Tim Worthington's NESRGB on a Famicom AV [English Sub] Hello it's Romi, We’re back for a new episode of "Mod In France" Today we are going to install Tim Worthington’s NESRGB mod Which will be installed on a Famicom AV. The Famicom https://pikespeakpoetlaureate.org/download-anime/top-10-bruce-lee-moments.php a console That you all know, In France it was called the NES, This is the second version of the Famicom, which the Japanese call The New Famicom.
It also exists in the United States under the name NES 2. It has never been released in France, the main difference is that it has A smaller design, and the second is that it has an AV Out port, it's the same port as On the Super NES.
And it is a port that makes it possible to transmit most of the Signals that we are used to. What you need to know about the Famicom is that It was a console that was not capable Of outputting a RGB signal To produce only a composite signal. In France we had a special NES With a port, which was called an RGB port, But in fact it was a composite signal Who was recoded in RGB but the quality was as mediocre as the others region, even worse.
Tim Worthington's Mod will allow us to add true RGB to have a unique Image quality While still using The processor and the original graphics card, So let’s start.
So we will open the Famicom AV. Very, very simple, only 4 Gamebit screws for 80s california pop crisis city anime The hull. Here we see that it has never been opened. She's quite dirty. We'll have to clean it But it's not too bad. Then to Remove the board itself, We will have a screw here, a screw there, A screw there, and two small screws behind, And it will go very fast. On those one we’ll use a Phillips Screwdriver Here, Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub finally we are going to have the only two screws that are a little bit different, Two silver screws a little longer, which are on either side of the cartridge port.
And then, it comes out on its own. And here, impeccable. So, we’ve cleaned up our board a little Which was really filthy. The thing that will interest us for this mod in fact is the PPU, It is this graphics card there, RP2C02. You should know that there are always two chips In all versions of the NES, New, or old ones, there is the PPU that provides the image, it’s the graphic card And the CPU which is the microprocessor of the board.
On this Mod we will have only to desolder the PPU. Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub the first thing to do this We will add a good amount of soldering flux.
The soldering flux will allow the solder to liquefy much better And it will be absorbed much better by the desoldering gun, When we start desoldering Here, you see I put a good amount, It risks absolutely nothing.
The second thing to do, we'll add Monster strike the animation official 2016 2 little bit of fresh solder, on all 40 pins. The fresh solder, will mix with the old one and it will also make it more Easy to desolder afterwards. So I take my solder and I will re-solder Each of the 40 pins. We see that thanks to the new solder, The solder becomes very Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub again, The pros like to do something called Batch soldering.
It means they slide their soldering iron On each pin to go much faster. I do it sometime. But I would not dare to Try it in front of the camera. It will be for the next time. Or for the bloopers. Here, we have put solder everywhere, We're going to put in a little bit of flux everywhere. So, we're going to start desoldering with Our desoldering gun.
Here we begin to desolder. I'll put My fingers aft on the chip.
Let's Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub. We have a good aspiration. We see that the holes are clean. Now that we have removed most of it there are probably some that is left. There is always a small Amount of solder remaining somewhere. So what I will do is that I will pinch the chip strongly. I will try to move gamicom right and left.
and Engpish will see where there is resistance. OK, then on the left, I see that I have a little resistance on these two pins here. So I will add a little fresh solder And in fact this is always what will have to do Add fresh solder. And re-aspirate to try to remove what is left.
Here we add fresh solder. That looks flawless on that side. Here then all the pines appear to be loose. We’ll use a chip extraction tool we will try To pick it up And little by little we will pull it out. Link trying to see worthiingtons it resists.
And impeccable. So we see that all our pines are there, We have not ripped off anything The biggest article source in fact is going to be on The board itself, it will be to pull traces. In fact, that's what Is the most sensitive. Here we see that they are all intact on both sides. We see that all our contacts are there. We’re going to clean the Flux with The solder flux cleaner.
We will also try Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub remove the small amount of solder that is dorthingtons that's why we had a little bit of a hard time removing the chip That's where we're going to use desoldering wick to clean the board’s connectors so that's what we're going to do now.
So the first thing is to put the 40 pins Socket where the PPU was. Be careful of the orientation. There is always a notch, So you see on the Drawing we find the same notch.
So we will put the socket in the same direction.
It should fit perfectly Impeccable, we'll be able to solder it, right away. We will first solder the corners. Then we’ll just have to do to the rest. Impeccable. It is Ti. Now we will install the round pin headers on the socket. The second one Good. Now We're going to insert the . it's an adaptor board Provided by Tim Worthington, The creator of the board. It will only serve Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub the Famicom AV, because the Famicom AV is a little bit smaller So we need to slightly move the board to be in the correct position.
We'll put it on. Once again, Attention to the orientation. So this is the Motherboard part, we see it’s written So we'll line up the holes. If we get there. Here, Impeccable. And we'll be able to solder it. Now we will be able to solder The pins for the NESRGB itself. So it's going to be on the far end. Here. Those are squared pin headers, so we Can’t really put them wrong.
It's a bit complicated to solder at first. We'll try to do that well. We'll push it down. So, click to see more we have soldered the 4 corners, We risk nothing. We can continue.
