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by Asaki
Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

Re: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this

Yeah, it is possible, but I don't think I'm ready to take a soldering iron to my new flash cart =) I found a list though, there's surprisingly few games that actually use it. I've already got my toaster back in action (sans screws and shielding), and Final Lap is a little bit cooler with sound effec...
by Asaki
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: mod to remove need to hold reset?
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: mod to remove need to hold reset?

Even if this could be fixed, I would still hold reset out of habit/fear. Never heard of the NES2 not needing it, I'm not too concerned with proving or disproving.

The only times I've ever lost saves was back in the days of "blow in it a bunch, then wiggle it around a bunch".
by Asaki
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

Re: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this

Yes, there are still some faint bars that are visible when certain lighter shades of color take up a large portion of screen: Zelda is a good example, in the area just south of the graveyard, right after you exit the Lost Woods. I don't have enough equipment with me to do a perfect A-B comparison, b...
by Asaki
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Final Fantasy 3J move to MMC5?
Replies: 25
Views: 14632

Re: Final Fantasy 3J move to MMC5?

Good luck to you guys (if this is still happening). I just beat FFIV last night (yeah, I know, only took me like 22 years), so I'm thinking I might try III next. I tried putting this translation on my GBA, via PocketNES, but after patching the font, I find that all of the text is touching, verticall...
by Asaki
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

Could the problem be that we use a PAL TV? I believe NTSC stuff is supposed to work okay on PAL TVs, but not the other way around. That wouldn't explain why you're not getting any audio, sound is sound, there's no NTSC or PAL for audio. My father soldered one wire to the audio point at picture #2. ...
by Asaki
Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

kyuusaku wrote:It isn't necessarily the best signal possible or nearly the best circuit...
Maybe not, but the composite video quality is the same as a toaster NES, with the advantage of the proper cart slot, so I'm pretty happy.
by Asaki
Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

OKAY. I went back and reread most of this thread, looking for clues. RT9342 was right, there must be some interference coming from the lines near the one between Q1 and pin 21. I even had taken out Q1 and all the nearby resistors, with the wire soldered directly onto pin 21, and still lines. I took...
by Asaki
Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

kyuusaku wrote:Unfortunately capacitors alone aren't magical line removers, you need to make a filter using a resistor as well or some other type of circuit entirely I'm not aware of.
This is the circuit you are looking for: http://darthcloud.da.funpic.org/img/bypass.html
by Asaki
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

Okay, replaced those capacitors...and there are STILL lines >_< I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, here =/ The only other thing I can think of is to try to find some way to lift pin 21. Guess for now I'll just put it back together and be happy that it's cleaner than it was before. Edit: Yeah, some...
by Asaki
Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

Found the twisted pair last night, got everything soldered and taped down and what not...but there's still lines =/ Hopefully I can find the proper capacitor and that'll fix it, though it sucks that I probably won't have time to do it until next weekend.
by Asaki
Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

Did the mod, so far so good =) There's still some bars on the screen, but I'm hoping it's because I'm not finished yet. I had I taken out the resistors connected to Q1 and ran a wire from Q1 to my amp, that might be causing some of it. I just finished redoing my amp with Q1 on it. I don't know if th...
by Asaki
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

WHAT!? Are you kidding me? It's supposed to be that bright! The problem with the original AV mod for the top loader is that it still had the vertical bars and too dark. If it's too bright, lower the brightness on your TV. He's talking about AV modding an old Japanese Famicom. He's just in the wrong...
by Asaki
Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

I don't even see any traces coming from pin 21. Oh wait, I think I see it now. It goes underneath the chip and then winds its way along to Q1. The "longer leg" thing is ringing bells now, but since this is soldered onto something, I'll have to go with the line (it has a black line with arrows pointi...
by Asaki
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

Okay, I don't mean to sound stupid or anything, I just want to be absolutely certain that I've got this right before I tear into this thing. I'm using Loopy's pic, I'm assuming my dot would be in the same place (there isn't a dot on mine), and I'm assuming this is the PPU, and Nintendo didn't try to...
by Asaki
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: top loader - getting rid of bad video, lets figure this out!
Replies: 211
Views: 159398

Yowza, the guy that did the AV mod to this did a terrible job :shock: Duct tape instead of electrical tape (that's gonna leave a mess), and solder splattered all over the broken little Radio Shack board. At least he did a stellar job mounting the AV jacks, I can thank him for that. I would've never ...