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    Default Useful repair links!

    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

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    Saturn Region MOD:
    http://www.students.uiuc.edu/~bng/sa...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.
    ... for your gaming and iPod service needs http://www.oldschoolgamer.com/ For all your Video Game console and iPod upgrade/repair needs!

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    Replacing the 72-pin connector in your NES:
    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/dsullo/nesrepair.htm
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    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
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    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/

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    Opening the GameCube without a gamebit:

    http://www.gamecubeland.com/index.ph...editorial_id=5

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    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

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    Here's a duesy of a first post -- some info on the RCA Studio II!

    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?

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    Default Intellivision Repair Manual

    Some one scanned an Intellivision service manual and it can be found at:
    http://www.geocities.com/SiliconVall.../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.

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    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...

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    Systems wanted: Coleco, 7800, TG16, GG, 3DS, Vita, WiiU

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    Replacing a Belt/Band in a Famicom Disk System:

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

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    How to make your NES toaster universal (also stops the blinking on pirate games)

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

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    http://www.consolevision.com/members.../tut_reset.htm

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



    http://www.consolevision.com/members...trollerfix.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).

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    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.

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    Lots of mods for (almost) every system

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

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