Minimum motherboard components needed for digital picture frame?

Greetings, I would like info on building the cheapest possible motherboard from something with low demands such as a digital picture frame. I see there are $99 netbooks.  Wondering if it can be done for much much less. Thanks

Posted by NeuroPulse 8 years ago

Messed up my GF Macbook Air 2012 MotherBoard

Hey guys! Hope someone can help me, I got carried away unsoldering a usb port on my gf´s macbook air mb. Some IC's got knocked off, i still have them but dont know which way to solder them back on. Please some kind soul that has a mb at hand. The model is "661-6625" macbook air 2012 i've found some pics on google but nowhere near as high def or macro as required to observe the necessary detail. I post two pics regarding the area where the photo is required. Help!

Posted by tammasus 3 years ago

Can you run multiple mobos off one power supply??

I was wonder, as I have a whole box of assorted pentium 1's (although I still have to gather up the processors around here, I also have an old p2 sitting here somewhere). I only have a few power supplies, and really, getting more power supplies isn't a problem, but they can consume a bit of power all together. I was wondering how many motherboards it would be possible to power off say a 300 watt power supply? I was thinking of splicing some additional mobo power connectors in off other power supplies. I want to just run these all open and don't plan to use them for much more than giant hard drive controllers (4 hd's to a mobo isn't that bad, wouldn't take up much more space than 4 external usb drives).

Posted by Punkguyta 9 years ago


I am looking for a cheap motherboard that will fit a Dell Dimension E520 case (BTX). The socket is LGA 775. Can anyone suggest one that will fit. Secondhand fine

Posted by anon_private 5 years ago

How to soider wires to a motherboard

How do you soider wires to a motherboard. I need help and don`t know how to keep it all togeather.

Posted by gomer3a 10 years ago

What to do with a bricked all-in-one pc?

I have a bricked Dell Studio 19 All-In-One PC, and wanted to know if I could use it for something. It was bricked by a failed BIOS update. There was a program from dell which came installed and updated any other of their software and drivers on the computer. Only after the failed update I found out that updating the BIOS is really unnecessary. The only fix I know for the motherboard is replacing it, and the only place I found out that refurbishes them are from a company in the US, and it's not cheap at all. (I used to live in the US, and moved to Brazil later) Well anyway, I wanted to know if I can use the computer for something else, like use the monitor for a different computer and use its bluetooth mouse and keyboard on a different computer too. I think the only thing really useful in it is the processor which is already old (Intel E7500 and a 320GB HDD). Thanks for the help!

Posted by nickfaraujo 3 years ago

Reviews : Motherboard Clock-Cum-Night Dim Arc Light !

Hi, I have created motherboard clock- cum- night dim arc light using old computer and mobile phone parts. Looking for some reviews and tips.  Please suggest. Thanks Richi

Posted by RichiV 3 years ago

How do you fix a computer?

Hi everybody,I am hoping you can help me fix my power mac G5 dual processor computer I brought from ebay.My dad and I managed to start it up for the first time, it had no operating system, (because we had put in a new hard drive) so we installed the panther operating system onto the computer and we shut it down. But when we tried to start it up again, it won't start up.The little white light next to the power button flashes three times, and according to the manual, there is something wrong with the RAM. We them replaced the RAMs with new 1GB ones, but the computer is still not working.We think there is something wrong with the motherboard (logic board). But we don't what is causing the problem...Any of your suggestions would be greatly appreciated!- Plasmana

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago

Reviews : Motherboard Clock- Night Dim Arc Light !

Hi, Please refer to These are created using old computer and mobile phone parts. Please do feel free to express any types tips  or suggestion you  would  like to give. Thanks, Richi

Posted by RichiV 3 years ago

Looking for Reviews : Motherboard Clock with dim arc light

Hi, Please refer to  These are created using old computer and mobile phone parts. Please do feel free to express any types tips  or suggestion you  would  like to give. Thanks, Richi

Posted by RichiV 3 years ago

Wet Computer

I have a Dell Dimension 4600C, but it was ruined when my room was flooded (Thanks Joe the Plumber!). I know the power supply is fried (no power comes out, the circuit board looks white and wet), but I'm not sure if the motherboard is bad. Only the bottom 1/2 inch got wet, and it looks fine. Everything else in the computer works, but the computer was plugged in when it died. Is there a way to test the motherboard (without another computer or PSU)? Should I buy a PSU without knowing if the motherboard works? A new motherboard is too expensive, I might as well get a new computer, but the power supply is only $20. Henry

Posted by -henry- 9 years ago

What to do with a box of motherboards?

