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Captain Wrong
01-09-2003, 10:13 PM
Let's have them if you got them. We can go with general repair and console specific. Post them here and we can add them to this list.


Soldering tips:

http://www.starbase74.com/mame/solderframe.htm


Power supply replacement info:

http://users.erols.com/tiltonj/games/tech/power.html

omnedon
01-09-2003, 11:03 PM
Saturn Region MOD:
http://www.students.uiuc.edu/~bng/satmod/terr/importmod.html

ALL manner of console tech info and schematics:
http://labwww.csv.cmich.edu/luke/videogames/

Gamecube guts revealed:
http://www.gamesx.com/misctech/gamecube.htm

SNES tech info and region modding:
http://www.thepong.com/Sites/Left/Nintendo/SNTech.htm


Maybe we need to archive this stuff. It's like gold to me.

kainemaxwell
01-10-2003, 04:23 PM
Replacing the 72-pin connector in your NES:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/dsullo/nesrepair.htm

Raedon
01-10-2003, 04:39 PM
Might as well just link to the site index..
http://www.gamesx.com/index2.htm

Special note to the Top Loader AV mod.
http://www.gamesx.com/rgbadd/nes2avmod.htm

scmsx
01-13-2003, 08:27 AM
Manuals for MSX:

http://www.hardwareinfo.msx2.com/

Tetsu
01-13-2003, 01:00 PM
Controller, video output, and cart pin connector charts! Replacement AC Adapter charts! And much more! Check it out at Death Skull Labs!


http://users.erols.com/tiltonj/games/tech/

scmsx
01-23-2003, 08:17 AM
Opening the GameCube without a gamebit:

http://www.gamecubeland.com/index.php?page=editorials&editorial_id=5

Scoots
03-25-2003, 10:51 AM
http://www.fatmangames.com/News/NewsViewer.asp?newsid=200{/url}

Written by yours truly, so I know it works. Hope someone finds this helpful!

Scoots
03-25-2003, 10:54 AM
http://www.fatmangames.com/News/NewsViewer.asp?newsid=200

Let's try that again...

IntvGene
04-04-2003, 08:13 AM
AtariAge has some wonderful help on connecting your old systems to a TV. Great advice!
http://atariage.com/howto/connect.html

That Coaxial adapter (Coaxial (F-type) to Female RCA Adapter
Radio Shack part #278-276) is a wonder! Clear screen, and no more need for a crappy switchbox for the older systems. Highly recommended.


AtariAge also offers advice on the following areas:

How To Clean your Equipment
http://atariage.com/howto/clean_equipment.html

How to Clean your Cartridges
http://atariage.com/howto/clean_cartridges.html

Duncan
06-14-2003, 04:06 AM
Here's a duesy of a first post -- some info on the RCA Studio II! X_x

http://www.old-computers.com/magazine/view.asp?r=2&a=14

The article consists of instructions and a schematic on how to scratch-build a crude version of the unique Selector Switch unit (RCA part number 18V102, according to my manual). In case you're not familiar, the Studio II uses an odd switch box that routes both the power supply and the video connection through a single line from the system. Very unorthodox, and very hard to find.

Though I understand the basic tech info, I have not the least bit of electronics-repair skill or equipment. What I'd really love is to be able to find an original Selector so I can get my very first console ( :) ) running again. Anyone have any leads?

Duncan :D

ste
06-23-2003, 03:02 PM
Some one scanned an Intellivision service manual and it can be found at:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Vista/7326/srvmanul.html

There's a great section with full pics of the boards and how to take apart and repair the Intellivison controllers!

The replacement part numbers won't help much (such as if you're looking to replace the transformer) as they seem to be "internal" part numbers.

Duncan
08-20-2003, 04:05 AM
I'm so glad I found this on the web, so I don't have to type it up.

Here's Energizer's big ol' stack of battery information:

http://data.energizer.com

Included in that treasure trove are a guide to currently available batteries with all their specs, as well as massive cross-reference listings for different manufacturers. Plus, there's guides on what batteries to use when the ones you need are no longer available.

And, since there was originally a question about the Sega CD's Sanyo-brand battery that sparked this post, here's a link to Sanyo's own pile of tech data:

http://www.sanyo.com/batteries/specs.cfm (This leads to a big set of PDF files; make sure you've got Adobe Acrobat installed.)

Hopefully, these links should help out a lot of people...

