SNES ext port removal

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SNES ext port removal

Post by Helghast » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:05 am

Hi guys!

Here's my first post on the boards.

I'm looking at making a SNES handheld out of my European SNES (first model), and have been removing things last night.
After removing the ext port, my SNES no longer works...

I see the power light turn on (stays on, so it's not a blown fuse I believe), I get no audio or video.
Is there anything obvious I can check, I have to be honest, I'm just getting into learning all this, so I'm still a big noob :P
(I come from a game development background, have always wanted to do more hardware tinkering though)

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Re: SNES ext port removal

Post by Helghast » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:47 am

found the culprit.

I shouldnt have soldered on such a high heat, I melted one of the chips :(
I'll post a picture of it later...

I have already gotten myself a replacement SNES, so I can carry on, but it sucks that a good SNES has died due to my incompetence... oh well, lesson learnt.

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Re: SNES ext port removal

Post by Metallica Man X » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:44 am

It happens...we've all fried a thing a two at one point in time or another ;)
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Re: SNES ext port removal

Post by Kumimono » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:47 am

Kill another one from different place, and make one functional from them. :p

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