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Fixing a Broken USB Port with Basic Tools
14:30
Borderline OCD

Fixing a Broken USB Port with Basic Tools

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com ⛑ eBay charity auction for this mic (ends Tue, Feb 28, 6:00 AM PST) https://www.ebay.com/itm/115715973681 In this video I repair a broken USB port in a Blue Snowball iCE microphone. I make a point to use the most basic soldering tools so that the repair has broad appeal with a beginner audience that are just starting out. Although I repair a broken USB port, the tools and techniques I demonstrate are applicable to repairing broken ports and other beginner projects in general. 🛒 Some specialty products specific to this project TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws 100 piece mini USB assortment set: https://amzn.to/3xUcdNg My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm
A tiny fault with BIG consequences
19:29
Borderline OCD

A tiny fault with BIG consequences

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com Huge thank you to Silviu for sending this Sega 32X my way. Doomed from the start, the 32X was a powerful yet under-appreciated add-on for the Sega Genesis. This unit is in great cosmetic condition and initially appears to have an obvious power fault, but once that was resolved presented with the infamous "Black Screen" fault that plagues many of these units. Challenge accepted! 🛒 Some specialty products specific to this project ChipQuik SMD Removal Kit: https://amzn.to/3pPzNqk 32 AWG Enameled Wire: https://amzn.to/3IvfGaY UV Solder Mask: https://amzn.to/3I6HCAv A cheap UV light: https://amzn.to/3Iaa0ld 3M Electronic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3Kbwkh1 My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm Timestamps: 0:00 More bits are better 2:53 Teardown 3:58 Surely it's not that easy 5:40 Soldering a new barrel jack 7:08 The Black Screen of Death 9:15 Flex cable haircut 12:15 A dirty little trace 15:10 I do not know this man 15:56 I like to paint 17:48 It's practically Street Fighter
Proprietary parts? No problem.
20:21
Borderline OCD

Proprietary parts? No problem.

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com "The Power Mac G4 was heralded as the world's first personal supercomputer. It was so powerful it was even classified as a weapon by the U.S. government." Turns out this claim was both a little bit of clever (and exaggerated) marketing by Apple back in 2000, as well as being technically accurate at the time. The Power Mac G4 was the first personal computer to exceed 10,000 MTOPS (millions of theoretical operations per second) and fell into a category of high performance computers that were banned from export to certain countries due to their potential for use in military applications. The laws were soon changed to increase this threshold as technology was accelerating at an incredibly rapid rate. This lovely example of a Power Mac G4 is untested and missing a couple of parts. Nothing too difficult to source, but Apple never makes it easy with proprietary parts, pinouts and wiring. Challenge accepted! 🌍 A very special thanks to the folks keeping ATXG4.com and the valuable information hosted there alive http://atxg4.com/ Specialty products used in this restoration ATX 24-pin extension cable: https://amzn.to/3YH1fG0 A cheap 400W power supply that fits this Power Mac G4: https://amzn.to/3HRkUw6 Harness wiring tape: https://amzn.to/40HLwsa 3A Diodes: https://www.allelectronics.com/item/1N5400/RECT-DIODE-3AMP/50PIV-3/-.60/-/1.html My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm Timestamps: 0:00 A quirky yet powerful Mac 2:10 No power, no problem 4:54 I like to doodle 7:18 A free tool is the best tool 9:28 Diodes are cool 11:49 ATX in, G4 out 14:08 Hustling off camera 15:52 Damn… I’m looking good! 17:31 Quake III Arena benchmark 19:17 Bye for now
Less European, more AMERICAN
18:06
Borderline OCD

Less European, more AMERICAN

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com It's Part 2 of the Sega Master System II mod series. Today we have one mission: turn this European PAL console into a true North American NTSC convert. That means 100% accurate timings and a clean NTSC signal for composite video. Easier said than done. 🌍 Get your own Sega Master System 1/2 mod kit from Consoles Unleashed https://www.consolesunleashed.com/catalogue/mod-kits/sega/master-system/ 🔉 Shoutout to @lukemorse1 for his excellent Sega Master System II NTSC conversion video, and huge kudos to him for recording in full HD on a 10 year old project! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHDH_jsQu5I My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm Timestamps: 0:00 RGB is sweet 2:25 Datasheets aren't that scary 5:45 Proprietary chips no problem 8:24 Accurate timings are important 10:30 Sacrifices must be made 12:08 10 years late to the party 14:14 Z80 clock to the rescue 16:03 A faster and sweeter Sega
As GREAT as a modded Neo Geo gets
19:12
Borderline OCD

