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A MoeProduction Design copyright 2004
Welcome everyone to Moe Production! When I first heard about the flashback 2.0 being released with the ability of being hacked I was watching Ebay and Walmart to get my hands on one. Finally I did at the local Walmart toy dept not the Electronic dept. Took it home and left it untouched for a couple of weeks.Months earlier I purchased a 2600 that was going to be a donor for a mod but I wasn't sure what way I was going to go. One idea was using my sons leappad as a portable 2600. Its got plenty of space ,has a speaker and the screen can go were the books are placed with the cartridges inserted on the side.
I got Ben's book and Its got alot of great information and I still wasn't sure what mod to do.Once I purchased my Flashback 2.0 I knew It was the way to go. I took my donor 2600 and began to unsolder the parts I needed most inportantly the cartridge port.I read the information on hacking the FB2 at www.atarimuseum.com
I needed to be sure the cartridge port would look as good as possible and be able to handle the abuse of my kids.So let me take you on a tour of how the project is going.For breakdown details goto the link to atarimuseum.com above. I mainly cover the details on installing the cartidge port and the selector switch & misc details...Enjoy
First thing was to solder the port to the PC board.The board I selected has multiple solder points attached to oneanother vs the board that has single solder points needing to put extra solder to "jump" from one hole to the next. Next I had to remove the middle section in order for the pins to reach.This will allow for me to solder jumpers to the outer pins and use this point to attach the wires. The two jumpers at each end of the PC board were added to give rigidity. Hot glue was added to assure a good hold on the wires. Now the bottom of the PC board is nice and clean and I can attach it to the case with spacers using the holes on each corner.Next....
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Goto Page 2 of the Flashback 2.0 Modification
Gaming the way you remember it
Radio shack # 276-150
very informative, great way to get started with the project.