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by sixteen-bit
Mon Jan 07, 2002 10:43 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Damnit! LCD Screen Issue.
Replies: 17
Views: 1313

I've seen articles about using laptop displays for other purposes (such as portable gaming) and the main stumbling block is that the grapics chip in the laptop outputs a digital signal specifically designed for the digital LCD display to read. Think of the graphics card writing to a 640x480 array* d...
by sixteen-bit
Sun Jan 06, 2002 4:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Oh no: not another crazy DVD idea from the Duke!
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

DukeofURL, you beat me to it! I just found that site a few minutes ago and it is quite and interesting read.... 50Mb/sec, but it is shared with the sound devices :?
by sixteen-bit
Sun Jan 06, 2002 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Is there any way of running saturn games on a dreamcast?
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

One of the dreamcast technical sites states: "Software written for the previous generations of the SH series processors, which are the SH-1, SH-2 and the SH-3, will be able to run on the SH-4." See URL http://www.segatech.com/technical/cpu/index.html and look under the "SH-4 (SH7750-type) Block Diag...
by sixteen-bit
Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Extention Bus
Replies: 19
Views: 1346

So what's the plan for the expansion bus then? You going to be routing data across it to your homemade DC<-->E-IDE converter and 20 gig Hard disk ? ;)
by sixteen-bit
Fri Jan 04, 2002 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Extention Bus
Replies: 19
Views: 1346

Wasn't the zip drive going to be using the expansion port, plugging underneath the DC kinda like the Sega CD ? If so then I guess the expansion port would have at least the same bandwidth as a USB v1 connection? (since I think the drive was supposed to be based on the early USB model) Now, how fast ...
by sixteen-bit
Sun Dec 30, 2001 6:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Possible cause for random resets, lockups, and power-on fail
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

For someone with little soldering skills (ie. myself!) that was a very interesting read. I do have ambitions to customise my DC and I am now going to be extra careful when I remove the controller PCB from the machine. I guess it would have been a little more annoying for gamers if Sega had implement...
by sixteen-bit
Sat Dec 29, 2001 4:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Running VMUs from rechargeable cells?
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Running VMUs from rechargeable cells?

I have been reading as many posts as I can looking for a replacement power source to run my VMUs from while on the move and all I could dig up was the 4xAA or 4xAAA battery solution. This seems a pretty cool idea (AAs are so cheap compared to the lithiums :) ) but carrying a big bulky battery pack a...