the!cart and the right case

März 12th, 2018

finaly I got the!cart and it needed the right home.

With the help of a cutter knife, dremel and hotglue it fits into a classic Atari 800 Cartridge.

the!cart (1)

the!cart (2)

the!cart (3)

the!cart (4)

the!cart (5)

the!cart (6)

7mm height

the!cart (7)

the!cart (8)

the!cart (9)

the!cart (10)

the!cart (11)

Now I need some help. Does anybody made a template for the “old classic” cartridges.
Needed Dimension, Fonts colors…

Please help

 

 

Vectrex Recap Chart

März 7th, 2018

Here you can find a colorized Recap Chart for the Vectrex

It is based on console5

Vectrex_Replacement_Chart

PSOne recap

Februar 8th, 2018

I got a really new boxed PSOne and it didn’t work. It wasn’t play any disc :-(

So i decided to do a complete recap of the smd caps.

PSone102_mainboard

I used a lot of ceramic caps and for the 220u new SMD caps

PSOne_After_Recap_with_old_caps

And how wonderful, after recap it plays all CDs :-)

Here is a recap map I put the values of the replacement voltage often higher as the original values

PS_One_SCPH-101_PAL_Recap_MAP

Atari sio2sd in a Atari 1064 case

Januar 22nd, 2018

I bought a cheap sio2sd and put it into a Atari 1064case.

Inspired from http://atariage.com/forums/topic/175988-new-case-for-my-sio2sd/

Some dremel, hotglue and time…

sio2sd_atari_1064case_1

sio2sd_atari_1064case_4

sio2sd_atari_1064case_3

sio2sd_atari_1064case_2

Sega Nomad recap

Januar 15th, 2018

Caps of the Sega Nomad needed to be exchanged. We used ceramics instead

look here before

nomad_startup_1

nomad_startup_2

nomad_startup_3

and after

nomad_after_recap_1

 

Atari 800 and Flash Cartridges

Januar 3rd, 2018

when using The!Cart or MyIDE II with atari you need to do a mod of some signals

Reference: https://www.wudsn.com/index.php/productions-atari800/tools/thecart/atari-800-fix

Only Cut one circuit and add a wire and you are done

atari 800 solder side fix

UWRC NES PCB into a new NES Mini Controller

Dezember 12th, 2017

Today I tried to upgrade a new NES Mini Controller with the UWRC PCB from micro.

And it works great

uwrc_nes_mini_Controller (2)

left old uwrc Controller NES, right new NES Mini Controller

uwrc_nes_mini_Controller (3)

you need to remove this here and make the led hole bigger and as usual the opening for the usb connector for loading

 

Dezember 7th, 2017

Today I revived a the holy grail of PC Engine Hardware a PC Engine LT.

PCE_LT_ (3)

Only 5 screws and remove 3 ribbons you will get the main PC Engine Board

PCE_LT_ (11)

Because of its age the Caps are brocken and need a replacement.

After some exchange in the power area it works again :-)

 

PCE_LT_ (10)

 

look how bad it looks because of leaking caps

 

 

 

 

PCE_LT_ (8)

 

how ugly it looks. Some alkohol for cleaning

 

 

PCE_LT_ (6)

 

 

PCE_LT_ (5)

 

exchanging of most caps to kerkos

 

 

PCE_LT_ (4)

 

after recap

LT jailbarfix

 

jailbarfix too with replacement of 2 kerkos into: 4,7uF 16V or 25V

 

 

 

 

One Power Supply to rule them all

November 21st, 2017

For testing old Computers you will need a lot of different power supplys with AC and DC Voltage.

I put them together and we got one to rule them all ;-)
Meanwell RT-65B and a 9V AC Power Supply

9V /2100mA
5V / 5,0A
12V / 2,8A
-12V /0,5A

So it works @:

  • Atari 8 Bit Computer like 600XL, 800XL, 1200XL, 800XE, 64XE, 130XE
  • Atari 8 Bit Computer like Atari 400, 800, Atari 810, Atari 1050
  • Commodore C64, C16, C64C
  • Commodore Amiga 500,500Plus, 600,1200
  • Commodore CD32, Commodore 1541 II
  • Neo Geo 5V Unit

power_one_to_rule_them_all (8)

power_one_to_rule_them_all (7)

power_one_to_rule_them_all (5)

power_one_to_rule_them_all (1)

power_one_to_rule_them_all (2)

power_one_to_rule_them_all (4)

Neo Geo AES 3-4 RGB Bypass

September 14th, 2017

here you find the pics for rgb bypass for a neogeo AES 3-4 PCB with THS 3714 amplifier.

No more bad pictures and no more jailbars with perfect picture level thanks to arcade-tv :-)

R1-R3 = 7.1k

R4-R6= 1.9k

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