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Title: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: turbokon on March 10, 2018, 02:05:29 AM
Hey all, we all know the controller boards  suffer from bad carbon traces causing the buttons and/or turbo functionality not to work.  In some cases, the main custom IC are failing.  In most cases, the bad carbon traces can be fixed by soldering a jumping wire or two but sometime you’re need to fix the traces where the buttons makes contacts and that can be tricky.  Also there is no commercially available IC that fits the footprint of the custom IC.  To combat this issues, thesteve and I are working on a replacements controller board that will also incorporated components that will make it easy to add the external controller mod if one so chooses. 

These are now available to order on the website at www.tg16pcemods.com (http://www.tg16pcemods.com/).  Price is $40 plus shipping.  Get a $10 discount if you send in your stock board.

Note, comlink and lcd shutoff for power saving feature will not work unless OEM Chip is used instead. This will ship assembled with alternate replacement chips.

There is also an optional player 1 external controller port mod kit (available soon). 

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Title: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: turbokon on March 22, 2018, 11:27:25 PM
Here is what the replacement controller board looks like.  This one is pictured using the custom IC pulled from a bad stock board.  These will shipped out with the two commercially available IC that function the same as the stock IC except with the comlink disabled.  Has diodes for the ext. controller mod and a spot to solder to on the back for switchless region mod. Will also have a jst connector for a plug in for the ext. controller port.
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Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: Flare65 on March 24, 2018, 04:01:44 AM
You two are doing God's work!  Well done!
Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: turbokon on March 24, 2018, 02:50:47 PM
Express/GT replacement controller board now available through the website.

https://tg16pcemods.ecwid.com/#!/c/0/offset=9&sort=normal
Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: turbokon on March 24, 2018, 02:51:11 PM
You two are doing God's work!  Well done!

Thanks Flare[emoji4].
Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: turbokon on April 01, 2018, 05:35:39 AM
Some controller boards ready to go[emoji4].

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Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: turbokon on April 22, 2018, 04:42:11 AM
External controller port mod kit option now available with the replacement controller board.

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Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: subcon959 on October 11, 2020, 08:42:42 AM
Is there anyway to get one of these controller boards or are they gone for good?  :(
Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: Keith Courage on October 13, 2020, 07:54:57 AM
Not sure if Turbokon ever joined these forums or not since this post is back from the old pcengine fx forums. I'll message him on FB to see if he still has some for sale and I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: nyandeyanen on November 07, 2020, 06:08:27 AM
I'd be interested as well. I looked up the components and started tracing the board out in Kicad since the controller board in my first TurboExpress had a fair bit of leaky cap damage, though it's mostly working now. If they're still going to be available that project won't be necessary.
Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on November 22, 2020, 10:12:42 AM
turbokon is actually in the middle of a big move to Florida, but he knows about this thread and when he re-opens his shop he'll reply to you peeps!

 :bonkthis:
Title: Re: Turbo Express/PC-Engine GT Replacement Controller Board Coming Soon!!
Post by: subcon959 on December 02, 2020, 03:05:21 PM
Excellent, thanks for the news.