Discussion in 'Rare and Obscure Gaming' started by Asianat0r, Jul 2, 2015.
Yeah he really has the right attitude.
You missed the whole point of my post. The objective was to try to determine what's hooked up without opening it. ;-) You've got some space between the plastic housing and the pins, and if the board layout is as clean as some are (like my first image), you might be able to determine that. Quick, nonintrusive experiment anyone could do. For example you can see pin 1 hooked up on some StarFox carts without opening them.
No, you're missing my point. Looking at the amount of pins is useless. What's in the cart? It may or may not have a processor of some sort. These pins may not be connected to anything - it's a dev cart, not a retail cart. The pins are connected? Great. So that tells us.... nothing.
Anyway, I think that point has been exhausted now. Let's not dwell on it.
Talking about the cart i must be the only one doubting it contain any RAM at all in it? I would expect the RAM to be on the console itself, i feel it would be silly to do otherwise...
Considering it was in testing stages, it could be anything to help the hardware.
If such a rarity were to fall into my unlucky hands;
Put on ESD strap, put console on anti-static mat.
I'd have the gamebit / custom-sony-screw's out in seconds (electric screwdriver);
Take photos of Every square millimeter, and post the lot.
Then check every single Eletrolytic on the board - with a ESR Meter.
(And replace all of them with Nicicon/Rubycons anyways).
If the CD drive were belt driven - order a custom belt with the exact measurements of the original.
(I'd be surprised if it was belt driven - most drive motors are brushless / geared )
Plastic safe lube for all gearing / and servo tracks... ect...
Also - 7.5V Switch mode power supply, who would risk a legend on a crappy AC wall wort ??!?!?.
Basically, there isn't any way this guy could 'do it right' unless they know/are an experienced Antique Electronics Restorer.... (and there arn't alot of those around!)
My face turned white as I read this.
I understand you're serious and joking too but this scares me in full.
^ Left out some steps - (check pin polarity, blah blah blah, replace SRAM battery... tune Flux Capacitor)
Also, are there ANY actual GAMES not just test programs or hardware demonstrators ?
There are ALOT of useless prototype systems out there, with no software and none ever written.
Programmers are STILL writing Atari and NES software, even today.
It is a cart without a Horse. Goes no-where does nothing (Unless a CD-Caddy appears, complete with disk!).
This isn't the caddy prototype.
Any more news on this unit? I'm surprised there hasn't been any updates.
He hasn't visited this site since the thread was locked for 8 hours on July 9th.
Forgot this even happened. Bit more silent than I would expect. I guess he's taking his time to find just the right person for this?
<speculation>Maybe a Sony C&D with a gag order</speculation>
I'm assuming his buddy at the video game shop is taking his time with it and doing the necessary research/homework.
• He got tired of all the fuzz and being harassed by game magazines people and users via pm.
• He got a life and is busy doing stuff.
• He got plans to show the device around but it isn't ready to disclose publicly yet.
Not only that, he'd probably want to make sure that the device is in good working condition.
I hope he is safe, some crazy collectors out there....
It really makes you wonder what could have been, had Sony and Nintendo not had a falling out.
Or maybe its a good thing they did
Nah none of them leave the basement. Let alone have a shower
Here recently there is no progress on SNES PlayStation, we're waiting for further follow-up.
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