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by low_budget
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1st 360 laptop finished!
Replies: 18
Views: 5416

Re: 1st 360 laptop finished!

Mind if I offer some suggestions? Using the old style heatpipe CPU heatsink on the GPU is a good idea, but I think you may need to rotate it 90 degrees so it makes full contact with the GPU and RAM heat spreaders. Of course you would have to reposition the fans. You could probably tap the monitor's ...
by low_budget
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: FS: low_budget's new PS3 Slim laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 3954

Re: FS: low_budget's new PS3 Slim laptop

Well I did have plans to build 4 more laptops, but the last one hasn't sold. With an asking price reduced to a mere $1,000, I would think it will sell soon. I have spent about $800 just in material cost. So with around 200 hours invested building this, I'm making a whole dollar per hour. Needless to...
by low_budget
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: FS: low_budget's new PS3 Slim laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 3954

Re: FS: low_budget's new PS3 Slim laptop

The hard drive can be replaced rather easily. The top / left side remove with 2 screws.
by low_budget
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: FS: low_budget's new PS3 Slim laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 3954

Re: FS: low_budget's new PS3 Slim laptop

UPDATE:
Just re-listed on ebay with a new fan speed controller for quieter operation.
I am working on 4 more laptops! They can be either XBOX or PS3 due to the flexible design. PM me if you'd like one custom built.
by low_budget
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!
Replies: 6
Views: 5218

Re: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

To control the excessive fan noise I made a circuit that controls fan speed based on temperature. My laptop is much quieter now, and is almost silent on startup. This circuit was found here: http://www.redcircuits.com/Page109.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by low_budget
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: FS: low_budget's new PS3 Slim laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 3954

FS: low_budget's new PS3 Slim laptop

I am offering my PlayStation 3 slim laptop for sale on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180601904305" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; My first laptop, an XBOX 360, sold for $1200. It was a good first try, but I've made this one better in every way. Plus this one...
by low_budget
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!
Replies: 6
Views: 5218

Re: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

The speakers are from digi key. They have a pretty good selection for projects.
by low_budget
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!
Replies: 6
Views: 5218

low_budget's PS3 slim laptop complete!

I have finished my second laptop, this time using the PS3 slim. features include: NEW PS3 slim internals 250gb hard drive NEW 19 in 1440 x 900 LED monitor Digital HDMI - DVI connection 2 watt stereo amp and speakers easy disassembly to connect TV cables or upgrade hard drive .080 aluminum base / 2in...
by low_budget
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: low_budget's XBOX 360 laptop SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: low_budget's XBOX 360 laptop for sale

Laptop sold for $1200. Thanks for looking!
by low_budget
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Mod your Sega CD to use only one power adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 5892

Re: Mod your Sega CD to use only one power adapter

I haven't tried powering a 32x with this setup yet, but hope to in the future. It should work fine. I will post a tutorial for that if I ever get around to it. One power cord for a 32x/sega CD setup would definitely make the system more convenient.
by low_budget
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Mod your Sega CD to use only one power adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 5892

Re: Mod your Sega CD to use only one power adapter

This process explains the modification necessary to make the Genesis power switch operational with the modified Sega CD. This is for the Genesis 2, but the Genesis 1 procedure should be similar as it has the same connections. This mod will not affect normal operation of the Genesis. It can be unplug...
by low_budget
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Mod your Sega CD to use only one power adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 5892

Mod your Sega CD to use only one power adapter

The angry video game nerd would be happy! Disclaimer: I am not responsible for possible damage to your system. This requires careful soldering and cutting of pcb traces. It's not THAT hard, but you should have patience and experience soldering. Apparently, Sega reserved some pins on the expansion co...
by low_budget
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Sega Genesis Model 1 doesn't power on
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: Sega Genesis Model 1 doesn't power on

Model 1 and 2 genesis systems have a different polarity, so they are not compatible. A regular NES power supply uses AC, so it will not work. If you want a genesis to work with any polarity (including AC) wire in a bridge rectifier. Make sure the bridge rectifier can handle 2A. Also make sure it doe...
by low_budget
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: low_budget's XBOX 360 laptop SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: low_budget's XBOX 360 laptop for sale

My XBOX 360 laptop, portable Gamecube, and portable N64 are on ebay. laptop: http://cgi.ebay.com/Xion-XBOX-360-laptop-system-portable-console-/180536249908?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Video_Games&hash=item2a08cc8e34" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; gamecube: http://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Gamecube-Por...
by low_budget
Wed May 26, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: low_budget's XBOX 360 laptop SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: low_budget's XBOX 360 laptop for sale

Here's my portable Gamecube ($275) and N64 ($300)projects. Both use a 5" PSone screen and run off a single 12V power supply. AC and car DC power supplies are included. Also include first-party controller. The N64 has the cartridge slot relocated on the component side using 1/8in thick aluminum angle...