Tech / Repair Archive

TourVision – V1 cart support rail

Just a little update – when I obtained the V1 system it seemed odd that there was no physical support for the carts and that they’d just use their edge connector to stay in place.  The rail

TourVision – new information on score panels

I’m very excited to reveal I obtained a type of score panel which answers more questions on this system – the main article has been revised here: TourVision – like a Playchoice for PC Engine

Repair – DVD-A01 spindle clasp repair

The DVD-A01 is an early PC DVD player, which is used by the Nichibutsu High Rate DVD system.  It’s one of the few models that work with this system, which only supports drives that have RPC Phase

Strider original Japanese version graphics/sound fix

A while ago a user on the KLOV forums called willkaotix created a set of replacement graphics ROMs for Strider which remove the censorship added for the final game (the leaf on the Amazons) as well as

Amiga (various models) Kickstart switcher

The Amiga has had multiple firmware versions over the years, known as “Kickstart”.  Unfortunately a lot of software that hits the hardware directly is affected by which version of Kickstart you’re using, leading to various hardware and

Thunder Blade / Afterburner capacitor list

I’m having to recap a Thunder Blade PCB to try to eliminate a noise problem in the audio – the schematics exist online but the audio section is barely readable.  Aside from the ‘supercap’ – here’s a

TourVision – obtained a V4 integrated motherboard

I just picked up an integrated V4 motherboard and 9 carts, main TV article updated here: TourVision – like a Playchoice for PC Engine

Amiga 2000 internal floppy switchers

I have recently been renovating and upgrading the Amiga 2000 which I have owned for over a decade, but for most of that time spent its life as a monitor stand after I accidentally formatted the hard

Commodore SID chip variation videos

If you’ve been watching my streams or VODs recently on Twitch, you’ll have seen that I’ve got back into Commodore 64 stuff.  Since I only stream real hardware like the hideous poser that I am, I got

TourVision – V1 system discovered!

A contact of mine in Spain came across a strange motherboard while searching for carts for me – while it’s of limited usefulness due to the limited number of V1 cartridges and functionality, it answered many lingering