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Skips
12-15-2013, 11:32 PM
I figured we could use something like this since it would be nice to see alternatives to the droves of shitty modders that tend to plague the internet with their presence. I figured I would put this here since its tech and modding related but if that's wrong an admin can move it.


THE CLEAN MOD WORK THREAD!

This thread is intended to be a place you can post clean and proper mod work done by yourself or others. People need a place they can come and see that there is a right way of doing this sort of work.

What does not qualify as clean modwork:

Excessive hot glue usage
Hotglueing of solder joints
Rats nest like wiring
Cold solder joints
Using electrical tape where it should not be
Using the incorrect components for the job
Poorly drilled holes or crappy case work


I would also like people to post good notes about clean modders that offer their services to others in this thread as well. If you do post about someone please include pictures of their work and the price that they charged for it (if there was one). Posting and advertising your own work is fine provided it is clean and professional looking and you are not out to price gouge your customers. I want people to see that their are affordable options available to them that don't include fucktacular shoddy craftsmanship.

Skips
12-15-2013, 11:50 PM
I guess I will start off with some of my mod work that people seemed to like. I am not currently open to commissions but do tend to do stuff out of boredom from time to time so don't be afraid to ask.

NEW RGB NES

http://i.imgur.com/c0HUYbc.jpg (http://imgur.com/c0HUYbc)
http://i.imgur.com/vN364OA.jpg (http://imgur.com/vN364OA)
http://i.imgur.com/kXtt0ek.jpg (http://imgur.com/kXtt0ek)
http://i.imgur.com/jw0rjku.jpg (http://imgur.com/jw0rjku)
http://i.imgur.com/aEYAC5X.jpg (http://imgur.com/aEYAC5X)


Phonedork's AV Famicom

http://i.imgur.com/xKV5OsH.jpg (http://imgur.com/xKV5OsH)
http://i.imgur.com/kjlbTeO.jpg (http://imgur.com/kjlbTeO)
http://i.imgur.com/k0AQx4b.jpg (http://imgur.com/k0AQx4b)
http://i.imgur.com/zpnI5Av.jpg (http://imgur.com/zpnI5Av)


Consolized MV1FZ (In Progress Still)

This is the rough looking PCB I bought off James for cheap, it is turning out nice. Still needs the plexibase and the Neo-Geo Logo decal slapped on the back


http://i.imgur.com/axmhOhL.jpg (http://imgur.com/axmhOhL)
http://i.imgur.com/NwfcRPe.jpg (http://imgur.com/NwfcRPe)
http://i.imgur.com/CnFsRDy.jpg (http://imgur.com/CnFsRDy)
http://i.imgur.com/BdH3dLG.jpg (http://imgur.com/BdH3dLG)


OLD PC10 PPU RGB NES MOD

http://i.imgur.com/ZqDG6Lq.jpg (http://imgur.com/ZqDG6Lq)


OLD PC10 RGB FAMICOM MOD

http://i.imgur.com/o1a31J6.jpg (http://imgur.com/o1a31J6)
http://i.imgur.com/LpWladX.jpg (http://imgur.com/LpWladX)
http://i.imgur.com/DzP5wDd.jpg (http://imgur.com/DzP5wDd)
http://i.imgur.com/UgLREca.jpg (http://imgur.com/UgLREca)


NEO-GEO 2 SLOT CMVS

http://i.imgur.com/VF36bcA.jpg (http://imgur.com/VF36bcA)
http://i.imgur.com/9nWqH60.jpg (http://imgur.com/9nWqH60)


OLD MV1FZ CMVS (Component Video Only)

http://i.imgur.com/7LwaRXd.jpg (http://imgur.com/7LwaRXd)
http://i.imgur.com/OZWELuv.jpg (http://imgur.com/OZWELuv)
http://i.imgur.com/naSNbvFl.jpg (http://imgur.com/naSNbvF)
http://i.imgur.com/U2TOQOP.jpg
[URL=http://imgur.com/DVNNaAT]http://i.imgur.com/DVNNaAT.jpg (http://imgur.com/U2TOQOP)

xsq
12-16-2013, 02:16 AM
that sure is nice work. Craftsmanship. Respect!
(Can't wait to see more and submissions from other members ;))

BladeDancer314
12-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Skips did you solder all the wires on the underside of the cmvs?

Yodd
12-16-2013, 09:05 AM
MV1C I built last year (sadly the cart slot isn't as neat/smooth as I would have liked):

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3ypbPJhaSQM/UFDG0wnOHMI/AAAAAAAAByo/zJaJp2ui9s4/s912/IMG_0670%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Tar-q-M2BpA/UFDG05T8mnI/AAAAAAAAByg/3ng-n6BZE08/s912/IMG_0671%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG



RGB modded white PCEngine:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0gwiooBCuf8/UItPoU8fMWI/AAAAAAAAB3Y/9J_cPub5EXo/s912/IMG_0776%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1yqoD7CtMqM/UItPoWDTiyI/AAAAAAAAB3U/JZm--7ZH0tk/s912/IMG_0779%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG



Region chip modded CoreGrafx (chip wiring could have been neater):

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nQVE9i0OFIo/UFQE_Hd380I/AAAAAAAABz8/5Zw4PFj3qDU/s640/IMG_0675%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kQUyAl7z0Xo/UFQE_Lni6OI/AAAAAAAABz0/u4tCB1-aV98/s912/IMG_0676%2520%2528Medium%2529.JPG


Duo-R RGB modded:


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-N9HTUcMbi28/UUQZiApcFPI/AAAAAAAACJ8/OKy-kzBVtaE/s912/IMG_0941.JPG

Skips
12-16-2013, 09:20 AM
Skips did you solder all the wires on the underside of the cmvs?

The wires on both MV1FZ units are all underneath. It was a pain to get it like that but looks way cleaner when you do. I still need to put a base on it, slap the neo-geo decal, and buy a plastic report cover spine for the Jamma edge cover.

The 2 slot is soldered to the top of the since the shell covers them.

Skips
12-16-2013, 09:21 AM
MV1C I built last year (sadly the cart slot isn't as neat/smooth as I would have liked):

That is some pretty clean work. Square holes are something i have always sucked at, its why so much of my work uses circular din connectors.

skinny503
12-16-2013, 10:59 AM
skips,

I'm glad you started this thread. Was a little depressing seeing only bad mod work! Hope my work ends up in here, actually I dont care what thread it ends up in as long as a learn from the experience!

Side thought, we should make up stickers that say "No hot glue used" to put on mods hahahaha

goombakid
12-17-2013, 02:17 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/ryo808/IMAG0798_zps4bbnjjlb.jpg

"Stereo" Mod to my FL NES. I did use a little hot glue, but only to hold down a couple of components, not my solder joints :P. More to add to this thing as soon as Tim W. has more NESRGB's in.

Because of the other thread, I've been going back in and cleaning up some of my mods. I since have better tools to work with so I'm definitely gonna do a better job on my stuff.

ApolloBoy
12-17-2013, 02:24 AM
Because of the other thread, I've been going back in and cleaning up some of my mods. I since have better tools to work with so I'm definitely gonna do a better job on my stuff.
You're not the only one, I've been going back to my systems and redoing stuff whenever possible. Just earlier today I redid the AV jacks on my AV-modded Famicom and I had redone the AV mod itself a few weeks back. The only hot glue inside is just to secure the power LED I added. Now I make it a point of heat shrinking connections where I can and now I'm looking into using DuPont connectors like Skips uses.

goombakid
12-17-2013, 02:37 AM
You're not the only one, I've been going back to my systems and redoing stuff whenever possible. Just earlier today I redid the AV jacks on my AV-modded Famicom and I had redone the AV mod itself a few weeks back. The only hot glue inside is just to secure the power LED I added. Now I make it a point of heat shrinking connections where I can and now I'm looking into using DuPont connectors like Skips uses.

Yup. Thanks, Skips. You're setting the bar. LOL!

Skips
12-17-2013, 09:18 AM
Yup. Thanks, Skips. You're setting the bar. LOL!

I just want people to be aware that Drakonian style mod work is not acceptable. These old game systems will become scarcer and scarcer as time goes on. We really should do our best to keep our work clean, tidy, and professional to ensure the systems, and our work, lasts a good deal longer. I personally just don't want to see electronic barbarism become an accepted norm within the various modding communities. That could very well happen unless we try to correct it, and educate those that do it when we see it.

Yodd
12-17-2013, 09:32 AM
I personally just don't want to see electronic barbarism become an accepted norm within the various modding communities.

I laugh a little while letting out a tear from my eye every time I see someone mod a console and not bother to make sure the RCA jacks are installed level and straight across.

Skips
12-17-2013, 09:55 AM
I laugh a little while letting out a tear from my eye every time I see someone mod a console and not bother to make sure the RCA jacks are installed level and straight across.

I used to be pretty bad at it myself but have gotten tons better in the past year. Although now I just wire things for RGB since most people I do work for (including myself) use an RGB monitor or XRGB.

goombakid
12-17-2013, 10:20 AM
I laugh a little while letting out a tear from my eye every time I see someone mod a console and not bother to make sure the RCA jacks are installed level and straight across.

Yeah, my first Genesis mod ended up like that. I never bothered to line them up. I've since changed my ways.

GohanX
12-17-2013, 10:41 AM
Ha, the first time I did it the jacks were crooked and I drilled the holes too big so I had to use washers to hold them in place. I can't remember if I ever fixed that.

skinny503
12-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Im going to have the machinist here make me a template for drilling! I can line my marks up perfectly, but once the bit hits the plastic they can differ slightly and it drives me nuts!

Terot
12-17-2013, 11:24 PM
Side thought, we should make up stickers that say "No hot glue used" to put on mods hahahaha

There are legitimate uses for hot glue in mod/custom build work. The key is to only use it as necessary to keep your work neat, not as a substitution for decent soldering work. I use hot glue to position wires out of the way (keep it neat) and to reinforce thin wire to PCB joints where I am afraid the wire will break (although I am seriously considering moving to Sugo for this [just wish it was more affordable]).

Other useful notes: Please use appropriate amounts of solder, pre-tin wires and spend the time to clean up your work.

EDIT: Removed photos of custom build work as they were too large and this thread is specifically for mods.

Skips
12-17-2013, 11:49 PM
There are legitimate uses for hot glue in mod/build work. The key is to only use it as necessary to keep your work neat, not as a substitution for decent soldering work. I use hot glue to position wires out of the way (keep it neat) and to reinforce thin wire to PCB joints where I am afraid the wire will break (although I am seriously considering moving to Sugo for this [just wish it was more affordable]). Also, please use appropriate amounts of solder, pre-tin wires and spend the time to clean up your work.