I just went to a garage sale that I saw on craigslist. The guy advertised a good amount of computer stuff. Upon getting there I found a treasure trove of 3-8 year old computer parts. Long story short i bought a box of 20 motherboards for five bucks. Sadly only six of them have processors though. Now comes the problem, what the hell should i do with 20 motherboards? I'm actually gonna go back there too because he's got empty towers at $5 a piece, as well as NICs, video cards, power supplies, and the like. So again, any ideas on what I should do?

Posted by RugbySteve 10 years ago

Test Pc

I saw a computer on here that was made on some sort of shelfing, and I was wondering what it was called exactly. There was no case, and it was used to test other parts. I recently came into ownership of a server motherboard and a HUGE motherboard with over 15 extension slots and I want to make this. Please help! NOTE: I DID SEARCH FOR IT!

Posted by Murdok 11 years ago

Good motherboard, for just starting custom builds?

Hi, I am relatively new to building custom computers. However, I feel like I know enough to actually build one. The first problem I'm having though is finding a good motherboard. I won't be doing a whole lot of hard core gaming, but probably a little(Halo, Fallout 3/New Vegas, MW2, etc...). So I would say I'd need the following specs(minimum, more is usually better): 4GB DDR3 RAM PCI Slot(s) 3 SATA devices(2 HDDs, 1 Disk Drive) 500GB HDD(s) AMD AM3 Athlon II x2 445 VGA & DVI I think I've found a good mobo to fit this bill: GIGABYTE GA-785GMT-USB3 Can anyone vouch for it, or offer a better suggestion?

Posted by metrogdor22 7 years ago

add motherboard stand-offs to an RS enclosure?

I need to connect the board from a PC ATX power supply to a Plastic Radio Shack project enclosure. as a part of my ventilation / grounding scheme I've got the power supply on standard brass motherboard stand-offs. I don't want to connect any hardware through the case, for insulation purposes. I need a good way to hold the stand-offs (and by extension the power supply) sturdily in place... preferably with bits I can get locally (hardware store or RS)... Any Ideas?

Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago

Motherboard rack!

I just worked on this some yesturday, and these are the results I have in the picture. I've been wanting to do this for a long while, to have motherboards stacked in a rack configuration using nothing other than the motherboards themselves and threaded steel rods. I had to make the holes on the motherboards larger using a diamond bit on my dremel, and very teadiously carve away at the magic compound (PCB) that contains a secret mixture of equal amounts pixie dust, and wood glue. when I was done, this is what I resulted with as you'll see in the end picture, the only thing that makes me nervous is the fact that it has started to put pressure on some of the rods causing my asus board on the bottom to bend slightly, this is because they are either bent, or for some reason perhaps the brass nuts I'm using weren't threaded completely straight up and down, either way I'm not TOO worried about it. No I have no actually powered them up yet to see if they work, thats another thing I'm working on, more outlets. I will post when I do. I do have one question of anyone who stumbles across this! Does anyone have an idea for some kind of consolidated power supply situation with these motherboards? I plan on using some longer rods if this ends up working out fine, then I could stack, say maybe 10 of them at once (thats my goal). Would that mean I also have to have a stack of 10 desktop power supplies? Cawm on, I'm trying not to kill my hydro bill.

Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago

CMOS Battery options

Can I replace the CMOS battery on my motherboard with a holder soldered in holding 2 aaa alkaline batteries instead of having to use CR2032 batteries? 

Posted by sctirvn687 1 year ago

[Help question] Funai W4D-D4180DB of "ATX Power Supply" convert

Now I can be understand about a DVD Players (+12V) anyway -> (Not my Clip,Just I watched this.) ----- But I had a problem about a Addition (or maybe not) but I will be had of a Motherboard detail question about a Volts: +44V +16V When how are be possible to start without a "+44V" problems of a ATX's pins...? ----- When I do be had a Good think that will be (maybe,but I doesn't be had a sure) possible of a 34-to-20pin convert because that's can be work. (Stock power supply of Combo Recorder are be a 35W of 230V) - but maybe Connects are be questionable anyway... ---- In Photos: 1. "PSU" write signet detail of Motherboard for Help respond' 2. Motherboard (If you want of a Volts Detail, then I will be can a upload addition photos)

Posted by Illutorium 10 months ago

Pentium OverDrive

I was given this wee little processor today along with an old motherboard. After cleaning it up, I decided to take pictures, it isn't often that you come across overdrive processors.

