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#1 Kokovec OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005 12:41 PM

Here's a link to my FB2 web site.
It basically is a FB2 hacking tutorial I put together.
I hope someone finds it useful.

http://home.socal.rr...fb2/fb2_mod.htm

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#2 Jacob Rose OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005 2:24 PM

Nice photos!

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Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005 5:10 PM

Very nicely done. Good photos, good description. Great work! :)

#4 ATARIeric OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005 5:20 PM

excellent description & looks pretty darn simple :)

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Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005 6:09 PM

That site just influenced me to get a Flashback.

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Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005 10:42 PM

A bit OT but what are the dimensions of the PCB in the flacshback? I'm workin on a plan...... :)

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Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005 10:43 PM

This looks really good. If things don't work out for the Atari in the PC, I'll just mod one of these into my PC.

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Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005 11:57 PM

Nice hack! :thumbsup:

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Posted Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:32 AM

Great job! Awesome :thumbsup: But I agree that you need a pic of it working

#10 Kokovec OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:40 AM

Great job! Awesome  :thumbsup: But I agree that you need a pic of it working

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I added pic of it working.

A bit OT but what are the dimensions of the PCB in the flacshback? I'm workin on a plan



Next time I open up the FB2 I will try to get the dimensions of the board.

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Posted Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:58 AM

Next time I open up the FB2 I will try to get the dimensions of the board.

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2.5 inches high, 7.5 inches wide and a chunk of the width could be cut down by soldering in your own controller jacks. I was quite hot to build a FB2 portable for awhile.

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Posted Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:45 PM

Next time I open up the FB2 I will try to get the dimensions of the board.

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2.5 inches high, 7.5 inches wide and a chunk of the width could be cut down by soldering in your own controller jacks. I was quite hot to build a FB2 portable for awhile.

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Are you talking about the "Rev A" board or the new "Rev B" board?
The "Rev B" board is smaller.

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Posted Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:36 PM

Are you talking about the "Rev A" board or the new "Rev B" board?
The "Rev B" board is smaller.

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Rev A I think.

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Posted Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:47 AM

Real fancy work, my friend. :D

#15 yoras OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:36 AM

It looks like the Revision B board

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Posted Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:05 PM

How does the cart guide secure into the cabinet? How does the cart slot secure to the guide so that everything remains in place when you insert/remove carts? It is by far the cleanest one I have seen, nice work! If you could take some pics to better show the fitment of the cart guide and slot that would really help!

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:34 PM

How does the cart guide secure into the cabinet? How does the cart slot secure to the guide so that everything remains in place when you insert/remove carts? It is by far the cleanest one I have seen, nice work! If you could take some pics to better show the fitment of the cart guide and slot that would really help!

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I made a template for the cart guide in order to help me cut out a hole in the FB2.
I then used Loctite to secure the cart guide in place.

Edited by Kokovec, Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:35 PM.


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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:59 PM

I agree that this is the best mod I've seen thus far. I too was wondering about the stability of the cart slot, that is, do you have to 'baby' it? I'm not talking ramming carts in there on purpose, but how durable is it?...and is the other side of the cart slot in a tight position, connection wise? If this is solid, I'm totally going to try, doens't look to complex.

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Posted Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:28 AM

I agree that this is the best mod I've seen thus far.  I too was wondering about the stability of the cart slot, that is, do you have to 'baby' it?  I'm not talking ramming carts in there on purpose, but how durable is it?...and is the other side of the cart slot in a tight position, connection wise?  If this is solid, I'm totally going to try, doens't look to complex.

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I have been using the cart slot almost every day and so far no sign of loosening.
If you carefully sand down the edges before you apply the Loctite it will help create a stronger bond.
I am pretty forceful when i place the carts into the slot and I yank them out in the usual fashion.

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Posted Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:34 PM

...where, if I may ask, did you get the cart slot and guide?..from an older VCS, or did you order from a company? I'd really like to try this project, cause if it comes out looking like yours and working well, that'd be great...but the soldering looks delicate, those are some small donuts!

What was your official parts list, by the way?

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Posted Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:07 PM

@atarilovesyou: Both these places sell the cartridge slots & guides.

B&C Atari Sales & Service - www.myatari.com "located in usa"

Best Electronics - Atari Parts & Sales - www.best-electronics-ca.com "located in canada"

atarimuseums fb2 mod pages

#22 Kokovec OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:15 PM

@atarilovesyou:  Both these places sell the cartridge slots & guides.

Best Electronics - Atari Parts & Sales - www.best-electronics-ca.com "located in canada"

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I purchased my cart connectors and guide from Best Electronics (located in San Jose, CA, USA)
You have to purchase them in pairs (2 connectors, 2 guides).

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Posted Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:41 PM

@atarilovesyou:  Both these places sell the cartridge slots & guides.

Best Electronics - Atari Parts & Sales - www.best-electronics-ca.com "located in canada"

atarimuseums fb2 mod pages

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I purchased my cart connectors and guide from Best Electronics (located in San Jose, CA, USA)
You have to purchase them in pairs (2 connectors, 2 guides).

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thank you for the correction ;)

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Posted Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:44 PM

..so the connectors, guides..and that funky disk drive cable?....that's it for parts, I guess, plus the switch, which is double pole single throw?

#25 Kokovec OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:58 AM

..so the connectors, guides..and that funky disk drive cable?....that's it for parts, I guess, plus the switch, which is double pole single throw?

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That about sums it up except you'll need a DPDT switch.




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