The latest version of my JAMMA PCB to Neo-Geo MVS Multi-Slot Cabinet Adapter:
Dam, those be big photos.


What is the big ass wire you have plugged into itself? Are you just using that to jump two points together or something else? Also when using hot glue to re-enforce tiny wires (the very scarce few times you should have to) you don't hot glue the point the wire is soldered to, you glue the wire itself to the PCB right before the solder point. This will hold it in place without covering up your solder joint.

Terot
12-18-2013, 12:34 AM
What is the big ass wire you have plugged into itself? Are you just using that to jump two points together or something else?

EDIT: Skips is referencing the wires in the photos of the latest design of my custom built JAMMA PCB to Neo-Geo MVS Multi-Slot Adapter (http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?247321-FS-Custom-JAMMA-PCB-to-MVS-Cabinet-Adapters) which I removed from this thread as it was a custom build not mod work.

The wires are a 3.5mm audio cable. The male end is connected to the mono audio out on the PCB and the female end is connected to the left and right speakers on the cabinet side. This allows for easily connecting stereo from PCBs that support stereo though a separate connector (I make a 4 pin to 3.5mm cable for each of my boards) or just taking the mono off the edge.


Also when using hot glue to re-enforce wires you don't hot glue the point the wire is soldered to, you glue the wire itself to the PCB right before the solder point. This will hold it in place without covering up your solder joint.
I agree, the ability to access solder points to test, repair and rework is important.

goombakid
12-18-2013, 01:12 AM
Im going to have the machinist here make me a template for drilling! I can line my marks up perfectly, but once the bit hits the plastic they can differ slightly and it drives me nuts!

Start with a small bit then use a Unibit to open it up. That's what I do. I don't use a standard power drill either. I use a smaller power driver like this for drilling/unscrewing:

9407

Terot
12-18-2013, 11:26 PM
I just want people to be aware that Drakonian style mod work is not acceptable.

For all those unable to use a solder iron I present the Drakon 9000 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H8ZgrOaxRc)! Why risk dust accumulating in the empty space in your old consoles or parts shifting about when you can now fill that space with 10 gallons of hot glue in less than 5 minutes!

Seriously though, can someone make an animated gif of hot glue pouring out of a glue gun into a console with and official looking seal that says "Modded by Drakon!"

ApolloBoy
12-21-2013, 08:18 PM
Today I decided to redo most of the mods on my AES. First off, the Unibios is now properly socketed onto the board as opposed to piggybacking on the original BIOS, which was how I had it before. Next, I did away with all the hard-soldered wires for my S-video and stereo mods, and now everything is on a connector so it's super easy to get the top half if something goes wrong. Zero hot glue or electrical tape went into this and I think this is the cleanest work I've done so far.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/DSCN0998_zpscbb8598e.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/DSCN0999_zps78ccef20.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/DSCN1000_zps0f78a31a.jpg

Xian Xi
12-21-2013, 09:24 PM
Is that seriously a heatsink on the LSPC-A0?

ApolloBoy
12-21-2013, 09:45 PM
I had spare heat sinks so I figured why the hell not. I know it doesn't put out much in the way of heat, but those heat sinks were taking up space in my parts bin.

Xian Xi
12-21-2013, 10:04 PM
I had spare heat sinks so I figured why the hell not. I know it doesn't put out much in the way of heat, but those heat sinks were taking up space in my parts bin.

If you're going to put it on something, put it on the YM2610. Those things generate some good heat sometimes.

ApolloBoy
12-23-2013, 06:07 PM
This guy came up with a unique and clean way of adding a Nintendo multiout to an original Famicom: http://bakutendo.blog87.fc2.com/blog-entry-272.html

Too bad the wiring is a little messy though, but I guess you can't avoid that when adding an NESRGB to the Fami.

Skips
01-13-2014, 02:19 PM
This guy came up with a unique and clean way of adding a Nintendo multiout to an original Famicom: http://bakutendo.blog87.fc2.com/blog-entry-272.html

Too bad the wiring is a little messy though, but I guess you can't avoid that when adding an NESRGB to the Fami.

This is one of the dudes Drakon likes to copy a lot.

shadowkn55
01-13-2014, 02:45 PM
This is one of the dudes Drakon likes to copy a lot.

He must be viewing his work through glue goggles cause I'm not seeing any resemblance.

opt2not
01-13-2014, 03:06 PM
I love this thread! Subscribed. :D

Skips
01-13-2014, 03:10 PM
He must be viewing his work through glue goggles cause I'm not seeing any resemblance.

He got some of the circuits for the old RGB NES mod material from Baku and claimed it as his own. That big wad of glue in the AV Famicom I posted is the Baku Top Gun PPU circuit.

ApolloBoy
01-13-2014, 03:18 PM
For those who remember the Genesis I got that was fucked up by RetroRepairTips, here's what it looks like now:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/DSCN1039_zps91d1ff36.jpg

goombakid
01-13-2014, 07:41 PM
Very nice, ApolloBoy!

skinny503
01-13-2014, 07:45 PM
very nice apollo! Where did you get the quickdisconnects from? I have been wanting to do something like that with my setups but felt flat spade connectors were to big and ghetto

Skips
01-13-2014, 08:21 PM
very nice apollo! Where did you get the quickdisconnects from? I have been wanting to do something like that with my setups but felt flat spade connectors were to big and ghetto

The cheapest place to get the is probably the Chinese sellers on eBay unfortunately. You can get 100 connectors for a few bucks. Search for Dupont on eBay. You need to buy the connector housings, the pins, and a crimper if you don't have one. You can just use standard pin headers with them.

fluxcore
01-13-2014, 08:37 PM
The dupont connectors are a very good idea. I've been annoyed with a couple of my mega drive mods that now tie the two case parts together - might need to pinch this setup.

ApolloBoy
01-14-2014, 12:27 AM
Welp, I'm pleased to say there's a happy ending to the worst modded Genesis ever! I got everything all finished tonight and here are some pics of the top half, followed by a pic of the system in action. I did have to resort to using hot glue for mounting the blue LED, but I used a high temp gun so it's not crappy and stringy. I was going to take a few more pics but then my camera ran dry.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/DSCN1041_zps18dfec8b.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/DSCN1042_zpsbd53a5d5.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/DSCN1043_zps3fe23500.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/DSCN1044_zpsdcf47dde.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/DSCN1046_zpsb94d47c9.jpg

xsq
01-14-2014, 04:17 AM
sweet! Great job ApolloBoy.

Yodd
01-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Nice job!

I especially like the cable management.

Voultar
01-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Modbo 4 install by me:

10325

AWG 30 Whirlwind!

10326

Yodd
01-20-2014, 02:30 AM
White PC Engine RGB mod.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yHHkHXnr6Zs/UtzOUnCkrnI/AAAAAAAADbg/nfNgGFzeWL4/s576/IMG_1326.jpg


ApolloBoy is probably familiar with that amp design. ;)

ApolloBoy
01-20-2014, 01:37 PM
ApolloBoy is probably familiar with that amp design. ;)
The THS7314 is a great little chip, how do you like it compared to the transistor-based amp?

Yodd
01-20-2014, 05:02 PM
The THS7314 is a great little chip, how do you like it compared to the transistor-based amp?

I like it however the video is a little too bright. The outputting 75 ohm resistors might need to be raised.

Still experimenting.

Skips
02-04-2014, 08:12 PM
I finished my N64 RGB mod today. Another mod without any glue. I used neoprene padding and double sided sticky tape to secure the amp to the N64 PCB. I took a bunch of other pictures as I did the mod and will try to compile it into a short tutorial for the tech section sometime this week.


http://i.imgur.com/il6UsZh.jpg (http://imgur.com/il6UsZh)

http://i.imgur.com/kstB7SC.jpg (http://imgur.com/kstB7SC)

duo_r
02-04-2014, 11:15 PM
Stereo Modded NES, with remote reset capability and also rewired for enhanced famicom sound:

http://imageshack.us/a/img40/2618/5qxt.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/6780/3swd.jpg

here you can see a tiny button underneat the bottom right of the dog bone - that resets the NES. Works nice with my everdrive:


http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/1082/kktg.jpg

Custom label design layout, cut the SD slots, and painted

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9539/2013052895105107.jpg

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/1231/201305142331391.jpg


Video modded TG-16 and custom power light:

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3912/img0021eu2.jpg

1st documented Controller port installed on a Turbo Express, this one also has an upgraded LCD :

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/7681/20120803182743200.jpg


Sega Nomad - with SMS mode enabled, reset button installed, added a 2 player port, and s-video out, oh and an upgraded LCD screen
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/2117/imagextjj.jpg

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/480/imagehpa.jpg

Yodd
02-12-2014, 10:05 PM
Installed one of my RGB amps inside a Duo-R:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6UywgIGkM4o/Uvw9HZ0monI/AAAAAAAADnE/rAii-IhMj3c/s1152/IMG_1470.JPG

duo_r
02-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Can you link the seller couldn't find them. Do they sell the crimper etc?


The cheapest place to get the is probably the Chinese sellers on eBay unfortunately. You can get 100 connectors for a few bucks. Search for Dupont on eBay. You need to buy the connector housings, the pins, and a crimper if you don't have one. You can just use standard pin headers with them.

Skips
02-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Can you link the seller couldn't find them. Do they sell the crimper etc?

Pins (http://www.ebay.com/itm/150Pcs-Female-Pin-Connector-Terminal-2-54mm-Pitch-for-Dupont-Jumper-Wire-Cable-/281246036769?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item417b91f321)

Connector Housings (http://www.ebay.com/itm/100pcs-Dupont-Head-2-54mm-4P-1x4P-Dupont-Plastic-Shell-Pin-Head-/400536119529?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d41d028e9)

Crimper (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dupont-Pin-Crimping-Tool-2-54mm-3-96mm-KF2510-28-18-AWG-Crimper-0-1-1-0mm-/281239763036?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417b32385c)

skinny503
02-13-2014, 01:14 PM
awesome!

Yodd
02-15-2014, 11:18 PM
RGB modded a Supergrafx that I just received:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-25_qsWSl208/UwBC961RHtI/AAAAAAAADpA/Ifo4RSjzWg0/s1152/IMG_1480.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EQvHU97RSy4/UwBC9-5sN3I/AAAAAAAADpE/cFwbEm1JaTQ/s1152/IMG_1481.JPG

Teddy KGB
02-15-2014, 11:32 PM
Nice Yodd. I dig the quest to mod any/every PCE that comes your way. ;)

Also dig your amp so far, been in use just about every day for the last couple weeks. Should sell like hotcakes on pcefx forums.

mikejmoffitt
02-16-2014, 03:33 PM
The inside looks a little wacky, but I think I did an okay job packaging my SFC-based SuperGun:

http://mikejmoffitt.com/img/mv1cfix/WP_20140214_009.jpg

Yodd
02-16-2014, 04:28 PM
Looks interesting. Would like to see some more pics of that.