Duncan :D

spoon
08-26-2003, 02:01 AM
Replacing a Belt/Band in a Famicom Disk System:

Here http://simplynes.emucamp.com/fdsguide.html

Thanks to Ace of SimplyNES

leonk
08-27-2003, 10:58 PM
How to make your NES toaster universal (also stops the blinking on pirate games)

http://www.nesworld.com/unines2.htm

thegreatescape
09-21-2003, 05:04 AM
http://www.consolevision.com/members/fackue/tut_reset.htm

Random Dreamcast Resetting Fix, with pictures.
I just did it to mine, and it appears to have done the trick. 8-)



http://www.consolevision.com/members/fackue/tut_controllerfix.htm

From the same site- controller board resistor fix. Looks a bit trickier than the reset fix, but probably worth it to play soul calibur again :)

Looks pretty reliable, even if the username is odd (to say the least).

§ Gideon §
01-23-2004, 09:33 PM
In-depth SNES/N64 controller circuit info:
http://home.t-online.de/home/stephan.hans/gamepads.htm

The SNES pin-out protocols for A/V multi-out and controller ports:
http://www.repairfaq.org/REPAIR/F_SNES.html

I hope you guys find them as interesting and useful as I have.

Damon Plus
02-03-2005, 12:29 PM
Lots of mods for (almost) every system

http://www.mmmonkey.co.uk/console/index.htm[/quote]

Logicdustbin
02-04-2005, 01:14 AM
If you have ever wanted to make your own portable game system or if you just want to 'pimp it out,' this site is for you.

http://www.freewebs.com/segasonicfan/


BTW - does anyone have a link showing how to add s-video to a Genesis?

lurpak
02-16-2005, 05:22 AM
Jopac Power Switch repair

http://66.148.84.13/~lurpak/jopac/switch/index.htm

ozyr
04-19-2005, 12:50 PM
Jopac Power Switch repair

http://66.148.84.13/~lurpak/jopac/switch/index.htm

This link don't work no more... :(

phreak97
07-03-2005, 12:21 AM
heres a page written by myself which will tell you which region snes controllers work on which region consoles, and how to modify a controller to be 'universal' so as to work on any region console.

http://nfg.2y.net/wiki/doku.php?id=snes

kainemaxwell
07-18-2005, 05:02 PM
PS2 Guides:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/game/915821.html
-Gamefaqs list of PS2 repair faqs

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars
-Repairing and fixing the gears

lop239
08-05-2005, 12:21 PM
Plenty of NES mods and repair links
www.freewebs.com/nesmodlinks

koster
09-23-2005, 04:58 PM
Turbo Express sound fix:
http://www.pcenginefx.com/forums/index.php?topic=702.0

Edited: fixed broken link

-^Cro§Bow^-
02-17-2006, 03:41 PM
Here are two guides I wrote sometime back for a nice cheap and fairly easy repair for those pesky 5200 controllers.

Here is the non-flash/BW step-by-step guide

http://members.cox.net/crossbow777/guides/5200_stick_repair_gd/5200_rep_gd


And here is a simplied version of that same guide as a Flash presentation...

http://members.cox.net/crossbow777/guides/5200_basic_flash

Enjoy...
;)

spanks_4
03-16-2007, 08:49 AM
looking on a guide of how to fix this or a repair manual.

the system turns on, but all i get on the screen is some diaganol lines. i have tried different rf switch boxes and i get the same thing everytime. there is also no sound when the unit is on. any help would be greatly appreciated

Mobius
05-11-2007, 07:27 PM
http://www.teamfremont.com/features/TurboDuoRepair.shtml

TurboDuo laser replacement... I just did this repair today, and it worked beautifully! The process is easy, but the guide is useful because it tells you exactly what part you need and where to find it.

Apollo
04-12-2008, 08:06 PM
I found this today and thought it would really help, as it did for me.

If you're having trouble with the shoulder buttons on a DS, before you bring it in for repairs or take it apart, try blowing hardly, or using compressed air, right at the separation between the case and the button. My R button hasn't worked for months, but this fixed it in about 15 seconds.

videogame2008
04-25-2008, 11:23 AM
Repair parts list - Replacement parts list - find shop/store - do it myself

channelmaniac
06-08-2008, 09:49 AM
Shameless plug, but I do have parts for old non-PC computers (Apple, Atari, TRS-80, TI, Commodore, and more) and older game consoles (Gen 1 Genesis and older)...

http://www.arcadecomponents.com

My repair logs are kept here:
http://newlifegames.net/nlg/index.php?board=19.0

I hope they help you keep your systems running for years to come!

