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Discussion in 'Repair, Restoration, Conservation and Preservation' started by retro, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. retro

    retro Administrator Staff Member

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    People keep asking time and time again in the forums where to get parts from to repair or modify their consoles. Here is a list of suppliers:

    Worldwide

    Digi-Key
    Farnell
    Mouser
    RS

    Asia

    China
    Satistronics
    Sure Electronics

    Japan
    Chip 1 Stop

    Europe

    UK

    Bitsbox
    Charles Hyde
    CPC
    Cricklewood Electronics
    ESR
    Maplin
    Nikko Electronics
    Rapid
    RSH Electronics

    France
    Lextronic

    Germany

    Conrad
    Pollin
    Reichelt
    Segor Electronics

    Netherlands

    BACO
    EOO
    Mijn Printplaat
    SMD Webshop
    Van Dijken
    VOTI

    Sweden

    Elfa

    North America

    USA

    All Electronics
    Allied Electronics
    Fry's Electronics
    Futurlec
    Jameco
    MCM Electronics
    Newark
    Radio Shack
    Seeed
    SparkFun

    Oceania

    Australia

    Hy-Q
    Jaycar
    Soanar Plus

    ...and don't forget eBay! Also, Aliexpress can be a good source, although it's not an electronics distributor per se.

    Any others you feel should be mentioned, leave a reply and I'll add them to the list.
     
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  2. EvilWays

    EvilWays Gutsy Member

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    Should see if a mod would sticky this.
     
  3. retro

    retro Administrator Staff Member

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    As it seems to have dropped off the RADAR and people are asking for electronic parts again - bump!

    Perhaps this could be stickied?
     
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    Calpis Champion of the Forum

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    Jameco
    Sparkfun
    Seeed Studio
     
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    Radio Shack? I suppose they count by technicality though my personal capacitor collection makes them look like a Denny's.
     
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    Elfa Distrelec

    Their main market is Sweden, and they're pretty expensive, but as they ship to other European countries too, I thought I should ask you add them for completeness. Now and then you need that hard-to-find component, on those occasions it might be useful to have as many potential sources as possible.
     
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  8. retro

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    Lol, yeah they have gone downhill a lot in recent years, although I did find a store in NYC that had a decent selection of components still a few years back. They're kinda going the way of their former UK counterpart, Tandy. Abandon your roots and start selling shitty gadgets. By the end, Tandy were pretty much justselling cheap PA/disco/"hi-fi" gear (Jamo speakers lol) and Amstrad PCW computers!
     
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    A couple more UK based ones that I've used in the past:

    Nikko Electronics (good for misc. semiconductors/ transistors and other electronic parts).
    Charles Hyde & Son LTD (good for TV spares, but a little bit overpriced).
    VisionAids (mostly obsolete TV and VCR parts, but carry a large selection of semiconductors).
     
  10. retro

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    Thanks for the links, guys. I've done a long-needed update of the list based on those suggestions. And this thread has finally been stickied - so hopefully people will see it now! :)

    Oldgamingfart - Shh! You're giving away all my best suppliers! Haha. Actually, I've probably raped them of all the stuff I needed ;) Charles Hyde are more TV/video, but there may be some good things e.g. arcade LOPTs, so I put them in, too. VisionAids is similar, and I'll give a warning that some people on a repair forum at the end of last year reported they didn't get replies to e-mails, phone calls went straight to voicemail with no call back, and orders didn't arrive... so I'm not sure what the status is with that company. A shame, as they were good!

    *EDIT*

    Keep those links coming, guys! Does anyone know of any good electronics suppliers in Japan, for example? Or Brazil? And the rest of Europe must have some places, still! I'll have a dig around and see what I can come up with, too... although recommendations would be great!
     
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  11. omp

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    Good suppliers of lasers is Liberty Electronic in the states. They are on ebay under the user name BH5767
     
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  13. retro

    retro Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks bennydiamond - nice to see some Chinese sellers, there!

    omp - I'm sure they're good, but for this purpose, I'm only going to list proper suppliers, not eBay sellers. This page would be swamped with eBay sellers, I'm sure! So I'm going to say they have to have a website with an ordering system that isn't just an eBay redirect. In the case of these people, they claim to be American but have very poor command of the English language and only offer a 14 day returns policy, with no mention of a warranty.
     
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    Here is where I usually buy my parts:

    http://www.voti.nl - Sells PIC micro controllers and related electronics. Also offers programming service. Ships worldwide.
    http://www.dickbest.nl - Sells all kinds of electronic parts. Ships to The Netherlands and Belgium.
     
  15. retro

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    Thanks! Added. Strange that EOO use dickbest as a web link!
     
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    CodeAsm ohci_write: Bad offset 30

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    For NL I have some more, Thanks TPSNT, Dint knew those
    http://www.vandijkenelektronica.nl (Nice 1 euro corner and datasheets mostly available)
    http://www.baco-army-goods.nl/ Army shop with electronics Bit expensive when send over the mail, also a nice store :D
    http://smdshop.nl/ For the small parts, not alott but its a webshop :D
    http://www.conrad.nl For more country's than NL, Also .de Expensive compared to Ebay and above.

    EDIT: Also found a cheap 1 side pcb maker www.mijnprintplaat.nl/
    need to test them, currently working on an gameboy card and thinking about a msx card aswell.
    my prototype gameboy romcard was working :D
     
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  17. retro

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    Thanks for those. I updated the list. I put Conrad under Germany, as that's their origin.

    Army electronics places are usually surplus stores. Whilst those stores can be gems, they usually don't have a regular stock, so I tend not to list them. However, this place does seem to have at least some stock, so I've included them.
     
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    Thanks - added! Apologies for the delay in noticing!
     
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