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Console Repair/Mod Corner / Re: What RGB Mod Is This?
« on: June 29, 2018, 08:22:20 PM »
From what I can tell. Green wire is Green, blue wire is blue, yellow wire is red. Assuming they kept the same color coding through the amp you can assume those color wires on the vga port are the same.

The brown and red single wires from the 5 pin din port I believe are going to be your right and left audio.

The red and orange wire combo is going to be 5v.

Purple wire is composite video, where you would get your sync signal for the video.

The yellow and orange wire combination I think is ground.

It's really hard to tell from the pictures where everything runs to and from.

I would focus on making your connection from the blue, green, yellow wires that come from the amp and the purple wire for sync.
Then the brown and red wire for your left and right audio.

The 5v and ground rails you shouldn't need to worry about on an external cable unless the equipment you are using needs it.

Console Repair/Mod Corner / Re: Snipping old caps
« on: April 13, 2018, 05:02:09 PM »
Its really trial and error to see what works best for you.

I have had caps that were so dried out that once I put a hot air station to the cap to heat the solder for removal the cap exploded and I didn't have the hot air station on it for more then 2-3 seconds.

Some solder corrosion is so bad that it's nearly impossible to heat and melt it before cap popping and other damage happens to the traces from all the heat.

Honestly, imo... Remove the caps carefully any way that is within your capability to fix if something should go wrong. And remember.... Wash the entire boards thoroughly before putting new caps back on. And remove the op-amps in the audio area so you clean under them. Test the traces through the board before putting caps back on can help to find bad traces with less stuff in your way for testing.

PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: Sapphire is underrated.
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:58:10 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it and it still says the iso's are corrupted (bullshit - they work fine on my Windows 7 laptop w/ DaemonToolsLite - the old version before they became scamware). I wonder if it's a Windows 10 problem... just another reason to hate Windows 10 if so.  ](*,)

At this point I might just burn a disc - which sorta defeats the purpose, but hey! Maybe I'll slap a sticker on it and bundle with a bottle of coke zero and sell it for $400 on ebay.  :cook:
A bit off topic on my part.
I have tried nearly everything to strip "windows defender security system" from my win10 install. I am finding if it does not like certain legit programs it flags them as a virus and then disables or removes them. A bit of self conjecture leads me to believe Microsoft will eventually only let approved software run on there OS and nothing else. Even if the software is safe and not really a threat in any way.

As for Sapphire.... I am impressed with it's looks on the TG16 hardware. I have not beaten it yet but it is an enjoyable game for when I am in the mood for something like it. I do show it off to people as well when they are over and they have an interest in vintage gaming.

Time to bust out my old mgc burn to reminisce?

PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: How to ID a Sapphire fake
« on: March 04, 2018, 02:51:42 PM »
*cough* It's no longer sealed. *cough*

However I always look at the center ring of all the discs. The HCD numbers I am unsure if they can reproduce but all TG16/PCE cd's have exact letters and numbers around the center of the disc.

Exactly as Necro said.

These machines need new caps as the originals go bad. If you do it yourself... After all the caps are removed make sure you clean the board completely.

If caps have been replaced. Next step is to calibrate the lens with the pots.

Not sure where people are getting there lenses from.
I buy all my hop-m3 and kss-210B lenses from dalbanicorporation.

I have never had a dead/bad hop-m3 from them yet. However I have had 1 bad kss-210B in the last batch of 10 that I ordered.

Console Repair/Mod Corner / Re: Core Grafx II Controller not Responding
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:14:44 AM »
I would be guessing. I know these don't usually need caps but I have seen caps cause weird issues with the controller. Also, broken traces. Again core 2 usually doesn't suffer from this.

There is always the question of the port itself. If severely worn out possibly a new on is in order to make proper contact.
If you replaced or did any work in the system..... Make sure there are no solder splatters or blobs anywhere that could be shorting something out.

All guess's.... But those would be the first places to look imo if the controller works perfect on other systems.

I forgot about this thread and translation. Was going through some stuff and stumbled back across it.

Hows it going? :D

Chit-Chat / Re: streaming services
« on: February 07, 2018, 12:11:43 AM »
I'll look into it. Never heard of future man.

Chit-Chat / Re: streaming services
« on: February 06, 2018, 11:25:13 PM »
Netflix and Amazon only here.

Other stuff I want to watch we buy the discs.

Can anyone spot any PCEWorks logos on the bootleg Drac X?
Yeah, pretty shitty. The way to tell is by looking at the center of the disc. It's not like the originals. Eventually you'll have to tell them apart by looking for the code number in the center of the disc like with saphire to tell if it's a real version or not.

Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: WTB - TurboGrafx console
« on: February 05, 2018, 04:53:19 AM »
I sent you a pm. You can check that. I quoted my prices with no mods, and with. Or shop around. :)

Did someone say erotic?!!

