Hi im new here and need advice

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Hi im new here and need advice

Post by jessejames2089 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:54 pm

im new here and im wanting to build a portable snes and my fiance gave me a gpx portable dvd player and it have a video out and a s video out but there the size of headphone jacks and im wondering if i could use it for the portable snes and what all id need to make it id somebody could let me know id appreciate it a lot

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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by snowpenguin » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:57 pm

It would be easier to read your posts if you bothered to add a period or capital letter occasionally. :wink:

You can use a portable DVD player IF it has a Video IN, but not OUT, and you will also have to include the whole DVD player in your portable, making it fairly large.
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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by jessejames2089 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:05 pm

Sorry i was in a rush yesterday. So i'd have to but the board or the whole dvd player including the lens?. Sorry if i make anybody mad im just new at this and need advice so i dont screw up

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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by snowpenguin » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:16 pm

I don't know if you need the DVD drive, you probably don't. Anybody who know, correct me if need be.
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Post by 64M320N3 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:40 pm

Nope, but you need the whole board intact. :x
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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by jessejames2089 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:22 pm

Alright is there anything i need to look for the screen and motherboard like how and where to connect it to the snes motherboard?.

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Post by 64M320N3 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:29 pm

Yes. Find the regulator on the DVD motherboard that outputs 5v and connect it to the SNES after you have disabled the 7805 on the SNES mainboard.

After that, connect composite out on the SNES to composite in on the DVD player. Follow the mono sound pin back to an IC where it splits into two signals. The left one is white, the right one is red. Connect these to right and left audio respectively.

After that hook up a 12v battery to the portable DVD player. (why 12v? Most portable DVD players run off of it, and since you didn't mention which model you are using I can't be sure.)

After that, make a case, whether you use a box from something else (such as a router) and screw it all together and you have a portable. I can help you with a case if you really need it.

There: a very concise guide to building your own SNES portable.
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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by jessejames2089 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:27 pm

Its a GPX PLD705 like this one:

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/GP ... oduct.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also what else would i need to make this portable snes?

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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by 64M320N3 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:32 pm

Dude, that thing doesn't even have Composite In. :?
That means you can't use it. In other words:
You will need a new screen that does work (try the PSone screen, that thing is amazing)
You will need the SNES (duh) either Mini or Retro Duo
You will need a controller
You will need some wires, solder, a soldering iron (25-30 W)
You will need some sort of box (a frankencase, a CNC'ed out unit, vacuum formed, the choice is yours)

You will need time and patience. You will need this more than anything else... ever.
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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by jessejames2089 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:29 pm

Ugh ok can i use one like this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pelican-GameGlass-7 ... 1331wt_740" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And what kind of wire do i need? And will a regular super nintendo work?.
Cause thats what i have and it has some meaning to me my mom got it for me when i was 6 and i want to use it for this project

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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by 64M320N3 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:20 pm

Both the screen and the original SNES will work. In fact, it has been done before, it is just harder to get small.
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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by jessejames2089 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:00 pm

Ok i got a screen like that one for $20 off ebay and i was ganna try to get a case from polycase.com and was wondering what would be the best case from that site?.

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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by snowpenguin » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:04 pm

It'll be hard to find a case at polycase to house a 7" widescreen and still have room for controls and stuff, but your best bet there is probably the ZN-40 or ZN-45.
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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by jessejames2089 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:54 pm

The one i got is 5.5" and what kind of wires do i need?

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Re: Hi im new here and need advice

Post by flax » Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:53 pm

I've just solid core wire from network cables, but they are kind of hard to work with.

I think that ben suggests threaded wire from IDE cables.

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