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Biased's Worklog - Help needed and appreciated!

Post by Biased » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:45 am

Okay, I've gotta get some serious help with the cart slot relocation, I'm about to go through my third SNES! I'm going to put all other parts of the portable on hold until I figure this crap out.

Should I get a cart slot from a SNOAC maybe? What kind of ribbon cable could I use for it? Once I've got it re-wired, how do I secure it in the case?
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Post by Kyo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:27 am

I lol'd at the paint story.

Looks good, but isn't an xbox case a little big? I can't imagine it being that comfy

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Post by Biased » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:07 pm

It actually feels alright to hold, if it doesn't I'll figure out a way to make the unit thinner in the spots where one would hold it. I'm also thinking about bondo-ing in the controller body so you just hold it by the top half of the shell and the bottom half of the controller.

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Post by hailrazer » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:21 pm

I was going to use an Xbox360 HD-Dvd drive for a portable. It is the perfect size and you can get them for less than $25 if you can find them.
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Post by Kyo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:43 pm

I think you may have to remove the dust covers if you want the memory slot to work as controller port

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Post by Biased » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:46 pm

Kyo wrote:I think you may have to remove the dust covers if you want the memory slot to work as controller port
I may, perhaps google will provide some ingenuity for me.
hailrazer wrote:I was going to use an Xbox360 HD-Dvd drive for a portable. It is the perfect size and you can get them for less than $25 if you can find them.
That sounds like a good idea. If I hadn't sold my HD-DVD drive last year I would look at that as an option.

Also, this might take a few extra days to complete :( Other people in my house don't appreciate bondo and spraypaint fumes even though I only brought them inside to dry.

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Post by snowpenguin » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:49 pm

I don't see the point of such a large case with electronics inside that don't even fill up half of it, lol.
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Post by Biased » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:04 pm

The point of such a large case is having a lot of extra room so I don't have to heavily modify anything to fit within space constraints.

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Post by limpport » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:32 am

You could probably enough batteries into it to last a couple days!

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Post by Kyo » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:41 am

Actually I think you MAY be able to get away with leaving the covers intact if you trim the plastic of the controller ports to expose the leads more and have room for the "folding" mechanism

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Post by Biased » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:09 pm

I went to my dad's today and used a RotoZip to cut the screen section out of the 360 shell and then I redid the whole thing by laying tape on the shell facing towards the inside and then placing the screen into the right place on the tape, then putting the bondo in from the inside. I let it dry and bondoed the outside, made sure everything was flush, then I sanded. I should be able to start with cutting into the case for the controls on Monday.

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Post by mako321 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:22 pm

you're using bondo for structural integrity? :lol: I dunno if that's wrong, but I always thought it was too weak for that.

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Post by Biased » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:58 pm

mako321 wrote:you're using bondo for structural integrity? :lol: I dunno if that's wrong, but I always thought it was too weak for that.
Don't you question the integrity of bondo! :P

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Post by Kyo » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:19 am

don't know about bondo, but epoxy works quite well for that

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Re: Biased's Worklog - Help needed and appreciated!

Post by Biased » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:00 pm

Bumpage. Added a question I wanted to ask to the bottom of the first post.

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