ApolloBoy
02-16-2014, 05:01 PM
Geez it's like 3/4ths of the SuperGrafx board is a gigantic ground plane.

Yodd
02-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Geez it's like 3/4ths of the SuperGrafx board is a gigantic ground plane.

Yeah I know it's crazy.

Reminds me of the TG16 motherboard. Tons of open space.

Could have easily made the machine smaller if they wanted to.

Skips
02-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Just for people posting here. Please post pictures of your actual soldering/wiring work and not just pictures of an outside case. This thread is to show of clean and proper mod work. Clean casework is nice and all but it needs clean work inside the systems to back it up. If a mod job is flawless on the outside but terrible on the inside it does not belong in this thread.

ApolloBoy
02-18-2014, 11:12 PM
Here's the NESRGB in my Twin Famicom:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/NES/DSCN1069_zpsf5c3fd01.jpg

And here's an install I'm finishing up for a customer on SHMUPS:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/NES/DSCN1071_zps19224b12.jpg

Skips
02-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Here's the NESRGB in my Twin Famicom:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/NES/DSCN1069_zpsf5c3fd01.jpg

And here's an install I'm finishing up for a customer on SHMUPS:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/NES/DSCN1071_zps19224b12.jpg

Awesome install dude, it is always nice to see a spotless install with this kit. Its like nerd porn.

VaNDAL_UK
03-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Does this include paint work?

Here are my 2 and a 3rd is on the way.

1199611995

ApolloBoy
03-11-2014, 12:59 AM
The tired old NES top loader that I've had since I was a kid got the NESRGB treatment today...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/NES/DSCN1074_zps2108a757.jpg

And here's the back. The multiout panel was made by BuffaloWing and Helder from the ASSEMbler forums and is 3D printed. Tim now includes a small ON-OFF-ON switch with the NESRGB and it happened to fit perfectly between the multiout and power jack. The service number sticker is wrinkled because I removed it when I did an AV mod on my top loader years ago. I did a shitty job of mounting the jacks (drilled them too close and I wound up securing them with hot glue), and when I removed them recently, they left ugly holes in the back of my top loader; hence the sticker.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/NES/DSCN1072_zps89b0a491.jpg

Yodd
05-16-2014, 06:01 PM
Installed a NESRGB board and power led in my AV Fami:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Opi7FAoOixk/U3aX_TXcf6I/AAAAAAAAD_s/oPtbFzvU9ls/s912/photo%25201.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nyb7fLymBwg/U3aX__J2F-I/AAAAAAAAD_w/bYjPJw2hnWk/s912/photo%25202.JPG

Skips
05-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Installed a NESRGB board and power led in my AV Fami:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Opi7FAoOixk/U3aX_TXcf6I/AAAAAAAAD_s/oPtbFzvU9ls/s912/photo%25201.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nyb7fLymBwg/U3aX__J2F-I/AAAAAAAAD_w/bYjPJw2hnWk/s912/photo%25202.JPG

No S-Video, wtf man its the best you can get!

BladeDancer314
05-17-2014, 07:21 PM
I should have posted this here instead of making a thread about it.

BEFORE:
14212

AFTER:
14213

HMG
05-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Nice cap refurb job.

Yodd
05-20-2014, 05:37 PM
Another RGB modded Duo-R:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zdQds0Uu3JU/U3vUnbtY3II/AAAAAAAAEBU/qcvU7r51nMQ/s912/photo%25202.JPG

Teddy KGB
05-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Another RGB modded Duo-R:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zdQds0Uu3JU/U3vUnbtY3II/AAAAAAAAEBU/qcvU7r51nMQ/s912/photo%25202.JPG

:buttrock: KO will be pumped to get that. Good work dude.

skinny503
05-20-2014, 06:21 PM
Another RGB modded Duo-R:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zdQds0Uu3JU/U3vUnbtY3II/AAAAAAAAEBU/qcvU7r51nMQ/s912/photo%25202.JPG

Where do you keep finding these? Everytime I find one someone scoops it before I get a chance!

Xian Xi
05-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Where do you keep finding these? Everytime I find one someone scoops it before I get a chance!

I think you answered your own question there.

skinny503
05-21-2014, 10:20 AM
well if I see any of you fools scoop my stuff on YAJ, I will fly to japan and take your item to bangkok, meet up with mice vickey and let him have some "fun" with it before we package it next to fukushima and ship it out!

Skips
05-24-2014, 01:39 PM
This is the install I did in my own AF Famicom last night. I was to lazy to do the switch so I used a jumper. The kit's audio circuit is connected and sounds excellent. Tim put a through hole where the expanded audio gets mixed in this version of the PCB's. Since he did that I was able to use a connector instead of soldering it to the kit. The kit in this can be completely removed without soldering and easily moved to another AV Famicom or top loader if I need to do testing.

http://i.imgur.com/Py7b8bk.jpg (http://imgur.com/Py7b8bk)
http://i.imgur.com/Xi07ntF.jpg (http://imgur.com/Xi07ntF)
http://i.imgur.com/QtA43Vi.jpg (http://imgur.com/QtA43Vi)

Voultar
05-28-2014, 10:49 PM
The board below is a little battered from the troubleshooting I've been conducting in trying to eliminate the subcarrier/clock interference that's plaguing the color-burst signals. Ultimately, though, it's relatively clean.

From a recent front-loader NESRGB install:

14686

I found a convenient & concealed place to mount the slide switch:
14689

Out of sight, and out of mind:
14690

14687

Jeffpin
06-13-2014, 08:48 AM
What gauge wire is everyone using for RGB mods?

GohanX
06-13-2014, 08:54 AM
Where are you guys getting the connectors with the wires attached to the NESRGB board? I've got the board waiting to be installed.

Also, the location of that slide switch on that NES is awesome, I never would have thought of that.

Yodd
06-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Those are Dupont connectors. You can source them cheapz on ebay.

skinny503
06-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Just make sure to get the proper crimping tool!

Ash Burton
06-13-2014, 09:03 AM
Some nice work here! If anyone can help me with doing an S-video mod for a snes mini drop me a pm.

skinny503
06-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Some nice work here! If anyone can help me with doing an S-video mod for a snes mini drop me a pm.

http://img1.r10.io/PIC/68113227/0/1/300/68113227.jpg :D if you want to hack in a port, you can grab the s-video signal from the bottom of the multi out port

EDIT: Sorry about that I just saw the "mini" in your post. Since thats the case you will need to grab chroma and luma from the encode chip and then tone it down with some caps and resistors. Instructions can be found HERE (http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?18292-How-to-mod-your-Super-Nintendo-Mini-Jr-model-2-for-S-video)

I always despise soldering to the pins of the surface mount chips. every time I end up bridging legs and having to clean it up and attempt it again. The model 2 genesis have the pins right next to each other and always makes for some fun. Nothing like soldering one wire on just to have the heat unsolder the other wire!

Yodd
06-13-2014, 09:58 AM
http://img1.r10.io/PIC/68113227/0/1/300/68113227.jpg :D if you want to hack in a port, you can grab the s-video signal from the bottom of the multi out port

You left out a step.

Like adding S-video to the Mini to begin with. Need to mod it first to even get s-video.

skinny503
06-13-2014, 10:02 AM
I amended my post, havnt had the required amount of coffee this morning for proper functionality!

Ash Burton
06-13-2014, 11:25 AM
Only thing I solder is my pinball machines, have no patience or time for this work. Seen a deal on ebay for $60 to pull off the mod, does that sound right?

skinny503
06-13-2014, 11:27 AM
PM incoming so we dont derail the thread!

Yodd
06-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Only thing I solder is my pinball machines, have no patience or time for this work. Seen a deal on ebay for $60 to pull off the mod, does that sound right?

$60!!

It's like $1 in parts. Maybe 30 or 40 minutes of someone's time.


Sounds like I need to open up a dedicated modding service.

Rawdog Console Mods - No lube, All shaft.

GohanX
06-13-2014, 08:17 PM
I'd charge $60 for my time to do it, but my time is expensive and this is why I don't do mods for people.

BladeDancer314
06-16-2014, 01:52 PM
I would charge $50 for a dreamcast VGA mod, all parts included lol

MidnightMonkey
06-16-2014, 03:05 PM
I'd charge $60 for my time to do it, but my time is expensive and this is why I don't do mods for people.

You damn right! I've never had people complain about my prices. Then again, they're generally folks that know I already work 12-16 hours a day for da man.

skinny503
06-16-2014, 03:09 PM
You damn right! I've never had people complain about my prices. Then again, they're generally folks that know I already work 12-16 hours a day for da man.

That's how it is with me. Most of the people I know capible of doing it will either do it themselves or pay me cause their time is worth more then mine. General I just bid jobs instead of telling them a hourly rate.

MidnightMonkey
06-16-2014, 03:23 PM
That's how it is with me. Most of the people I know capible of doing it will either do it themselves or pay me cause their time is worth more then mine. General I just bid jobs instead of telling them a hourly rate.

I wish I was more well known so I could bid on work! All I got is word of mouth and some business cards at my buddy's shop. It's aiight tho. I'm working on a piece to grab some attention around here. Get some of that rich yuppie/hipster jackass cash.

skinny503
06-16-2014, 03:43 PM
I was like that. What I have been doing inbetween commissions is snagging low cost systems from c-list or hitting up stores with stacks of broken systems. Once I get a system I mod it and offer it up for trade or dump it back on craigslist. Gotten lots of business doing the trading as people see what can be done then ask if I can do it to their personal system or do a different configuration.

GohanX
06-16-2014, 04:06 PM
http://i.imgur.com/QtA43Vi.jpg (http://imgur.com/QtA43Vi)


Hey Skips, I just noticed you've got a wire going to the cart slot here, is that for expansion audio? I'm curious, trying to get my facts straight before I do it to mine since I should get my system within the next few days.

skinny503
06-16-2014, 04:44 PM
Hey Skips, I just noticed you've got a wire going to the cart slot here, is that for expansion audio? I'm curious, trying to get my facts straight before I do it to mine since I should get my system within the next few days.

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1008;area=showposts based on this post I would say so

Xian Xi
06-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Was I supposed to cut the trace going to that pin for the expanded audio? In the pic it looks like the trace has been cut. Or is that only for the JP systems?

