WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by Sun-Wukong » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:37 pm

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by Metal Mario » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:56 am

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by Metal Mario » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:01 pm

OK, so I got my Pustom screen in the mail, which is awesome by the way, but I'm now having problems figuring out how to wire the connections to the pins on the screen, like shown in this link on the pinout.
http://www.forums.benheck.com/viewtopic ... 51&start=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm also at the moment sorting out power issues. All it does is make a faint buzzing sound on the TV when tested...
Anyone know if the stock LED it has would affect anything?

Finally, when I'm wiring things up to the battery pack, how do I essentially "split" the power so it can go to both the screen and the console?

Thanks for the help guys, and sorry for the dumb questions. :roll:

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by argelfraster » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:32 pm

The pinout can't be made any clearer than it is.
Finally, when I'm wiring things up to the battery pack, how do I essentially "split" the power so it can go to both the screen and the console?
Wire from the battery to the console, and from the console to the screen.

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by Metal Mario » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:28 am

Alright, so essentially daisy chain them together?

Like, do I solder two wires to the +5v pin on the system, one going to the positive pins of the battery, one to the power of the screen?

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by argelfraster » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:21 am

Or you can solder two wires to the battery, one going to the screen, one to the system.

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by Metal Mario » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:53 am

Yay progress!!!

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As you can see, the screen IS recieving power. :D
However, I am yet to get it to play the system. I wonder what's wrong? Something not fully soldered? AV not working? Or...*gulp*...a broken RES??

I'm hoping it's not the third.

Anyways, help would be appreciated in fixing this!

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by banditpaw1 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:39 pm

Did you solder the wires video , audio , AND ground? And are they in the right spots?

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by argelfraster » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:54 pm

Looking at the pictures...I'm not seeing a game in the cart slot...
Also i don't think the screen will run for very long on 4 AA's.

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by 64M320N3 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:10 pm

The RES requires a game to boot. And I don't see one.

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Whoops, didn't see your post argelfraster. :oops: My bad.
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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by argelfraster » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:22 am

Don't you think one person saying it is enough? :wtf:

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by Metal Mario » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:01 pm

I've already tested a game, it didn't work unfortunately...

I think I'll try the connections again, and see if that's where the problem lies. It was working fine before I got to wiring it up, so I don't see why it would break now.

Also, a little off topic, two questions:

Can I relocate the RES cartridge slot?
And can I leave the system connected to the controller ports and power switch end of the board, or will that have to get rewired?

Thanks again! :mrgreen:

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by argelfraster » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:48 pm

And can I leave the system connected to the controller ports and power switch end of the board, or will that have to get rewired?
You can leave it.

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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by Metal Mario » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:24 pm

Agh, I think it's as I feared...

I think my RES is broken. =/
I tested to see if it was turned on by using the RES controller on it. An LED illumunates when the system is on, but when I tried it, it didn't light up...

Thank goodness it isn't too much for a NOAC.
Now, apparently the Yobo has the same interals as the RES...Is that true? Maybe I could find a Yobo for even cheaper...
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Re: WIP Thread and a Retro Entertainment System Analysis

Post by argelfraster » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:27 pm

If you wire the screen directly it will always be on.
I would put a switch on one of the wires from the battery.

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