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#1 Yurkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:59 PM

Feel free to ask about availability of ColecoVision hardware. I may have expansion modules or modded console(s) with or without controllers and power supply. If available Atari expansion module $20, steering wheel $25, Roller Controller $30, RGB modded console (console only) $199.  Complete system with RGB, composite, pause, intro skip BIOS, 2 controllers and power supply $329. Plus shipping for all these listed items.

 

Thank You AtariAge for over 5 years of ColecoVision mods!

 

RGB mod:

 

Here is a link to a thread in the ColecoVision Forum:

http://atariage.com/...lecovision-mod/

 

Here is a quick video I made with cell phone showing the RGB mod connected to the Framemeister and the HD Video Converter on a Vizio LCD TV.

 

 

RGB mod outputs awesome video signal and dual mono audio through a discreet 8 pin mini din jack on the back of the console. This mod was designed to be used with a RGB to HDMI scaler. The XRGB mini Framemeister and the HD Video Converter (sometimes referred to as Panlong) are my tested and recommend scalers. They provide awesome picture quality on LCD/LED TVs. This RGB mod should also work with any monitor that accepts a 15khz video signal, although I have not tested on any monitors and cannot make any guarantees.

 

http://www.amazon.co...ords=scart hdmi

 

I have also seen them on Ebay for around $43 with free shipping.

 

RGB Cables:

 

Your choice of one of the three cables listed below is included with the RGB mod service. One or both of the other cables can be purchased at the time of service. I won't sell cables separately at a later date.

 

1. male to male 8 pin mini din cable. This will plug directly into the back of the ColecoVision and directly into the 8 pin mini din jack on the Framemeister. $10 if you choose another cable and want to add this one.

 

2. male 8 pin mini din to male 21 pin connector wired EURO SCART. For use with the HD Video Converter. $15 if you choose another cable and want to add this one.

 

3. male 8 pin mini din to male 21 pin connector wired JP-21(Japanese 21) RGB. This will plug into the 8 pin mini to female JP-21 adapter that is included with the Framemeister. $15 if you choose another cable and want to add this one.

 

 

DIY Composite video Mod board (cord included) Picture below

 

DIY purchase price for mod board with a/v cord included $29 shipped anywhere in the USA. This board was designed and tested for NTSC. The ColecoVision outputs only mono sound and this mod outputs the mono to both left and right. (dual mono).

 

If you choose to buy a Composite modded system from another seller on Ebay, Craigslist ect...make sure they are using the LM318 amp chip and not the transistor mod. The transistor gets super hot and is prone to failure and there are brightness issues.

 

Installation Instructions:

 

http://atariage.com/...ttach_id=315463

 

 

Prices:

 

Repairs requiring chip replacement extra.

 

Console refurbished with no mods. $40 + return shipping.

 

Console refurbished and A/V mod board installed $69 + return shipping, a/v cable included.

 

Console refurbish and RGB mod installed $109 + return shipping. $20 off if you send a working console that I have previously serviced for upgrade. Your choice of 1 of 3 RGB cables listed above is included and the other cables are available for the listed prices.

 

Add composite video mod to RGB modded console for $29 (DIY price with free install) a/v cable included.

 

Controller refurbishing $20 each or 2 for $30 if combined with console refurbish and mod install. Ball knobs and cord straighteneing are free options with controller refurbishing.

 

Intro Skip BIOS $15 and Pause Button $35. Or both together for $40. BIOS and Pause only available additionally with console refurbish and RGB and/or A/V mod.

 

All my mods are shown in this Youtube video I made, with the exception of the Intro Skip BIOS and RGB.

Here is a link to my Intro Skip BIOS thread

http://www.atariage....nstall-offered/

and here is a link to my profile. I have links to all my mod threads on my profile.

http://www.atariage....r/23318-yurkie/

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

 

LEDs will be changing from 5mm blue to 3mm red in the very near future. And I will post a new video.

