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  1. Whoa I never realized these were in production again. Can I get in on the next run?
  2. Bought Virtual Fighter 32X from Cobra Kai. Thread: Fast shipping, great communication. Game was in excellent condition. Thank you!
  3. What do you think is a fair price for it? Also, I'm expecting to pay actual shipping (to Eastern PA).
  4. Interested in hearing more about that Retron77 setup - what's all included in that? And is the console stock firmware or running Stella?
  5. I'll take that Virtua Fighter 32X if it's still for sale - LMK!
  6. Nope. Was just thinking about this yesterday. I wish I knew more about how to triage this, and sounded like Osgeld was pretty busy with other things so I didn't want to bother him. Was kinda waiting for some other advice ot someone else who has the time to work on this. Was thinking of maybe sending to ITC. My luck it's a bad TIA and just needs a donor chip.
  7. Nice! If I could afford it right now I would have jumped on it. Amazing package here for a wonderful console I have much affinity for.
  8. Necro-bumping this for a quick update. I finally had some time to work on this today (as well as replacing the batteries on my three Dreamcasts with battery holders, yay!). I replaced the capacitor in C211 with this one to spec from Digikey. Good news and bad news: The bad news first - still no color. When I power on the system, however I see a flicker of colored artifacts/lines on the side of the screen. I don't know if that's signal noise or an indicator of the issue. Everything else works great though - loads games fine, sound is great, and the composite mod Osgeld used is fantastic, as the picture is clear and there is no ghosting I've seen with other composite mods. The good news, is that I ruled out C211 as the culprit. And as I'm a beginner at soldering, I'm kinda proud I was able to swap them out and not cause any other issue. That I didn't introduce another problem is a win in my book lol.
  9. I just wanted to bump this because ITC recently posted a video on controller calibration using a loopback board and an alternative method for those who do not have a loopback board. QQ - are these loopback boards available today? Or are they old Atari service equipment that have since gone scarce?
  10. Bumping this for a quick question. C211 is listed on the 2600 field service guide as a 22pF capacitor. If I were to replace this, will any 22pF capacitor do? Or is there a specific type I should be looking for?
  11. I was tempted to get this, but it would just be a backup to my current CIB one (humble brag lol). The Trak-Ball is one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) console peripherals across ALL consoles - just playing Missile Command with it is transcendental. This one looked to be in fantastic shape, so congrats to whomever purchased it!
  12. Hey not a problem and glad you are feeling better. Like I had mentioned in the previous thread, not looking for any sort of "warranty" so don't feel obligated, especially if you are busy with other things. I posted around other console repair forums/discords and I'm going to try to see if that solder joint on C211 is cold by resoldering it. If that doesn't do the trick, I'll let you know. Thanks for offering though! And if I do end up sending it to you, I'm paying you for the repair as I would any other modder, even for the diagnosis. If the TIA does need to be replaced, I have no problem getting a new modded console.
  13. I've heard @Cmherndon79 does great mod work, so tagging him here. Does he also accept repair work like this? If I need to pay $80 for a scope to diagnose the problem, I might as well just pay that to someone who already has one and can repair it for me. BTW, other option is to buy one of their pre-modded consoles (it's ony $30 difference), but figured having a partially-functional console already would be the cheaper option.
  14. Which is the voltage regulator? I think Best still sells TIA chips - that was my first inclination, to replace that. Since it's socketed it should be easy to pop in a new one.
  15. I was able to use Paddles on it before, yes, so maybe just your console?
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