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  1. Plug with pigtail: https://console5.com/store/dc-pigtail-plug-cord-for-atari-5200-intv-ii-tg16-cd-dock-twin-famicom-dc.html Plug only: https://console5.com/store/turbografx-16-cdrom-dock-power-connector.html
  2. Ah, so they do make them. That's more or less what I was suggesting with the back to back converters, just all in one. Nice.
  3. I wonder if you could get away with using one of each of these gender changers back to back, and break off pin 9 on the M/M one? Unfortunately there isn't much of a use case for a slim M/F DB9 connector that isn't null. So I don't think any exist. https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Slimline-Serial-Gender-Changer/dp/B00066HOXY https://www.amazon.com/C2G-Serial-Gender-Changer-Coupler/dp/B00005111M Alternatively, if you crack open that null modem and it's wired instead of a PCB, you could rewire it. But that might be difficult. Here is a typical 9 pin null modem pinout if you want to see what pins are crossed. Ironically, this shows 9 not connected. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Null_modem#/media/File%3AD9_Null_Modem_Wiring.png
  4. Null modem adaptors won't work. They switch some pins around internally to be able to connect two DTE devices (usually computers/terminals) directly without a DCE device (like a modem) in between. You need something that passes the signal straight through.
  5. Make sure the expansion cleaner is nice and clean on the genesis. I had a sega cd unit that worked fine on my model 2, but did all kinds of weird stuff on my model 1 (or vice versa, don't recall now). Repetitive cleaning of the connector on the model 1 did the trick.
  6. That's the insanely bright LED strip light over my work bench. I didn't even consider that was causing it to look so dim, as games looked fine under that light, it was just the menu. I moved it to a more naturally lit area and the menu looks much better now.
  7. Having recently replaced some caps on mine, I can tell you that is not always true. With caps removed (solder all sucked out with my hakko gun), I used my DMM to confirm continuity between bottom and top solder pads. It was there. Not to say they can't get damaged while doing rework, or maybe some board revisions didn't have the vias. But it's certainly not a blanket statement that they don't exist.
  8. I bought one of these a while back, and my Vectrex was sidelined until recently. Now that it's working (full recap and power switch cleaned), I'm able to use the cart. The menu seems really, really dim. Even though the brightness adjustment is set to play games at the ideal brightness. Once I launch a game, the brightness is fine. It's just really dim on the menu. Is this normal?
  9. I kind of find it interesting CV doesn't want to discuss it. They've basically been radio silent in that thread after early on they spun it that it's not a partnership, and that it's just Cardillo buying 50 units. Maybe the non-partnership has a non-clause that prevents them from discussing the non-particulars of the non-partnership? Then it came up in the other Phoenix thread and Retrolucid was quick to shut it down by saying they just "bought a couple". Which, in his defense, he's just trying to keep that thread on track. But 50 is just a little more than a couple. It was a pretty weak reply IMO.
  10. I highly doubt Cardillo is paying retail prices, I'm sure he got some kind of volume discount. There is no way he would buy them for retail price, then turn around and sell them for higher than retail. Who would pay more for the same thing?
  11. Well. We are operating off what CV tells us. They say Cardillo bought 50. How do we know? 50 seems like a low number for them to sell. Maybe it's actually 100. Maybe more. CV is not a publicity held Corp. they don't have to tell us so we have no clue. They do operate oddly. Retrolucid/JF tends to pretend to be the face of the company. But when you ask him stuff, 95% of the time he will tell you to contact Toby or Brian directly. Instead of asking them to weigh in on their own. Which you would expect from a company working together. I shouldn't have to seek out others when someone is speaking for them. My 2c. And I'm not anti CV. I bought a Phoenix and several games before the Phoenix from them. I just question their operation and business strategy in general.v
  12. Time will tell. If he's sells a single unit with the firmware and name plates changed to ColecoVision, then CollectorVision is in bed with him. Which is what the press release is implying.
  13. I knew about said thread and so. But I know not everyone follows both.
  14. I'm a fan of the older 1970s Nick. But I'm biased.
  15. Yeah. That makes sense. It's not like I could buy a Chevy and rebrand it a Nick and sell it. Which is why it's BS that CV is trying to claim they aren't in bed with Cardillo. They had to agree to let him rebrand. But they are denying that.
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