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by Quetzalcoatlus
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Anyone else have trouble desoldering 60 pin connector?
Replies: 4
Views: 2230

Re: Anyone else have trouble desoldering 60 pin connector?

I've managed to saw the connector off a few NOACs without damaging the connector or the board, but it's kind of hard. I've also tried cutting the pins with an Xacto knife, which worked, but took forever.
by Quetzalcoatlus
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Completed Portables" overhaul - need your help!
Replies: 26
Views: 27368

Re: "Completed Portables" overhaul - need your help!

I don't think any of these are in the NES sticky: http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=36161" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=39072" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=379...
by Quetzalcoatlus
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Portablizer Title Request Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 27599

Re: Portablizer Title Request Thread

I've made three portables. http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=25200" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=32236" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=33276" onclick="window.ope...
by Quetzalcoatlus
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Need help locating Y & W
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

Re: Need help locating Y & W

Both of those spots connect through to points on the other side of the board. Try looking for pads on the other side of the board that would be in the same spot if they went through. Here's where they should be:
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by Quetzalcoatlus
Mon May 10, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: GARAGESALES 2010!
Replies: 199
Views: 20542

Re: GARAGESALES 2008-20XX!

I got a boxed Atari 7800 with four boxed 2600 games (Football, Galaxian, Gyruss, and Starmaster) for $20 at a flea market yesterday. The RF out plug on the back of the 7800 was broken, but I replaced it and it works fine now.
by Quetzalcoatlus
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: How many people succeeded the first time making a portable?
Replies: 17
Views: 1911

Re: How many people succeeded the first time making a portable?

I finished my first NESp without frying anything, but the screen broke a few hours later and I had to replace it.
by Quetzalcoatlus
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: John (jdmlight)'s portable NES!
Replies: 25
Views: 8105

Re: John (jdmlight)'s portable NES!

Using the floppy drive connector isn't necessarily recommended. I think Ben is the only one who has made it work successfully (many others have tried). Apparently it is really hard to get it to line up correctly and the spacing isn't perfect. I'd also recommend the Game Genie. I used floppy drive c...
by Quetzalcoatlus
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: John (jdmlight)'s portable NES!
Replies: 25
Views: 8105

Re: John (jdmlight)'s portable NES!

I used a 7.2 volt battery with a 7805 in my second NESp and it works fine, so I don't think you should have a problem with using 6 cells.
by Quetzalcoatlus
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Genesis 2 cart slot questions
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: Genesis 2 cart slot questions

I checked on my Genesis 2 and I think you should be able to connect it to pin 2 of the middle chip in your first picture (the one right behind the cartridge slot).
by Quetzalcoatlus
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dimensions and pictures of various console motherboards
Replies: 8
Views: 5442

Re: Dimensions and pictures of various console motherboards

Added Atari 5200 (2 port), Sega 32X, Sega Saturn (model 1), Sega Dreamcast (manufactured in 2000), Nintendo GameCube (later version with no separate power regulator board), and Sony PlayStation (SCPH-5501).
by Quetzalcoatlus
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dimensions and pictures of various console motherboards
Replies: 8
Views: 5442

Dimensions and pictures of various console motherboards

There doesn't seem to be a compiled list of console motherboard dimensions anywhere, so I figured it would be a good idea to make one. Here are pictures and measurements of most of the consoles I have. Note that the "unmodified" measurements usually include controller ports and such. The cut-down di...
by Quetzalcoatlus
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Hacking Videogame Consoles - The Book
Topic: need help deciding what to do first
Replies: 9
Views: 4009

Re: need help deciding what to do first

A 30 watt soldering iron should be fine. I use a 15/30W one from Radio Shack.
by Quetzalcoatlus
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Hacking Videogame Consoles - The Book
Topic: need help deciding what to do first
Replies: 9
Views: 4009

Re: need help deciding what to do first

I would recommend making an NOACp (NES-on-a-chip portable). NOAC's (like the Yobo and Retro Entertainment System) are very small, have low power requirements, and at least in my experience, are pretty hard to break.
by Quetzalcoatlus
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: question about casio ev-880
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Re: question about casio ev-880

I have what I think is the RCA equivalent of a Casio TV-880 and it's pretty terrible. It's kind of usable with an NES, but I've tried it with newer systems (like an N64) and I can barely make out what's on the screen. I'd recommend getting a better screen if possible, but I suppose if you already ha...
by Quetzalcoatlus
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Intec/HipGear screen/mobo dimensions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Intec/HipGear screen/mobo dimensions?

I think there may be a few different versions of the screen, though. I seem to remember seeing pictures of ones where the board was larger. I'm almost certain all the PS2 Intec screen pads are the size I mentioned, though, as both of mine are the same, and the Xbox Hip Gear screen pad I have is also...