Author Archive: Dreamcast

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) disassembly and cleaning

NES

In this post, I will make a full disassembly of a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), including cleaning the 72-pin cartridge connector. If you experience “pink” screen or having problems running games, this is the first measure to get your NES in working order again. The unit I am working on is an ex-rental. This unit has never been opened before, and is in excellent condition,…
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Nintendo Gamecube: disassembly and cleaning

Nintendo Gamecube

In this post I aim to disassembly and clean a dirty Nintendo Gamecube. To do this, you need a special Gamebit screwdriver, and a couple of ordinary Philips screwdrivers + some cleaning products (soap, water, alcohol). Follow this guide step by step and assemble in reverse order. The Gamecube is relatively easy to work with since it is a modular build, similar to the Dreamcast….
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Nintendo 64: How to fix a stuck reset button

Nintendo 64 reset button final

A common fault on Nintendo 64-consoles is that the reset button gets jammed. When it is pressed, the console won’t start. In this post I will show how to fix the reset button. You will need: A Gamebit special screwdriver for Nintendo products (available at Wish, Aliexpress, eBay etc) A cleaner (isopropanol, or soap and water) A lubricant (I prefer silicon spray) Step 1: Open…
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MS-DOS emulation on the Dreamcast

Windows on a Dreamcast

This post is a summary of reflections regarding the possibilities to emulate Microsoft DOS on the Dreamcast. These are the options we have found: DosBoxDC (0.6) Fake86 Dreamcast (0.13.3.15) ScummVM 2.0 Among these, ScummVM is by far the best option, as elaborated below. DosBoxDC DosBox is one of the most popular Ms Dos emulators for many systems. Theemulator (current v.0.74) can run a fair share…
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The Marvel movies in chronological order

Marvel Studios

Iron Man, Avengers, Thor, X-men, Jessica Jones and so on: the number of movies and tv-series of the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU) is growing. It might be a tad difficult to keep track of the correct viewing order of everything. That is why this post is devoted to present all Marvel movies and tv-series in chronological order. We update the post continuously.  If you detect…
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Dreamcast controller: disassembly and cleaning

Dreamcast controller

In this post we will take a closer look on the inside of a Dreamcast controller. We bought a (dirty) controller on Swedish eBay that we cleaned while taking the pictures below. The Dreamcast controllers received mixed reviews: some love them, others hate them. The controller is constituted by a analog joystick, and a regular digital controller. Four buttons, one start button, and two “triggers”…
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Playstation 2 guitar with broken “strummer” repair

I recently bought a Playstation 2 guitar, model Red Octane PSLGH on Swedish eBay. The seller described that the white “strummer” only works one way: upwards. It make sense since most player press it downwards while playing, so I suspected a simple mechanical issue would be the cause. To scroll menus and song lists, the strummer has to work both ways, and I play by…
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