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  1. Scotch-Brite green scour pad to give the surface a soft haze and break down the scratches, then finished with grade 0000 steel wool, the finest steel wool you can get. I masked the plastic and either half of the metal strip with 3M masking tape to preserve the color strip. You only buff in one direction and replace the steel wool often. For crevices around the lettering I used a small brass bristle brush then buffed with torn tufts of steel wool.
  2. I did and it should be coming in tomorrow, hopefully.
  3. They are, just not fully gold plated, only on the points of contact.
  4. Bump, I have two left. I made a demo video in case anyone is sitting on the fence. If anyone wants to simply send in a Pro controller they already own, I will modify it for $100 and that includes return shipping provided you are located in the contiguous USA.
  5. So is the packaging a bit of a limited supply thing and you'll continue to manufacture/sell loose carts or is that going to be it total? Either way I'm real pleased with my purchase so far of what I could try the game, I had to source another 7800 which I'm waiting on.
  6. The Blinking Light Win is a great solution, but they add a bit of a 'death grip' to the cartridges. Technically nothing more than any other card edge connector would, but the recessed depth of the cart plus a wide spread of 72 contacts makes it a little harder to remove the games. I would just grasp the sides of the cart near the top and gently wiggle from side to side slightly while pulling back, that usually did the trick. Regarding the OEM connectors, you shouldn't have to bend any pins, it was designed to be zero-insertion force contact. Just clean them really well. I never boiled but I have seen it recommended many times.
  7. Pins 2 and 10 are not used for most Neo Geo controllers so it's not unusual that they were not populated. My own official CD Controller does not have those pins. I don't think anything is wrong with your cable. What you need to do is look at cleaning the up and down switches again. Try disassembling the mini joystick housing completely and desoldering the switches from the board. Then dip the switches in a shallow bath of isopropyl alcohol while clicking/pressing the switches numerous times, alternating holding the switch upsidedown and rightside up while it's submerged in the alcohol. This should flush out remaining nylon dust that's preventing contact. Dry thoroughly and reinstall.
  8. It's not mass produced, these are being assembled by hand by probably just one or two guys, and the 3D printed components speaks of how independent an outfit it is. Which is crazy to me, that we've hit a point that entrepreneurial types in China are offering bespoke production labor at such a small scale. Is it a sign of the economy over there that the easy money has dried up and they're leaving no stone unturned at this point?
  9. Does $100 shipped seem reasonable to you? Provided you're in the contiguous USA.
  10. Still looking... 😕
  11. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32989449109.html For those of us not browsing on a mobile device. Edit: Looks like the shoulder and other top buttons are 3D printed but the main casing is injection molded, really weird. Too bad there aren't any internal shots, probably because it's not pretty inside. Chopped up PCB, hacky wiring, etc.
  12. Masschamber recently sold me a 7800 system set, he's a good dude, on the level.
  13. I have just completed a batch of ten last night. Please see the sale thread here: They take more time to produce than my Neo Geo pads- the plastic parts twice as long to build on the 3D printer, then cutting the controller plastic, PCB and rewiring and switch adjustment. I could produce 4-5 Neo pads a day, these Jag pads I can only produce 2 a day. Instead of firing up my Jaguar each time, in order to test each pad as I made them I put together a custom enclosed Jaguar USB converter from Raphnet: After this batch sells, I would be happy to just modify anyone's pad that they would prefer to send in, rather than have to buy a brand new one from me.
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