Posted by Punkguyta 9 years ago

Laptop's fingerprint reader, is it possible to reuse it on desktop?

The dead laptop is a HP Pavillion dv3 4010sl, the sensor is a Validity VFS301 (cdk1071_r04_hf) as written on the sensor itself. if i remember correctly it was shown as a USB peripheral. maybe is simple and it need just some resoldering to a USB cable, the problem is that the flat cable connecting it to the motherboard has 6 pins/lines and my knowledge in electronics is quite limited... I've found online what seems like a motherboard schematics (pg.48) and the vendor's sensor's manual. Does Anyone knows if is possible, If yes how?

Posted by CladZo91 4 years ago

Low Voltage Higher Current?

I am having a strange problem on a USB peripheral.... it is a digital radiography sensor that overheats. I believe it may be due to the power supply to the motherboard, but I don't know for sure. I am ASKING FOR YOUR HELP in reasoning out what may be the cause. Anyone with computer/electronics experience, PLEASE HELP!!! I was told that my power supply is too low voltage, and that current is going up in the USB peripheral causing it to heat up. I always thought V=IR means that if voltage drops so does current. But in other places I read that if voltage drops, current goes up so that the wattage/power usage stays the same according to P=VI. So which is it? V=IR or P=VI ? If my power supply has too low voltage, will the current in the device increase to compensate? Or will it just have a lower current? Does it depend on the circuit and the exact electronics in the USB peripheral? Here is my SETUP. It is SIMPLE: Antec AR-350 power supply connected to a motherboard Asus P5N7A-VM in an ATX case. All I have otherwise is a SATA hard drive and a SATA DVD-ROM in there. That's it! Problem started to happen about 1.5 years after I got the computer. That is why I am thinking maybe it is the power supply, or maybe it is the motherboard?  The computer works fine in every other way! It uses Windows XP and has a wireless keyboard/mouse which also works fine. BIOS settings screen Hardware Monitor shows voltage for USB 5v reading about 4.9v, within tolerance. However, one of my USB peripherals is a digital xray sensor. It works ok a few times, then it starts to overheat and fail. This only happens on this computer. When I use another computer (like a laptop) with the same USB hardware it functions ok and never overheats. I don't have any problems on the other computer, even thought I am using the same software/drivers. I bought a different ATX case with a new power supply, and just moved the motherboard, HD and DVD over. Now the motherboard BIOS shows under Hardware Monitor that it is getting 5.2 V instead of 5v, so it is higher! Also the 12 V is higher (around 12.2v) and same for the 3.3V. All the voltages are HIGHER! So I have yet to test this new configuration with the USB peripheral sensor.  Could the motherboard be faulty? I did notice the motherboard looks "curved" with the area under the CPU sort of bulging out. However, with this motherboard you will see there is a huge heat-sink/fan that gets clamped over the CPU and that may be bending the board. Keep in mind the board works perfectly otherwise, so I am wondering WHY it would only affect USB for this one peripheral and not for the keyboard and mouse? Maybe the circuitry on the keyboard/mouse is more tolerant to low voltage? Would appreciate your thoughts please.

Posted by edy 6 years ago

How to boot up a computer

I just changed the motherboard in my computer and i dont now how to boot it up whit out a floppy drive(cause i dont have one). Can anyone please help me!!!

Posted by industructable 10 years ago

my smallest computer build: HELP WANTED

Recently, I got an IBM motherboard from one of my friends. They gave it to me because of all the bad caps that were on it. Little did they know that I would find the caps to fix it. Now that it works again, I decided I should put it into something really cool. I had a dead curtis rcd847 cd player, and a motherboard that would fit inside it. I have everything that is needed for it to work: 256mb ram, a power supply, keyboard and mouse, a hard drive, etc. now i need help figuring out how i am going to get the power supply, hard drive, and maybe even a cdrom drive into this cd player. this is the point where i am asking for some help. i was thinking about making a base for it but are there any other suggestions for how do go about it? PS: the first picture is the motherboard, the second the power supply, the third is all of the bad capacitors, 4 and 5 are the cd player shell, and the last one is the hard drive

Posted by zack247 8 years ago

Making a digital picture frame without a working motherboard :-( iBook G4 died a couple of months ago. At first, We Fix Macs thought it was a (known) logic board problem, but it turns out the motherboard is dead. I've recovered my hard drive, and have the carcass at home. Everything works fine except that it won't boot, or won't stay running once booted.Is there a reasonably inexpensive way to hook up an image player (like an MP3 or other thumb-drive type of thing) directly to an LCD display? Most of the digital photo-frame projects involve restructuring the components of a functioning laptop.I'm not about to try to get this done in time for Christmas, but for my wife's birthday (March) it'd be kind of cool.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

Pocket BASIC??????

