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by ihakr
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Reason why n64 wont boot after connecting controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

Re: Reason why n64 wont boot after connecting controller?

hey I decided that somehow the controller board was bad. After I cleaned the whole board and disconnected all of the buttons it would still result in the same error. But when I connected the controller port back on then connected a "virgin" controller, it would boot up right and I could play my game...
by ihakr
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Reason why n64 wont boot after connecting controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

Re: Reason why n64 wont boot after connecting controller?

Just a wild guess: Shortages? Did you try another controller? Well.... I know that! I guess I didn't ask my question quite appropriately. (I've been working on this (the whole project) for the last 7 hours.) I guess what I was really asking is if there is a common mistake that I could have made. Bu...
by ihakr
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Reason why n64 wont boot after connecting controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

Reason why n64 wont boot after connecting controller?

I've been working on my portable Nintendo 64. It is going great. I had to break apart the controller and rewire it. I rewired it, then hooked it up to the nintendo. When I turned it on, it would turn on and would display a back image. (My display will not even light up if there is no signal, so ther...
by ihakr
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

Re: The Dock64

But you can just buy a switching headphone jack from Radioshack. Get a switched headphone jack. I am having trouble finding this switching headphone jack. Can someone post a link to one? If it is from Radioshack it would be great because I have a gift card to there, and I could go and get it ASAP.
by ihakr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

Re: Progress update 3.28.11

I use the Radio Shack Ipod system. It's $24 but it is loud and sounds great. Has a power switch, potentiometer and power led. And it is pretty small once you get it out of it's case. Alright, I'll look into that. I have a small, yet powerful speaker amp too with volume controls and everything. My o...
by ihakr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

Re: The Dock64

Bush wrote:Quick question, is the stretching on that screen bad or is it ok to use in 16:9 mode?

The stretch is not noticeable at all. Maybe if you got a really big screen like a 7" screen, it would be noticeable, but definitely not with the 4.3" screen.
by ihakr
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

Progress update 3.28.11

For my screen, I wanted to have a cut that made the plastic not so sharp. I also needed a consistent cut angle. So in turn, I took the flexible tool of my dremel and clamped it into the vice. This would give me a consistent cut angle and it would let me move the encasing to the box around freely. ht...
by ihakr
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

Re: The Dock64

So I am having an issue with my Nintendo 64. The system freezes when it is under load. I only have this issue when I am running it off battery power. This issue does not happen when I run the system off wall power. I checked the voltages and the 12v line was getting 8v(which I heard is okay.) And th...
by ihakr
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

Progress update 3.26.11

Today, I started to work on my portable again. I spent all of my Saturday working on it. (I will still be working on it after this post, you just wont see it to my next post. Sorry) I worked on the case, and when a part of the case was drying I worked on the hardware. Hopefully I won't confuse my re...
by ihakr
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

Screen Information

Here is a link to the seller's store with the 4.3" Screens. http://shop.ebay.com/xyq777/m.html?_nkw=4.3%22+TFT&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313 And to show that my screen has a 4:3 mode on it, I took a picture of the option in the menu. I don't the distortion for most games is e...
by ihakr
Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

Update 3.35.11

So the screen arrived. It is a 4.3" 16:9 screen from eBay. The screen actually surprised me because the quality was better than expected. It has a menu for brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and it has the ability to change from 16:9 to a 4:3 ratio! At first I couldn't get the screen to work unt...
by ihakr
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

Step up Regulator?

So the screen I got was a cheapo 4.3" LCD from China. It says that it runs off 12v, but I assumed it could run of 7.4v. When I got the screen it wouldn't run over either voltage. I was curious that if it would only run over 12v, would there be a way to build a step up regulator so I wouldn't have to...
by ihakr
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: The Dock64
Replies: 24
Views: 7936

The Dock64

Hello all, my name is Mitch, and I have been a long time forum browser, but is a new member. I have been feeling ambitious lately, and I have decided to make my first portable, the Dock64. The name seems dry, so it might get changed later. I want to make my portable different from any other, so I ha...
by ihakr
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Use Cell Phone Batteries to power a Nintendo?
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Use Cell Phone Batteries to power a Nintendo?

I'm still trying to get good, cheap ideas to power my pN64. I came across the Chinese made extended batteries that are made for the HTC EVO 4G with a charger that doesn't require the actual phone to charge the batteries. The batteries work very well for my phone, and they have 3500 mAh and output 3....
by ihakr
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: How to charge a battery?
Replies: 8
Views: 3404

Re: Hot to charge a battery?

hailrazer wrote: Yes sir :)
Thanks :)