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May 12 at 3:12:25 PM
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Yup mine now and not for a bad price $130 and I also got Pat Reileys Basketball boxed and NFL Quarterback Club for 32X boxed.

But dammit what did I get into now.

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May 12 at 4:28:01 PM
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Originally posted by: Professor Gull

But dammit what did I get into now.
 

I new avenue to spend lots of money.
 

May 12 at 4:31:14 PM
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Originally posted by: nieds16
 
Originally posted by: Professor Gull

But dammit what did I get into now.
 

I new avenue to spend lots of money.
 


Add it to the Sega Saturn I better start selling body parts.

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May 16 at 6:19:35 AM
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Hey its just all part of the fun! Walking in...snooping around and then WHAM! it hits you and you just HAVE to buy what you see. Love hunting around  

May 16 at 9:57:17 AM
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Congrats on the new pickups.

May 16 at 12:48:26 PM
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And now I just bought this from the same store for $12.50. They said it did not work but I bet I could get it to work.

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Edited: 05/16/2017 at 12:49 PM by Professor Gull

May 16 at 3:03:58 PM
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Curious what's wrong with the Famicom? I just fixed one that had issues with the 2nd controller's microphone.

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SMS, Model 3010, #37516716, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
SMS, Model 3010-B, #48550644, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S06475
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S69502
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #30V66483
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #110045607
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #31U16670
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #B20001508
Genesis, Model 1601, VA7, #G20136453
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #B30578640
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #030684363
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #440128440, w/ Helder's Mega Amp
Genesis, Model 1631-A, VA2.3, #452018272
Genesis, Model 1631, VA3, #743026057
Genesis, Model 1631, VA4, #640158896
Genesis, Model 1451, VA4, #AG84022986 (Majesco)
Game Gear, Model 2110, TWIN ASIC, #K20106954 w/ New Caps
Sega CD, Model 4102, #T30278521
Genesis 32x, Model 84000A, #641005342

 

May 16 at 3:59:14 PM
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Originally posted by: Curriculum Crasher

Curious what's wrong with the Famicom? I just fixed one that had issues with the 2nd controller's microphone.


Aw nice. To be honest I have no clue the store that had it decided they could not test it becasue the RF adapter with it is obviously broken. My hope is that its fine and it just needs a new RF cord or what not maybe a power block as well.

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May 16 at 6:08:13 PM
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Actually, you'll want to toss those Japanese hookups aside if using in Iowa. You can use a North American NES RF connector, just select Channel 1 on the back of the Famicom and tune your TV to analog channel 95. Sometimes Channel 2 on the Famicom works with analog channel 96.

DO NOT USE THE NES AC ADAPTER ON THE JAPANESE FAMICOM, which needs DC. You could damage the Famicom. The Japanese DC adapter that comes with the Famicom will work, but will run a bit hot b/c of the voltage output difference in North American outlets. The best option is to use a Sega Genesis Model 1 DC adaptor (1602). It's the right current (DC) and the right voltage.

Hopefully it powers on ok. May need cartridge pins cleaned with some sandpaper and isopropyl alcohol. If you have a hideous hum coming out, you may have issues with the controller 2 microphone. You can switch it off or take it apart and clean the contact tape (black) well with isopropyl alcohol on some cotton swabs. Keep wiping until the swabs no longer pull off black residue.

Bet my Famicom is yellower than yours! =)

Good luck!


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SMS, Model 3010, #37516716, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
SMS, Model 3010-B, #48550644, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S06475
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S69502
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #30V66483
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #110045607
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #31U16670
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #B20001508
Genesis, Model 1601, VA7, #G20136453
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #B30578640
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #030684363
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #440128440, w/ Helder's Mega Amp
Genesis, Model 1631-A, VA2.3, #452018272
Genesis, Model 1631, VA3, #743026057
Genesis, Model 1631, VA4, #640158896
Genesis, Model 1451, VA4, #AG84022986 (Majesco)
Game Gear, Model 2110, TWIN ASIC, #K20106954 w/ New Caps
Sega CD, Model 4102, #T30278521
Genesis 32x, Model 84000A, #641005342

 


Edited: 05/16/2017 at 06:56 PM by Curriculum Crasher

May 16 at 7:10:35 PM
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Awesome, grab! Cant imagine fixing it will be too difficult, would've done the same thing.

May 19 at 9:37:51 AM
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I found the Famicon looks to have a blown fuse only. The Capacitor looks good still so I ordered a bunch of 1.5 Amp Pico fuses and hope to get it back working. I suspect when they used the NES-001 AC adapter they blew the fuse. Good thing I got those Genny power packs about to recheck it when hopefully it gets fixed.

