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    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.

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    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).






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

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahel View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowkn55 View Post
    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.
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    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...ach=1959;image

    http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php...ach=1957;image

    http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php...ach=1955;image

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

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    I love that X68k mod.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by prosolis View Post
    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!!!

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    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.



    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjmill View Post
    y'know he might be right, the technology inside the DVD player or TV is notoriously unreliable. probably best to take it to your local technology inside the DVD player or TV repairman. that stuff's pretty technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloBoy View Post
    Just finished my last ever commission today
    Not doing anymore work for folks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjmill View Post
    y'know he might be right, the technology inside the DVD player or TV is notoriously unreliable. probably best to take it to your local technology inside the DVD player or TV repairman. that stuff's pretty technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloBoy View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahel View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by broken View Post
    Inputs and outputs?

    Cause if so, that's quite a bit of work.
    Quote Originally Posted by kahel View Post
    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.
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    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

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    More PS2 Love!

    Phat (V9) Modbo 4 PS2 Install:







    Slim (V14) Modbo 4 PS2 Install:





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    You're a brave man. I hate PS2 Chip installs.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    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.
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    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?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemony Vengeance View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    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.





    Quote Originally Posted by Vectorman0 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voultar View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjmill View Post
    y'know he might be right, the technology inside the DVD player or TV is notoriously unreliable. probably best to take it to your local technology inside the DVD player or TV repairman. that stuff's pretty technical.

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