Help! I am way into BASIC. Lately, I have been wanting to make a little DIY pocket computer with a basic gray scale screen and nav buttons that can run simple  BASIC programs uploaded from my computer. I looked around Google to find somewhere to start, and found out that no one has ever attempted building such a thing before. One site suggested that I should look at mobile motherboards by TI and Atmel. However, when I arrived at the websites, I found a bunch of complex, expensive boards that have unnecessary fetures such as WiFi and touch. I need some help on what hardware configuration to use (aka mobile motherboard, chip set). Help!

Posted by akchicken 7 years ago

How-to: Silicon Molding for the Hydra?

I am a complete n00b. Much help is obliged. I had recently bought a Hydra and was considering building a wooden chassis, but had thought of making a silicon molding instead. Does anyone know how to make a molding for a motherboard chassis? Thanks!

Posted by 76john 10 years ago

Lots of Computers , any idea ?

Hi I have 2 PCs with low specifications, and have a laptop which has a damaged motherboard . I want to do something cool with them , any ideas ? These 3 are not used . i have others as well but they r used too much . Any ideas ?

Posted by FOOOFEI 9 years ago

Upgraded a 12vac to 24vac z-wave thermostat for A/C unit also adding transformer???

I decided to install a Z-wave Thermostat after an old ordinary one failed to work, It worked fine with home automation and all, apart from it being 24vac thermostat but receiving only 12vac from the motherboard (I was forced to change the batteries every 3 months), To make life easier (and not have to change batteries) I ended up doing  the stupid thing tying to Upgrade from 12vac to 24vac adding a transformer, it worked fine for the first 5 mins and then stopped, it was then that I realised I may have overloaded the mother board, My question is, is there a quick fix for this? or do I have to replace the whole motherboard?, if so which one?

Posted by BozS1 10 months ago

Building a computer.

Hi :DMy old computer has died and I'm planning on just ripping it apart and salvaging bits and bobs for a new build, Here's my plan:CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E8600Graphics card: GeForce 9800 GX2RAM: 4GBWiFi card: some brand, i haven't researched yetCase: Jeantech JNR-105 Luna ATXMy main problem is i cant decide on which Motherboard... do motherboards come with their own power supply? I think a 500 watt power supply would be more suited than the current 300 watt. which leads me to another question, can people recommend cooling options? (not water cooling though, i dont trust it enough to have hundreds of pounds of hardware surrounded by water)

Posted by loganbell 10 years ago

Broken psp screen! Must see!

Hey, hows your day going? great? Mine is horrible! My psp screen broke, and tomorrow i have to sit in a car for 8 hours! Timing could not be worse! Mind taking a look? i think just the screen is broken, but not the motherboard, what do you think?

Posted by Sandisk1duo 10 years ago

DC toy motor as cooling fan

I used a dc toy motor to make a cooling fan. i made the connections to draw power using usb.but 3rd time when i plugged , the laptop didnt start. i called service centre and they said to replace motherboard. fortunately i had warranty. why this happens ?????

Posted by adonis ajith 3 years ago

Wanted computer parts

Hi if you have any computer parts lying around such as a motherboard, CPU, cooling fans ect... I can take it off your hands for you free of charge. If so please send me a reply telling me what you have and is it working or not working  and I will be happy to come pick it up thanks.

Posted by theitnerd_withnomoney 6 years ago

Newegg .

Newegg is making me mad. I ordered a huge order and it split it up because some parts were heave (i.e. my speakers) but all the lighter parts (motherboard,graphics card etc.) came in a different order. But apperently one of them has the right credit card information and the other doesnt. And this makes me mad. And so here i am to vent. Your welcome.

Posted by octopuscabbage 8 years ago

Dreamcast not working

Hi Dont know If this is right place to put this I did VGA mod and tryed it but no picture or sound so I resoldered wires but I have messed up copper connecters under motherboard so now I have taken all wires off but  dont get picture or sound with any leads it light lights up the fan is blowing GD drive not working any help please

Posted by puff3r 8 years ago

Extra LCD with full wiring...Interesting, no?

