01 Mar '13, 7pm

Hacking a PAL SNES to output 50Hz or 60Hz with a single switch

Hacking a PAL SNES to output 50Hz or 60Hz with a single switch

Take a look at the image above to see his alterations to the mainboard. The jumpers soldered to the two chips at the top are by far the trickiest part of the project. Each of the pins he soldered to needed to first be lifted from the PCB pad so that they no longer make contact with the etched traces. The technique he used involves heating the pin with an iron, then gently lifting it with a pin or a razor knife/blade. If you’ve got some experience populating SMD boards with a handheld iron this shouldn’t prove too difficult. The rest of the hack involves adding a 3-position switch (along with a 2k2 resistor) to choose between output modes based on what format game is being played.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/01/hacking-a-pal-snes-to-outp...

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