Author Archive: 8bitplus

Nomad Progress

At last I’ve found an LCD that works with the Genesis/Nomad video signal.

The viewing angle is not as good as one of the other screens I’ve tested, but the contrast and pixel detail is very good. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a brightness adjuster, so I’ll have to change a resister value to increase the brightness as it looks a little too dark at times.

So far I can see it will make a big difference when installed.
After I get this done I’ll start on the battery mod.

Game Gear Fixing

Working on fixing the sound and screen problems on my Game Gears. All got the same capacitor issues.

Easy fix with a kit from ebay.

started by removing the old caps on the sound board. They’ve even started to swell. the ones on the mainboard are looking very bad, with leaking fluid around the plastic cap holders.

Moving boxes

I’m in the process of slowly moving my collection over from 1 house to another.

This gives me a good opportunity to photo some of the rare or interesting games and consoles in my collection.

Like this copy of Shining Force CD for the Mega CD, and Keio’s Flying Squadron.

Both are fantastic games and command high prices on eBay atm. I found both at local markets for a few £. not bad at all.

Also take a look at this 10th Anniversary edition of Sonic Adventure 2.

The package contains a music CD featuring sound tracks from Sonic titles from 1991-2001, a golden coin and an artwork booklet.

This isn’t a very rare item, but something most collectors will want in their collection.

I’ll post more as I dig them out.

Netboot Working

Thanks to the people on the Jammaplus forum for the advice in getting the Netdimm to boot.

I was having problems making a solid connection and as it turned out I needed to lower the speed of the computer LAN adapter to 10/100.

 

In other news I have uploaded a few of my old articles and projects to the site. Find them in the sections above.

Naomi Supercapacitor

Another Little mode on the Naomi is to change the “Supercapacitor” located next to the battery backup.
This little cap has a reputation of going bad, leaking and bricking the system. Its very easy and cheap to replace.

Part number is EECS0HD104H. Found on ebay for £2.50. Worth it.