Skips
06-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Yes its for the expanded audio. I also find it hilarious that people are using and editing the pictures i posted instead of taking the time to do the work themselves. You also don't have to use the kits audio though. I simply do it because I can adjust the level of the expanded audio channels and I personally like it more than the stock audio circuit. There is also less buzz in the audio, possibly none depending on your sound setup. I have 0 buzz in mine.

Skips
06-16-2014, 04:58 PM
Was I supposed to cut the trace going to that pin for the expanded audio? In the pic it looks like the trace has been cut. Or is that only for the JP systems?

You cut the trace on the Famicom. If you don't it sounds way off balanced even with the correct resistors. I cut pins 45 and 46 and pull the expanded audio off pin 46. If you don't use pin 46 on the Famicom the star in Gimmick! wont have any sound. I had forgot to cut both traces when I took that picture and was still using pin 45 only.

GohanX
06-17-2014, 12:39 AM
So, basically you cut the traces to cart slot pins 45 and 46, a wire comes from pin 46 into a resistor (tim says 100k ohms) which is attached to the hole above J5. The trace to the audio of the multi out connector gets cut and the pin is wired to the Audio Out pin of the NESRGB. A and B on the NESRGB are connected to pin 1 and 2 of the CPU.

Did I get that right? The official installation guide for the AV fami leaves audio out completely, but the above is what I've gathered between what you said and what I've read poking around the shmups thread (which admittedly, I haven't read 100%.)

I know most people would say that the audio of the AV Fami is fine as is, but the NESRGB seems to fix the volume levels for expanded audio, which is supposedly way off in the AV.

ApolloBoy
06-17-2014, 01:58 AM
So, basically you cut the traces to cart slot pins 45 and 46, a wire comes from pin 46 into a resistor (tim says 100k ohms) which is attached to the hole above J5. The trace to the audio of the multi out connector gets cut and the pin is wired to the Audio Out pin of the NESRGB. A and B on the NESRGB are connected to pin 1 and 2 of the CPU.

Did I get that right? The official installation guide for the AV fami leaves audio out completely, but the above is what I've gathered between what you said and what I've read poking around the shmups thread (which admittedly, I haven't read 100%.)

I know most people would say that the audio of the AV Fami is fine as is, but the NESRGB seems to fix the volume levels for expanded audio, which is supposedly way off in the AV.
Yep that's right. The audio level depends on what value resistor you use though, I use a 100k ohm resistor which seems to work fine for Akumajou Densetsu and most other games that use external audio. Haven't tried it with the FDS yet, I really should pick up a standalone FDS again one of these days.

Voultar
07-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Modbo install on a GH-005 (V2) mainboard. The first, I believe, ever to be done that's been documented.

http://i62.tinypic.com/106n8s8.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/2ahs9cx.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2zgzrpg.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/2uf3hvl.jpg

mikejmoffitt
07-17-2014, 05:07 PM
That's very nice wiring! What did you use to tack the wires down?

Voultar
07-17-2014, 05:18 PM
That's very nice wiring! What did you use to tack the wires down?

Very small hints of non conductive removable adhesive, here and there.

Pasky
07-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Needs more hot glue.

opt2not
07-17-2014, 06:29 PM
I just hot-glued in my pants.

Voultar
07-17-2014, 08:42 PM
I totally forgot to load all of my solder joints up with hot-glue.

I'm gonna call my Grandma and ask her if I can borrow the hot-glue gun she uses to make all of those nifty Christmas sweaters for the childrens.

Yodd
07-30-2014, 08:34 AM
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.

kahel
07-30-2014, 10:19 AM
Very nice and clean mod like always Broken.

I have a Bandridge 5 port switch like that on it way to XX so he turn it into a JP21 switch.

Yodd
07-30-2014, 10:45 AM
Very nice and clean mod like always Broken.

I have a Bandridge 5 port switch like that on it way to XX so he turn it into a JP21 switch.

Inputs and outputs?

Cause if so, that's quite a bit of work.

kahel
07-30-2014, 10:52 AM
4 Inputs only . For the output i will get a cable euro male to xrgb .

But i know it alot of work but there isn't much choices for JP21 switches.

Yodd
07-30-2014, 10:57 AM
LOL I feel for James then cause that's a whole lotta trace cutting and jumper wiring.

Would love to see pics when he is done.

shadowkn55
07-30-2014, 11:40 AM
LOL I feel for James then cause that's a whole lotta trace cutting and jumper wiring.

Would love to see pics when he is done.

Wouldn't it a whole lot easier to rewire the male-male cable that connects to the hub to the xrgb?

Yodd
07-30-2014, 12:41 PM
Wouldn't it a whole lot easier to rewire the male-male cable that connects to the hub to the xrgb?

no. Cause internally the bandridge assumes Euro scart with all the ground pins connected together and audio and sync pins being transposed from the input to output pins. Several of those pins would ground out a JP21 video channel.

you would have to cut traces and rewire the switch for JP21.

segasonicfan
08-02-2014, 10:29 PM
What a great thread idea! I have so much stuff I'd love to showcase, but for now just my most recent: ATX Power Supply mod for X68000 PRO HD model.

http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5446.0;attach=1959 ;image

http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5446.0;attach=1957 ;image

http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5446.0;attach=1955 ;image

Note: I cannot upload images to NG.com right now so I had to hyperlink

prosolis
08-02-2014, 10:49 PM
I love that X68k mod.

I can't tell from the pictures.. What are you using for storage? CF card?

segasonicfan
08-02-2014, 11:35 PM
I love that X68k mod.

I can't tell from the pictures.. What are you using for storage? CF card?

Thanks :) Nothing yet, I'm going the poor man's 68k route: floppys!!! :D

ApolloBoy
08-13-2014, 03:11 AM
Just finished my last ever commission today, I was sent six consoles by someone on AtariAge (an SNES mini, SMS, Genesis, TG-16 and two AESes) and I got the last console of the lot finished. Here's pics of the AESes; they both have S-video, stereo audio, Unibios and a power LED inside the reset button, and I also did an RGB bypass on the 9V console.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/ng1_zps5fe05242.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/ng2_zpsed96c6ad.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/ApolloBoy/Mods/ng3_zps71189961.jpg

Yodd
08-13-2014, 07:18 AM
Just finished my last ever commission today

Not doing anymore work for folks?

ApolloBoy
08-14-2014, 12:45 PM
Not doing anymore work for folks?
Yeah, I've kinda lost the energy for it and I've been job hunting like crazy recently, so I decided it was time to end it for good unfortunately.

Skips
08-14-2014, 04:10 PM
Yeah, I've kinda lost the energy for it and I've been job hunting like crazy recently, so I decided it was time to end it for good unfortunately.

I did the same recently as well. It gets old and becomes more of a hassle than fun over time.

Xian Xi
08-15-2014, 12:53 AM
Very nice and clean mod like always Broken.

I have a Bandridge 5 port switch like that on it way to XX so he turn it into a JP21 switch.


Inputs and outputs?

Cause if so, that's quite a bit of work.


4 Inputs only . For the output i will get a cable euro male to xrgb .

But i know it alot of work but there isn't much choices for JP21 switches.


LOL I feel for James then cause that's a whole lotta trace cutting and jumper wiring.

Would love to see pics when he is done.

Yup, it's a lot of work but since I've done it before it doesn't take me as long as my first one but still long, about 2.5 hours. I've ordered two boxes that I will pre-mod so I don't have to make any any time soon.

I forgot to take pics but if I remember next time I will. You have to cut a lot of traces and also cut some of the ground plane around certain pins. You don't need to cut the traces for Red and Blanking since they are the same for both pinouts but that's the only breaks...lol

Voultar
08-15-2014, 09:14 AM
More PS2 Love!

Phat (V9) Modbo 4 PS2 Install:

http://i57.tinypic.com/2yp1d2f.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/b7idtk.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/saxysn.jpg

Slim (V14) Modbo 4 PS2 Install:

http://i60.tinypic.com/34iq0d5.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/sewup5.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/v3ovhv.jpg

Lemony Vengeance
08-15-2014, 10:20 AM
You're a brave man. I hate PS2 Chip installs.

mikew
08-15-2014, 12:12 PM
Voultar,

That work looks excellent. I have a number of those modbo chips but never installed one. Can you tell me what's the advantage of a hardware modchip vs. the Free McBoot soft mod? When these mods were popular I was not following the technology and a lot of the old links and forums which explained the differences no longer exist or are outdated.

Voultar
08-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Voultar,

That work looks excellent. I have a number of those modbo chips but never installed one. Can you tell me what's the advantage of a hardware modchip vs. the Free McBoot soft mod? When these mods were popular I was not following the technology and a lot of the old links and forums which explained the differences no longer exist or are outdated.

As I see it, there are a few main benefits:

1) Direct boot of PS1 & PS2 backups. No swapping, trigger disc, or other exploit needed to play any and all PS1 games.

2) No ESR Patching PS2 games. ESR compatibility isn't perfect, and all PS2 games that you want to play from burned media will have to be ESR patched. CD based PS2 games will have to be converted into DVD format in order to be ESR patched.

3) No memory card exploits. You don't have to keep a memory card in your PS2 dedicated to the FreeMcboot exploit. Of course, you can also use the same memory card for PS2 saves, but ultimately, your entire mod exists on a memory card that can be wiped in an instant.

4) (Kinda falls into #1) Imports!!!! PS1 & PS2 pressed imports will boot directly! You can't do that with a softmod unless you disc-swap. The hassle simply isn't worth it to me.

mikew
08-15-2014, 12:37 PM
Thanks Voultar, I appreciate the concise summary. I have both the fat model and slim model, can you comment on which is easier to mod or any advantage in modding one vs the other?

Lemony Vengeance
08-15-2014, 12:53 PM
one thing that I was never able to figure out is backups of PS2 games with the original fat PS2s.. I could never get them working. I ended up transferring the ISO to the HDD from my PC.

Vectorman0
08-15-2014, 01:39 PM
I agree, PS2 modchips are painful installs. How long did that take you to get it looking so perfect?


one thing that I was never able to figure out is backups of PS2 games with the original fat PS2s.. I could never get them working. I ended up transferring the ISO to the HDD from my PC.

It shouldn't be much different than a burned game for any other system. Could the burnable media you were using not have worked with your system?

Voultar
08-15-2014, 02:30 PM
Thanks Voultar, I appreciate the concise summary. I have both the fat model and slim model, can you comment on which is easier to mod or any advantage in modding one vs the other?



I'd recommend a V1-V9 Phat PS2, coupled with a Network Adapter and Hard-Disk with a capacity of your liking.
Booting games from hard-disk is great. That's the real caveat to the PS2 Slim. You can of course install a hard-disk in a couple of Slim models, it's work, however.






I agree, PS2 modchips are painful installs. How long did that take you to get it looking so perfect?