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May 19 at 11:29:22 AM
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Sounds like you're on it. A friend of mine bought a Famicom and blew the fuse when he tried to use the NES AC adapter. I know this is a Sega forum, but for anyone reading this in North America looking to get a reasonable/dependable deal on a working Famicom, here are some tips:

1) The seller YAMATOKU on eBay has a huge inventory of working Famicoms that are listed for auction on eBay for $5.00 USD. They rarely go for more than $5.00 USD unless they're super white or have the square buttons on the controllers. Don't bother for one that has a Japanese RF and adapter, as it will add to shipping. Shipping is $19.00 USD for the base Famicom with the two built-in controllers.
2) The same seller (YAMATOKU) sells Famicom game carts for next to nothing. Sometimes 6-8 working Famicom carts for about $1.00 USD + shipping. You won't find Akmajou Densetsu, Gimmick!, Lagrange Point, or any other collectors' carts for that price, but some bundles will have some great fun titles like SMB3, Kirby, Goonies1, etc. You can also find some good prices for individual carts as well. 
3) Purchase your Famicom and a bunch of carts at the same time and then request that the seller combine shipping. You'll end up getting a working Famicom with 6-8 games for like $30-$35 USD. It may take about 30 days to ship from Japan.
4) Note: I also found a few Lagrange Point carts from the seller listed as Raglansh Point for about $10.00 USD. Combine shipping with other carts and/or a Famicom for a nice deal!  
5) Use a NES RF connection with the Famicom, set to Channel 1, and tune TV to analog Channel 95. Use the Sega Genesis Model 1 DC adapter for power. DON'T USE the NES AC ADAPTER on the FAMICOM.

DM me if you have any questions. I almost spent a fortune on a Famicom from a US seller and found this route much more economical. 
 

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SMS, Model 3010, #37516716, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
SMS, Model 3010-B, #48550644, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S06475
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S69502
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #30V66483
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #110045607
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #31U16670
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #B20001508
Genesis, Model 1601, VA7, #G20136453
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #B30578640
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #030684363
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #440128440, w/ Helder's Mega Amp
Genesis, Model 1631-A, VA2.3, #452018272
Genesis, Model 1631, VA3, #743026057
Genesis, Model 1631, VA4, #640158896
Genesis, Model 1451, VA4, #AG84022986 (Majesco)
Game Gear, Model 2110, TWIN ASIC, #K20106954 w/ New Caps
Sega CD, Model 4102, #T30278521
Genesis 32x, Model 84000A, #641005342

 


Edited: 05/19/2017 at 11:39 AM by Curriculum Crasher

May 27 at 5:02:31 PM
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Well after a fuse replacement it lives so one more Famicom saved. Now I just have to decide what to do with it. I was debating on getting replacement controller labels if they make them and maybe whitening up the top but otherwise the only other part I really need a a good power supply substitute. I used a Sega Genesis one but the output was very buzzy so I would wonder if a lower watt would be better since that one was 17W.

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May 27 at 7:28:31 PM
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Do the sega genesis and famicom have the same tip polarity?

May 27 at 8:57:46 PM
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Originally posted by: nieds16

Do the sega genesis and famicom have the same tip polarity?





Yes I found when I got this one they had the NES 001 power supply which is AC and the Famicom needs DC which funny enough matches the Sega DC power supply. Nice fun fact to know. So the polarity should be the same I would venture.

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Edited: 05/27/2017 at 09:00 PM by Professor Gull

May 27 at 11:29:55 PM
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It depends on which genesis you're talking about. IIRC both models sms the model 1 and both model sega cds are center negative and the model 2 3 nomad 32x and game gear are all center positive. Ive never owned a famicom so i couldnt tell you what it is. The power supply should tell you. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...


Edited: 05/27/2017 at 11:31 PM by dballin

May 28 at 10:30:18 AM
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The folks on Nintendo age mentioned using the model 1 Genny PS to test it. So I would gather center negative.

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May 30 at 8:35:32 AM
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I've used my Model 1 Genny DC adapter with my Famicom for quite awhile with no issues. When you say the output is buzzy, do you mean the power or image is flickering or do you hear a buzzy sound? If you hear a buzzy sound, I bet it's the microphone on controller 2. Take it apart and wipe down the contacts for the microphone's slider real good with ISO. See if that fixes the buzzing sound. Check this out: http://www.retrofixes.com/2013/10...

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SMS, Model 3010, #37516716, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
SMS, Model 3010-B, #48550644, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S06475
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S69502
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #30V66483
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #110045607
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #31U16670
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #B20001508
Genesis, Model 1601, VA7, #G20136453
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #B30578640
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #030684363
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #440128440, w/ Helder's Mega Amp
Genesis, Model 1631-A, VA2.3, #452018272
Genesis, Model 1631, VA3, #743026057
Genesis, Model 1631, VA4, #640158896
Genesis, Model 1451, VA4, #AG84022986 (Majesco)
Game Gear, Model 2110, TWIN ASIC, #K20106954 w/ New Caps
Sega CD, Model 4102, #T30278521
Genesis 32x, Model 84000A, #641005342

 

May 30 at 8:37:54 AM
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I will give that a try. Yeah I had thought it was the Genny PS but I have tried 3 different ones including one I can adjust voltage and wattage on ( my favotive power pack tester). I was just more excited it worked not a bad investment for $14 with parts.

