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Atari 5200 DC/DC converter.....conversion

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 06 April 2017 · 188 views

Replaced the original 7805 regulators from my atari 5200 recently and installed a pair of DC/DC switching converters in their place. In this video I show the power measurements from the original 7805 and from the DC/DC converters. Next up with be the Intellivision once I get additional parts in.
 



Sega Master System Voltage Regulator Mod/Upgrade

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 02 April 2017 · 150 views

I've been working with DC to DC buck converters lately on a few of my classic consoles. Here is a detailed video of the process wherein I change out the 7805 voltage regulator on my SMS with a Traco Power DC/DC +5 converter. I show some numbers using my Kill-a-Watt before and after to give an idea on the differences. With the SMS the differences weren't n...


Replacing Capacitors on the Game Gear. It is a requirement in these days and times!

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 03 February 2017 · 204 views

Finished this up last night. My latest tech video where I go through the process of replacing the crappy capacitors on a Sega game gear. Enjoy!
 

 
 
 


A genesis va3 Model 1 with proper DAC possible? Yes...yes it is. But....

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 27 January 2017 · 192 views

So the other night I tackled a hardware upgrade that I had seen mentioned in a youtube video that seemed really interesting. It was a video where a another retro gamer and hardware modder was showing his latest modification using a Yamaha 3438 discreet synth chip to produce the music and sounds in place of the stock Yamaha 2612 that came with the model 1...


Lynx Model 2 - Capacitor Replacement

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 10 January 2017 · 161 views
lynx, atari, poor audio and 3 more...
Lynx Model 2 - Capacitor Replacement Just did a capacitor replacement on my Atari Lynx model 2 this weekend. One of my two units was suffering from some nasty audio clipping, distortion and overall low volume. The camera was on a lower quality shooting mode and I did realize until I was done with the filming. I apologize for that but you can still make out enough to get see the overall proce...


Hi Def NES and Capacitor Replacement Installation - Front Loader Pt2

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 25 November 2016 · 213 views

Part 2 of my detailed video on a capacitor replacement and Installation of the Zimba Labs Hi-Def NES kit that can be ordered through Game-tech.us website. 
 
https://youtu.be/PxX...L-2oBIemEfp0XdC
 


Hi Def NES and Capacitor Replacement Installation - Front Loader Pt1

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 25 November 2016 · 130 views

Part 1 of my detailed video on a capacitor replacement and Installation of the Zimba Labs Hi-Def NES kit that can be ordered through Game-tech.us website. 
 
https://youtu.be/p0F...L-2oBIemEfp0XdC
 
 


Intellivision Composite AV installation guide

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 25 November 2016 · 104 views

My first full tech video showing the installation and testing of my Intellivision AV modification kit that I installed.
 
https://youtu.be/SOM...L-2oBIemEfp0XdC


Mateos 16 in 1 for the 7800 - The underappreciated Flash Cart Solution for the 7800

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 25 November 2016 · 121 views

A detailed look at the new 16 in 1 flash cartridge created by Juan Mateos and officially released on June 15th, 2016. This cartridge allows you to copy over and store 16 games of 128kb or less or 8 games when used in 144kb storage mode. The cartridge is ideal for Atari 7800 game developers and enthusiasts alike. 
 
https://youtu.be/Zlva0b7ZiRk?l...


Installation of the Blinking Light Win kit in my NES

Posted by -^CrožBow^-, 25 November 2016 · 102 views

Here I show a complete tech video process for the installation of my Blinking Light Win kit in my Nintendo Entertainment System. This video was mainly done as an experiment for testing towards future tech installation procedural videos.
 
https://youtu.be/7wx...L-2oBIemEfp0XdC