Cheapest Handheld Mod/Hack

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Cheapest Handheld Mod/Hack

Post by Black-Ops » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:52 pm

My friend and I are planning on buying Ben's book and actually attempting to do one of the handheld hacks. Does anyone know which one would be the cheapest one to start out with? We plan on selling them, making more money, and eventually having enough money(and experience) to try to build the xbox 360 laptop.
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Post by bacteria » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:01 am

As you will see in the forum here, you won't get rich. Anyway, the easier the mod, the less people will want it or be willing to pay much for it. The emphasis here is to enjoy making projects as a hobby.

You would be better getting a part time job and raising funds that way.
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Post by Black-Ops » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:20 am

Well I want to enjoy it, but I can still make a decent profit off of PSone portables right?

And sorry for making 3 of these threads. My CPU was moving kinda slow and I clicked "Post Topic" 3 times.
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Post by bacteria » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:58 am

If you think you can sell it for reasonable profit, make one and give it a go; however only make that system if you would like to use it yourself if it doesn't sell.
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Post by Black-Ops » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:16 pm

Yeah that was my plan B if it didnt sell. Even if it did, I was always going make one for myself after I sell a few for a decent amount of money.
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Post by Life of Brian » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:30 pm

Difficulty? Honestly it boils down to what you want to build. Each portable has its hard spots and easy spots, but if there's a portable you especially want to make you're more willing to figure it out and see the project through to the end.

Edit: Most of them are pretty even in cost. SNES, PSOne, Atari, and NES can all be found in the $25 - $40 region.
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Post by bacteria » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:28 am

Indeed, this is one of the nice things with old consoles, you can buy them from e-bay for just a few bucks; so if you fry one, it isn't a problem! The games are very cheap too (and great quality, especially on the SNES and N64 (in my view)).
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Post by Black-Ops » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:11 pm

ok cool, which one do you guys prefer though? I'm contemplatng between PSOne and SNES.
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Post by bacteria » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:04 pm

If it is between PSone and SNES then it has to be SNES.
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Post by Sharp Sapphire » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:46 am

SNES. The CD drive is a turn off for me. haha.
Things I need to purchase for my NES Laptop:
1X PSone screen
6X 1.2v 3500mAh sub-C's
1X 1/8'' to RCA stereo Adapater
1X Radioshack repair kit

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