Things you have fixed/modded recently

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  1. Shubshub

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    Well not fixed or modded yet but
    I'll be trying my hand at repairing my Left Joycon
    Ordered some Metal Locks off Amazon should be here in a few weeks or whatever (I dont live in America)
    So will update you guys on how that goes :D
     
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    I had missed that such a thing was released.
    Might have to update my little softmodding kit (I think it is still softmod installer deluxe). Not entirely sure about mandatory shadowC (I use it regardless but given all the other choices....) but the rest seems like a welcome addition.

    Others playing along at home
    https://github.com/Rocky5/Xbox-Softmodding-Tool
     
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  3. Ozito
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    Here's a PS4 Pro I bought with a broken PSU connector

    Borked
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    Repaired
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  4. Robika

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    I tried fixing my NDS lite that had trouble turning on, I ended up heating up the on/off switch to resolder everything, no I can turn it on and off without problem but now it keep turning on. I may need to replace the switch T_T ... I have the same issue with my psp 2000 it turns on by itself.... I might be cursed
     
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  5. Ozito
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    Check for solder bridges between the legs of the switch
     
  6. Robika

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    Already checked, I think it might be inside the switch.
     
  7. Ozito
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    Taking the switch apart without desoldering it from the board is possible, I could take some pictures for you if your interested.
     
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  8. Robika

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    I would love that if it is not too much of a trouble.
     
  9. WiiHomebrew+Snes

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    Hacked a PS3 recently, nothing special just a softmod. Got a lot of consoles to fix though, thing is I just don't know if most are worth fixing :P
     
  10. Ozito
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    Of course not :)
    I'll dig up a NDSL and post some images now in the evening

    Hehe I know that feeling, I have a couple of psps and ds lites that I've been postponing for a while now. What do you got?
     
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  11. WiiHomebrew+Snes

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    Ive had a broken PSP for the longest time, but the only good part is the motherboard so IDK. But Ive got a wide variety, multiple broken PS1/2/3s, a few NESs and SNESs, and a gamecube I know are broken at least. There's even more I haven't even tested since I don't have power cords. I should get around to fixing the PS1/2s since they just need new disc drives, but stuff like RROD 360s and gameboys that are all corroded inside I have just aren't worth trying to troubleshoot.
     
  12. Stwert

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    Finally nearing the finish line on my Game Boy "Macro". Just 3D printing the faceplate now, annoyingly cant spray the bottom as I've run out of paint, but that's easy to do later, I'll put up with pink for now :D

    Shouldn't be too long until I throw it together now......... In theory :rofl2:
     
  13. mariopepper

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    My sofa, I fixed it yesterday
     
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  14. Robika

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    If I may ask where did you get the file to print it?
     
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    It’s one I’m putting together myself. Still needs a bit of a tweak as it turns out. Either that or my printer is needing calibrated, I’ll check that first, it’s the easy one :D
     
  16. Robika

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    That is really cool! Show us when you are finished!!
     
  17. enarky

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    Did a lot of SNES modding recently. Added a SuperCIC, Dejitter mod and ghosting fix to my 1chip SNES:
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    Picture together with a OSSC is outstanding.

    And I added a USB FDD emulator to my GDSF7, which I modded with a OLED display, a rotary encoder and custom firmware:
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Ozito
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    Sorry for the delay buddy, here's a step by step guide for you :)


    Tools that were used for this

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    Heat up the soldering iron (my soldering iron works best at 340c yours might be different) and add heat to this corner.
    If you have some flux or solder add a small dab to make the process easier.

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    This next step is supposed to be done at the same time but I had to take two different shots because of physical limits.
    At the same time that you're adding heat to the upper corner use something pointy to put outward pressure as the arrow is showing.
    This will unhook the metallic shell from the body of the switch as seen on the 5th image.

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    This is what you want to achieve.
    Notice how the shell has lifted on that whole side.

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    Now, add heat to the bottom corner and as soon as the solder has melt
    proceed with lifting the side that's already lose and separate the shell completely from the body.

    Be careful with losing the spring that's beneath the shell doing this part

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    I put a finger with some light pressure to the spring when removing the switching part itself,
    To reduce the risk of sending the spring flying.

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    Now is the chance to clean and inspect whatever is malfunctioning.
    Proceed to the next step to see how to put the spring back when you're done cleaning/inspecting.

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    First, put the switch back and set it to the top position with the metal prongs downwards.
    Second, slide the spring in as far as possible with out putting any tension to it, let the overflowing part hang out like in the red rectangle.
    Third, use any tool (in my case I used the tweezers) and push the overflowing section of the spring back in and down towards the table
    to make sure it stays in.

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    Put the shell back, starting with any corner to your liking, add some light pressure to each corner for it to click in to position.
    Lock it in place by adding some new solder to each flap you desoldered in the beginning.

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    Estas listo, eres una maquina!

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    That's a lot of things my man... What are you going to tackle first?

    Definitely want to see some photos of the WIP!

    Looking real good!
    What's that awesomeness in the last picture?
     
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  19. Robika

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    Hi there! Thank you so much, I am currently under a lot of work but as soon as I can I will get into this and show you what I find!
     
  20. WiiHomebrew+Snes

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    The PS1s would probably be the easiest to start with, but I want to get the PS3s working the most since they're backwards compatible. I'm going to have to look into what I can do but my friend said one has a broken disc drive and the other is YLOD. not sure if I can swap too much involving the disc drives but I think he said something about only the motherboards have to stay with the system. But yeah it's a lot of broken stuff, I've got too much stuff in general : P
     
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  21. enarky

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    That's a Game Doctor SF 7, a SNES copier from the 90s. It was used to copy Cartridges to disk and load them back into RAM. Here's a picture from before I modded everything to give you an idea. You can also convert downloaded ROMs to play. Mine has 128 MBit RAM, so it can load all available ROMs without special chip, I also have the blue DSP adapter which makes it able to play DSP ROMs like Mario Kart or Pilot Wings. I changed the floppy drive with a Gotek USB floppy drive emulator that I flashed CFW to. I documented that process here. Another thing I've built for it is a Parallel Port Adapter for the Raspberry Pi, which can be used to transfer ROMs to the unit (and any other backup unit from the 90s). That's a lot faster than loading from disk, even from emulated USB disk. I mainly use the emulated floppy to store save games.
     
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  22. Koen22

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    Modded my DSi NAND
     
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  23. Stwert

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    You mean the mess :D

    I’m waiting on parts just now and trying to decide if I can be arsed designing the bottom of the shell to 3D print, for a nicer finish (no unnecessary holes). Or if I’ll just fill the gaps on the original. Choices, choices :P
     
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