PSP and PS Vita soft modding

PSP and PS Vita soft modding

With my growing obsession with retro gaming and I started getting interested in Sony's classic portable gaming system again, the PSP. I always had consoles as a kid and teenager and even still had some PSP parts from back in the day, including the blue PSP1000 that my...

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PiStation – Raspberry Pi 3B+ hidden in a PS1

PiStation – Raspberry Pi 3B+ hidden in a PS1

Seeing all the Retropie projects online got me looking at how I could put together one of my own but with a bit of a twist. I have seen a few people build a Raspberry Pi RetroPie rig inside a playstation shell before but they always used USB ports on the front for...

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PS3 Delidding and re-flow

PS3 Delidding and re-flow

It seems that the YLOD Phat PS3 issue is extremely common and without a BGA reflow station is almost impossible to permanently fix. What I heard was that if you catch it early enough and nobody else has ever opened the machine before you have a good chance of catching...

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Composite Modding an Atari 2600 Jr

Composite Modding an Atari 2600 Jr

I received a few Atari 2600's as gifts or as part of another bundle I purchased and since I had more than one, I felt fine with keeping one stock and modding the other one for composite video and audio instead of the RF signal out. The RF out was absolutely awful and...

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Soft modding a couple of Playstation 2’s

Soft modding a couple of Playstation 2’s

After seeing Mr Mario's softmodding video I decided to dig out my old PS2's from the box that had as a kid and put some of the old hardware to use. At the same time I was definitely wanting to make these work with modern TV's as best as I can. I started with ordering...

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5 Xboxes for the price of one

5 Xboxes for the price of one

As part of an absolute jackpot of a score, I happened to show up at the local refuse station shop just as they put out all of the old Xboxes and Playstation 2's and managed to talk the guy down to $50 if I took the whole lot. I ended up with 5 Original xboxes, 6...

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Bringing some Nintendo’s back from the dead

Bringing some Nintendo’s back from the dead

At the start of my retro gaming obsession were a bunch of NES Nintendos. And like my usual self, I refused to pay heaps for them so I ended up buying 3 non functional NES's with the intention of repairing them all and selling two of them off. Little did I know the...

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