Blacked out Commodore 64

Blacked out Commodore 64

I have had this Commodore C64 in my possession for a while at this stage and it just sat there in the corner unused beyond making sure it powered up. Something about the colour always just bummed me out and I didn't want to use it. So the goal was to bring it back to...

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Deflection issues on a JVC VMR150E

Deflection issues on a JVC VMR150E

Another $50 grab, except this time it was 2x JVC PVM's and a little 9" Pelco PVM. All in unknown condition. Other than I was told the RGB one turned on but the colours were all awful and probably needed a recap. So, whats wrong with it? The first few things I noticed...

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Reviving a Sony 1444QM PVM

Reviving a Sony 1444QM PVM

Another great score with the Sony 1440QM PVM. A 14" Scart/RGB CRT that is perfect for gaming, only problem is its a little bit unwell. Assessing the Condition For a $50 pickup its in better condition than I was expecting, It did not power on at first but I was told...

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My Dream DOS 6.22 Setup

My Dream DOS 6.22 Setup

Starting DOS 6.22 image This was a very long running project that started off with a Direct Access 5 based DOS 6.22 image from my mate with a fairly stock install with some utilities and games loaded on it with a bunch of sound card drivers. This image was targeting a...

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SNES Portable Screen Replacement

SNES Portable Screen Replacement

This was a cool Trademe pickup that I had no idea what was wrong with it, all I knew was that it took full sized SNES carts and was handheld and I had to have it. When I got it, the screen was showing corrupt  data and the USB charge port didn't work. [ngg...

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Gameboy Advance screen swap

Gameboy Advance screen swap

Just a short one this time. I picked up a cheap Gameboy Advance but instantly realised how awful the screens were, something that I wasn't aware of as I had always had PSP's. But a quick search on AliExpress surfaced this upgrade kit which was exactly what I was...

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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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