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by segasonicfan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: BenHeck Forums are back!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6870

Re: BenHeck Forums are back!!!

I actually did some PS One LCD modding and repair this past week, which I'll post in the forums later! I have no problem starting new threads and reviving this place a little bit :)) I've been designing new PCBs for retro game systems these days, and I bet Ben wouldn't mind if I shared some of the s...
by segasonicfan
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: The OFFICIAL Youtube Thread. Let's get viral!
Replies: 508
Views: 143829

Re: The OFFICIAL Youtube Thread. Let's get viral!

This thread title is big oof right now.
by segasonicfan
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: BenHeck Forums are back!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6870

Re: BenHeck Forums are back!!!

It seems to come and go...the server has gone up and down a number of times.

I'm glad it's back again (again)! It's a wonderful repository of classic original not-easy-to-find modding and hacking (esp. for LCD screens). I hope Ben and everyone is doing well!
by segasonicfan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: PS One LCD hacking Preservation Thread!
Replies: 0
Views: 5941

PS One LCD hacking Preservation Thread!

Amazingly, a lot of info still survives on the web. But I thought since we love this screen so much its good to put all that info in one place! Some of the best PS One info I've seen: http://forums.modretro.com/index.php?threads/psone-screen-info-and-cutting-guide-wip.1669/ (thanks LOLtronicz) image...
by segasonicfan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: BenHeck Forums are back!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6870

Re: BenHeck Forums are back!!!

I just realized they came back when Element14 show ended. So it was Element14 that probably closed the forums to get us on their dumb site (contract BS I bet). But Ben kept the database...hooray!! Good work Ben :D
by segasonicfan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: BenHeck Forums are back!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6870

BenHeck Forums are back!!!

am I late to the party? How long ago did this happen? So cool to see these forms back online :D
by segasonicfan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: WTB/TF Sega Nomad battery shell
Replies: 0
Views: 25299

WTB/TF Sega Nomad battery shell

Looking for one of the old rechargeable batteries that don't work. Just need the plastic shell to hack, will pay $10 + ship or trade something.

-Segasonicfan
by segasonicfan
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: WTB/T Sega Game Gear with NO blue BIOS screen (oldest model)
Replies: 0
Views: 25170

WTB/T Sega Game Gear with NO blue BIOS screen (oldest model)

Looking for the first generation Game Gear that has 2 ASIC chips and no blue BIOS screen when you first turn it on. I dont mind if it has leaky capacitors and has the dim screen problem. If your game gear turns on and boots right into the game without the "produced or licensed from" screen, I'm inte...
by segasonicfan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: WTB SEGA CDX (broken)
Replies: 0
Views: 4213

WTB SEGA CDX (broken)

if you have one that doesn't read discs (or worse) I want it! Drop me a line,

-Segasonicfan
by segasonicfan
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: PSone screen with VGA input?
Replies: 16
Views: 17637

Re: PSone screen with VGA input?

Ah! I got it to work :D

BC547/8 ARE necessary, and that circuit does a solid job of making the composite sync!

What is required is special OLD drivers from nvida, called Forceware...download that and Powerstrip 3.90 or soft-15khz work like a charm! :)
by segasonicfan
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: PSone screen with VGA input?
Replies: 16
Views: 17637

Re: PSone screen with VGA input?

Did anyone ever successfully do this? I've been trying recently, and I built that circuit. I used a BC548 instead of 547 since it looks to be the same chip. However, using powerstrip or soft-15khz (another similar program for this project) with my Geforce 7800GT I had no success. I noticed that when...
by segasonicfan
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: 3.5" LCD with RGB input? (for Nomad modding)
Replies: 6
Views: 8900

Re: 3.5" LCD with RGB input? (for Nomad modding)

well that's your opinion and I respect it but do disagree. I think anyone seeing it side by side would notice the difference. People may tolerate it but there is a difference. I modded a 3" portable TV screens years ago and when I did composite v. RGB it looked much nicer. Regardless of screen size,...
by segasonicfan
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Hacking a CRT TV to take a RGB connection
Replies: 2
Views: 6624

Re: Hacking a CRT TV to take a RGB connection

Congrats! These mods are not easy to do. I modded my 36" CRT for RGB and it has been a superb monitor for many years now :)
by segasonicfan
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: Venturer PVS1977S Car DVD Player (2nd Screen) RGB hack.
Replies: 3
Views: 8085

Re: Venturer PVS1977S Car DVD Player (2nd Screen) RGB hack.

See my website on how to do this, I documented it some years back for a mod of the PSTwo "Game Glass" LCD:

http://www.freewebs.com/vgmods/playstat ... ations.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

-Segasonicfan
by segasonicfan
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: 3.5" LCD with RGB input? (for Nomad modding)
Replies: 6
Views: 8900

Re: 3.5" LCD with RGB input? (for Nomad modding)

Hey thanks for the reply. I looked up the thread you mentioned and foud it along with the full site documenting the mod: http://club.tgfcer.com/viewthread.php?action=printable&tid=6175537" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Sadly, it looks like he too used composite input. Most people mig...