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    G-Boy won't turn on after soldering the USB data lines for the 10th time

    Because the USB C board is charging the batteries and I can transfer games to the internal USB, I'm assuming the board is still fine. Don't know if it could be just the button or button wiring? Do you have some steps that you follow to narrow down the problem that I could try?
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    G-Boy won't turn on after soldering the USB data lines for the 10th time

    I've replaced the thicker wire with magnet wire for the connections to the USBc board (except 5V, ground and charge) and also to the RGB LED. I've cleaned the boards I worked on with isopropyl alcohol and replaced the magnet wires for the USB data connections. Still doesn't turn on. Shouldn't it...
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    G-Boy won't turn on after soldering the USB data lines for the 10th time

    Keep in mind that I learned to solder during this built ;) If I need to make other pictures, please let me know. I feel like I'm super close to having a working G-Boy... So excited!! Thank you for your help!
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    G-Boy won't turn on after soldering the USB data lines for the 10th time

    I've had the pleasure of my G-Boy turning on a couple of times. But so far I've just got one Mario Kart race and one F-Zero race done. After ever time I've used it, something came loose. Which I know has to do with my sub optimal soldering skills. I've fixed the controls that came loose and I've...
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    Best charger for G-Boy.

    Can confirm that the 96W power adapter that comes with the MacBook Pro 2019 has a 9V 3A supported output and works for charging your G-Boy!
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    Best charger for G-Boy.

    Just finished building my G-Boy!! (Skipped the audio and VGA part for now) It's working!!! All I have to do now is charge it and play... I'm charging with my Nexus 5X charger at the moment. Seems a bit slow... Saw somebody mentioning they use a Macbook 12" charger. I have a MacBook Pro 2019 16"...
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    Discussion G-Boy Rev III - DIY Portable Kit

    Just finished building my G-Boy!! (Skipped the audio and VGA part for now) It's working!!! All I have to do now is charge it and play... I'm charging with my Nexus 5X charger at the moment. Seems a bit slow... Saw somebody mentioning they use a Macbook 12" charger. I have a MacBook Pro 2019 16"...
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    Question Fitting a Wii inside a NES

    This is the bottom. Does anything seem off?
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    Question Fitting a Wii inside a NES

    This is what I did for the NES power button. So after trimming my Wii, I checked the resistance on the voltage lines. They were similar to before the trim. So I went ahead and attached the power cable to my trimmed Wii. I found 2 pins on the MX chip giving me 3.3V on standby, so I decided to...
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    Question Fitting a Wii inside a NES

    Thanks for the response! I've read that thread and I have studied the compendium in the full GIMP file with layers. I feel confident about rewiring the controllers and that thread even mentions the Reset button via. I just wanted to double check that one and get feedback on the power button and...
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    Question Fitting a Wii inside a NES

    I know "custom" trims aren't recommended. But I saw this trim from @jefflongo on his Wii Micro (https://bitbuilt.net/forums/index.php?threads/jeffs-wii-micro.2288/) and the suggestion from @cheese made on this...
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    Question Fitting a Wii inside a NES

    While I wait for my parts to arrive to continue on my Summer Competition Build, I wanted to get some practice in with Wii motherboard trimming and relocating things on the board. To practice, I'll be using my 6 layer Wii. I want to fit it into an old NES, with the port intact at the back and the...
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    Worklog Frii Lite

    Credit goes to @Gman, as I used his Solidworks files from the G-Wii as the base for my design. So I didn't have to 3D design all the components (batteries, OMGWTF trim, screen, etc). After that, I've watched a bunch of HowTo Fusion 360 videos :) I hope to obtain a 3D printer soon and do a first...
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    Worklog Frii Lite

    This is my first go at 3D designing... I'll probably start with just printing the top, try to fit the components and make adjustments from there. Will have a look at the Switch sticks as well. So far I've cut two batteries to have the device be thin in the middle, with just two grips sticking out.
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    Worklog Real Boy

    I just had to look at a video of what the Virtual Boy was... Looks like a very cool project!! Good luck!
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