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    Clean Mod Work Thread!

    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.
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    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.

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    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








    OLD PC10 PPU RGB NES MOD




    OLD PC10 RGB FAMICOM MOD







    NEO-GEO 2 SLOT CMVS





    OLD MV1FZ CMVS (Component Video Only)




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    that sure is nice work. Craftsmanship. Respect!
    (Can't wait to see more and submissions from other members )

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    Skips did you solder all the wires on the underside of the cmvs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeDancer314 View Post
    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.

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    MV1C I built last year (sadly the cart slot isn't as neat/smooth as I would have liked):







    RGB modded white PCEngine:







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






    Duo-R RGB modded:


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken View Post
    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.

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    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



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    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.
    Last edited by GohanX; 12-17-2013 at 11:52 AM.
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    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.
    Whatcha gonna do?

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    I would charge $50 for a dreamcast VGA mod, all parts included lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightMonkey View Post
    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny503 View Post
    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.

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    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.



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    This thread is an inspiration. Here is my contribution

    A clean AV Famicom NESRGB mod I did for a customer.
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    Gamecube component/rgb/vga mod


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    Two top loaders with snes style back panels, a duo rx, and a twin fami banged out all with RGB.



    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

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    Looks good Kiel. E showed me a couple pics of your work a few days ago at my place... I dig, I dig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiel View Post
    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


    Those look awesome, really clean!

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    Really love that job Kiel.
    The connectors fit in right in the spot.

    Congrats.

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    *drool*
    Whatcha gonna do?

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    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.
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    Why are there 3 giant blobs on the board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    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.

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    Why are there 3 giant blobs on the board?
    They're part of the install after removing some surface mount resistors.

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