As GREAT as a modded Neo Geo gets

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com The joy of being an adult with a disposable income... buying the toys you only dreamed of when you were a young kid. I still remember going to the video game store to trade my Genesis games for a few dollars so I could save up for some new release, and staring at the massive Neo Geo games on the shelf next to the Sega games. I wanted them. They were bigger, much bigger. All the artwork was fighting games. What was this mysterious console? I've come a long way and I'm enjoying my Neo Geo ownership 30 years later. So much so that I have surplus Neo Geos. What the heck? Well, this handsome puppy is going to a new home where I hope it will bring the same joy to it's new owner as it does to me. Before we send it off though, things need to be done. Lots of things. All the things. The full treatment to prepare it for another 30 years of Metal Slug and King of Fighters. 🌍 Need a Neo Geo UniBios? Support the Neo Geo scene by buying one from the approved list of sellers on Razoola's website http://unibios.free.fr/ 🕹 Some of the best RGB SCART cables in the business from your boys at Insurrection Industries https://insurrectionindustries.com/product/snk-neo-geo-aes-rgb-scart-cable/ 📖 Step-by-step guide that I followed in this video from @RetroRGB on performing the RGB Bypass and C-SYNC mods https://www.retrorgb.com/aes-rgb-bypass.html 🔌 Mouser parts (make sure you figure out whether you have a 5V or 9V unit first) 9V 3.5A power supply: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/553-WSU090-3500-R 5V 4A: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/553-WSU050-4000-R BIOS socket: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/571-1-2199299-5 My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm Timestamps: 0:00 What's your revision number? 4:21 A quirky motherboard indeed 5:40 Socketing the BIOS 9:43 It all starts with a recap 13:10 Operation RGB Bypass 14:14 Who is this C-SYNC fella? 15:47 SNK didn't know Right from Left 16:54 Damn... I'm looking good!
Sega removed it. I'm putting it BACK.
20:27
Borderline OCD

Sega removed it. I'm putting it BACK.

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com The Sega Master System is one of my earliest consoles from childhood. Despite being successful elsewhere, this was not the case here in the US. I recently bought a couple of PAL Master System 2's from the UK during a trip there, and now I'm on a mission to build the "ultimate" American Sega Master System 2. Before that happens though, I need to figure out if the one I have even works which is a bit easier said than done. The Master System 2 only outputs RF, and there's not much I can do here in the US to display a PAL RF signal. This is the first in a series of mods I have planned for this system. I will be pimping it out with some very nice (and some very expensive) mods in upcoming videos, so stay tuned. 🌍 Get your own Sega Master System 1/2 mod kit from Consoles Unleashed https://www.consolesunleashed.com/catalogue/mod-kits/sega/master-system/ 📖 Step-by-step guide from Consoles Unleashed that I followed in this video https://www.consolesunleashed.com/guides/sega-master-system-model-2-rgb-video-mod-install-guide/ My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm Timestamps: 0:00 Model 2 vs the Model 1 4:04 A hillbilly test 7:37 Let the modding begin 9:02 Farewell, RF 10:49 Prepping 9-pin DIN 13:55 Hello, RGB 17:07 Damn... I'm looking good! 19:19 Ready for next steps
Americanizing a British Xbox
23:45
Borderline OCD

Americanizing a British Xbox

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com In the previous episode on the PAL Crystal Xbox, we manage to get it working by recapping the motherboard, only to find it also has a faulty DVD drive. Today we turn it into a US NTSC Xbox with a full conversion. We also take care of the lingering maintenance items to make sure this system is ready for another 20 years of service 🖖🏻 🎮 Part 1 if you missed it Turns out $35 for a faulty Crystal Xbox is a fantastic deal: https://youtu.be/9YvjlxTKtrs 🕹 The latest and best BIOS mod for your OG Xbox 16TB in an OG Xbox? CERBIOS has arrived: https://youtu.be/BB18fWoMxk8 🛒 Specialty products and links specific to this project Aladdin XT PLUS2 From Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Y3fjg8 From HHL (if sold out on Amazon): https://bit.ly/3szb9w2 Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl An inexpensive Hot Air Rework Station to get you started: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Kekule’s LPC rebuild board: https://chimericsystems.com/products/lpc-rebuild-board OG Xbox Installer Thread: https://www.ogxbox.com/forums/index.php?/topic/4407-ogxbox-installer-2021/ (click on "Folder link for updates" and download the v1.5.4 archive) My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm Timestamps: 0:00 Where the journey began 1:17 It's 110V from now on, captain 5:19 Fresh lube and rubber all the way 8:55 LPC QSB kit 11:46 Who is this LFRAME fella 13:29 FAKE Aladdins 16:37 NTSC for the win 21:17 Goodbye (for now)
Fixing the PS2 Slim's MOST common fault
13:30
Borderline OCD

