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by grahf
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: SERIOUS ISSUE - Extending Cart Connector
Replies: 20
Views: 3466

Re: SERIOUS ISSUE - Extending Cart Connector

As has already been said, the problem is definitely the length of your wires. You can't use much more than 3~4", even with awesome wires, and expect it to work with all games. Especially SNES games such as Yoshi's Island with add-on chips. Shorten those wires! Either re-design your case, or expect g...
by grahf
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: TurboGrafx-16 - for those of you who don't know about it...
Replies: 31
Views: 4620

Re: TurboGrafx-16 - for those of you who don't know about it...

Yeah, as was already mentioned. The Turbo Express, or PC Engine GT in Japan. (See my avatar). I have two (maybe 3) of them. One mint, and one i've modded. When using modern batteries, such as your average 2000-2500mAh nimh rechargables, you can get way more than 3 hours. Its probably between 6~7 hou...
by grahf
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: should I keep my 1001?
Replies: 24
Views: 4451

Re: should I keep my 1001?

Sell the 1001. The new one is better in almost every regard. Plus you can use fat original batteries with a different cover. And the Saturn d-pad is good, but the absolute best, beats the Saturn pad by a mile, is the Sega Nomad dpad. That thing is no joke. Its a cruel twist of fate that the best dpa...
by grahf
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Turbo Express screen upgrade - 3" RGB capable LCD neede
Replies: 34
Views: 22170

Re: Turbo Express screen upgrade - 3" RGB capable LCD neede

I'm sorry but I don't remember where I got them.. It could have been Jameco.com. Check them out if you haven't already. Good idea on keeping the one sealed. I have a Japanese Duo-R back in the US that is in great shape with an S-video mod (not region modded since I own mostly PCE hucards, and CDs ar...
by grahf
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Turbo Express screen upgrade - 3" RGB capable LCD neede
Replies: 34
Views: 22170

Re: Turbo Express screen upgrade - 3" RGB capable LCD neede

Glad you got it going again. I'm getting really eager to work on mine once I get back to the US. I never had any problems with IC based region mods, but I always mounted the boards as close as possible with decent gauge wire. I have heard other people saying that though.. It's possibly a power probl...
by grahf
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: WTB/WTT Sony Mylo COM 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: WTB/WTT Sony Mylo COM 1

1] I don't have the original adapter, but all the cell phones here in Japan use the same plug for headphones. I can get you an adapter, but it won't have the volume buttons in the cord. I didn't use it for music so the adapter was lost. I do have the original foam pouch however. 2] It's the black on...
by grahf
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: WTB/WTT Sony Mylo COM 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: WTB/WTT Sony Mylo COM 1

I've got a Mylo 1 sitting here. Its a pretty cool like device for Skype and web surfing. However I'm in Japan, and won't be back in the states until the end of April or so. I don't know if I particularly want any of your stuff, but maybe i'd take the GB Light. I don't think you want to deal with ove...
by grahf
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Turbo Express screen upgrade - 3" RGB capable LCD neede
Replies: 34
Views: 22170

Re: Turbo Express screen upgrade - 3" RGB capable LCD neede

Did you just replace the audio caps? I had one unit that needed ALL the caps replaced. It's possible you need to do the same, since half the caps are now fresh, and the other half are degraded. For my region mods, I mostly used a little IC based PCB that I had made up. Unfortunately they are all gon...
by grahf
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Portable Screen Hacking
Topic: casio ev-570 pale colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2919

No any size is fine. There isn't really a large amount of power in a video signal.
75ohm should get you close, but if not try a variable pot and just measure it after you find the right value.
by grahf
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Metallica Man's P-NES Projekt Work Log! 56k warning FINISHED
Replies: 63
Views: 37388

Nice work station you have there. Project looks like it's on the right track. Make sure to keep us updated. If there is one thing Benheckers like more than building portables, it's looking at other people build them :lol:. Also, jealous of the scope. I *almost* bought one when I was doing a lot of v...
by grahf
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: Project Hack2X NEW PICS!!! 07/16/09!!
Replies: 144
Views: 58372

Yeah, looking good! I like the way you set that usb hub. Thats a pretty cool idea.
by grahf
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: problem with metroid
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

There is a good chance that it's the system contacts. On many new products, there is a anti-corrosion film left on metal after manufacturing. In any case, its worth a try to clean the system.
by grahf
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: My FC Twin (SNES only) plus Polycase SL-64 project
Replies: 40
Views: 10879

Shielding won't work since the noise is in the power line, not emitting from the board. I This thing was only designed as a charger after all, so I guess they didn't really figure noise-free output into the design :( .
by grahf
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: My FC Twin (SNES only) plus Polycase SL-64 project
Replies: 40
Views: 10879

Thanks for the tips Triton and Dragonhead. Rekarp, the batter pack I have does charge via 5v. There are a lot of "booster pack" type battery packs like that here in Japan, usually used for mobile phones and such. It's got a big all-in-one DC-DC converter IC that bumps the voltage up when charging, s...
by grahf
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Handheld Hacking
Topic: the Woodie DS
Replies: 195
Views: 40230

wow, no f'in way! I never though i'd ever see a wooden DS, but your making one. I can't wait to see the way this comes out. Your work has inspired me to build a wooden cased portable some time in the future.