It shouldn't be much different than a burned game for any other system. Could the burnable media you were using not have worked with your system?

Factoring in the breaking down and re-assembly, I can chip a phat and/or slim in around 45-65 minutes. There's a process involved with PS2 chipping, and once you become familiar with the main-board and where you can pull signals from, it's not so bad. Like anything else, it takes practice.

ApolloBoy
08-15-2014, 05:13 PM
That's the real caveat to the PS2 Slim. You can of course install a hard-disk in a couple of Slim models, it's work, however.
That, and you have to use a second PSU just for the hard drive which can be a PITA.

Voultar
08-15-2014, 07:39 PM
That, and you have to use a second PSU just for the hard drive which can be a PITA.



For the cleanest look, I configure slim PS2's to interface with a 2.5'' IDE Hard-Disk. 2.5'' IDE drives are self powered through the 44 pin IDE cable. It's just a matter of tapping into the 5v rail on the PS2 and putting that through the corresponding pins of the IDE interface to power the drive. Nevertheless, looking at a bare drive resting on top of a Slim PS2 isn't attractive. The phat is the best way to go for HDD support. If you're really adamant in coupling a hdd with a slim PS2, I recommend picking up an aftermarket slim PS2 case that has a bay for a hard-disk. Though, this still slightly defeats the purpose of owning a "slim" PS2.

Xian Xi
08-15-2014, 08:15 PM
Hey Voultar, can you link me to that adhesive you use?

segasonicfan
08-17-2014, 01:43 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/Segasonicfan/CRT%20Mods/KV-PT960%20PT950%20S%20Video%20Mod/switchesandall_zps66186ca7.jpg

Modded a 9" portable CRT for S video today. cause I love me some nice looking CRT with Streets or rage :)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/Segasonicfan/CRT%20Mods/KV-PT960%20PT950%20S%20Video%20Mod/Comparisons_zps4bfcb5f4.jpg

instructions over here: http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?topic=5471.msg37339#msg37339

-Segasonicfan

aha2940
08-29-2014, 07:03 AM
Wel, not a very hard mod, but I think it turned out well. Big thanks to Karou, who supplied me (for free) with the microswitches to fix this stick:

http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p695/g-pulido/B1051540-439B-4F4E-B74B-B54844478D73_zpsiedxxlhq.jpg (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/g-pulido/media/B1051540-439B-4F4E-B74B-B54844478D73_zpsiedxxlhq.jpg.html)

http://i1346.photobucket.com/albums/p695/g-pulido/1EFB5871-14F7-4E8A-850A-7CA2B228A14A_zps2zbxkfud.jpg (http://s1346.photobucket.com/user/g-pulido/media/1EFB5871-14F7-4E8A-850A-7CA2B228A14A_zps2zbxkfud.jpg.html)

Regards.

Yodd
09-06-2014, 02:04 AM
RGB modded a white PCE that I recently received.

It and the TG16 are the most involved to mod since you (typically) replace the RF modulator with a mini din connector. Then you have to run all signals there to it. Where as with the Core/Duo/SuperCD2 and SuperGrafx you just replace the stock 5 pin din with a modded 8 pin din and run the missing Red, green and blue signals to it. Lot less wire clutter in those installs.


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TVcR8ebL6J0/VAqpPyOrQXI/AAAAAAAAEdw/HwqOED77c4U/s1024/20140906_021707.jpg

coreykun667
09-06-2014, 02:13 AM
Good lord, I'm drooling over these mods... Love the way your work looks, Broken! :D

Voultar
09-27-2014, 06:01 PM
Hey Voultar, can you link me to that adhesive you use?

Sorry for the very belated response, Xian Xi. I was picking the glue up in Japan, and my supplier is down, I'm having trouble sourcing any of it now.

I'll let you know when I find some again.

Master Tasuke
09-27-2014, 06:17 PM
i doubt this will qualify as anything remotely approaching clean work, but it was my second ever effort, right after the very same sort of job on my GENESIS...


http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥VIDEO%20GAMES/NEO-GEOAESMODDEDJOHN9-14-144_zps2354df08.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥VIDEO%20GAMES/NEO-GEOAESMODDEDJOHN9-14-145_zpsf6bd07a9.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥VIDEO%20GAMES/NEO-GEOAESMODDEDJOHN9-14-146_zpse4338839.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥VIDEO%20GAMES/NEO-GEOAESMODDEDJOHN9-14-147_zps18f90741.jpg

Skips
09-27-2014, 06:49 PM
i doubt this will qualify as anything remotely approaching clean work, but it was my second ever effort, right after the very same sort of job on my GENESIS...


http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥VIDEO%20GAMES/NEO-GEOAESMODDEDJOHN9-14-144_zps2354df08.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥VIDEO%20GAMES/NEO-GEOAESMODDEDJOHN9-14-145_zpsf6bd07a9.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥VIDEO%20GAMES/NEO-GEOAESMODDEDJOHN9-14-146_zpse4338839.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll310♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥VIDEO%20GAMES/NEO-GEOAESMODDEDJOHN9-14-147_zps18f90741.jpg

Just some advice when it comes to doing the audio out mods, try using panel mounted RCA or phono jacks. They will give you a much cleaner look and are actually easier than this to install. Pretty much you just need a drill, the right sized bit (or a unibit/stepper bit), and the RCA jacks. You can get RCA jacks from here (http://console5.com/store/parts/av-jacks.html), here (http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&gclid=CMTMzsDJgsECFchgfgodWicACw), here (http://www.digikey.com/?WT.srch=1&WT.medium=cpc&WT.mc_id=IQ59981662-VQ2-g-VQ6-41411401995-VQ15-1t1-VQ16-c), or here (http://www.mouser.com/).

You pretty much just drill the hole and screw these things into the shell with a nut. From there its just solder ground and the audio channels to the right place. If you do ever go this route I recommend at the very least S-Video modding the AES as that will get you a bit sharper of a picture if your TV has S-Video. The S-Video port installs in a similar way to the RCA jacks and just needs a bigger drill bit to make the hole. The ports can also be found on the above sites.

As for the step drill bit home depot sells those (or any hardware store) however expect to pay $30-$45 for one. It is a very handy tool to have around though if you don't wan't to keep a full set of bits for every occasion.

dragonpt
09-27-2014, 09:57 PM
Just some advice when it comes to doing the audio out mods, try using panel mounted RCA or phono jacks. They will give you a much cleaner look and are actually easier than this to install. Pretty much you just need a drill, the right sized bit (or a unibit/stepper bit), and the RCA jacks. You can get RCA jacks from here (http://console5.com/store/parts/av-jacks.html), here (http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&gclid=CMTMzsDJgsECFchgfgodWicACw), here (http://www.digikey.com/?WT.srch=1&WT.medium=cpc&WT.mc_id=IQ59981662-VQ2-g-VQ6-41411401995-VQ15-1t1-VQ16-c), or here (http://www.mouser.com/).

You pretty much just drill the hole and screw these things into the shell with a nut. From there its just solder ground and the audio channels to the right place. If you do ever go this route I recommend at the very least S-Video modding the AES as that will get you a bit sharper of a picture if your TV has S-Video. The S-Video port installs in a similar way to the RCA jacks and just needs a bigger drill bit to make the hole. The ports can also be found on the above sites.

As for the step drill bit home depot sells those (or any hardware store) however expect to pay $30-$45 for one. It is a very handy tool to have around though if you don't wan't to keep a full set of bits for every occasion.

Agree, but (in my case) i suck drilling holes on plastic, IDK, but it's always a mess lol
i just pick my old solder iron, and make the holes that way xD

@Master Tasuke
Nice mod, if this is your second, im impressed (my first mods where a mess lol)

Skips
09-27-2014, 10:02 PM
Agree, but (in my case) i suck drilling holes on plastic, IDK, but it's always a mess lol
i just pick my old solder iron, and make the holes that way xD

@Master Tasuke
Nice mod, if this is your second, im impressed (my first mods where a mess lol)

Try the stepper bit I linked. It is seriously extremely easy to do. Basically mark where the holes will go, use a small drill bit to make the pilot hole, then use the stepper bit. You pretty much just go until its the size you need, it makes drilling holes extremely easy to do.

dragonpt
09-27-2014, 10:05 PM
Try the stepper bit I linked. It is seriously extremely easy to do. Basically mark where the holes will go, use a small drill bit to make the pilot hole, then use the stepper bit. You pretty much just go until its the size you need, it makes drilling holes extremely easy to do.

~Thanks for the hint
something like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3pc-Quick-change-1-4-Hex-Shank-larger-Titanium-Coated-Step-Drill-Bit-Set-/230981550112?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c792c020

i TRIED with my Black & Decker (regular drill) as you can imagine... Messy!

Skips
09-27-2014, 11:11 PM
~Thanks for the hint
something like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3pc-Quick-change-1-4-Hex-Shank-larger-Titanium-Coated-Step-Drill-Bit-Set-/230981550112?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c792c020

i TRIED with my Black & Decker (regular drill) as you can imagine... Messy!

Yes those should work. Basically start with a fairly small normal drill bit to get the initial hole then use the step bit. The only downside to the stepper bit is you do not have as much length to work with so keep that in mind when drilling through thicker plastic and or metal. For jack installations on most game consoles though it will work just fine.

GohanX
09-28-2014, 12:51 AM
I've got that set, it's cheap but gets the job done. Sometimes the larger holes (svideo jacks, din connectors) aren't as clean as I would like, but I usually wet sand them just a touch with fine grit sandpaper and they come out boss. For regular RCA jack holes it's fine.

dragonpt
09-28-2014, 01:06 AM
Useful hints, thanks guys.

I tried drilling on an aluminum case... Oh boy... That was messy.

I have a dremel set ... Never got the hang of it.

Lot

Thanks guys

Master Tasuke
09-28-2014, 11:34 AM
i just use an X-ACTO to get my holes. probably never could get it remotely as clean as with that stepper bit method, though...

Skips
09-28-2014, 12:00 PM
i just use an X-ACTO to get my holes. probably never could get it remotely as clean as with that stepper bit method, though...

Give it a try, you will be amazed how much easier it is. Even though I have the right sized drill bits I still use my stepper bit from time to time.

goombakid
09-28-2014, 12:37 PM
Give it a try, you will be amazed how much easier it is. Even though I have the right sized drill bits I still use my stepper bit from time to time.
Agreed. I got a cheapo stepper bit set from Harbor Freight several years ago. Been working great since then.

undamned
10-01-2014, 02:57 PM
Some beast work up in here!

