Turboexpress LCD mod

BladeDancer314

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I picked up a Turboexpress with a cracked screen with the intention of installing a new larger LCD.

I gotta say Im very happy how things turned out.

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CORY

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That's freaking cool. I want to get my GT back now :lolz:

BTW, is it a RGB LCD screen or a composite one? I've been looking for a good RGB LCD screen for my Nomad but the ones I found were all composite.
 

BladeDancer314

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It's just composite. I doubt RGB would make that much more of a difference on such a small screen.
 

Niko

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Wow thats awesome! Almost makes me want a GT just to do that!
 

Shivan128

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This is pretty freakin' sweet. If only the everdrive worked on it, I may actually consider doing something like this!!!
 

lastcallhall

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That new LCD looks super sharp. What screen did you use? I picked up a TE in a lot a few months back that needs some love.
 

Yodd

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Holy shit that screen is huge compared to the original.
 

Metal Slug

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Wow, that's a hell of an upgrade!
Are the connections the same?
What else did you have to do to install it?
I find myself wondering if it would be possible to retro-fit an NGPC with a modern backlit screen instead of hybridising them with GBA-SP front-lights?
 

Moon Jump

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I'd love to get my Nomad and Express new screens. I've seen all of the photos and videos online of people putting in them and they look amazing. Does it cut down on the battery power they chew up?

I had a problem with my Express that the external cable would come out often. I remember trying to play through Parasol Stars all the way through since you can't save the game on an Express and halfway through the game the cable fell out and I lost everything. (Still haven't beat the game on official hardware)
 

BladeDancer314

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Hey guys,

My turboeverdrive works just fine with both my Turboexpresses and a friend uses one on his with no issues.

The LCD I used is one that I've had for a while in case that I would get a Sega Nomad, I was going to remove the Nomads stock screen and install this one.

Go on eBay and search back up LCD screen, there's many people selling them, usually from China.

The connections are not the same, you have to get composite out of the huC6260.

I will say that anyone that plays on a Turboexpress with this LCD installed will find it very difficult to go back to a Turboexpress with a stock screen, the difference is substantial, the stock screen was great 20 years ago but it's too small and you can't read anything.

Cyb!!!! Where you been??? Do you have a Turboexpress? I'll hook you up if you do, you will love it.
 

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I'd love to get my Nomad and Express new screens. I've seen all of the photos and videos online of people putting in them and they look amazing. Does it cut down on the battery power they chew up?

I have seen some battery mods done with large lipolys, but never one offered for sale or with a guide.
 

BladeDancer314

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A battery mod would be really simple and I'm thinking of doing one on the Turboexpress, I have already done it to my Sega Nomad.

It's just a Sony npf550 camcorder battery, tons of them on eBay.

The new LCD drastically improves battery life.
 

zxtec

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Nice job, looks great and a major upgrade from the original. Might have to attempt this mod on mine.
 

cyb

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Hey guys,

My turboeverdrive works just fine with both my Turboexpresses and a friend uses one on his with no issues.

The LCD I used is one that I've had for a while in case that I would get a Sega Nomad, I was going to remove the Nomads stock screen and install this one.

Go on eBay and search back up LCD screen, there's many people selling them, usually from China.

The connections are not the same, you have to get composite out of the huC6260.

I will say that anyone that plays on a Turboexpress with this LCD installed will find it very difficult to go back to a Turboexpress with a stock screen, the difference is substantial, the stock screen was great 20 years ago but it's too small and you can't read anything.

Cyb!!!! Where you been??? Do you have a Turboexpress? I'll hook you up if you do, you will love it.


Hey buddy. was out of the retro game for a bit but I'm back in. Sent you a pm.
 

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Nice! You can actually read the text clearly on the new screen.
 

Neodogg

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that's is asstastic! Good work on the mod, a little jelli
 

BladeDancer314

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Thanks guys.

I forgot to mention that the new screen also has adjustable settings like brightens, color, contrast.
 

Hello

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Thanks for posting this! This looks like a dramatic improvement and am gonna try to do this myself. Is it hard to figure out how to replace the screen as far as connecting the wires and taking it apart?
 

BladeDancer314

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You have to get composite out of the huC6260 (lift 5 pins and ground them and tap 4 more pins), after that it's just feeding composite to the LCD.
 

Hello

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Is there any way you could post a link to a proper replacement lcd screen(for the US TurboExpress) on ebay?
 
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