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  1. thedrew

    Worklog An attempt to recreate the PS2 PCB

    I love how you put different routed footprints such as the BIOS chip and video DAC. Great idea!
  2. thedrew

    Worklog Portable 1: a SWiiTCH Wrendition

    Love all the 3D modeling! I don't have the patience for that myself lol
  3. thedrew

    Worklog Some PS2 Project

    Yes you're right, the AliExpress link you posted is the same seller of the link I posted, just on AliExpress. Also won't solve the dithering issue you mentioned but the colors would be popping as well as a slight increase in contrast!
  4. thedrew

    ps2 79001 black screen

    So I suspect it is not actually turning on except for the led indicator and fan as the disc would still spin and all with the lid shut if it was actually working but had no video. Sounds like a more than just video. I would probe the voltage points in the guide I linked and go from there.
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    Question [HELP] Ashida has lines on bottom of display every few boots

    I've had that issue more than once... I've never been able to solve it as it is usually an intermittent issue. Hopefully a new screen/driver board solves this for you
  6. thedrew

    ps2 79001 black screen

    You can refer to the PS2 7900X trim guide for where to probe to check various things including voltages: https://bitbuilt.net/forums/index.php?threads/the-definitive-ps2-trimming-guide.1841/ How are you hooking up the PS2 to your display? Composite? And does a disk spin and seem like it is...
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    Worklog Wiiboy Color II Worklog

    Awesome project! I'd definitely recommend hall sticks :D Same dimensions as switch sticks so no need to change your cad and work with the GC+ https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256806153525091.html
  8. thedrew

    Worklog N64 Micro

    Brief update: Not too much has changed but I did correct everything I think I need to for this design to boot. Guess I'll find out. - CCtlPgm trace on the RCP (pin 159) is now 22Ω (according to an impedance calculator using JLC's JLC04161H-3313 Stackup) - RAM traces impedance values are now...
  9. thedrew

    Worklog Wii U R&D Thread (WURD)

    Not only is that flex a work of art, but sheesh the soldering is beautiful!
  10. thedrew

    Worklog Some PS2 Project

    Insane man, really impressive and inspiring work as usual! That digital video is looking CRISPY. I have those tact switches (100gf) ones installed in a couple of my portables and they are the perfect feel in my opinion, good choice. Sounds like you're satisfied with the viewing angles of your...
  11. thedrew

    Xbox 360 Portable

    This is wild beyond belief... Incredible work!!!
  12. thedrew

    Worklog N64 Micro

    I plan on open sourcing this board design for others to attempt once complete and confirmed fully functional, so you could design anything you want with it!
  13. thedrew

    Worklog N64 Micro

    I appreciate your input. I was actually able to get further information from YveltalGriffin and Marshall: - RAM trace impedances should be 50Ω (currently is 60Ω) - VTERM needs a beefier LDO for stability/longevity (current LDO worked on an original board for a few short tests but not adequate...
  14. thedrew

    Worklog N64 Micro

    Thank you, definitely not giving up! Still actively working on the RAM termination, just seems to be more complex and involved than I thought. I'd rather not just 1:1 replicate what Nintendo did since that would require a lot more space (even though I have already measured all the traces widths...
  15. thedrew

    Worklog N64 Micro

    Thank you for sharing, I may look into the N64Brew discord. I didn't know exactly what I was getting myself into with this board redesign since it was from the 90s (not as complicated as later gen consoles) and thought it would be a simple project due to the 2 layer board the N64 uses. I was...
  16. thedrew

    Question Modders, What Got You Into Modding?

    Yeah, so sad, went back to check a few things on the GameCube motherboard when I realized ModRetro has been taken :( A lot of lost information
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    Question Modders, What Got You Into Modding?

    It was this video for me: Blew my mind, that's how I found the benheck forums that still exists actually, just has a lot of broken links and pictures. Modretro came out afterwords but is forever gone, URL no longer exists. All that history gone...
  18. thedrew

    Worklog N64 Portable V3

    Wow that's looking super clean. Awesome heatsink setup!
  19. thedrew

    Worklog N64 Micro

    Did a lot of troubleshooting… I swapped all the components from my board redesign back to the original motherboard I took them from in the first place, and everything worked on the original board. I even transferred my SOT353 LDO (since I’m not using the original N64 one) and that also worked...
  20. thedrew

    Worklog N64 Micro

    Yeah it could be that too. I will look into that today as well after replacing the PIF. I checked all the resistances for the RAM and they all match up with a stock board but maybe I’m missing something. I feel like I’m close though!
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