ Scanlines:
https://i.imgur.com/wcjOj1q.jpg


4x scale w/o scanlines:
https://i.imgur.com/OmLFWVJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MY9oyEZ.jpg

4.5 scale (fills up the vertical space)
https://i.imgur.com/6SM7kEb.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZyoIPab.jpg

ShootTheCore
07-19-2019, 12:44 AM
Looks good! What resolution does the GBA Consolizer output at? Does it use a SNES style AV port?

GohanX
07-19-2019, 08:20 AM
It has HDMI output, it'd designed for HDTVs.

opt2not
07-19-2019, 09:48 AM
720p
It would have been awesome it had an RGB-out connection as a separate option, but this is HDMI only.

pier
06-27-2020, 08:06 AM
Thanks! yeah I left that bit to last because It's a pain in the ass. The ABS is soft and malleable up to a point and then it changes style and cracks on you like porcelain.

I'll use a large drill bit to take out a fair amount of the slot and then work it by hand with a blade and file most likely. I'd like to use a jigsaw but yes it can crack and run a fucking line!!

i am interested to the av parts; do you have any hints and recomendations to share with us about that?