Versão em Português aqui. Intro Recently I acquired a SNES. But it only came with a bootleg Mortal Kombat cartridge. Searching for games I found a lot of repro cartridges (Cartridges with the ROM swapped) being sold at local second hand selling websites. The problem is that they are sold usually at prices comparing to […]
Intro The Game Boy camera, one one my favourite pieces of hardware so far. I would like to say that I had one since I was a child with some old pictures, but I can’t. I got my Game Boy camera some time around last summer, I even had already started the game boy project, […]
While browsing eBay some weeks ago, I found a faulty DS lite for seven dollars with free shipping. According to the seller, the console was not powering up. I remembered that a while ago, Farrapo said that a common problem with the DS Lite, it is that one (or both) of the fuses on the […]
Hello people! We will continue the quest of reading Game Boy cartridges .This will be the first post about reading the whole cartridge (both ROM and RAM). But we will focus in MBC1 cartridges for now. Example of MBC1 cartridges are Pokémon Red and Blue, Super Mario Land 3, and Link’s Awakening. Last post we […]
The board basics. In a prior post, I presented my hardware project for a Game Boy cartridge reader. Since then, I had some time to write some code for it. I thought that a good start would be writing the routines for basic operations, like outputting address and data into the pins of the microcontroller, […]
I told about a Game Boy Advance I bought on post last week, and how I got its schematics and service Manual. I also talked that its screen had a problem. Well, now it is a little better, not perfect but it definitely works.
Last week i put my hands on a GBA with two problems: the sound was very low and the screen was not showing the images very well, explained on a next post. I thought that also there was a problem with power, but it was just the batteries. I never had an Game Boy Advance […]