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by McGyver
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: SD cartridge reader
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: SD cartridge reader

This does not help you, just my experience: I did this MOD as well and the bootup worked sometimes. This prooves the right wiring and function in general. I discharged this MOD finally because I did not saw anymore possible improvements in my wiring. In addition I wanted to overclock the SD card lat...
by McGyver
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: accessing sd card from usb
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: accessing sd card from usb

For sd card extension: there are exiting adapter cables for sd extension on aliexpress and maybe ebay. Be aware: if you read the sd card direct by your computer and not via wifi you will see no real usefull contend on windows or mac by default because of linux file format (ext4). This is for the mos...
by McGyver
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Support for Kite's Products
Topic: Internal screen shows bright garbage after reboot to HDMI
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Internal screen shows bright garbage after reboot to HDMI

I have the same phenomenon but I guess this is normal. Maybe something like the internal display is showing the last input signals without further refresh.
by McGyver
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Charging/Power Lights. How have you done them?
Replies: 27
Views: 7104

Re: Charging/Power Lights. How have you done them?

I desoldered the powerboost on-board LEDs what is maybe not necessary but I did it for keep a clear logic current flow and I added new LEDs in a blank game cartridge by connecting them by wire to the desoldered pads on the powerboost board. I used some 3mm flat head LEDs.
by McGyver
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Where do you guys get your Kapton tape from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Where do you guys get your Kapton tape from?

I don`t know Staples in US but I guess they only offer office consumables.
I would propose to look in Ebay or Amazon. These shops will have some capton tape sure available in the delivery is maybe quicker than from Aliexpress.
by McGyver
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: BW 3.5 TFT LCD - 5V modification
Replies: 24
Views: 4651

Re: BW 3.5 TFT LCD - 5V modification

How do you measure: where do you touch your ground port from the measurement device to the display PCB? Because 4V is a bit strange...
by McGyver
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Chat (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Noob, stuck for code/sketch on Zero Button PCB 4 SprkFun
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Noob, stuck for code/sketch on Zero Button PCB 4 SprkFun

Please show a picture of your wiring performed. It is important to have a GND connection from this button PCB to the Arduino. The link you posted: It looks like this Arduino script is NOT emulating a keyboard, just a joystick. Thus you will not get a keyboard emulation when connected to a computer! ...
by McGyver
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: Anyone Near Denver? Need Help.
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Anyone Near Denver? Need Help.

Even if we are fare away we will try to help you for free. Just try to specify your problem. Maybe with pictures if this helps.
by McGyver
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Support (Game Boy Zero)
Topic: BW 3.5 TFT LCD - 5V modification
Replies: 24
Views: 4651

Re: BW 3.5 TFT LCD - 5V modification

What you measure on the chip output could be some rest of AC ripple. Try to measure on the big capacitor on the picture bottom. There you should get something closure to 5V. You can inject your 5V as well on this cap. Take care: if you measure something close to 3.3V DO NOT inject 5V there!
by McGyver
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Rework Station Recommendations (non-pro grade)
Replies: 3
Views: 2029

Re: Rework Station Recommendations (non-pro grade)

I use something like this since many years: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/700W-Pump-Type-Hot-Air-Heat-Gun-Digital-Soldering-Iron-2in1-SMD-Hot-Air-Rework/32896263542.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.21.6d7256f1HgmlAg&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_4_10065_10068_10890_5730315_319_10546_317_1054...