Replace video encoder chip in PAL n64 to make it rgb ok?

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keropi
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Replace video encoder chip in PAL n64 to make it rgb ok?

Post by keropi » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:50 pm

Hello!!!!

I have a PAL n64 console , with a video encoder chip that cannot be rgb-modded. I also have from eBay (bought it ~1 year ago) a VDC-NUS A BU9801F chip , that can be modded for rgb AFAIK. Can I replace the chip on my mobo with the NUS A one and make a succesfull rgb mod?

Thanks for any info!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Replace video encoder chip in PAL n64 to make it rgb ok?

Post by radorn » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:45 pm

Try this instead of butchering a working N64:
http://members.optusnet.com.au/eviltim/ ... 64rgb.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Replace video encoder chip in PAL n64 to make it rgb ok?

Post by OhSnap! » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:48 pm

you can, i did it. it is pretty easy to switch out the chips so you won't "butcher" the n64. all you have to do is get a soldering iron and heat up each of the pins and pry that pin up lightly with a pin, holding it for 3 secs so the pin doesn't reconnect. do that to all of them and lift the chip away. to put on the new chip just put it down and line it up as best as you can them touch the pin with the soldering iron point and it will connect really easy.
i have done this with both the pif and dac on my n64 and it is still good

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Re: Replace video encoder chip in PAL n64 to make it rgb ok?

Post by keropi » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:02 am

allright thanks!!!!

I will replace the chip then :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Replace video encoder chip in PAL n64 to make it rgb ok?

Post by XCVG » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:25 am

You can, but it's probably easier to do the PIF swap. Just for fun I desoldered the PIF chip from my fried board and soldered it back on.

The PIF swap is where you swap in a PAL PIF chip to an RGB capable NTSC N64, by the way.

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