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by zansatsu0
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...
Replies: 30
Views: 17563

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Sorry, the server had crashed and I didn't notice until now, normally it reboots itself but apparently didn't feel like it this time. It looks like it's back to not rebooting. :/ Sorry. I hate being the bearer of bad news. I do a lot of browsing to get ideas and your site is always open as a Chrome...
by zansatsu0
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...
Replies: 30
Views: 17563

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

BootGod wrote:Sorry, the server had crashed and I didn't notice until now, normally it reboots itself but apparently didn't feel like it this time.
I am just glad it was a simple fix. Your site is invaluable. :beer:
by zansatsu0
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Need assistance with MMC5 source code from N8 Everdrive
Replies: 15
Views: 4021

Re: Need assistance with MMC5 source code from N8 Everdrive

if anyone with language skills would be willing to examine the existing mmc5 source code, and would modify/edit/expand/etc the code, so that the emulation of the mmc5 mapper would be on par with emulation you get from FCEUX, Nestopia, Nintendulator. I've been following this thread: http://forums.ne...
by zansatsu0
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Re: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch

Manufacturer is Schado... I can stop by the parts shop in the morning and pick up a few to get more info..... That's not necessary. I started Googling ITT Schadow and I've found some interesting matches at online shops I hadn't seen before that might work. I would have to purchase some samples and ...
by zansatsu0
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Re: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch

zansatsu0, in your case, sourcing a new part that is the wrong part and jury-rigging it doesn't seem like a more sane solution than accepting a spare pulled from a broken NES. I'm not against using an original switch. I will use an original if it's on hand and order where necessary. It's just that ...
by zansatsu0
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Re: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch

I'll see if I can get you a brand/part number later this evening. I did not have to modify the PCB or anything on the NES whatsoever. If anything, I may have cut some extra tabs off the bottom of the switch, and really I should cut the ones off the top as well. Thank you very much for that. I appre...
by zansatsu0
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Re: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch

poppj wrote: If you're curious, I can probably get a bunch for 50 cents ea I think.
Thanks so much for the response!

Do you have a brand and a part number? At the very least I could cross reference it.

Did you have to modify the PCB at all to get it to fit?

Thanks again!
by zansatsu0
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Maybe not easily replaced but they can be cleaned!!

So after searching Newark and Chip1Stop (a Japanese component supplier) with no success, I decided on an experiment in disassembly of the power and reset switches. I had a switch board from an NES that had noticeable salt corrosion and the power and reset switches had no continuity when closed. Ther...
by zansatsu0
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Re: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch

Thanks for your response! I can go on eBay and find extra power switch boards for around $10 but this seems expensive. It's usually cheaper to buy individual components. The actual switch could be had for around $2-3 dollars from stores like Mouser or DigiKey, judging by current prices for similar m...
by zansatsu0
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Nesdev.com funding
Replies: 78
Views: 197918

Re: Nesdev.com funding

I see Patreon suggested and I think it's perfect. It allows users to use PayPal too. I am rarely logged in mainly because I'm absorbing the words of the gurus here, but I say keep the ads. They are bearable. I will definitely throw money at NESDev for a new server. This place is like any other insti...
by zansatsu0
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 3696

Original NES Front Loader: Sourcing Power/Reset Switch

I know this is a weird question but here goes... Has anyone here ever sourced a good fit for the power and reset switches in the original front loader? I refurbish front loaders for fun and I would prefer to replace the actual switch on the Power/Reset PCB instead of resorting to front loader cannib...
by zansatsu0
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: VRC-VI multicart
Replies: 39
Views: 25830

Re: VRC-VI multicart

The logic is pretty simple: I used 1MB EPROMs on my cart, which can be partitioned in: 1 segment of 1MB 2 segments of 512KB 4 segments of 256KB (I used this on my cart) 8 segments of 128KB 16 segments of 64KB 32 segments of 32KB 64 segments of 16KB 128 segments of 8KB (this is the average size of a...
by zansatsu0
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: VRC-VI multicart
Replies: 39
Views: 25830

Re: VRC-VI multicart

Hi there. I checked the patch and it has changed the number of chr banks to 32. It's supposed to be 16 (128KB). Fix that with something such as AcidPhire NES Header Checker or other header editing tool. Akumajou Densetsu should have 256KB of PRG and 128KB of CHR. <SNIP> Thanks for reporting the iss...
by zansatsu0
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: VRC-VI multicart
Replies: 39
Views: 25830

Re: VRC-VI multicart

Long time lurker, first time poster. I have to say that I have learned more reading NESDev than any other forum, so all of you definitely have my respect. l_oliveira: Just wanted to say that this post is just what I needed and that I'm attempting a 2-in-1 VRC6 cart myself (Esper Dream 2 and Akumajou...