Dead, N64 DiedSee YAP64/2Yet Another Portable 64
***Cost So Far: $6***
***Current Status: Fried, project on hiatus***
***SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED***
-PSone screen (yeah right)
Right now I have to get a screen. If anyone has a PSOne screen that they are willing to sell that would be great. I'm looking high and low for any screen- pocket TV, game screen, even portable DVD players if the price is right. Neither the local pawn shop nor any of the thrift stores I went to had anything. Not even a sorta-working pocket TV. Oh yeah, and I have to find some batteries. And build a case. But I need a screen before any of that. I've built an LM317 circuit to power the 3.3V line. Have to find a heatsink. I have a few around here somewhere. Oh crap. I need some more heatsinks too. To cool the N64. Probably going to buy some stuff from DX. Does anyone here think using a videocard cooler would work/be cool?
Buildlog of today:
I was bored today, so I got my partially-disassembled spare N64 out of the closet. It's the beginning of Yet Another Portable 64 adventure! I've found out some interesting things about the N64. Right now it's disassembled. Bare board, no shielding. I don't have a picture, but the expansion and cart slots are currently off. Jumper pack is partially trimmed.
Not much to look at here. Just an N64 board with shielding on. Move on, nothing to see here.
Exposed board. NUS-CPU-05. AVDC-NUS video chip. Not RGB moddable. That's okay, composite is good enough. This is my first portable, it's not gonna be 1337 in any way, shape, or form. The N64 is surprisingly simple. There's a lot of traces but they are very easy to see. As long as you don't touch the "core" area, it looks pretty trimmable. But I'm not going to trim it. It's too valuable to risk that. Plus I don't have a bandsaw and my xacto sucks. The other thing that jumped out at me was the capacitors. There is not a single one of those big-a** electrolytic caps, only very short little metal-can caps (forgot what they're called)
It worked at that stage. I don't have any pictures, but I've trimmed a jumper pack and removed the expansion port. After I removed the expansion port, the cart slot fell off. It's not soldered at all. The contacts on the expansion port slip over the pins, or something. In any case I've got some soldering to do. I might as well relocate the cart, since I have to do a crapload of soldering anyway.
1. Anyone have a screen? To sell to me? Cheap?
2. Are the inner holes where the cart slot pins go connected to anything?
3. Can someone give me an expansion pack for free? I don't want to wreck my other one. Okay, cheap is good enough.
4. Do I write too much?
What if I put a door over the jumper pak? That way it can be completely inside and trimmed, but I can put in a standard expansion pak.