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I would totally buy a modded system. I still have my Bung NGPC flash cart waiting for one of those
Just wanted to say thanks for the guide. I successfully modded my NGPC over the weekend and am pretty happy with the result.
I strayed slightly from the instructions and removed all of the LCD walls so that the front light could sit lower (so that the bottom few pixels of the LCD wouldn't be hidden behind the front light's metal strip). I had to make sure everything stayed in place though with electrical tape.
The only issue I have is with some of the PCB components pushing on the back of the front light, causing the top right corner of the screen to not sit completely flush with the case. The only way around this that I can see would be to actually cut the front light to fit (e.g. http://www.mylkstuff.com/page40.htm). I might give this a go at some point...
Here's some before and after photos
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1830455/Photo 04-10-2014 17 07 47.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1830455/Photo 04-10-2014 17 07 55.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1830455/Photo 04-10-2014 20 24 57.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1830455/Photo 06-10-2014 20 07 58.jpg
Your mod looks great man! I've been playing with dremeling out (with that Dremel router looking drill press) some of the case to make proper room as per Wiggy from rosecoloredgaming's suggestion. Because even after you cut the SP's light screen down to size it still doesn't fit flush to ensure a full close (as otherwise you've always got some space up by the link cable). Wish I would have had read http://mylkstuff.com/page87.htm# before I savagely cut mine by hand with an Exacto
On the NGPC, it doesn't close fully due to the edge of the light screen hitting the top of one of the aluminum caps on the mobo. I usually cut my screens to size to fit completely in the screen area of the NGPC. I didn't make instructions for that since it's kind of advanced and the aim of the tutorial I made was strictly beginner-friendly. When cutting the screen I use blue painters tape 3M brand as painters tape has low adhesion and doesn't leave a residue on the screen when you remove it.
That makes good sense...If you're cutting the SP front light screen to size (which thanks for the recommendation on tape BTW) - I've got a few quick questions for you.
1. Since you're cutting the screen - does that mean that you're leaving all of the 4 plastic shell walls that hold the screen in tact?
2. Once it's cut - are you placing the front light screen with the LEDs at the top (as it has room for the wires to travel unobstructed)?
3. On cutting the screen - are you cutting it to the dimensions of the inner most square (inside of the adhesive tape) or are you cutting it to the edges of the adhesive tape?
4. Are you cutting it using a Dremel with a cutting disc? (just curious)
5. Are you doing any Dremeling to the shell at all to make a flush fit so it can close fully?
That was more questions than I expected to be "quickly" asking... I really appreciate you sharing your experience Xian Xi!
Does anyone have modded neo geo color for sale ? Would really love to buy one if possible .