 

I added 2 clear LEDs that light up blue. Power LED comes on when power switch is turned on. Pause LED blinks when Pause switch is flipped on. 4 second video showing blinking pause LED. LEDs $15 each.

 

 

 

Power Mod:

 

Parts currently not available

 

This mod eliminates the unreliable original power supply. 12V regulated power supply with barrel plug inserted into barrel jack on the back of the system. 5V and -5V are supplied by internal mods. 5V is supplied to original power plug so that Roller Controller can be used. Parts are expensive for this mod $55 + return shipping when combined with console refurbish and A/V mod for $69, system refurbish and a/v mod for $99, or system refurbish and A/V mod + BIOS and Pause for $139. Also $55 + return shipping for customers that have had their systems modded by me previously and want to add this mod. $69 + return shipping for power mod by itself



 

Pictures for reference.

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Edited by Yurkie, Mon Aug 3, 2015 9:05 PM.


#2 Yurkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:03 PM

Sold

Will be adding another Complete system soon same price $129 plus shipping. Send me an PM if interested.

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Posted Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:14 PM

Here is another fully refurbished and A/V modded system. Controllers have ball knobs. Same price $129 plus shipping.

Available boxed and ready to ship.

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Posted Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:28 PM

Here is another fully refurbished and A/V modded system. Controllers have ball knobs. Same price $129 plus shipping.

Available boxed and ready to ship.


This System is Sold.


I have a couple more that I am going to offer. Same Price. If you are interested you can send me a message.

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Posted Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:29 PM

Here is another A/V modded and fully refurbished ColecoVision System. Controllers have ball knobs.

Same price as the previous 2 systems. $129 plus shipping.

SOLD

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Posted Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:14 AM

I just received my refurbed and modded CV and it is really great! It arrived extremely fast and was well packed. The console itself is spotless and basically (except for one small scuff on the back...but hey, it's almost 30 years old), it looks brand new. I probably wouldn't mind having standard a/v jacks on the unit, but the single 1/8" jack is an elegant solution, and the video quality is super-sharp. And while nothing is going to make the ColecoVision controllers great, the ball knob mod makes a big difference, and the stick feels and works great.

Anyway, I'm a happy customer! :)

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Posted Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:56 AM

I just received my refurbed and modded CV and it is really great! It arrived extremely fast and was well packed. The console itself is spotless and basically (except for one small scuff on the back...but hey, it's almost 30 years old), it looks brand new. I probably wouldn't mind having standard a/v jacks on the unit, but the single 1/8" jack is an elegant solution, and the video quality is super-sharp. And while nothing is going to make the ColecoVision controllers great, the ball knob mod makes a big difference, and the stick feels and works great.

Anyway, I'm a happy customer! :)


Thanks for the compliments.

3rd system posted above is still available and ready to ship. Send me an IM if interested. It can ship today, and you can have it before the weekend.

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Posted Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:13 PM

3rd console sold. I will work on getting another ready to list. If you want one send me an IM.

Thanks All.

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Posted Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:03 PM

3rd console sold. I will work on getting another ready to list. If you want one send me an IM.

Thanks All.


I just took delivery of system #3 and I must say that Yurkie did a superb job! The video is crisp and the controller enhancement makes a big difference! I highly recommend his work.

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Posted Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:45 PM

I just took delivery of system #3 and I must say that Yurkie did a superb job! The video is crisp and the controller enhancement makes a big difference! I highly recommend his work.

tjb


Thank You, Glad your enjoying it.

I will be adding a 4th Completely refurbished and A/V modded ColecoVision to this thread tomorrow. Same prices as the previous 3, only $129 plus shipping.

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Posted Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:06 PM

I also picked up one of these, and it's amazingly pristine. The mod works great and looks very sharp on my TV (although the TV doesn't always like to sync properly, but that seems to be an issue with any older modded system on it, nothing about Yurkie's mod specifically!). The controllers really do feel great. I asked about getting the modded BIOS included with mine and it really makes a huge difference to not sit through the huge delay, but it's kind of cool that you CAN if you really want the true nostalgia.

