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Lathe26 last won the day on October 29 2016

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  1. I'll say that I prefer the ones from the guy in Turkey. I haven't had any problems with mine but then again I haven't stressed it too hard. All other mods are similar to each other in that give picture quality that is slightly less than the Turkey one but still better than RF.
  2. I can't think of a case where a corporation ever ruined a product they acquired... 😉 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Kin
  3. Keetah's advice for shaky hands is better than mine. However, if the shakiness is mild, then a soldering iron with a short-length tip might work (versus the typical long shaft variety). I recommend a Hakko FX-951, if you think it might work for you. https://www.hakko.com/english/products/hakko_fx951_feature.html
  4. Another BASIC Data Storage Cassettes (CIB) is up on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/233754678558
  5. You definitely don't need to cut it apart. I use the Hakko FR-301 Desoldering Tool (aka Desoldering Gun). https://www.hakko.com/english/products/hakko_fr301.html Depending on your rework station, that will probably do the job. However, I don't know if a warming tray is a good idea since there are a handful of plastic parts on the board (ex: the channel 3 vs 4 selector). However, this is probably overkill for your needs. Just use a moderate to large tip soldering iron with either a solder wick or a solder sucker. Also have a "pry tool" handy (i.e. a flat head screwdriver). Starting with the big half of the shield, go to each tab, heat it with the soldering iron, remove as much solder as you can, and use the pry tool to gently keep the tab away until its solder cools and re-solidifies. Once the solder cools, you remove the pry tool and repeat this process for each tab. You don't need to pry very hard. The trickier part is removing the big metal shield from the through-hole pins near the edge-card connector, but it isn't too bad. Repeat this process for the thinner shield but only if you need access to the bottom side of the circuit board. One tricky spot is the tab next to the RF modulator / connector only because its trickier to get your tools into the spot. Overall, I find the Intellivision to be fairly durable, probably because the traces are thick. Happy soldering!
  6. Game Factory was known to only work correctly on the Intellivision II. It has glitches and problems on other Intellivisions. A fix was announced but has yet to be released.
  7. The final Keyboard Component accessories eBay sell-off results: $790.00 BASIC Cassette & Cartridge (CIB) $969.69 Geography Challenge (CIB) $716.01 Crosswords 1 (CIB) $1375.00 Crosswords 2 (CIB) $722.00 Crosswords 3 (CIB) $576.66 BASIC Data Storage Cassettes (sealed!) Oy!
  8. Interestingly, I've noticed that the Atari version of the Videoplexer has shot up in price in the past few years. You used to be able to get the Atari version for about $60.
  9. The Banana Pi thing is likely a reference to the now-dead Seedi project to support many early CD-based consoles. When it was discovered that a prototype of the Seedi was internally a Banana Pi hooked up to a CD-ROM drive, some of the lesser YouTubers started screaming into their microphones... literal screaming. Note: this does not include Jesus Metal Rocks; he reviewed the Seedi prototype and gave a fair and level assessment. https://seedisystem.com/
  10. I am expecting some high bidding on the one Basic Cartridge. All of the tape programs currently up for auction require the cartridge to funtion.
  11. So who won Geography Challenge? Anyone want to own up to it?
  12. Just a heads up that I originally mis-posted that there were 2 Basic Cartridges. Instead, there is 1 CIB Basic Cartridge and 1 Sealed Basic Cassettes box (with 2 "blank" tapes).
  13. Oops, I misread it the first time. Prior posts corrected.
  14. On the homebrew scene, the same seller has the following 3 items: Scarfinger https://www.ebay.com/itm/233744005038 Space Patrol https://www.ebay.com/itm/233744047403 Christmas Carol https://www.ebay.com/itm/233743961134
  15. Also has a CIB Basic Cartridge https://www.ebay.com/itm/233740794510
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