Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

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Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by Rekarp » Fri May 15, 2009 10:31 am

Yes you know what "part" I am talking about. That silly little "part" of the board that sticks out and ruins the Duos sleek rectangular goodness. Well it only takes 3 wires and a bit of soldering to remedy that tumor of a PCB.

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Remove the power switch and the reset switch on the Duo. I opted to just cut them off with some snips but you can desolder if you really want to.

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Here is the scored line where to cut the board. Ignore that solder blob. It was left over from testing. The best way to remove it is to dremel it off or use a xacto knife and score it many times and snap it off.

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Connect the 17th pin from the left of the TCT chip to VCC (+5V). Its a really small legged chip so be carefull in your solder placement.

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Flip it over and connect these two traces with wire.

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Last wire. is on the back by the cut off area.

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Done!
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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by eagle5953 » Fri May 15, 2009 10:43 am

Moved to the SNES section of the Reference forum.

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Post by Life of Brian » Fri May 15, 2009 11:17 am

You're my hero, Rekarp! That's a useful guide.
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Post by Triton » Fri May 15, 2009 3:02 pm

THANK YOU. now i can see if i killed mine! lol
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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by grahf » Sat May 16, 2009 3:49 am

Cool, that was the first thing I was going to remove if I mod mine. (If? who am I kidding. WHEN i mod mine :lol:).

This saves me (and everyone else) the trouble of tracing the lines. Nice work.

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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by ABCinc » Sun May 17, 2009 4:02 pm

quick question, how big is the mother board?
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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by Rekarp » Sun May 17, 2009 8:09 pm

ABCinc wrote:quick question, how big is the mother board?

bout the foot print of a SNES cart
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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by ABCinc » Sun May 17, 2009 8:12 pm

the whole SNES thing after you removed the part that was sticking out.
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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by Rekarp » Sun May 17, 2009 8:18 pm

ABCinc wrote:the whole SNES thing after you removed the part that was sticking out.
Yah about the foot print of a SNES cart >_>
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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by ABCinc » Sun May 17, 2009 8:21 pm

Rekarp wrote:
ABCinc wrote:the whole SNES thing after you removed the part that was sticking out.
Yah about the foot print of a SNES cart >_>
Oh... Sorry im a blonde. :lol:
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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by XCVG » Sun May 17, 2009 9:47 pm

Is the Retro Duo a normal 2 layer board? Or is it one of those boards with six gazillon layers?

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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by Rekarp » Mon May 18, 2009 2:25 am

XCVG wrote:Is the Retro Duo a normal 2 layer board? Or is it one of those boards with six gazillon layers?
normal 2 layer.
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Re: Modding a Duo to remove that "part"

Post by XCVG » Mon May 18, 2009 10:55 am

Rekarp wrote:
XCVG wrote:Is the Retro Duo a normal 2 layer board? Or is it one of those boards with six gazillon layers?
normal 2 layer.
Well that's nice to know. I can chop one up and know why it doesn't work! :lol:

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