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Killer sweet DS mod!

Post by Hawke » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:40 pm

Finally got a hold of a tri-wing screwdriver and put it to good use in doing a case mod on my DS.

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Re: Killer sweet DS mod!

Post by Deth2k7 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:47 pm

Thats pretty cool.How long did it take?
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Post by Hawke » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:58 pm

The hardest part was taking it apart and putting it together. My gf did the dremeling for me since my hand is really shaky when doing small things like this.

All in all, took about 5 hours and a semi-heart attack when it didn't work the first time I put it back together. (The ribbon cables in the system are hard to put back in =\ )
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Re: Killer sweet DS mod!

Post by Yonke » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:04 pm

very sweet..... for the painting did you use primer or directly the white gloss??
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Post by Hawke » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:14 pm

white primer, then some spray called white satin, then a few coats of gloss.

The blue "splash" is just a color scheme I made in photoshop then printed on paper. There's also a clear plastic sheet on top of the paper, so it all feels like plastic.

All in all, I'm quite happy with the way it turned out, but I think I used a little too much paint. It feels painted and I'm not sure if it will chip. I just hope the enamel gloss is acts as a clear tough coating.
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Post by MulletMan13 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:56 pm

Hrmm... props and everything, but why that design on the top?
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Post by Hawke » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:10 pm

I dunno - Racked my brain for a good hour or so on it and just couldn't think of anything =\

Ended up doing a variation of what I did to my dreamcast, in which I stole the idea from someone else's dreamcast - lol
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Re: Killer sweet DS mod!

Post by DanteJay » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:28 pm

I forgot you had the old school DS for some reason. In any event, it looks awesome. How ever did you manage to get your hands on a Tri-wing screwdriver? :wink:

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Post by BlueCrab » Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:36 am

Actually, Nintendo didn't invent the tri-wing screw, and tri-wing screwdrivers are fairly common. I have a screwdriver with aboout 20 replaceable bits, and it has at least 3 or 4 different sizes of tri-wing bits. The set only cost about $10 or so.
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Post by DanteJay » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:02 pm

My bad. Now that I think about it, I remember hearing Nintendo invented the Gambit screw (SNES,N64,GC). At least that's what I was informed. In any event, I'm sure one day Nintendo will opt for circle screws in all their consoles. *Shakes fist*
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Post by Ex-Cyber » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:43 pm

DanteJay wrote:My bad. Now that I think about it, I remember hearing Nintendo invented the Gambit screw (SNES,N64,GC). At least that's what I was informed.
I seriously doubt it. Other game companies (Sega, NEC/Hudson) started using the same screws later, and there are variations of it that I've never heard of Nintendo using (e.g. there's a "negative" version of the same shape that is similar to a Torx screw). They were probably created by a Japanese screw manufacturing company.
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Post by |darc| » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:59 pm

I seriously doubt Nintendo invented the tri-wing screw.

You can get a tri-wing on eBay for $6 shipped quite easily.
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Post by DanteJay » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:04 pm

That's actually where I got mine from, under $10 shipped. =) I'm not sure about the Gamebit, I was only told this. But the name does seem like a game company made it. I don't know where I heard that from, though it was probably in an issue of EGM. If I find concrete evidence, I'll let you know. :wink:
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:46 am

Hawke wrote:All in all, took about 5 hours and a semi-heart attack when it didn't work the first time I put it back together. (The ribbon cables in the system are hard to put back in =\ )
Hah...that reminds me of when I was a little kid. When I was in elementary school, I used to love taking things apart and putting them back together to figure out how they worked. Most things were fine when I was done, but I did wreck a microcassette recorder my grandfather gave me. I also had a Ghostbusters LCD game that didn't work when I put it back together...I thought I'd broken it, but a couple years later I took it apart again and discovered I'd just reconnected the LCD wrong.
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Post by JellyWarrior » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:38 am

Nice job! Really creative
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