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

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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

IMG_4399

NeoGeo X battery failure

September 14th, 2017

I was lucky to get a new NeoGeo X Console but the battery was brocken :-(

neogeox_battery_5

So i ordered a replacement and changed it …

neogeox_battery_1

Look at the blown up original battery (never used, brocken, crazy)

neogeox_battery_2

done

neogeox_battery_3

and its working …

Raspi in a Stick

August 20th, 2017

raspberry modding is everywhere. So we put a raspberry in a NeoGeo Oldstyle Arcade Stick for presentation at GamesCom 2017, so the younger games can get in touch with the neo-geo Games and not only with the look. With the right feeling a original NeoGeo Controller

The position makes it possible to use the onboard USB Ports and  network connector.

First some dremel work to make it fit into the neogeo arcadestick case

rasp4

rasp3

then a hdmi slim extension and a usb cable

rasp1

As the NeoGeo X Controller is a standard USB Controller it was possible to connect the usb part directly to one usb connector of the pi

rasp3

in the future it could be possible to make the buttons directly to GPIO Ports

So it looks great

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