Your recent acquisitions, or what retro have you bought lately?

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. qwertylesh

    qwertylesh Member

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    if the cart has room (snes/64 but not gb/gbc/gba) you can ebay 2032 socket and install a socket if you prefer the future replacement convenience

    either way, its ultra cheap to do :thumbup:
     
  2. badmofo

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    Yar I did this with my Phantasy Star cart.

    http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?p=16526246#post16526246

    I vaguely regret it now, they don't need changing often enough to justify drilling holes in sacred Sega plastic.
     
  3. qwertylesh

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    man, why would u do it to a cart that cant fit the socket on the inside :upset:
     
  4. miicah

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    I have a clear case original gameboy and a gold gameboy colour, would it be best to sell them here or on eBay? Both work fine from memory.
     
  5. badmofo

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    It seemed like a good idea at the time :upset:
     
  6. qwertylesh

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    have you looked at the slimmer profile sockets, could u possibly still get the battery within the housing with one?
     
  7. badmofo

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    Nar I haven't looked - as usual I was in a rush to get it done so just nicked that socket of a dead motherboard. I might revisit it one day - in actual fact the holes I drilled are only as wide as the wires and the socket is just sitting there loose. No real harm done.

    This gives me an idea for a thread...
     
  8. MUTMAN

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    See where your nick comes from there badmofo
    LOL
     
  9. breech

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    All lithium batteries run at 3v, go for one that will fit - you loose life with smaller capacity, but most should give at least 5 years I reckon.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_battery_sizes#Lithium_cells

    CR1635 might be a good option:
    http://au.element14.com/panasonic-e.../battery-lithium-2pin-horiz-cr1632/dp/1298245
     
  10. badmofo

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    Quoting myself here because I'm so fascinating :weirdo:

    The donor SCPH-9002 model PS1 showed up and switching motherboards was child's play - love the design of these things. All's well that ends well:

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  11. Grant

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    No chip? :tongue:

    I recently modded a SCPH-9002, you need a really fine iron to get wires on some of the tiny SMDs but I managed to avoid killing it.
     
  12. qwertylesh

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    im more jealous at your C64 breadbin badmofo :upset:
     
  13. Alessiman

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    2 Computers I have wanted for years. Picked up both for $250 on ebay. Very happy as both are in top condition. The ZX80 yellowed but able to be whitened

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  14. badmofo

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    Haha nah - I have an older, uglier unit with a chip. This one will stay factory fresh :cool:

    Yeah the C64 rocks - consoles come and go around it but the C64 never seems to get packed away:thumbup:
     
  15. macplus

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    I was excited to get a free Macintosh Classic computer in nice looking condition yesterday. Didn't turn on so I pulled it apart and this is what greeted me. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Don't think I will be resurrecting this one!

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  16. BuuBox

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    Wow. That's horrendous. :upset:
     
  17. zebu

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    My Partner and her sister were out and about yesterday and found this gem for $2.25

    Bargain

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    its the full speech version and everything
     
  18. Mickatroid

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    Heart breaking stuff macplus. Hope you next one makes up for it :)
     
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    An online contact linked me an eBay BIN for a $20 AGP 7800GS. Bought it straight away. Free shipping to the mail forwarder (AusPost).

    Should come in handy for some high powered AGP systems I'll be building soon.

    [​IMG]

    Now I'm chasing a 7900GS :)
     
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