This is from a while back, but some of you may get a chuckle out of it:

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee311/undamned_photobucket/n64k_nes_test2.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee311/undamned_photobucket/n64k_nes_jacks.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee311/undamned_photobucket/n64k_nes_open.jpg

-ud

BladeDancer314
10-13-2014, 09:18 PM
My first Turboexpress recap using surface mount caps, not the cleanest but oh well.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y-T58J6fwOk/VDyERltg63I/AAAAAAAANRE/2-NIet8fSmQ/w480-h480/Turboexpress%2Bsurface%2Bmount%2Brecap%2B-%2B1

Voultar
10-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Here's a little something I whipped up today.

Sega Saturn Model 2 VA8 SMD Region-Free BIOS install:

http://i62.tinypic.com/5wasnk.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/2582vk2.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/9kwk8m.jpg

Kiel
10-26-2014, 02:32 PM
RGB modded a Twin Famicom last night. Re-purposed the external RF out into an AV out. Made for a super clean install that you wouldn't even know was there if it weren't for the PPU missing on the top of the board.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/IMG_5238_zps76047356.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/IMG_5243_zps87c7e95f.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/IMG_5244_zps364314bd.jpg

GohanX
11-02-2014, 12:42 PM
Eh, I'm not sure my work is good enough for this thread, but I wanted to post it somewhere and it's certainly better than the garbage in the messy mod work thread.

I wanted a svideo PCE for use with my Commodore monitor and didn't want to mod my system, so I dug into the parts pile and did some repairs and made one good Core with svideo. I used a headphone jacks instead of RCA jacks for audio since that looks much cleaner IMO, but it's kind of irrelevant since I mostly use it in an IFU anyway.

http://www.the-nextlevel.com/tnl/attachment.php?attachmentid=75386&d=1414952038

I kinda hate the location, but if you're gonna put it in a IFU whatchagonnado?

http://www.the-nextlevel.com/tnl/attachment.php?attachmentid=75388&d=1414952038

Pasky
11-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Looks real clean Gohan.

Voultar
11-04-2014, 12:43 AM
Very nice Gohan.

Beelay
11-04-2014, 04:26 AM
This thread is fantastic to pore over!
I've done the occasional mod (N64 RGB for a friend, Region switch on my Model 1 PAL Megadrive, button replacement in a busted AES controller). They look clean on the outside but it's all spaghetti on the inside, so these are a nice change to look at! Inspiring!

GohanX
11-04-2014, 07:29 AM
Feel free to look at what others are doing and adapt the techniques. Since Skips started the clean mod crusade my own stuff looks 100% better as a result.

leonk
11-06-2014, 11:27 PM
Here are some of the other MODs I've done for me / customers recently (PM me if interested - I typically do nes reproductions but can do mods as well)

Sega Nomad LED backlit replacement:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/BFC2B12A-A105-491D-8632-F24CF8C9793D.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/BFC2B12A-A105-491D-8632-F24CF8C9793D.jpg.html)

Gameboy / gameboy pocket backlight:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/B51C8D6C-4230-4C56-8F57-A971392915E8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/B51C8D6C-4230-4C56-8F57-A971392915E8.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/0C62DCC5-63A6-4817-BF7E-AF15A2A7073A.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/0C62DCC5-63A6-4817-BF7E-AF15A2A7073A.jpg.html)

Gameboy Advance backlit LCD replacement (no longer offered - can't source LCD):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/E4819FE5-D76B-4898-8272-EEA565F8B73D.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/E4819FE5-D76B-4898-8272-EEA565F8B73D.jpg.html)

NESRGB installs (nes top loader, front loader, famicom AV):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/3910ECFC-E190-493E-8DA9-E1BC731DF749.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/3910ECFC-E190-493E-8DA9-E1BC731DF749.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/7E9BD2AE-83DF-40F9-87FD-CA7B2B92C5FC.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/7E9BD2AE-83DF-40F9-87FD-CA7B2B92C5FC.jpg.html)

Sega naomi mods:
- null pics
- latest bios upgrades
- piforcetools systems
- CF systems

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/203C42AF-C24A-4D4C-B4D8-C230479906A8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/203C42AF-C24A-4D4C-B4D8-C230479906A8.jpg.html)

kahel
11-07-2014, 09:37 AM
I am pretty new to modding so this thread was really awesome to get an idea of what the work of the pros look like.

I have been able to do 2 mods so far ... Modified my N64 for RGB and did the composite mod on a Atari 2600.

Here the end result , forgot to take a pic inside.

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It really cool to be able to connect the Atari to my xrgb-mini hehe.

Voultar
11-10-2014, 05:37 PM
I know this thread is all about clean internal mod work, but I wanted to share my latest restoration project.

**56K Warning**

Look at the beautiful turd that arrived by mail today:

20412

20413

But with a little effort..

20414

20415

The resurrection is near!!

20416


I'm 80% finished restoring the casings, but here's a nice before & after shot:

20417

bulletnyourass
11-10-2014, 05:42 PM
Voultar,

What did you use to clean it?

Phillip

Voultar
11-10-2014, 05:50 PM
Voultar,

What did you use to clean it?

Phillip

A non-abrasive micro sponge, and a cocktail of 20% peroxide to reverse the bromine (yellowing).

bulletnyourass
11-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Damn. That looks good as new. Congrats.

Syn
11-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Damn. That looks good as new. Congrats.

Yeah, Voultar that really turned out sweet. Great job!

goombakid
11-12-2014, 03:05 AM
**56K Warning**

Show of hands: who really is still using dial-up?...other than joe8...



20417
Very nice! Was majority of that just yuck grime or was it yellowing pretty bad? And you did pretty good cleaning around the logo without rubbing it off.

Voultar
11-12-2014, 06:55 AM
The yellowing itself was fairly significant, the 4th picture down was taken pre 20/100 h202 cocktail treatment. I'd say that it was 60% nicotine stains, and 40% plastic yellowing.

The trick to removing debris without being abrasive with the casings or artwork is the micro-sponge.

EDIT:

I just finished the region mod for the 'ole Duo-R. I wanted to do a clean, short-wire installation. I also didn't want to cut any of the pins from the Hu-Card slot, so I de-soldered the entire unit and simply lifted the pins that I needed to grab signals from. This was my first rodeo, so I experimented around until I found an install method that I felt was worthy.

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trenog
11-14-2014, 07:11 AM
The yellowing itself was fairly significant, the 4th picture down was taken pre 20/100 h202 cocktail treatment. I'd say that it was 60% nicotine stains, and 40% plastic yellowing.

The trick to removing debris without being abrasive with the casings or artwork is the micro-sponge.

EDIT:

I just finished the region mod for the 'ole Duo-R. I wanted to do a clean, short-wire installation. I also didn't want to cut any of the pins from the Hu-Card slot, so I de-soldered the entire unit and simply lifted the pins that I needed to grab signals from. This was my first rodeo, so I experimented around until I found an install method that I felt was worthy.


I really like that approach. I wouldn't have thought of that either! Kudos in your region modding :D

Voultar
11-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Finished up the RGB circuit this evening:

20554

Yodd
11-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Looks good dude.

Voultar
11-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Thanks again for sending me the schematic! I had fun building it.

EDIT:

I'm finished with this old girl. I've essentially done everything that I wanted to do.

Here's a nice little, low quality video to show'r off a little.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Lq9IRQjKc

seanami
11-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Here are some of the other MODs I've done for me / customers recently (PM me if interested - I typically do nes reproductions but can do mods as well)

Sega Nomad LED backlit replacement:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/BFC2B12A-A105-491D-8632-F24CF8C9793D.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/BFC2B12A-A105-491D-8632-F24CF8C9793D.jpg.html)



For the Nomad, where did you source the screen from? Having trouble finding a good one that doesn't flash av inputs everytime I turn it on

GohanX
11-28-2014, 12:36 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251584933137?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I used that screen on my Game Gear, should work fine on the Nomad as well. No "AV" input message.

vvv
12-01-2014, 12:23 AM
This thread is an inspiration. Here is my contribution

A clean AV Famicom NESRGB mod I did for a customer.

Kiel
12-01-2014, 12:15 PM
Gamecube component/rgb/vga mod

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/IMG_5069_zps387f6551.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/IMG_5066_zps5550a90d.jpg

GohanX
12-01-2014, 12:17 PM
*drool*

Kiel
12-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Two top loaders with snes style back panels, a duo rx, and a twin fami banged out all with RGB.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/IMG_5277_zpsba9c7ca7.jpg

And the latest I did was two PCE IFUs RGB modded with snes style sockets and a twin fami with the socket as well. The twin also does s-video and composite through the socket:cool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/IMG_5418_zps2d034d95.jpg

Teddy KGB
12-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Looks good Kiel. E showed me a couple pics of your work a few days ago at my place... I dig, I dig. ;)

mikey
12-03-2014, 07:13 AM
And the latest I did was two PCE IFUs RGB modded with snes style sockets and a twin fami with the socket as well. The twin also does s-video and composite through the socket:cool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/IMG_5418_zps2d034d95.jpg


Those look awesome, really clean!

Atro
12-03-2014, 09:13 AM
Really love that job Kiel.
The connectors fit in right in the spot.

Congrats.

fremen
12-03-2014, 09:22 AM
Hi dude,


http://www.ebay.com/itm/251584933137?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I used that screen on my Game Gear, should work fine on the Nomad as well. No "AV" input message.

Please, could you indicate me a tutorial??

Thank you very much in advance

Un saludo

xsq
12-04-2014, 02:23 AM
awesome work Kiel.

xsq
12-04-2014, 02:25 AM
double post. sorry.

Kiel
12-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Thanks guys I appreciate it!

leonk
12-06-2014, 09:46 PM
Just finished for a customer. 2 hour turn around.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/DCAF2ADE-B573-4FC8-AD6C-B99C2701B42E.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/DCAF2ADE-B573-4FC8-AD6C-B99C2701B42E.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/575CF6F8-86E9-4AD1-B889-3214AB6B12B0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/575CF6F8-86E9-4AD1-B889-3214AB6B12B0.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/leonki/825647C7-47DC-4CD2-B92B-81DE60CEA43A.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leonki/media/825647C7-47DC-4CD2-B92B-81DE60CEA43A.jpg.html)

Kiel
12-07-2014, 10:26 PM
Just did a fresh install on the AV Famicom for FAT$TACKS

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/4088741F-F7FA-4120-83A6-F8997BED8B6C_zpstfumkhg3.jpg

Pingu
12-08-2014, 07:09 PM
While not as neat looking as Voultars saturn bios replacement (looking at it makes me want to go back and tidy it up):
http://i.imgur.com/UoHCYog.jpg
I've added a PIC to switch the saturn between 50/60 Hz with the reset button while still being able to reset the saturn with it.

