GBZ build Playstation inspired

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Re: GBZ build Playstation inspired

Post by Warzone1320 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:34 pm

Update:

Received new and proper battery from Helder, it looks so nice I hate covering it!
The graphics sticker is upside-down due to the fact that the JST cable comes out from the bottom left side of the sticker.
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Re: GBZ build Playstation inspired

Post by Warzone1320 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:47 pm

Help!!! I need an adult!!

So as I was playing today the screen (GearBest) simply shut itself off, I don’t know what caused it and even less where to start. I might desolder it from the Pi and try the GBz on a PC monitor just in case.

Any suggestions??

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Re: GBZ build Playstation inspired

Post by Warzone1320 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:14 pm

I started "proding" around with my fat fingers and the Adafruit powerboost is showing only 3.xxV at Output and it should be 5.xxV, battery is reading 4.2V.
powerboost is dead?

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Re: GBZ build Playstation inspired

Post by Warzone1320 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:36 am

As it turns out the monitor board is toasted, started to smoke, unsightly smoke...? Looking for a replacement screen, but don't know if I should get the same one or look into other options. thought about going HDMI, but it is too costly to justify for now.

Anyone that reads this has any suggestions?

I don't care much for the BW screen, as there are too many variations.
and would really prefer a screen with good resolution.

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Re: GBZ build Playstation inspired

Post by Warzone1320 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:55 pm

Received yesterday my replacement screen but it came with a bad ribbon cable. It also seems like a different screen from the first one I received. Although the logic board was the same.
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You can see near the bottom of the screen some divots in the traces, the break goes all the way through severing a few traces.
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