My Dreamcast VGA mod

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by Marmotta, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Marmotta

    Marmotta Dauntless Member

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    Ok, these are a dime a dozen, but I thought I'd post a few pics of mine, as I was so chuffed that the thing worked when I put everything back together:dance: Some of the photos are a bit blurry because they're taken on my camera phone...

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    Hooking up to test:

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    Finished mod with all the wires stuffed inside (there was a lot of wire):

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  2. port187

    port187 Serial Chiller

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    Nicely done mod, looks good on the backside.. should do one for myself too one day!
     
  3. Segata Sanshiro

    Segata Sanshiro speedlolita

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    Yeah, I really need to do one of mine too.
     
  4. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Looks very tidy on the outside. Just a shame about all those wires on the inside. Still, nobody can see them :nod:
     
  5. danhans115

    danhans115 Spirited Member

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    Looking good.

    I always hate cutting plastic for sockets - thats where I always fail. The way you have fitted that VGA socket though looks really tidy!
     
  6. Marmotta

    Marmotta Dauntless Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. The socket holes aren't too tidy, but again, you don't see that when it's all put together! I was really lucky with the switch placement, though - mere millimetres to the left and the GD drive would have got in the way.
     
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  7. Cooleo

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    Tidy mod, very nice.

    Are the vents at the back covered already or are they not meant to be? :)
     
  8. Marmotta

    Marmotta Dauntless Member

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    Yeah, they're already covered.
     
  9. bacteria

    bacteria I am the Bacman

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    Looks nice.

    It doesn't matter what the wiring looks like inside or the hole cutting outside, what is relevant is what you see. You can't see the wires, and the plugs are flush to the console, therefore looks great.
     
  10. Storm

    Storm Robust Member

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    Really nice.
     
  11. Aripug

    Aripug Active Member

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    Very nice work :)

    I love this mod!
     
  12. bearkilla

    bearkilla Peppy Member

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    very clean, love it
     
  13. graciano1337

    graciano1337 Milk Bar

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    Awesome! Just what my DC needs.
     
  14. Martin

    Martin Resolute Member

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    I tried doing this and failed epically :( I'll have to just buy a VGA box.

    Nice work.
     
  15. Marmotta

    Marmotta Dauntless Member

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    Actually, I realised that all those wires did stop the Dreamcast from telling when the lid was open, so it would only boot games from an off position. Nevermind - it was sold because I'd managed to mess up the serial port and I'll use thinner (and less) wire next time I do the mod.

    It's not hard at all - I used a guide from these forums and have a good soldering iron (never realised how bad my previous ones were until I got a Weller soldering station :love2:)
     
  16. alphagamer

    alphagamer What is this? *BRRZZ*.. Ouch!

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    Good equipment is absolutely priceless!

    Also nice work!
     

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