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About zoltan

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  1. Yeah I ended up ordering from them the mentioned "Fairchild MTD3055VL N-channel MOSFET Transistor". Unfortunately things haven't worked out the way I was hoping for. I removed the original mosfet (it was a pain in the @ss) then I put this new one in. But honestly the space is just so small there that i am not sure if I messed up something, did a short or damaged one of the small components around that area as the Lynx is still dead. So at this point I am not sure if the mosfet that I bought is simply not compatible with the Lynx (here is the link for what I bought: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/mosfet-transistors/7614549/) or simply I messed up something during installation. Also I tried to short the Lynx again between the battery negative terminal and the jack middle pin and it came to life again, but after like 10 seconds someting started to burn inside of the Lynx as I could see smoke coming out of it. So I immediately broke the short/ switched it off. At this point I am not sure what to do. Probably the best would be if I permanently short it and install some kind of mechanical switch, so when I click the switch the Lynx would turn on. This way I would also eliminate the small amount of standby battery drainage that has been observed by others on this forum. I will think about it, also probably read a little bit about these things as I am a complete noob when it comes to these things.
  2. Yeah I checked out that site too, would have ordered from there if it was a UK store. I ended up buying the ones I linked in in my previous post, hope I will be lucky and things will work out. Either way I will get back here to let you guys know.
  3. Hello guys, the dreaded "no power" issue just struck down on one of my Lynxes, no power with either batteries or psu. I disassembled the case, bypassed the q12 MOSFET with shorting the jack middle pin and negative battery terminal and voila, it turned on. So I have an issue with the q12 MOSFET, I have been googling for a while, seems like there are a few compatible variants but it seems all kind of confusing to me. Here is what I came up finally, I am planning to buy some of these, any idea if it will work? Here is the part name: Fairchild MTD3055VL N-channel MOSFET Transistor, 12 A, 60 V, 3-pin TO-252And here is the webshop I am planning to order it: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/mosfet-transistors/7614549/ Would be extremely helpful if someone who has some affinity regarding these things could advise me on this. Cheers!
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    Wyvern Tales

    Wow, didn't know there is such a big Atari scene in this small city .
  5. Just a quick question guys: I have some 32 AWG flat cables from many many years ago on my hands right now. Would that be ok to use them for the lcd mod? They seem extremely thin, I am afraid they won't be able to handle the current flow, or you think they should be ok? What is the gauge size (AWG number) that you have used for this mod? I don't want to end up with overheating/ melted cables in the Lynx, but also don't really want to go and buy new wires if these would be fine. Thanks for any advice.
  6. zoltan

    Wyvern Tales

    Yes it looks like from time to time he is still here, hopefully he will see and consider this Kickstarter idea. And yes I am in Plymouth too, that is quite a surprise indeed .
  7. Wow, that Lotus game would be super awesome!!! One of my favourite game on the Lynx is checkered flag, it would be a great new option, please make it happen !!
  8. zoltan

    Wyvern Tales

    I hope Ninjabba is still active on these forums and will see my idea: in the near future I fill start a Kickstarter project (not Lynx related, sorry guys ) and just came to my mind that it would be an amazing platform for this upcoming game. In fact there are/ have been many game projects there which otherwise would have never been able to get to required funding for them. I am sure there would be many many people who would help funding this game. There would be different "pledge" levels. Let's say the smallest would be $3. They wouldn't get any physical copy just a thank you message and they would know that they helped in the realization of this game (this low starting pledge is quite common on kickstarter). And for I don't know, like $40 people would get a physical copy of the game when is ready. What do you think about this guys?
  9. zoltan

    Wyvern Tales

    I can't wait for this game. I hope you will release it in a card form, something like zaku.
  10. One more thing that will be interesting is how this new screen will affect the battery life? Will it increase (because of the efficient led backlight) or is there any energy loss because of some kind of conversion ( sorry if it's a noob theory, unfortunately I am quite bad in electronics) ? Would be great if some of you guys who has this screen mod could test it, I know with 2100 mAh Eneloop batteries my Lynx goes for 5-6 hours.
  11. Oh man, I can't describe how annoying that I am financially broke right now when the mod of the year (or rather decade) is out. It looks amazing, it's everything that I have been waiting for like years now, it's here and I just can't buy it. McWill you definitely have to do a second run I am 100% sure as rumours spread and more people will know about this mod they will want to buy this kit too. As soon as I will be in a better situation (by late spring / summer hopefully) I will buy two kits, so me and my brother can play in multiplayer on our beloved Lynxes (provided you will have these kits by that time).
  12. zoltan

    Lynx to VGA

    Roli you are a legend! Thanks for the video. My next upgrade is right here, damn, I just can't stop spending money lol.
  13. Wow, that difference is like day and night, start saving money for this kit. I hope it will be available in the future too.
  14. zoltan

    Lynx to VGA

    As soon as I will see some more videos about these screens from the new owners I will be in for the next run. I hope you are planning to do more of these kits in the near future?
  15. Amazing news, I will definitely buy one when I see that it finally materialises. My only issue is with the brightness thing, McWill you said it has the right brightness already. But I still think it would be nice if you could adjust it somehow, let's say you are in a bright room / outside, you would need higher brightness than let's say playing in your bed at night in a dark room. As far as I know every device with backlit screens have an option to change the brightness. Of course I have no idea how difficult it would be to do it, maybe it would add too much plus to the cost of the unit (and much more development time from your part) ? Either way I am already extremely happy that it looks like this project will really happen, this is the only thing that has really been missing for my Lynx, a proper screen, I will use it on a daily base when finally I will be able to properly see what's going on.
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