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goombakid

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2012, 04:52:59 PM »
In my opinion side mounted AV jacks or any switches anywhere other then the back or where the other wiring is is extremely tacky.

I agree, but sometimes in some situations, there is no way to have that happen. Case in point, the TG16 and that EXP cover. It just worked better (at least, for my mod) going in from the side.

Otherwise, Really great thread.

ApolloBoy

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2012, 04:23:26 PM »
I was reading through this thread and I'm surprised I haven't posted this doozy of an N64 RGB mod yet:

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it makes me laugh because people are like I REMEMBER PLAYIN THAT BACK IN THE DAY, MAN THAT WAS FUN.

and then I go "yeah I remember playing that 2 days ago because I still have my SNES, retard"

NightWolve

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2012, 04:28:41 PM »
Damn, dude "killed" that poor chip... ;)

CGQuarterly

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2012, 05:41:45 PM »
That looks amazingly awful.  Even my earliest mod work didn't look THAT bad.

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goombakid

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2012, 10:11:48 AM »
I was reading through this thread and I'm surprised I haven't posted this doozy of an N64 RGB mod yet:




THAT mod, by far, hurts my feelings. Not even my first mod where I had to solder on to small point on an IC came out that bad.

thesteve

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2012, 11:04:54 AM »
the super glue residue is noticeable too

tggodfrey

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2012, 03:04:20 PM »
wow, lot of realy hack job pictures posted here.

One thing I would liek to add, sorry if its already mentioned and I missed it.  When putting holes in cases.......Use a drill and proper bit.  I see so many that look like a knife was used to create some disaster of a hole.  

Remember......Neatness counts.

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thesteve

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2012, 05:18:27 PM »
when cutting round holes in plastic, a step drill (unibit) works best
also i dont use a drill, i turn the bit by hand

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2012, 05:19:56 PM »
if the plastic is not to thick i do the same thing. feel safer making the hole that way.

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2012, 06:29:10 PM »
The trick for me is to start with small bits and go up in steps. It takes longer, but I get precise results and more control over the drill because the larger bits are guided by the prior bits smaller hole that was made. I have the exact size bits I need for things liek RCA jacks and holes for switches set aside in a baggie that I pull out just for that task.

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2012, 02:37:14 AM »

I simply take an awl and push it through the plastic casing to make clean holes. Just let your kiln get the awl "glowing orange hot" and you'll be fine.

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thesteve

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Re: Mod work hints and tips for the new guys
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2012, 07:12:19 AM »
that makes a great start hole, but using a bit for the final hole is much cleaner