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    Default Want solder practice - need mod ideas, NES / Genny

    I wanna get better at soldering, and i figured that I have enough spare / not great condition NESes and genny 2s lying around that I could work on those. Anyone know any good "starter" mods I can try? Stuff like giving it different av options or such would work nicely. Some guides (preferiably with images since I suck) would be greatly appreciated. Also, if there's a mod to get stereo sound out of the back of a genny 1 I'd like to hear it.

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    It might just be easier to go to Radio Shack and buy a small cheap electronics kit and try to solder it together and see if it will work when you're done.

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    But that requires me going outside!

    But not a bad idea.

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    That's a damn amusing way to put it.

    I really meant more of a "downtown is far" / not really wanting to go to the shack since the only one we have is in a mall, ect, but yeah. Laziness ahoy.

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    The NES region-mod is a piece of cake, but doesn't involve soldering - just cut pin 4 on the lockout chip.

    The Genesis/MD double-switch all-region mod is pretty straightforward on a Genesis 1, but slightly trickier on most revisions of the Genny 2. Check out gamesx.com or the GameFAQS Genesis hardware page for more details.

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    That's not good soldering practice. Good soldering practice is to take an old motherboard and desolder parts from it, then put them back. Then see if it works when you're done.
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    I am looking to do the same thing (modding my spare systems).

    Finally found what I was looking for, hope these can help you as well:

    http://arakon.dyndns.org/Gen1svideo.html

    http://arakon.dyndns.org/Gen2-3svideo.html

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