I have a Sharp LM80C219 11.3" LCD screen from a laptop and have the wiring harness that connects it to the motherboard. I would like to know if anyone could help me find info on if i could use it for other applications. I would like to use it for SOMETHING since I have it just sitting there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, DK

Posted by Danielk 10 years ago

I have my computer, and an old computer.

I have my old server with a Pentium 4 Hyper threading 3.06ghz with a burnt out motherboard. Also, my current computer that works Perfect with a Celeron D 2.80ghz. They have the same 478 slots, but I'm not sure if it is a plug and play deal, i have the thermal compound stuff. Should i do it?

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago

Building a PC

I am trying to build a computer with more knowledge than last time i was trying to do it, here are my parts listProcessorMotherboardHard DriveCD/DVD DriveMemoryCaseI have a Gateway computer company Vista OS from my old gateway computer, will this work with a non Gateway interface computer? If not, then i will probably download linux to my usb and upload it to the computer. P.S. i already have a monitor

Posted by Caveman477 9 years ago

Digital Picture Frames & Laptop Screens Question

Hello everyone, I'm new here. I have a question for the more experienced techies here. I have an Acer Aspire 5100 laptop. Now the motherboard is toast, due to a cup of coffee indecent over the laptop. Anyways, I see many instuctables here on converting old laptops into awesome picture frames. So I figured I might as well do something with the screen and whatever parts I have salvaged. I noticed almost every project requires a motherboard. Is there a way to possibly avoid that all together?.. Basically, couldn't I just buy a cheap 7" lcd digital picture frame for $40 that would include a remote, an sd card input and or usb input and some how rewire my 15.4" widescreen lcd monitor from the laptop to work with the brains of the picture frame. Could this be done? Any idea on the wiring needed to be done, or if you might have diagrams that can help me.  Any help on this would be greatly appreciated to be honest. Thanks in advance. -Alex

Posted by JOBORTUNITY 6 years ago

Let the Battle Commence! (Help me find some components)

Hello Instractables community! I am currently building my computer on paper and wanted to know, What components to buy, Here is the list of what I'm not sure of Processor (Dual core) Video card Motherboard And if possible show your system specs, Thanks, and you may see an Instructable in the near Future! AMD Vs Intel

Posted by Steamdnt 9 years ago

Google Computer Case - Instructable coming soon

I am a fan of Google so I decided to make a computer case with a Google theme. I will posting the iinstructable on how to make a case like it with any theme you want later this week. Try to guess the material. The case was made 100% by me except the motherboard mount.. Let me know what you think. I have a couple Ideas for additions to it and those will be posted in the instructable.

Posted by swensoch 9 years ago

pro membership expired

My account says that I no longer have a pro membership however my bank shows I paid $11.98 on October 8, 2012.  I did allow my account to lapse months ago and resigned up after having my computer repaired.  My computers motherboard fried and I was without a computer for a few months  which is why I no longer needed pro.  Can you please look into this matter for me? Thank you, Alison Burgess

Posted by alison528 5 years ago

Installing a new processor.

Hi! My name is Kerry. I have an HP Pavilion a1410n PC. Where can I get a free manual for my (Asus A8n-LA GeForce 6150 LE Socket 939 mATX motherboard ? I'm trying to replace my ( AMD Athlon 64 3800 ) processor with a ( AMD Athlon 64 x2 4800 ) processor, and need to know if there are any jumpers I need to change. Thanks for your help in this matter. Sincerely, KC2Z

Posted by kc2z 9 years ago

Reusing RAM memory?

Hi everybody. I'm looking on the web if there is a way to reuse my old Ram memory. And I don't find anything.... As you know, each time we change for a new computer, we have to change the Ram to match the CPU and motherboard. And I'm stuck with a lot of useless Ram, life warranted for most :) So is it possible, to reuse the chips or add usb plug or something to use it as a external usb key? I'm understand, it could be not easy but ... I 'm curious. :) Thank you. 

Posted by nico7677 5 years ago

Where to get used computers for free ?

Me and my buddy are taking used computers and salvaging what we can. Then selling them for little money. Anybody got any ideas on where I could get some used old computers ?Maybe ill make some servers.....or use one in my SMART ROOM. If you have any ideas please post !

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!