If it's not proper to post, feel free to flame me in a PM. ;)

RJ

shadow460
09-15-2008, 12:06 AM
http://members.optusnet.com.au/eviltim/ggrgb/ggrepair.html

Game Gear screen and sound fix. Also fixes units that shut off by themselves.

videogameoverdose
10-29-2008, 04:04 AM
Everything was working, then yesterday my Saturn starts "reading disc format", then goes to "start application" button. Today "reading disc format" and that's it. NO MORE GAMES?!?!?
Is there a fix for the laser or is it something else? maybe the disc isn't spinning fast enough? spin motor goig? The disc is tight on the spindle. Any insight on my problem? I'll buy another console, IF I HAVE TO, but would rather repair, IF I CAN. As it stands right now, I have nothing to lose by trying it myself.

-dustburn-
11-08-2008, 09:44 PM
This is a dead link.

-dustburn-
11-08-2008, 09:46 PM
Replacing the 72-pin connector in your NES:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/dsullo/nesrepair.htm
Sorry, this is a dead link.

papa_november
01-11-2009, 07:58 PM
This thread (http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=113096) has a fairly comprehensive list of CD lenses used by various consoles.

duo_r
02-02-2009, 12:23 AM
Mob was it necessary to calibrate the Laser, or was it just plug and play?


http://www.teamfremont.com/features/TurboDuoRepair.shtml

TurboDuo laser replacement... I just did this repair today, and it worked beautifully! The process is easy, but the guide is useful because it tells you exactly what part you need and where to find it.

Rai
02-22-2009, 09:35 PM
Mob was it necessary to calibrate the Laser, or was it just plug and play?

They should be plug and play. (I can't remember but there's probably an anti-static point you have to remove though)

plasticMan
07-04-2009, 05:35 AM
3.8mm gamebit and 4.5mm gamebit
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=gamebit

Soldering Iron
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=soldering-iron

Solder
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=solder

Glue Gun
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=glue-gun

Glue - $0.11 pretty cheap :wink 2:
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=glue-stick

More tools:
Precision Screwdriver 6 Piece Set
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=precision-screwdriver-set

Xbox gamebit
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=sa-cable-box-bit

11 piece screwdriver set $1.99
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=slotted-phillips-star-set

Security Screwdriver Bit Access Pro Tool Kit Set – 100 Pieces
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=security-screwdriver-bit-set-100

Tallise
01-03-2010, 08:06 PM
http://www.atariguide.com/help/care.htm
Includes basic FAQ
Toubleshooting and how to fix common problems
Step by step how to take apart, clean, and put back together Atari Paddels
Links to 2600 & 5200 Feild service manuals .pdf

Oldskool
04-05-2010, 03:23 AM
Nice, I need to try that. Every single one of my paddles do not work. Hell some of them don't even respond, and some of them have a rattle inside them. Looks like a fairly complicated little device compared to say, an NES pad.

Oldskool
05-07-2010, 08:13 PM
Genesis mods:

http://home.comcast.net/~amakusa666/PC-ENGINE-HELL-SONY-CX1145-MOD.htm

http://www-unix.ecs.umass.edu/~dhowland/mod/

Mods for all kinds of different consoles - FORUM

http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=76

Oldskool
05-27-2010, 04:10 PM
How to fix a resetting Dreamcast.

http://www94.pair.com/jsoper/dc_fix.html

smallfish
02-21-2011, 07:38 PM
Included in that treasure trove are a guide to currently available batteries with all their specs, as well as massive cross-reference listings for different manufacturers.

bacteria
02-25-2012, 04:10 AM
Tried several of the links in this topic and none worked, the links are too old. A reference section serves no use if the links don't work! lol

stopXwhispering
03-25-2012, 04:20 PM
I agree, too many links not working. Especially the first entry about power supplies, which I am looking for.. >_<

plasticMan
05-04-2012, 06:53 PM
Tried several of the links in this topic and none worked, the links are too old. A reference section serves no use if the links don't work! lol


I agree, too many links not working. Especially the first entry about power supplies, which I am looking for.. >_<


here is a valid list of repair shops if you are looking for someone to help you fix your games, consoles, and controllers.
Nintendo Sega Etc Repair Shops

doing it yourself requires some videos or tutorials and this tool kit:
Gamebit Professional Kit with 3.8mm and 4.5mm game bit and other stuff you'll need (http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=security-screwdriver-bit-set-103)

atarifanboy1980
06-12-2012, 04:03 AM
There is alot of dead links on here ? I will edit my post when I find all the dead links