I also did a Dreamcast bios replacement:
http://i.imgur.com/HatiYHI.jpg
This is actually a botched bios replacement though since a pad was partially lifted during removal of the old bios and since the trace that broke went to a via under the chip I found a place on the back side to patch it:
http://i.imgur.com/I88EiUU.jpg

Seriously though while I'd be happy to see what I've done if I opened up a modded system you guys leave me in awe. The soldering part is easy and pretty much boils down to "use enough flux" but the how some of you route the wires inside is oozing of craftsmanship for lack of a better word.

miisalo
12-31-2014, 02:20 PM
Hope this counts... Started my next cmvs project using mv-1b

Made 5V, stereo and unibios mods.

21686

21687

Stereo mod uses 1W resistors because they were only I had with right value. Little hairy Chinese girl had packed two sets of 68Ohm resistors instead of one 68 and one 6.8K.

Voultar
01-03-2015, 08:12 PM
It's been a while since I've made love to a slim PS2:

http://i59.tinypic.com/64jacl.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/im4j0w.jpg

Yodd
01-03-2015, 08:27 PM
Amazing as always.

mikey
01-03-2015, 11:26 PM
Voultar, that's an incredible wiring job! Well done.

brettybluevein
01-04-2015, 11:45 PM
It's been a while since I've made love to a slim PS2:

http://i59.tinypic.com/64jacl.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/im4j0w.jpg

That wiring job is absolutely gorgeous! What function does it serve, just region mod?

ApolloBoy
01-05-2015, 09:55 PM
What function does it serve, just region mod?
That's a ModBo 4.0 chip, it allows you to play PS2 and PS1 discs of any region as well as backups/copied discs.

chipperkwah
01-05-2015, 10:12 PM
It's been a while since I've made love to a slim PS2:
http://i59.tinypic.com/64jacl.jpg


Oh damn! That routing is insanely clean, looks almost organic.

fremen
01-06-2015, 02:07 PM
Hi dudes,

This will be an internal DC VGA mod for a friend

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/elnaib/DC/2_zpsd50a6ddc.jpg (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/elnaib/media/DC/2_zpsd50a6ddc.jpg.html)

[http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/elnaib/DC/1_zps73923f0e.jpg (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/elnaib/media/DC/1_zps73923f0e.jpg.html)

Un saludo

lastcallhall
01-06-2015, 02:50 PM
Hi dudes,

This will be an internal DC VGA mod for a friend

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/elnaib/DC/2_zpsd50a6ddc.jpg (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/elnaib/media/DC/2_zpsd50a6ddc.jpg.html)

[http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/elnaib/DC/1_zps73923f0e.jpg (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/elnaib/media/DC/1_zps73923f0e.jpg.html)

Un saludo

That's sweet looking, man! So did you just reuse the modem pinouts for your RGBS and audio signals? Very nice.

fremen
01-07-2015, 02:58 PM
Thank you man, yes I'll reuse them, I hope that it works after the mod, jejeje. I done the free bios mod also.

Un saludo

Voultar
01-21-2015, 04:14 PM
Phat girls need love, too.

Excuse the cheap ass "Kynar" wire. This 30 awg is jacketed in the cheapest, shittiest marsh-mellow plastic that I've ever seen. Thank God I've almost used it all.


http://i60.tinypic.com/ww0sid.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/4q52s3.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/90onlt.jpg

fremen
01-22-2015, 01:57 AM
Hi bro,


Phat girls need love, too.

Excuse the cheap ass "Kynar" wire. This 30 awg is jacketed in the cheapest, shittiest marsh-mellow plastic that I've ever seen. Thank God I've almost used it all.


I think that the question that everybody want to know is if the kynar cable is in a ribbon format or it is only one cable and if you use any kind of glue to put them all together.

Un saludo

Voultar
01-22-2015, 02:13 AM
Hi bro,



I think that the question that everybody want to know is if the kynar cable is in a ribbon format or it is only one cable and if you use any kind of glue to put them all together.

Un saludo

Nope, those conductors are laid by hand, one by one.

fremen
01-22-2015, 03:02 AM
Thank you mate for the answer,

well, the question now is the question that Xian Xi did, what kind of glue do you use to put all together?

Un saludo

Voultar
01-22-2015, 12:35 PM
It was a Japanese glue, and unfortunately they don't make it anymore. I coat the wires in a mild bonding gel based glue. If I need to tack something down around sensitive I/C's or other components, I lay a small piece of clear tape down to protect those components.

RRR
01-22-2015, 02:22 PM
Voultar, awesome wiring job.

opt2not
01-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Phat girls need love, too.

I just eye-fucked the shit out of that Phat girl. Nice job bro, looks so fresh and so clean clean.

shadowkn55
01-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Lots of hot glue.

Fixed.

Voultar
01-22-2015, 10:10 PM
Fixed.

22214

bustedstr8
01-22-2015, 10:19 PM
Glorious

Lemony Vengeance
01-22-2015, 10:56 PM
Hi dudes,

This will be an internal DC VGA mod for a friend

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/elnaib/DC/2_zpsd50a6ddc.jpg (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/elnaib/media/DC/2_zpsd50a6ddc.jpg.html)

[http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/elnaib/DC/1_zps73923f0e.jpg (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/elnaib/media/DC/1_zps73923f0e.jpg.html)

Un saludo

Looks good! Shadows work is inspiring (http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?225277-Jamma-projects):)

fremen
01-23-2015, 01:35 AM
Hi,

Thank you Voultar, it is a pity that the Japanese glue does not do anymore.
@Lemony Thank you dude, you're right Shadows' job was my inspiration.

Un saludo

Voultar
01-24-2015, 02:18 AM
The only reason I'm posting this is because I see so many people do this totally ass-backwards, and I believe it deserves a mention.

The NES-101 Power LED mod, absolutely simple. But so many people fuck this up due to all of the "Youtube" video's demonstrating this.

My real gripe is when I see people pulling 5v and ground directly from the 7805, from the underside of the board, all the way on the back of the board...

Power and ground all over the place, find something close, and use it.

Also, it's a good idea to use quick connects so that you don't have to break-down and de-solder existing mod-work during future mods/repairs.

22235

Simple..

22236

Viewpoint
01-25-2015, 12:00 PM
As I see it, there are a few main benefits:

1) Direct boot of PS1 & PS2 backups. No swapping, trigger disc, or other exploit needed to play any and all PS1 games.

2) No ESR Patching PS2 games. ESR compatibility isn't perfect, and all PS2 games that you want to play from burned media will have to be ESR patched. CD based PS2 games will have to be converted into DVD format in order to be ESR patched.

3) No memory card exploits. You don't have to keep a memory card in your PS2 dedicated to the FreeMcboot exploit. Of course, you can also use the same memory card for PS2 saves, but ultimately, your entire mod exists on a memory card that can be wiped in an instant.

4) (Kinda falls into #1) Imports!!!! PS1 & PS2 pressed imports will boot directly! You can't do that with a softmod unless you disc-swap. The hassle simply isn't worth it to me.

Pardon the late question here but can this mod be done to the OG PS2s or is this a mod only for the newer models?

Voultar
01-25-2015, 12:24 PM
This chip can be installed from the V1's all the way up to the last slim release.

The Modbo originally didn't support the V1-V3 boards, I was the one who assembled the correct pin-out by combining several 15 year old diagrams and probing with the 'ole meter.

This was the 1st ever pre V3 board to ever be chipped with a Modbo 4, fully operational.

http://theisozone.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=45361

Viewpoint
01-25-2015, 12:46 PM
This chip can be installed from the V1's all the way up to the last slim release.

The Modbo originally didn't support the V1-V3 boards, I was the one who assembled the correct pin-out by combining several 15 year old diagrams and probing with the 'ole meter.

This was the 1st ever pre V3 board to ever be chipped with a Modbo 4, fully operational.

http://theisozone.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=45361

Wow very nice. I have an OG pS2 I've been wanting to do this to so I can run JP and NA PS2 games on. I've had this thing for years and it's run perfectly all this time. I would love to maybe add more to it. Thanks for the info tho, Very grateful.

lastcallhall
01-26-2015, 12:25 PM
Here's a recent MegaAMP installed in a Model 2 VA0 Genesis:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/lastcallhall/Mobile%20Uploads/20150119_233011_zpsgbrvmbsu.jpg

Ground and 5V could have been trimmed up a bit, but all in all, I think it's as clean as can get, due to the location of the capacitors that need to be removed and tapped.

GohanX
01-26-2015, 11:57 PM
Is that Helder's new board? I could have used those switches on my last install...

Btw, I'd connect mono if I were you. It seems silly, but sometimes you get the itch to play and all you can find are the mono cables that the system came with or an rf switch.

Pasky
01-27-2015, 07:57 AM
Why are there 3 giant blobs on the board?

lastcallhall
01-27-2015, 09:53 AM
Is that Helder's new board? I could have used those switches on my last install...

Btw, I'd connect mono if I were you. It seems silly, but sometimes you get the itch to play and all you can find are the mono cables that the system came with or an rf switch.

Yeah, it's Helders new board. Got it in the other day for a customer. I already shipped it back to him, but I will let him know about the mono audio. :)


Why are there 3 giant blobs on the board?

They're part of the install after removing some surface mount resistors.

Pasky
01-27-2015, 09:56 AM
Ah so you just bridged the SMD pads. Cleaner way to do it is to cut a lead from a cheap resistor or capacitor and bridge it with that, I usually hold it down with some jewelers tweezers while I solder. It's nice work but the globs are a bit large.

lastcallhall
01-27-2015, 10:07 AM
Yeah, I toyed with that idea, but in the end I had a larger spool of solder that I wasn't using so I just went with that. He did ask me to do 3 more systems for him though so I'll give the wire and tweezers a shot.

bustedstr8
01-27-2015, 11:25 AM
You can get 0-ohm resistors/ jumpers for about $0.03 each. 1206 and 0805 will cover most stuff in the hobby, from MVS carts to consoles.

http://www.mouser.com/KOA-Speer/Passive-Components/Resistors/SMD-Resistors-Chip-Resistors/Thick-Film-Resistors/_/N-7h7yz?P=1z0x6qjZ1yzmou0Z1yzmotyZ1z0zlrr&Ns=Pricing%7c0

Voultar
01-29-2015, 05:25 PM
Fellow member snes_collector sent in his v12 slim for some good 'ole mod-work.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2wnxma8.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/iw5etx.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/332ckgh.jpg

He'll be a happy boy when he receives this.

Tw3ek
01-30-2015, 09:33 PM
Fellow member snes_collector sent in his v12 slim for some good 'ole mod-work.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2wnxma8.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/iw5etx.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/332ckgh.jpg

He'll be a happy boy when he receives this.

