Portable SNES

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Portable SNES

Post by ps2insight » Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:10 pm

Before starting on making a portable DC I decided to go with something easier. So I picked a snes since I have about 5 of them laying around. But my question is can I just use a gamegear screen instead of buying a screen?

So wadya think :|
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Post by pkScary » Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:31 pm

i think i remember hearing u CAN use a game gear screen ;)

not sure though........don't get your hopes up :?
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Post by MidnightObsidian » Wed Feb 06, 2002 11:57 pm

I SERIOUSLY doubt it's possible... but good luck, man.
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Post by dj_rigo » Thu Feb 07, 2002 12:30 am

and what model of snes are you using? maybe the new model has got a smaller board
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Post by I@N » Thu Feb 07, 2002 1:09 pm

Well I have never seen the inside of a GameGear, nor do I know about the indernal video interface of it. However, my educated guess would be that it is not possible :(

However good luck with your project and if possible take some pictures of your progress.

If this trend continiues we will have to open a forum specifically for portableising (is that even a word?) consoles ;)
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Post by ps2insight » Thu Feb 07, 2002 1:42 pm

I am still trying to consider how to do this. I really don't want to spend $85 for a screen. So since I can careless what happens to either system I will go for it. I will try to make a step by step guide to just in case it works.

Thanks for your guys help.
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Post by Lartrak » Fri Feb 08, 2002 2:35 pm

It can be done with both a game gear and a nomad - I'd guess it would be easier with a nomad. I've seen it done, though I don't really know the tech things about the connection. I saw a game gear modded with an RF tuner (no, it didn't have the TV tuner plugged in, it was actually altered) and all the guts of the game gear popped out. Guy I knew made it into a portable LCD for a few of his projects.
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Post by la_eternal » Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:13 pm

I've taken apart a new model Game Gear (sold by Majesco Sales for $30 or so) and the screen didn't look friendly concerning modifications, but give it a shot and report what you find.
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