Fixing the PS2 Slim's MOST common fault

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com In this video I revive a faulty PlayStation 2 Slim that I picked up on Facebook Marketplace that suffers from just about the most common issue that plagues a used PS2 Slim today - a worn and tired laser. You'll find useful information on the types of optical pickups used in the PS2 Slim, which ones can be interchanged for other makes/models, and which ones can only be replaced with the exact same pickup. Finally, we'll discuss the MOST important step when installing a replacement laser and how to do it well to guarantee success. 🛒 Specialty products specific to this project Mitsumi PVR-802W laser: https://amzn.to/3SMGcif Sony KHM-430 laser: hard to find and more expensive, just get the Mitsumi (it's compatible) Philips SPU-3170 laser: https://amzn.to/3y6LWMa White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M My (pretty old but good) video where I successfully repair a PS2 Slim by adjusting potentiometers: https://youtu.be/16fjefLqJu0 Random website I found useful which talks about the PS2 Slim laser makes/models: https://bit.ly/3E1H2nr My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm Timestamps: 0:00 Intro/What's wrong? 2:37 Always check the door sensors 4:22 Which laser do you have? 6:06 Let's look underneath 7:53 Preparing the optical pickup 8:58 The MOST important step 10:27 Lube me up 11:51 How well does it work? 12:53 Outro
Turns out $35 for a faulty Crystal Xbox is a fantastic deal
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Borderline OCD

Turns out $35 for a faulty Crystal Xbox is a fantastic deal

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com Today we have another system from the suitcase full of retro consoles that I brought back with me from the UK. This one is a faulty Crystal Xbox, which are quite common in the UK but rare in the USA as they had no official release here (although Canada saw a short limited edition run). The goal with this system is to do a full PAL to NTSC conversion, but that assumes we can get it working first… 🛒 Specialty products specific to this project Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl An inexpensive Hot Air Rework Station to get you started: https://amzn.to/3w023bF 110V to 220V transformer: https://amzn.to/3R9Vqg7 My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 2:34 Turn you on, baby 3:07 I wanna see underneath 7:15 Prepare for the journey ahead 10:09 Time for action 13:12 Show me love 14:31 What the future holds
N64 Repair - No soldering required, just sandpaper
16:54
Borderline OCD

N64 Repair - No soldering required, just sandpaper

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com I recently picked up another large eBay faulty console lot and as expected the adventure doesn’t disappoint. This was a lot of 8 “for parts or not working” systems (5 consoles and 3 handhelds) and today I take a look at the first system from this batch, a neglected N64. 🛒 Specialty products specific to this project Fiberglass Pen: https://amzn.to/3eQzdWZ Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly Rust Dissolver Gel: https://amzn.to/3RUMzQS My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm 0:00 Intro and test 2:22 Someone's been here before… 5:45 Contact cleaner to the rescue 8:23 More hidden corrosion 9:29 Hillbilly science 12:58 Rust, soap and water 13:43 Reassembly 15:43 Final test and outro
Full refurb on a BROKEN Atari Lynx. Can we fix it?
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Full refurb on a BROKEN Atari Lynx. Can we fix it?

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com In today’s video I take a look at the first console from a batch of systems that I purchased during a recent trip to the UK. We have an Atari Lynx II (i.e. second generation) that was sold as faulty. The unit does not power on, and an inspection reveals signs of previous repairs. The console gets a slew of new parts in an effort to bring it back to life. 🛒 Specialty products specific to this project Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm 0:00 Intro 1:52 Powering the Lynx 3:49 Teardown 4:56 Initial Inspection 8:42 Replacing power components 15:53 Checking front bezel buttons 16:37 Replacing the power resistor 19:02 To recap or not to recap 22:35 Outro
Reviving my dead MP3 player - The NOMAD Jukebox
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Reviving my dead MP3 player - The NOMAD Jukebox

👕 Support the channel by buying one of my T-shirts, designed by me and made by American Apparel right here in the USA (ships worldwide) http://www.BorderlineOCD.com A story about an MP3 player from my childhood, the Creative Nomad Jukebox. One of the first hard-disk based MP3 players ever made, and one that actually predated the release of the Apple iPod by an entire year. In this video, the Nomad and I get reacquainted and I purchase a faulty one on eBay to repair here on the channel, but alas by fault finding skills were not at the level required to diagnose what was wrong with it. Thankfully, I got some help from the other side of the world and the 8-month repair story of a faulty Nomad Jukebox finds a happy ending. Hope you enjoy the repair. ☎️ Getting in touch with Stefano Bassi Facebook: www.facebook.com/stefano.bassi8/ Email: eglio1965@gmail.com 📖 Stefano's Nomad Jukebox Repair Guide & BIOS files: https://bit.ly/3wzcvZH 🛒 Specialty products specific to this project DC-DC Buck Converter: https://amzn.to/3cpUiGQ ChipQuik SMD Removal Kit: https://amzn.to/3pPzNqk My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to "outgrow" your gear over time. Expensive gear won't improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what's in my current toolkit. 🔧 Toolkit Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8 🖌 Soldering Essentials TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4 Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly 🔍 Soldering Add-ons An inexpensive Hot Air Rework Station to get you started: https://amzn.to/3w023bF Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3JdWex9 Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP 🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w 1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU 🧴 Lubes and Epoxies White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 2:28 Testing the Nomad 3:04 Poor Man's Power Supply 4:38 Teardown 5:55 Fault Finding 10:57 Removing the BIOS 16:23 Installing a new BIOS 20:00 First Boot 22:07 Demo 25:03 Outro
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