The plastic looks like new, there are a few little scuffs on the metal parts but I don't think there's anything that could've been done about that. It's nice to see "refurbished" really mean "refurbished" and not just "I found this in the gutter and brushed it off with my hand". This CV looks basically new.

And I'm shocked at how HUGE the wall warts are! Geeeez! Did Coleco really need a nuclear power plant attached to these?? :)

Just wanted to add my thumbs up to the great job being done on these.

Edited by Justin42, Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:21 PM.


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Posted Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:13 AM

I also picked up one of these, and it's amazingly pristine. The mod works great and looks very sharp on my TV (although the TV doesn't always like to sync properly, but that seems to be an issue with any older modded system on it, nothing about Yurkie's mod specifically!). The controllers really do feel great. I asked about getting the modded BIOS included with mine and it really makes a huge difference to not sit through the huge delay, but it's kind of cool that you CAN if you really want the true nostalgia.

The plastic looks like new, there are a few little scuffs on the metal parts but I don't think there's anything that could've been done about that. It's nice to see "refurbished" really mean "refurbished" and not just "I found this in the gutter and brushed it off with my hand". This CV looks basically new.

And I'm shocked at how HUGE the wall warts are! Geeeez! Did Coleco really need a nuclear power plant attached to these?? :)

Just wanted to add my thumbs up to the great job being done on these.


Thanks for your comments. I actually modded and refurbished this console especially for you.

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Posted Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:16 AM

Here is the 4th A/V composite modded and refurbished console. Sorry for the delay if anyone was waiting on this. Same price as the previous 3. Only $129 plus shipping. Picture is the actual complete system you will receive.

SOLD

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Posted Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:31 AM

There have been a couple inquires, but the 4th console is still available.

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Posted Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:06 PM

wow, this is a nice business LOL

I should get a cheap colecovision on ebay and then install the mod and ask 129$

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Posted Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:58 PM

I should get a cheap colecovision on ebay and then install the mod and ask 129$


No need for comments like this. If you want to sell something go for it.

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Posted Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:29 PM

good luck with your sale.

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Posted Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:02 PM

good luck with your sale.


Thanks.

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Posted Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:05 PM

This 4th unit is still available.

I can also mod/refurbish/repair your ColecoVision. Send me an IM if interested.

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Posted Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:55 PM

good luck with your sale.


To be fair, you're completely undervaluing Yurkie's service here. He's not JUST offering a composite mod on these systems. He's offering a fully refurbished system (including controllers!) using professional grade tools and products-- not a BenHeck mod (no offense to Ben!) and a pencil eraser to the cartridge edge.

And may I further point out, his work has been verified over and over as being some of the best in community, and worth every penny from every customer I've seen speak about their dealings. I soon hope to be on that list myself!

As Thanksgiving approaches here in the US, I say "Thanks Yurkie for your work, and keep fighting the classy good fight!" :)

Edited by Murph74, Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:55 PM.


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Posted Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:17 AM

Black Friday Bump.

ColecoVision system in post #13 still available.

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Posted Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:34 AM

I wish I could afford one of these.. especially for the controllers. My Colecovision's PSU got misplaced so I can't even enjoy mine right now...

Awesome hearing all the good stuff from him, and I'm really tempted to have him refurb mine up nice and pretty.

Especially if he has a spare power brick... :D

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Posted Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:18 AM

I wish I could afford one of these.. especially for the controllers. My Colecovision's PSU got misplaced so I can't even enjoy mine right now...

Awesome hearing all the good stuff from him, and I'm really tempted to have him refurb mine up nice and pretty.

Especially if he has a spare power brick... :D


Would be cheaper to buy this unit than pay for a refurb and buy a power supply.

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Posted Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:05 PM

Last one at this low price till at least after the first of the year. Most likely any future units will be $149

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Posted Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:14 PM

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