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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:51 pm 
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Hello!
First post after reading all those nice cartridge dumping threads. :D
So yeah, bought this "Retro FC Plus" bootleg handheld console which has 168 NES games on it.
Most, if not all of them, are probably known already.

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Video of this horrible thing in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArLTcfMcQes
The shown harry potter game is a already known Magic Carpet 1001 hack.
https://bootleggames.fandom.com/wiki/Magic_Carpet_1001

I forgot to create a list of all games, but we will see if the chip is not fried (yet).
Didn't expect a 56pin 128mbit parallel NOR flash in it, but here it is.
A S29GL128N10TFI01 from SPANSION.
https://www.datasheets.com/datasheet/s2 ... r-34778028

It's my first time messing with hardware, so i'm excited to try to dump the content of it.

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i'm currently waiting for my TSOP-56 adapter, will update again in around 2 weeks.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:11 pm 
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What does the silkscreen on the PCB say?
"RETRO_FC_V3.6" "2018.9.13" "1848" ?

What's the label on the SOIC8?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:46 pm 
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lidnariq wrote:
What does the silkscreen on the PCB say?
"RETRO_FC_V3.6" "2018.9.13" "1848" ?

What's the label on the SOIC8?


Almost. It says
"RETRO_FC_V3.5" "2018.9.13" "18:48" (Time i think)
Also it says TSOP48 where the flash mem was, even if it was a tsop56 chip. Guess both supported?

Also there's a small 8 pin soundchip (i think) and something unknown on the backside (3 pins), i'll post pictures tomorrow.

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:54 pm 
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PeterVanSilie wrote:
"18:48" (Time i think)
48th week of 2018, almost certainly. Should imply the PCB was fabricated in late november.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:47 pm 
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Funny, just found a picture of the v2.1 board.
Seems like not much has changed, also a 128mbit 56 tsop chip.


Credits to koontzy from reddit
https://www.reddit.com/r/retrogaming/co ... _teardown/

Big photo: RETRO_FC_V2.1 2018.4.24


My ordered adapter is currently held at customs on the airport. So yeah, hopefully they let go of it in the upcoming days...
Also bought a 2nd handheld incase i fry the first one. :D

edit: I was curious about the USB connection stuff.
There's nothing happening, no packets at all. Its only for charging. (atleast on my 3.x version)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:04 pm 
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(Had to improvise a little bit :D )
Next step: Connecting to the raspberry pi & writing the gpio script.

Cheers

e/ also bought 3 of those beauties.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VP70cwv2aI

but they're sega, not NES / Fami


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:22 pm 
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PeterVanSilie wrote:
[youtube:Hackerman 3 Million Games unlocked]
but they're sega, not NES / Fami
I remember seeing someone say that several of these Megadrive multicarts are actually software emulators. Hopefully your isn't.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:42 pm 
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lidnariq wrote:
PeterVanSilie wrote:
[youtube:Hackerman 3 Million Games unlocked]
but they're sega, not NES / Fami
I remember seeing someone say that several of these Megadrive multicarts are actually software emulators. Hopefully your isn't.


I'm pretty sure these one are software emulators. The performance is supposed to be alot worse.

Already opened up one of them (and broke it, as you can see):
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1 Gigabit 64-ball Flash Mem (they didn't lie on the packaging ("1G Storage!"))
Funny though, depending on which circuit connection it has, it's using a different address sector for the different menues. (All 3 are on the same mem chip)
Not sure if i'll try to dump it because it's the ball layout. But there's this additional "adapter" on the pcb (the thing on the picture), maybe i can map it and use it.

The PCB looks kinda similar to the Retro FC 3 one from above... strange, heh.


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:49 am 
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Took me a while because my setup was crap.
Not posting the raw dump here because it contains the games.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:56 am 
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Hi, I have a retro FC as you, and want to dump and re-flash the epprom with more game.

Did you get to flash the console? Could you say me how you dit it?
Tools, software, type of epprom and dump that you used to re-flash...

Thanks.


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