3: Assembling the kit takes a lot of skill, surface mount soldering isn't for beginners
4: Removing the chips from the av famicom pcb isn't easy and also take a lot of skill. The top of the av famicom pcb is masked so if you break a trace that connects on the top then you can't see where the pin is supposed to go.
5: This mod requires playing around with a lot of expensive/rare hardware
WTF? There are a LOT of people here with a LOT of skill. It's always been an expensive hobby to have, nearly everyone accepts that fact and doesn't complain. If you don't feel like putting a guide together, just say you don't. No need to make assumptions that make you sound like a dick.
That said, nice work on the mod. The end result looks great.
haha thanks. Last time I posted my work here people just kept complaining about it and accused me of soldering the expensive rare rgb ppu straight to the system even though you could see it was sitting in a socket. I was also told that using lots of hot glue was going to cause a short circuit.....that experience really made it look like people here have no idea what they're talking about. Anyway to build one of these systems you want to order one of these kits here:http://homepage3.nifty.com/F-LABO/ProductsList.html
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I order them right now using the sutocorp buying servicehttp://sutocorp.com/buyingservice/
Then after that point just follow all the japanese instructions and assemble and mod accordingly.
The caps and resistors all come in the same bag and the instructions tell you which ring colour combos on the resistors mean which strength. Unfortunately this is all written in chinese characters. Here's the instructions converted to english:
I'm pretty sure I was able to figure the rest out without needing any translation
The instructions included with the kit tell you all the mods that're necessary on top of assembling the kit yourself. This kit takes care of the video and audio upgrades.
To make the rgb system powerpak compatible I did the mod discovered in this thread here:http://nesdev.parodius.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=4016&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0&sid=2d0b25a4953b33e66910773f7a918103
Long story short you just need to desolder the HD74LS373P or whatever 74LS373 chip is in there and solder in a 74HC373AP chip.
I ordered 10 of these 74HC373AP chips from utsource (just google it) they accept paypal and they specialize in letting you order small quantities of electronics. I've now done this mod on 4 systems and it turns garbled powerpak graphics on your rgb system into a fully working powerpak
also if you do these mods on a nes 1, 2, or famicom model 1 you will get video jailbar interference showing up on the screen. Worst case scenario it would look something like this:
These kits are designed specifically for the AV famicom because the av famicom pcb has greatly reduced "jailbar" interference. I built a rgb nes before working on av famicoms and sure enough I got the video interference. I was told from other people who've rgb modded other systems besides the av famicom that they have jailbars on their systems too so I'm assuming it's the same situation with other models. I even heard that the twin famicom has jailbar interference when you rgb mod the system.
That should be all the information you need to make one of these machines yourself
The non portablizer! Specializing in....Video quality?