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by egomine
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Anyone have a good front/back picture of the NESp left board
Replies: 2
Views: 907

I have video only it's garbled, but I've really cleaned all the connectors (and the cart plays normally on an unmodified NES)

Thanks for the tip though. I'll look into that
by egomine
Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Anyone have a good front/back picture of the NESp left board
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Anyone have a good front/back picture of the NESp left board

I think I've located the short/or wrong connection on the left board (b,a, select, start buttons one). It looks like I have everything matching the book though so I'm wondering if anyone out there with a working NESp like the book can send me a picture (front & back) of that piece. The book I have h...
by egomine
Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: NESp troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5508

Yeah sorry about the extra post thing. I just kept thinking of other information that I thought may be helpful in helping me out. As far as grounding everything seems to be grounded (by grounding I mean there are wires with solder points that appear to be good). By AV you mean the Left board right? ...
by egomine
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: NESp troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5508

Interesting Note: I was once again retesting everything with the meter when i accidentally touched the aluminum side and to my surprise the sound started playing. The picture seemed farther along in that you could actually see it. Still messed up and all though. the was on the left board rear side w...
by egomine
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: NESp troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5508

i also tried replacing the 2N4401 Transistor (In case I fried the other one with too much heat). I used the clips on each lead to help dissapate heat and it felt pretty cool to the touch after soldering the new one.
by egomine
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: NESp troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5508

Also on the Mrs. pacman garbled up info it's like it's all smooshed into about 1/2 of an inch and spilt in half. If theat info helps at all?
by egomine
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: NESp troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5508

Well I double checked everything and I can't find any problems. I followed every troubleshooting idea in the book. My screen powers on, the multimeter shows the proper voltage at all points. I can see the brightness and volume bars as I adjust them. Most games show white/grey blinking. I recleaned t...
by egomine
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: NESp troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5508

What is a cold solder point mean? Remember this is my first project.
by egomine
Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: NESp troubleshooting help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5508

NESp troubleshooting help needed

I am building the hand built NES from Ben's book. I am to the part where you finally get to test everything for the first time. First I had no vol, brightness. Reconnected cable and wala they show. Now I can see something - what looks like a bunch of the screen all smoshed together, other games show...
by egomine
Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Hacking Videogame Consoles - The Book
Topic: Threading the Spacers
Replies: 5
Views: 2636

I held them with pliers (before glueing them) and simply used a screw driver to screw a screw them into the spacer. It took me like 10 minutes to do all of the nylon spacers.
by egomine
Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Getting Solder to stick - AKA dumb clear coat problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Thanks for the tip I will look into it. As for the clear layer on my PSOne Screen, it's a shiny clear coating that seems to keep the soldering/desoldering iron from heating up the solder. I had the same problem with the piece at the top (the one that get's thrown away), so I sniped the leads off (no...
by egomine
Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Getting Solder to stick - AKA dumb clear coat problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Getting Solder to stick - AKA dumb clear coat problems

I am trying to make the screen modifications as per Ben's book. The problem I'm having is that I cannot get any solder to stick to anything. It appears there is a clear coating of something all over the PSOne (I bought it brand new out of the box). I tried scraping it off with an exacto knife, but n...
by egomine
Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Hacking Videogame Consoles - The Book
Topic: PSone screen question
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

I had a hard time to. Finally I just cut the leads with an exacto knife (since the piece was to be removed and thrown away). Once cut I was able to touch the deslodering iron to the exposed end and they came right off like magic.
by egomine
Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: game genie
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Google it you should find some stuff.
by egomine
Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: game genie
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Some games had "secret codes" that you can enter using a controller.

The game genie is used to alter game variables so that you can cheat even if the game didn't have any "built in" codes.