The most erotic thing I do to my TG16/PCE every time I play it is insert something! :D

Awesome that its on the wii-u.... Bad that I don't own one. Also I can't read moonrunes yet. :(

PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: Super SD System 3
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:13:06 PM »
I do think they will be great. Just glad I waited.

I wasn't trying to bring down the console. Was only trying to describe the stuff that seems wrong or bad with it from my readings.

PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: Super SD System 3
« on: January 26, 2018, 02:35:22 AM »
so let me get this straight, if you have a modified rgb pc engine, then the super system 3 has problems with it, but if you have non modified pc engine, then super system 3  should have no problems with it, in RGB or composite mode.
Your assumption is incorrect.
The device it seems... Introduces noise into the audio and video signals. It will not matter if a system is already modded or not.

The other issue is the megadrive cables and the internal RGB mod they did does not have the proper caps/resistors  to balance the video signal for proper color output. Also using a pure sync setup is causing issues as most displays prefer a composite sync signal for sync.

This is my take on it and I could be wrong.

Buy/Sell/Trade / Computer parts for sale
« on: January 22, 2018, 11:55:04 PM »
Mods delete please.

Someone at my work wanted my entire rig. Nothing to sell.

PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: And I’m back in the game!!!!
« on: January 20, 2018, 05:51:37 PM »
All four games are good ones imo.

The boxed US Duo prolly cost a small fortune if there is a console in it.

Grats on the games and gear. Hopefully it's been fully recapped.

Did you own these games before? Are you familiar with them or are they new to you? Let us know how it goes with them and if you enjoy them or not.

PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: Super SD System 3
« on: January 20, 2018, 04:35:53 AM »
I just read up on the overall situation on the other forums. Seems the product works but there are a few issues that can be worked around. Type of cables mostly....

The audio and video noise bleeding together would be my main concern and I hope they resolve that in a newer revision of the pcb. I am not sure if that is what is needed, just going off the information I read.

However it looks like they are trying to get it all worked out. I wish them the best of luck as I possibly want one of these down the road. But I'll wait and watch for a while to see how things pan out further.

PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: Super SD System 3
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:06:01 PM »
Hopefully they can find better cables then retrogamingcables as they have issues in the normal composite TG16 cables they sell. Usually bad solder joints to ground.

I don't have one nor purchased one. So I don't know any overall issues. I am however curious if they balanced the RGB colors properly for accurate color output.

I would think moving to an 8pin din and wiring them up like the standard modders here do they would have plenty of quality scart type cables to choose from instead of megadrive cables.

Console Repair/Mod Corner / Re: Another white screen duo!
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:44:37 AM »
I would test the system with the default av cable. Not sure if that is what you are doing.

This will ensure your composite video and sync are still good. That would point to something with the mod itself then.

If there is no composite video ensure the traces from the hu6260 all the way to the video output are all good. May take some time but the composite video trace shouldn't be to hard to follow.

If that is all good and the mod is installed I think his mod chips have a built in sync stripper? You may need to check how you are using sync as you can only have composite video or pure... C-sync to that din pin. Having both connected at the same time can cause issues.

I hav a pre-mgc .iso I am willing to sell for $500.  I swear I won't make any copies of the iso and sell it again......

I have mgc cdrom and cdrom packet  with mgc markings.
I also have henshin blank cdrom inserts front and back and two different buttons. All for a measly price of $750. Because of the rarity of course.

Jk ;D

However it makes for fine shelf candy when I want to play or show off something at a very early stage of development or in the making of.....

However... If Saru doesn't mind. I'll host up some of those .iso files I have as the game is so near it's release. Not sure if it matters or not if I throw them up on the net for peeps to see if they missed out on some of the early betas/alphas. For free of course.
I guess I should also mention ... Only if I can even find the iso on my server. :)

Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: PCE Super Griffin For sale
« on: December 22, 2017, 08:30:17 PM »
Since you mentioned the retrofreak. I own one....

They do indeed rip a cart to a sdcard. However the files they make cannot be used in something like a TurboEverdrive.

I have tested this and is actually the reason I bought the retrofreak. To see how it ripped the cart games. I don't know if you can just rip the headers out of the files it makes and then the roms will work in an everdrive but it's not worth the hassle in the long run.

retrofreak imo is only good for people who want to play cartridge based games and don't own any of the systems with RGB and scart cables with an upscaler. I cannot compare to a retron 5 as I don't own one of those but my retro freak does a solid job of making games portable when I go to other peoples houses and don't want to drag along 5 consoles and an upscaler.

Anyways....   :)

PCE/TG-16|CD/SGX Discussion / Re: Dynoforce? Unfinished PCE shmup?
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:37:11 AM »
Someone needs to find and upload those roms. I can't see anyone paying that kind of cash.

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