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by vomitsaw
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Sega 3 Cart Slot?
Replies: 18
Views: 4347

I think I might go out and buy a multimeter later today to save me hours of frustration trying to find out what's wrong when the game doesn't load. ABSOLUTELY. This is easily one of the most useful tools you can own when it comes to this kind of work. I think I paid about $15 at wallyworld for mine.
by vomitsaw
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Forum 42
Topic: Bioshock.
Replies: 59
Views: 6009

This was my evening...

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...and it was beautiful. :D



Not terribly far just yet (partly because I keep stopping to look at/poke everything I see), but oh my GOD, this game is art.

EDIT: And apparently the server is down. Awesome.
by vomitsaw
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Sega 3 Cart Slot?
Replies: 18
Views: 4347

Yeah, everything will be fine as long as they're at least touching. That happens to me almost every time too. I get in a hurry, yank the connector off the board and OOPS... a few pins stay behind, still attached to the board. One of my SNES connectors has pins up and down all over the place, but the...
by vomitsaw
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: 1990's Gaming
Topic: Sega 3 Cart Slot?
Replies: 18
Views: 4347

Ah yes, the Genesis connector. I was baffled by that rivet at first too, but it's actually easier to remove than you'd think. Don't need any knives or dremels... a pair of pliers will do the trick. Look at the rivets from the top of the board. The very top of the rivets will have a little "lip" whic...
by vomitsaw
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problems when extending cart. connector
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

Maybe your pcb traces are too thin. Causing them to act like resistors. Yep, that'd be my guess too. I took a belt sander to it and completely got rid of the traces, then soldered directly to the pins on the connector. It worked, I dumped a f*ckton of epoxy on it and called it a day! :D I probably ...
by vomitsaw
Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problems when extending cart. connector
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

Just a quick follow-up. I've done a bit more testing and have now determined that the length and gauge of the cabling aren't the cause of my problem, but more likely an issue somewhere on my PCB. Not exactly sure WHAT, since continuity seems fine, no broken traces and the problem only appears on one...
by vomitsaw
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problems when extending cart. connector
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

Try perfboard. You might be sick of it but it's reliable Sigh. It's looking like I might have to, which would be a huge pain in my butt for a couple of reasons. One, I hate fanning out all those pins to fit in the perfboard because of Nintendo connectors' weird pitch, and two, those connectors are ...
by vomitsaw
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: FINALLY DONE PRIMAL NES ''custom nes'' mod
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

Nice workmanship there! It's like someone started eating it's braaains!
And extra points for the matching controller, w/ LED.
by vomitsaw
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problems when extending cart. connector
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

possible the pcb has a broken trace? Nah, I checked all the continuity from the connector pins to the other end of the cable. Everything seemed fine. However, I'm not ruling my pcb out just yet. Some of the traces ARE a little thin in spots. (Probably etched it a bit too long). Anyway, I should be ...
by vomitsaw
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problem with an NES connector
Replies: 5
Views: 1561

One easy trick you might want to try: Get your hands on some thick stock/paper (poster board or whatever) and cut out a piece about as wide as the cart. slot or smaller. You can also use regular old printer paper if you fold it over a few times. Anyway... Stick it in, pull it out. Stick it in, pull ...
by vomitsaw
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problems when extending cart. connector
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

you made an intire pcb for it? Yep. I got tired of using that RadioHut perf board crap . And it's size doesn't matter much because this particular project isn't intended to be portable. (In case you were wondering). Unfortunately, I'll have to take a break from working on things 'till early next we...
by vomitsaw
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problems when extending cart. connector
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

It could be signal loss but I seriously doubt it. If I was you I would go up in gauge size. I used thick ribbon cable for my SNES cart relocation and it worked fine. (worked first time to boot 8) ) ... Thicker than standard floppy ribbon cable? I've been using this same stuff for a while without pr...
by vomitsaw
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problems when extending cart. connector
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

Try new wire. There might be a kink/break in the wires your are using. I'll try that next. Thinking of using some of that 80-conductor UDMA100 ribbon cable. Really small. Hope that won't cause any problems. signal loss from too long of a wire? That's exactly what I'm thinking right now. I've extend...
by vomitsaw
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problems when extending cart. connector
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

Okay. So, I've swapped out the crap DC adapter for a 12V 1A adapter (which should be more than enough juice to power this stupid thing) and I'm still having the same problem. However, I notice now that the graphical glitches aren't immediately present, but appear shortly after powering it up. (Usual...
by vomitsaw
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: Problems when extending cart. connector
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

Cold soldering joint? Perhaps. There are a few spots on the connector end of the cable where my workmanship got a little sloppy, but still, continuity appears good all the way down. May end up redoing it anyway. Is there a problem with the cart slot itself? Nope. Since I made that last post, I sold...