Category Archives: Teardowns

Inside a Super FX SNES Cart (Another Opening Up)

Back when I was 12 years old I was completly blown away by the Graphics from a certain game by the name of Starwing (Starfox to the rest of the world).  3D Graphics from a 16-bit console? Witchcraft I say! … Continue reading

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So, What’s Inside a SNES Cartridge (Opening and Poking About)

As part of my attempt to clean up and get working my SNES from the dawnm of time  I thought I’d take a look inside the game cart I have.  Not for any reason… I’m just curious and happened to … Continue reading

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Retro Pickup: SNES + Zelda (Non Working)

Something I’ve had langushing at the bottom of a box for a while is this old SNES.  It was given to be (free) byt a friend a while back with a copy of Zelda – A Link To The Past … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Crashing / Noisy Naomi 2 Motherboard

I recently bought a new NAOMI 2 motherboard to replace the one I currently have that only plays Naomi 1 games (I dropped it and one of the GPUs de-socketed itself).  This board was sold as working and, well, it … Continue reading

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Inside a Hyper Neo Geo 64 Cart

I got out the Hyper Neo Geo 64 the other day for a few rounds of sword fighting a-la Samurai Spirits 2 and thought. .. “I wonder what it looks like in that cart?” So, following in the footsteps of … Continue reading

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Naked (And Noisy) NAOMI 2

Merry Christmas!  Just before the madness of the holiday shopping season came around I managed to pick up a nice little Sega Naomi 2 motherboard and a couple of games.  I’d been on the lookout for a while specifically for … Continue reading

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Inside A NAOMI 2 Cart

I picked up a NAOMI 2 system just before Christmas and only really had time to turn it on once to make sure it actually worked.  Happily it worked but was EXTREMELY loud. THis means I got to take it … Continue reading

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