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by Tibia
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: FDS Repair?
Replies: 0
Views: 20997

FDS Repair?

Farting around with a friend's Famicom Disk System. When I put the disk in, I get the loading screen, and the head moves towards the center of the disk. Then, it stops. That's all it does. I never get an error message, or any other head movement. Anyone have any experience with these? I've been told...
by Tibia
Tue May 01, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Questions regarding upgrades to a Game Gear screen
Replies: 2
Views: 2387

Re: Questions regarding upgrades to a Game Gear screen

There's not much you can do to the GG without doing that tv mod. The GG screen is fairly unusual, and it's taken quite a bit of reverse engineering to get anywhere with it. I know there's at least one guy out there with kits, but that's really all that you can do for the screen.
by Tibia
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: [gamegear] Caps replaced, good soldering, still washed out!?
Replies: 2
Views: 2599

Re: [gamegear] Caps replaced, good soldering, still washed out!?

You aren't going to get "night and day" improvement on the GG screen by replacing the caps. Even at its best, it's a poor screen that has always looked washed out. You can get a bit more improvement with an LED mod, but for the improvement you're looking for, it sounds like you want to do a total sc...
by Tibia
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Afternoon projects thread.
Replies: 362
Views: 134451

Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Just moved to a new apartment in an old house. It's got very few outlets, and I can only split them so much before I start tripping breakers. Since that involves dealing with the other tenant to fix, I decided to make all my game consoles use the same AC cord so I only had to run one cord to the ent...
by Tibia
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Gamegear Blinking Light? Distorted Scrolling Screen?
Replies: 9
Views: 5757

Re:

I'd try replacing the caps in the GG. I doubt it's gonna work any better on batteries. You wanted advice, yet you're ignoring it? I am sorry I bothered lugging the computer around town to find internet so I could post. Considering the headphone jack's not even on the main board, no, I doubt very mu...
by Tibia
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Gamegear Blinking Light? Distorted Scrolling Screen?
Replies: 9
Views: 5757

I'd try replacing the caps in the GG. I doubt it's gonna work any better on batteries.
by Tibia
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Game Gear Rechargeable Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 2139

Re: Game Gear Rechargeable Battery

I don't have a circuit for charging NiMHs in a GG. I think you'd almost have to build a new power board for the GG to do that with the original jack, and I've got no help for you there. I don't know nearly enough about charging circuits to figure that one out. Personally, I think you'd be better off...
by Tibia
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Trading Post Feedback
Topic: doug104231
Replies: 2
Views: 2300

doug104231

Patient while I had some issues getting the parts to do a GG, but that's about the only positive thing I can say about the transaction. I was not aware that he was not satisfied with the work I did until FOUR MONTHS after the fact. In addition, rather than contact me, so I could have resolved it in ...
by Tibia
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Portable Gamecube! My first mod
Replies: 13
Views: 5881

Re: Portable Gamecube! My first mod

Congrats on a working portable! The GC's not an easy one to start with, so you should feel good about that. I hope to see more work from you. :)
by Tibia
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Computer Charge Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 5767

Re: Computer Charge Help!

I do power jack repairs for my local computer repair shop. My boss charges customers a flat rate of $65 plus parts. I'd say it's worth that much, at least. Call a local shop in your area and see how much they'd charge you.
by Tibia
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Homebrew 2600 pcb help
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Re: Homebrew 2600 pcb help

Rekarp was working on a slimmed down PCB. Might be worth firing off a PM to him. I seem to recall he'd actually had a board printed that he wired up and tested.
by Tibia
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: I'm new here... and i must fix my gamegear!
Replies: 8
Views: 4091

Re: I'm new here... and i must fix my gamegear!

With the surface mount, I found that I had to add wire anyway to make some of the caps fit to the contacts. The radial caps already have the long legs on them. It's just a matter of convenience, I think.
by Tibia
Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Handy Gear - lovablechevy's ultimate Game Gear - finished!
Replies: 15
Views: 18836

Re: Handy Gear - lovablechevy's ultimate Game Gear - finished!

This is my favorite project of yours by far. :D Well worth the wait. I love how clean your finished projects always turn out.
by Tibia
Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: I'm new here... and i must fix my gamegear!
Replies: 8
Views: 4091

Re: I'm new here... and i must fix my gamegear!

I can sit down and do a full cap replacement on a GG in about thirty minutes. It's not all that difficult, just repetitive. Caps are cheap, if you buy from an electronics supplier and not just Radio Shack. For the time/parts, it's usually worth it to repair a GG.
by Tibia
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Almost Universal Wireless Gaming Client
Replies: 14
Views: 6838

Re: Almost Universal Wireless Gaming Client

Nice work again! I love how clean and professional your end results are. So nice to see that.