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May 30 at 8:45:25 AM
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Originally posted by: Professor Gull

Well after a fuse replacement it lives so one more Famicom saved. Now I just have to decide what to do with it. I was debating on getting replacement controller labels if they make them and maybe whitening up the top but otherwise the only other part I really need a a good power supply substitute. I used a Sega Genesis one but the output was very buzzy so I would wonder if a lower watt would be better since that one was 17W.

One of the best things about owning a Famicom is playing the games with expanded audio. Several companies released games with extra sound chips in the cartridges. Unfortunately, the NES in North American and Europe could not support the extra audio since a lockout chip was used for the game cartridges. You can mod an NES to play the expanded audio, but Famicom can play it without any modification. Some of the games are expensive and others aren't really playable unless you read Japanese. In some cases you can swap the EPROM for one that contains one of the English translation patches:

https://twitter.com/kr_burke/stat...


 

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SMS, Model 3010, #37516716, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
SMS, Model 3010-B, #48550644, w/ TimW's FM Sound Board
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S06475
Genesis, Model 1601, VA2, #39S69502
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #30V66483
Genesis, Model 1601, VA3, #110045607
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #31U16670
Genesis, Model 1601, VA6, #B20001508
Genesis, Model 1601, VA7, #G20136453
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #B30578640
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #030684363
Genesis, Model 1631, VA1, #440128440, w/ Helder's Mega Amp
Genesis, Model 1631-A, VA2.3, #452018272
Genesis, Model 1631, VA3, #743026057
Genesis, Model 1631, VA4, #640158896
Genesis, Model 1451, VA4, #AG84022986 (Majesco)
Game Gear, Model 2110, TWIN ASIC, #K20106954 w/ New Caps
Sega CD, Model 4102, #T30278521
Genesis 32x, Model 84000A, #641005342

 

May 30 at 10:29:08 AM
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Originally posted by: Curriculum Crasher
 
Originally posted by: Professor Gull

Well after a fuse replacement it lives so one more Famicom saved. Now I just have to decide what to do with it. I was debating on getting replacement controller labels if they make them and maybe whitening up the top but otherwise the only other part I really need a a good power supply substitute. I used a Sega Genesis one but the output was very buzzy so I would wonder if a lower watt would be better since that one was 17W.

One of the best things about owning a Famicom is playing the games with expanded audio. Several companies released games with extra sound chips in the cartridges. Unfortunately, the NES in North American and Europe could not support the extra audio since a lockout chip was used for the game cartridges. You can mod an NES to play the expanded audio, but Famicom can play it without any modification. Some of the games are expensive and others aren't really playable unless you read Japanese. In some cases you can swap the EPROM for one that contains one of the English translation patches:

https://twitter.com/kr_burke/status/867368040295530497


 

That is certainly a good point on those kinda like the SMS and the FM chips and sound. Hmm I will have to keep an eye out for some Famicom games.
 

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Jul 12 at 8:43:34 AM
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I thought I would add on to this thread with some more recent buys from the same local retro store. They did a sale of buy more get more so like buy 2 get one free pay for 3 get 2 more free pay for 5 get 4 more free.  I got everything below plus that one for about $40.

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Edited: 07/12/2017 at 08:44 AM by Professor Gull

Jul 12 at 3:34:31 PM
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Sweet pick-ups. i love tinhead. Did it come in the original case? If you look on the side of the case you will see like half circles if I remember correctly. Also, I really like World Series of Baseball. I played that game a ton when I had a Saturn pick-up score a few years ago and I don't even play sports game. It just has very simple controls which I liked. regardless, $40 is a steal for all you got.

Jul 12 at 3:50:26 PM
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Originally posted by: nieds16

Sweet pick-ups. i love tinhead. Did it come in the original case? If you look on the side of the case you will see like half circles if I remember correctly. Also, I really like World Series of Baseball. I played that game a ton when I had a Saturn pick-up score a few years ago and I don't even play sports game. It just has very simple controls which I liked. regardless, $40 is a steal for all you got.

I wondered on Tin Head since it was complete and the case did seem odd and had the Accolade mark stamped inside so I would be its not the right box. Thoughts on that would be appreciated.

World Series was pretty good and I have quite a Sports collection going for the SAturn but most of those will be donor boxes for better games probably. Independance day though was pretty terrible but Street Fighter was surprisingly fun even though the characters are digitized.
 

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