console related pages

PS2 HDD IDE to SATA Upgrade

And now for something a bit different. After finding a few problems with the old IDE HDD in my PS2, I decided to install and new SATA drive. To do this I upgraded the existing IDE+LAN adapter with a SATA controller kit from eBay.

Click here or on the images above to see how it went. I’ve also included information on how to format and prep a blank drive for installing games with OPL.

First update of 2018

My first update of the year and already almost 1 month in. This month I have been busy working tough a few commission repair jobs.

I just wanted to share some photos of another NEC Turbo DUO I saved from certain death (or something like that). The capacitors always go bad on these machines and often damage the audio and power systems. Luckily this machine was fixed in time before any damage was done.

I also installed an RGB amplifier to replace an old direct RGB link to a wired-in scart cable.

Next console to show off is a nice early serial PAL Neo-Geo AES v3-3. This unit needed a fix to the power connection, 50hz jumper removing to get everything playing in 60hz and Unibios installing. I also installed a red LED in the reset button. Now you can see when the console is switched on!

Please note. I’ll be super busy through February, and may not be able to start any more repair jobs. I’ll still be contactable on email if you want to contact me.

Universe Bios Installation service Unibios

8Bitplus had teamed up with Razoola from the Universe Bios (Unibios) project for Neo-Geo as an Official 3rd Party installer.

I can now provide and install the official Unibios chip when you send your system to me. This covers the full MVS range, AES and CD systems. All installations by myself are fully tested and completed to a high standard. 

What can the UniBios do for your Neo-Geo?

  • Switch between AES and MVS game play types.
  • Change region of any system without external switches
  • Full host of developer and debug options.
  • Soft rebooting on MVS boards.
  • Cheat database for each game.
  • Memory, save game and high score management.
  • Loads more, See full feature list here.

Please note I only provide the Universe Bios when installing. I don’t offer them for sale individually.

If you have a Neo-Geo and would like an Official Universe Bios installing, please contact me here.

Also, please checkout some of my latest Unibios installations.

Unibios Install in Neo-Geo CDZ

Unibios Install in Neo-Geo MVS MV-1B

Unibios Install in Neo-Geo AES

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