Lately I've been taking my spare time and using it to sit down (or sometimes stand) and desolder stuff from circuit boards. Just from one old computer motherboard that no longer works, you can harvest quite a few fully functional capacitors. For my example I'll post a couple pictures I took a while ago, one is a pile of parts beside my keyboard from an old motherboard I nearly completely stripped except for the sockets and other things I didn't need or didn't have the patience for. Tonight I found 4 more things to strip down, 2 mini power supplies (one from an old xbox, one from a junk tv set top box) and two toasted subwoofer amplifiers (no I don't plan on harvesting the transistors from them). I find it completely wasteful to see all the electronics that go into the landfill, simply because it broke, and from experience a lot of electrical failures are usually limited to one or two parts shorted out or gone bad (although this is not always the case). So this is my little "effort" to help save the planet. Does anyone think I could sell bulk "used" capacitors/resistors/diodes in say, mystery bags with random types of capacitors/resistors/diodes? I'm also doing this for my own personal sanity as I have gone to fix several motherboards in the past that simply required a bad capacitor to be replaced, woopy do, but it does no good if I can't find any parts in my parts bins! What do you guys think!? Also, would someone be willing to help me (maybe through msn would be easiest) identify certain parts I've found that I'm not entirely sure what they do or they're lacking of any useful numbers on them????

Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago

LCD Swappems

Hello creative tech people, This is my first post so I hope I got it in the right section, and I did a lot of research before creating this post. I've been researching this for a bit, and I've gotten a sudden fascination with LCDs (mostly of the full color display variety) and I've been planning on making  custom tablet style PCs based on old laptops just for fun and experimentation but in my planning I hit a bit of a snag in regards to the screen. Since much to my dismay they weren't swappable and relied on a controller intertwined in the motherboard. There's also the inverter which I'm not sure how relevant it is to the project, This is a real issue for me because I wanted to use a variety of screens from big ones to tiny ones from smartphones or mp3 players. I was wondering three things: 1. Can you make a monitor connect to a different motherboard through the magic of soldering? 2. (if #1 is a yes) will the controller handle the different signal or does each one have a different driver format and all that aggravating frippery? 3. Would taking apart a standard vga flat screen monitor and using that instead of a laptop screen avoid the issue altogether? Or would it bring up new problems?

Posted by Lucern7 5 years ago

My sweet computer

Ok, so i basically just set up my first pc. I actually built it from a dell dimension 4700. It now has a new motherboard which is much better. Heres the specs: Operating System: MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3 CPU: Intel Pentium 4 530 Prescott 90nm Technology Ram: 2.5GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15) Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5KPL-AM EPU (Socket 775) 25 °C Graphics: DELL E173FP @ 1024x768 Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family Hard Drvie: 78GB Seagate ST380013AS (SATA) 28 °C Optical Driver: CD_ROM Drive Audio: VIA High Definition Audio Power Supply: The crappy 400W dell one from the dimension 4700. I really need to upgrade the power supply, cooling, hard drive, and maybe ram. Cooling especially, because i can overclock and i really want to. If i do a 5% OC, i stay at about 60 °C when playing games or stress testing. A bit more is pretty normal. Thats kinda hot though... So, thats why i want to upgrade the cooling. And it would help to upgrade the power supply a ton. And im going to need to with all the stuff i want to add. Anyway, heres some pics:

Posted by sci4me 7 years ago

LED Case And Controller Mod N64

Hey, I was just wondering, does anybody know where on the N64's motherboard I could solder some LED lights so when the system powers on, the lights power on? Also, same thing with the controller. Where would you solder LED lights at on the controller's board? I want to do something like the Gameboy Color Mod for the system and for the controller, something like the lightup XBOX Controller. I just need to know where the solder points are so if anyone knows, please tell me!

Posted by metalforever 9 years ago

Determining LED Voltage...

So I've just scrapped a bunch of LED's (some superbrights, some not) from various places (motherboards, computer cases, other electronics) and have no idea what voltage any of them are. I can't go back and test the sources to see how much they (the LEDs) were being supplied (most sources are at the landfill by now), so I need a cheap, effective way of determining rough voltage. I do realize the standard for many LEDs is either 1.8, 2.2, 2.4, and 3.2 V, but this is still too much variance for me to want to burn out all these scrapped LEDs. Thanks, Daniel.

Posted by samurai1200 11 years ago

ps2 battery wiring diagram?

I am making a ps2 portable and I have some questions with it. First of all I need to know how to wire the batteries to the motherboard so could somebody give me a wiring diagram for my ps2? I want to remove the power board btw. also what batteries should I get (preferably li-ion). One more thing, can I remove the heatsink in turn for some thermal paste or extra fans? I have an scph-30001 model of ps2. Pease help I cant find anything for this anywhere else.

Posted by jasbear9 4 years ago