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  1. Got mine as well. Fantastic packaging and design! Thanks again!
  2. So I'm working on a Lynx II, installed the McWill screen. most of the time when it starts up, I get the static screen that comes up, but it just hands there. If I power it off/on again right away, it works properly. Any ideas why the initial power up does that? Am i looking at bad RAM or Suzy here? Thanks!
  3. I ordered one as well, will there be any confirmation e-mails or shipping updates? Thanks!
  4. Interesting, I like the crowbar diode across C41. Will have to expriment with that one. And yes, Q11/12 is pretty critical. Looks like the older one I was sugesting is gone now. I've starting using AOD514's https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/alpha-omega-semiconductor-inc/AOD514/785-1357-1-ND/3060919 The nice thing about this MOSFET is that the RDS(on) is lower, and the on resistance is much lower (about 46X!), meaning less heat, lower battery usage, more efficient!
  5. I like the install you did with the wires rather than using the old LCD connector.. where did you find pinouts/instructions for those? Thanks!
  6. I'm now using a 2SK2231 MOSFET. Modern, more available, a LOT more efficient.. burns less power.
  7. Karri, you also need to take into consideration if you're using anything other than a 1N5991b zener, that you need to change the R74 resistor to allow enough current to breakdown the zener to get the 5V regulation. If you don't, you'll find that your Lynx will only be getting like 4.3 - 4.5V instead of 4.7 -5. Some lynxes handle it better than others. I just have a stash of old 1N5991B's that I'm using (no resistor mod needed), but I've also used the 1N5229 zener and changed R74 from 120Ohms to 30ohms.
  8. That's why I'm working on some designs for an improved power system that can be fairly easily installed... soon!
  9. I'll also talk to my engineer buddy. Maybe we can just have one board that has charging, boost and power latch. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  10. They being me? Yeah I plan on it, I've been so busy lately with work I haven't had a chance, but will soon. Most likely this is where I'll put it: http://nwretrorepair.com/?page_id=34
  11. No problem, if you need any help with your build let me know. I'll be posting my instructions, scripts, etc on how it all works.
  12. I pulled mine off the board, but I use a Hakko FR-300 desoldering gun, so it just fell out no problems. The glue is innovative though! You can get a replacement connector here: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/molex-connector-corporation/0039532145/WM2861-ND/2405232 I'll try to get a write-up of everything here shortly. I'm also in the process of designing a PCB that plugs into the PI's GPIO port and has the lynx flex connector soldered on it, audio DAC, safe shutdown circuit, and will utilize the ON/OFF buttons correctly. Since the Pi Zero W dropped today, that's what I'll use to test it with.
  13. And all done. Local buddy made me a laser cut bottom panel. Love it! If there is enough demand I may work up some form of a board to make this easier, it's about 40+ hours of work in it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  14. Some day I need to get around to properly implementing this setup with a LIPO pack and a pushbutton controller IC for the ON/OFF. A note though, don't run Lithium batteries in series unless you're planning on removing them to properly charge them, or build in a balanced charger circuit. It can be dangerous.
  15. Well, since I have another completely fried Lynx, it was prime for another Pi project. This is similar to the first one I did, but I've been video documenting the whole thing. There are tons of youtube vids on my channel showing the whole breakdown: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZbE9bKzoIYy2owMF77NbwA That should be good in case anyone else wants to do one of these!
  16. Yes, they are inserted, twisted and soldered on the corners. I use flux and solder wick to desolder it. For the audio, I've fixed several just reflow in solder on the chips. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  17. That someone is probably me, and I'm out of stock right now
  18. Yes, McWill still sells them. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  19. You could do that, or if you were really fancy you could use a 5V regulator with an enable pin and wire it into the stock circuitry to make it work like factory. That all being said, skip the regulator and just get a new zener diode and MOSFET. I can sell you a proper zener.
  20. Hey there, this is really common on the Lynx I. The plastic in the screw holes is very brittle and breaks off. I've had this happen on two Lynx I's. I've tried repairs with plastic epoxy/filler, no luck. In the end I used screws that were a tiny bit longer that could bit into the plastic at the end of the mounting holes, being careful to not have too long of screws to go through the case. At this point, anyone doing mods on the Lynx I should really consider it an open it once, get it done and leave it alone thing (I wouldn't open it for cleanings regularly).
  21. Got mine (US) yesterday! Will show it off tonight at a retro computing club meeting.
  22. Nice! Thanks! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
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