Dat wiring! :drool:

Voultar
01-30-2015, 09:57 PM
Again, this is a super simple mod. But seeing that so many people have a tendency of fucking up even the simplest of things, it deserves a mention.

SNES-Mini LED install. Super basic, much like the Top-Loader/AV Famicom.

Find 5v and ground in an area that's nice and close to where you'll be positioning the LED.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2qn8676.jpg

Don't use 5 feet of cabling for your LED mod, just so that you'll have enough slack to pull the case off in the future. Use quick-connects, and make everyone's life easier.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2qjcfvp.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/vhgdy1.jpg

And, Boom.


http://i57.tinypic.com/2ytqii0.jpg

Everyone has to start somewhere, but don't get caught up in the ill teachings of all of these shitty Youtube video's and "how to" web-sites.

Lemony Vengeance
02-02-2015, 12:46 AM
Recently JAMMA-Fied a Genesis 3!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/dillweed22/pics%20shared%20online/Neo%20geo%20dot%20com/temporary_zpsfec508bf.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/dillweed22/pics%20shared%20online/Neo%20geo%20dot%20com/temporary_zpsac6307fb.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/dillweed22/pics%20shared%20online/Neo%20geo%20dot%20com/temporary_zps5e146785.jpg

I've found that this requires less HW to make this possible.. no caps and resistors on the RGB lines, No lm1881n sync cleaner, as long as you pull the C Sync from the right place. I suspect that the genesis 2 is similar.

Voultar
02-02-2015, 05:31 PM
Just finished this commission today;

http://i59.tinypic.com/zlw01h.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/s1hu8z.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/15dsa2q.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2ahh6c5.jpg


I didn't realize my camera was blurry in some of these shots until everything was buttoned back up. Bleh.

Skips
02-02-2015, 06:03 PM
Just finished this commission today;

http://i59.tinypic.com/zlw01h.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/s1hu8z.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/15dsa2q.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2ahh6c5.jpg


I didn't realize my camera was blurry in some of these shots until everything was buttoned back up. Bleh.

I use these (http://www.ebay.com/itm/50pcs-Dupont-Connector-Housing-Female-2-54mm-1x14P-/130353559267?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e59ad76e3) for the NESRGB. Gives you one giant connector so a client does not accidentally mix them up if they ever take it apart.

Voultar
02-02-2015, 06:06 PM
I ran out of those. The singles were all that I had on hand and he wanted this back ASAP.

Here's a PC-Engine Duo that I completely went through a couple of days ago for a friend of mine (Johnny Millenium). A few corrosion repairs and complete re-cap.

http://i60.tinypic.com/2nk7xh2.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/jua2at.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/1qpf77.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/2ir7mzp.jpg


A better look at the typical corrosion found on these boards..

Corrosion on top of the solder mask.

http://i61.tinypic.com/288vaqh.jpg

Cleanup:

http://i59.tinypic.com/2rwxnrs.jpg

Corrosion on top of the solder mask.

http://i59.tinypic.com/2ljmkpt.jpg

Cleanup:

http://i57.tinypic.com/34ni9hu.jpg

Voultar
02-05-2015, 12:20 PM
Excuse the double post, I wasn't able to edit my original one due to going over the maximum (8) picture count.

Not having an RGB capable device, 'ole John decided that he'd like to have some composite jacks on this girl, as well as S-Video.

So, I did just that:


http://i61.tinypic.com/2rgj95d.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/33uxx8h.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/9sxa1u.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/10newzr.jpg

goombakid
02-05-2015, 07:53 PM
Where do you source your S-video jacks? The ones I source locally here are these:

http://www.vetco.net/catalog/images/PAN-MD-67000-4S-1.jpg

I make them work so they don't look ugly:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/ryo808/Mobile%20Uploads/97b7e866-2019-461a-bd80-48eb4406dbaf_zps3b9c0ccd.jpg

But I'd rather have the ones you're using.

Voultar
02-05-2015, 08:02 PM
That's a generic non-panel mount connector that I notched to be panel mountable. I typically use a generic S-Video panel mount connector with a lock washer, but the plastic of the PC-E Duo didn't give enough clearance to thread the washer for the connectors that I had. So as usual, I improvised.

Pasky
02-05-2015, 08:06 PM
Where do you source your S-video jacks? The ones I source locally here are these:

But I'd rather have the ones you're using.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-pcs-Mini-4-Pin-DIN-Jack-Circular-PCB-Mount-Female-Connector-/251106674429?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a771fc6fd

MidnightMonkey
02-05-2015, 08:07 PM
Digikey is your friend for jacks. I prefer recessed jacks though. Minus the external screws.

fremen
02-06-2015, 02:29 AM
Hi mates,

My last unfinished project, it is on my own DC.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/elnaib/DC_zpsnxfwskgh.jpg (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/elnaib/media/DC_zpsnxfwskgh.jpg.html)

I'm doing a two sd reader mod with a miniSD adapter to feed the GD-EMU that I've instaled instead the CD reader.

Un saludo

PD: I'm sorry for the small picture

goombakid
02-07-2015, 01:27 AM
Digikey is your friend for jacks. I prefer recessed jacks though. Minus the external screws.

Thanks. I usually go Mouser for parts, but looks like Digikey has the stuff I want.

DonBurgundy
02-07-2015, 02:28 AM
Great work guys! I learn a lot from this thread, thanks.

Xian Xi
02-07-2015, 05:51 AM
Thanks. I usually go Mouser for parts, but looks like Digikey has the stuff I want.

If you prefer gold plated jacks you can get them from console5.com he's gonna be getting in a big stock of gold s-video jacks soon.

Kiel
02-07-2015, 11:44 AM
Just finished up these guys, N64 rgb and pce rgb

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/6D5B579C-62EF-40EE-8149-DB76F03D52D3_zpsbrlhe7um.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/18C1B3BB-8624-49AE-983C-BB8C7A4D4157_zpsqkv36fxi.jpg

DonBurgundy
02-07-2015, 04:23 PM
Just finished up these guys, N64 rgb and pce rgb

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/6D5B579C-62EF-40EE-8149-DB76F03D52D3_zpsbrlhe7um.jpg

Looks good, thanks!

Kiel
02-07-2015, 05:29 PM
No problemo homie

Yodd
02-08-2015, 12:42 AM
Mayumi v4 chip install in a SCPH9001 PS1

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V-_CgICTJtM/VNcEYeAzNCI/AAAAAAAAE7c/-zCbxXVP0b4/s1024/20150208_011934.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W0pgXnUjMT4/VNcEQqNao_I/AAAAAAAAE7I/FzZEYPaxccI/s1024/20150208_012013.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QT_zECIxnrg/VNcEUYdp4rI/AAAAAAAAE7Q/jvRoVYG1gf4/s1024/20150208_011948.jpg


Thanks to Voultar for the chip and install instructions.

MidnightMonkey
02-08-2015, 02:00 PM
Thanks to Voultar for the chip and install instructions.

Yeah, that work looks almost like you're biting his style, bro(ken)!

Voultar
02-11-2015, 05:50 PM
Psone mini with my new Mayumi v4 Package:

http://i62.tinypic.com/2nb64jm.jpg

Kiel
02-11-2015, 09:58 PM
In progress of DonBurgundy's NES. This one will have some real interesting stuff when I'm finished with it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/2E68DB44-5369-4FBF-B2D5-E9BE721D51C0_zpsppkhytrz.jpg

DonBurgundy
02-11-2015, 10:45 PM
In progress of DonBurgundy's NES. This one will have some real interesting stuff when I'm finished with it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/2E68DB44-5369-4FBF-B2D5-E9BE721D51C0_zpsppkhytrz.jpg

So clean! :drool:

Skips
02-11-2015, 10:46 PM
In progress of DonBurgundy's NES. This one will have some real interesting stuff when I'm finished with it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/olso1306/2E68DB44-5369-4FBF-B2D5-E9BE721D51C0_zpsppkhytrz.jpg

Just so you know, the NESRGB actually has the clearance to socket the PPU even in the front loaders.

Kiel
02-12-2015, 12:23 AM
Just so you know, the NESRGB actually has the clearance to socket the PPU even in the front loaders.

Interesting, the site says there isn't but who would need it socketed afterwards anyways? Good to know.

Skips
02-12-2015, 12:42 AM
Interesting, the site says there isn't but who would need it socketed afterwards anyways? Good to know.

I socket it in all the front loaders I do. Out of most the NES repairs that have landed on my desk the PPU and CPU seem to be the parts that go the most. Its more of an added precaution in case it does. The NESRGB solder pads are extremely cheap and even with high end desoldering equipment pads can be lifted if you do have to remove the PPU from it (regardless of how good you are at it).

Atro
02-13-2015, 02:58 PM
Dead Saturn converted into a nice Supergun.
I love this hobby!

22847

22848

22849

opt2not
02-13-2015, 03:32 PM
Dead Saturn converted into a nice Supergun.
I love this hobby!

Pics of the insides to verify "clean mod work"?

Atro
02-13-2015, 03:38 PM
Pics of the insides to verify "clean mod work"?

Maybe this weekend. If I have enough time for that.
Actually, the most boring part on this is drilling, cutting and filing.

Anyone can solder on a jamma harness...

Voultar
02-13-2015, 03:43 PM
I would also like to see actual pictures of the modwork, nevermind the case tooling.

opt2not
02-13-2015, 04:37 PM
Maybe this weekend. If I have enough time for that.
Actually, the most boring part on this is drilling, cutting and filing.

Anyone can solder on a jamma harness...

I would argue the reverse is more true. ;)

Skips
02-13-2015, 04:47 PM
I would argue the reverse is more true. ;)

Yeah I have seen people with beautiful case work but their mod work was.... Drakonian to say the least.

Pasky
02-13-2015, 05:01 PM
Dead Saturn converted into a nice Supergun.
I love this hobby!

Excellent job on fitting the jamma connector, very clean.

Xian Xi
02-13-2015, 05:57 PM
Dead Saturn converted into a nice Supergun.
I love this hobby!


I did one after seeing your other one, for the power LED I did this though:

http://instagram.com/p/tlT6mUJYtt/?modal=true

Atro
02-13-2015, 06:20 PM
I did one after seeing your other one, for the power LED I did this though:

http://instagram.com/p/tlT6mUJYtt/?modal=true

If the original plastic piece didn't broke into pieces I would have used it with the PSU LED.
It's not important as the voltmeter already tells if the 'gun is alive or not! :)

I'd love to have a white Saturn shell. I would replace my Saturn with that. Even if it's a dead Saturn, I think I wouldn't be brave enough to use that housing. Those are beautiful Saturns.