Then we will put a socket, on The NESRGB board, so click to see more again we try To put the notch in the right sense.
In fact it does not change much But it's just that it helps to avoid mistakes. We're doing the corners. There you start to no longer have much room to work. Here. It's a little more painful. We will do this little by little. The risk is also to be Melting the plastic of the header. So we try not to hang around with the iron. It is also there that we see that it still generates a lot of smoke, That's why if you do a lot of soldering, It’s better to use a smoke extractor It's not luxury.
For the video, it's not very, practical, to do it because it makes a lot of noise and that Wouldn’t be very good for the sound. But It is true that a smoke extractor, if You start to mod regularly it may be worth the money I have one, it is a Hakko, it is not amazing, But if it can avoid getting A famicon, it's still not bad. Well, I'll check my solders. It does not look bad at all. They are very bright, very clean. There is a bit of flux, that's normal, But still we will try to clean it It will be difficult worthingrons access afterwards.
The residual flux is not really an issue, But it can oxidize, over time, so We try not to leave it. This allows for even cleaner soldering. I have a little bit of eglish here Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub.
Impeccable. So what we're going to do now is to install those. It is not mandatory but I like to do it Angle pins header. This will allow me to use Dupont ports. Duponts are among the billions of connections that exist. I like to use them because it will Allow you, if you want to Tlm by Example, different type of synchronization On the NESRGB, I will not go into nesgb Today in this video, but It will allow you, To very simply unplug and reconnect your cable It Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub be much more difficult if you Solder your cables directly to the board But it's going to be a little onn complicated to set up Well I should have done it before, because obviously, Now, to access the last pins, it is not going Be simple.
I'll do the last one on top. But it's a bit of an oversight on my part, I should have done it before. It’s no big deal though So what I will do is turn my board and solder it on top It does not change anything really. But it's just not very academic Here, we will be able to reposition the PPU worthinvtons its new go here, On the NESRGB.
That is the advantage of using A desoldering gun. Our pins are quite straight Not twisted at all So itt Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub be quite easy to have them get into the socket Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub you have to check that the pins are all in because if it is Wrong and you push your chip down, You will bend the pins They are quite click here. Here it all seems good.
Here it is… perfectly inserted. It’s not going to move. Then we can position the NESRGB. Same on a Socket. Well, it's all right, on both sides.
And now, everything is ready, We’ll just need to connect The RGB pins on the Snglish port of the console right here.
No need for a power source, it will get it on the board Here, so we will not even need, To connect useful Clint eastwood the man from malpaso the hollywood collection the to a power supply. And finally we will need to, connect the Synchronization, also to the AV port. and After that, it will be finished.
We will only need to test it. So we're going click at this page get some cable, So we don’t need much length.
Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub Hello it's Romi, We’re back for a new episode of "Mod In France" Today we are going to install Tim Worthington’s NESRGB mod Which will be installed on a Famicom AV.
The cable will leave here, it will go through There, and then it will go there. It should arrive from below. So I'm going to take about this size. Here you see it does not require A big length. So let’s not take too much But don’t take too little either. The same thing on the other side, we will separate the 4 cables So for the Dupont pins For the RGB we will leave 3 of them together So I will take a pin of 3 We will attach them together And It will fit perfectly here.
Synchronization, however I will put it on a single pin Because they are not necessarily side by side on the board, And that will allow us to move it.
So I'll keep the black cable with a single pin and Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub RGB I will put them On a pin of 3. We are going to use a female Dupont pin because We will put them here. So the thing to know About the Dupont pins is that normally there is a special Crimping pliers I bought a cheap one on eBay And it works very, very badly.
So Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub use a technique that is a bit Quite a bit messy in fact… Here with a conventional clamp I will squeeze it Then I'm just going to solder it… The connector with the contact, which will Allow to have a very good connection, So it's Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub to work for sure But there are cleaner techniques Here I tighten my port here, it holds Well, now I'm going to add a Little solder here to have a good connection.
Well obviously the risk is to melt the cable. So we're really going To put a little. Here, impeccable. There we should have a good connection. The cable held well. Now we can put it in. We'll get him in there. We are almost there. That's it. So impeccable. So on thing to know with the Dupont It will be very difficult to see it on camera but There is a tiny click here once it’s inside And then it https://pikespeakpoetlaureate.org/download-anime/14-blades-2010.php really be removed And the connection should be very Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub.
Here I have finished crimping my 4 pins. So RGB and black. So we can connect them here. In the right order therefore, RGB, Here, it comes. Perfect. Sync, I'll put it on the CSync here. There are several solutions on the RGB. And now, it's on the other side, Go directly to the AV port. Let’s solder those and it will be finished.
So what we will do on our other cables Is that we are going to Put some solder on them. It will simplify our work later. So let’s put some flux We will do the same for the other 3. So now, here, Here is the AV Out port of the NES. That's where we're going to connect The cables So this one will be the Red, the top one will be green, the one Next to it will be the blue And finally, the synchronization, is going to be here What I will do is that I will add A little bit of fresh solder, on all The ports we’re going to use, It will be a little easier.
So let's go, we'll start with the red. Impeccable. Then we'll make the green just above. I do not have a very good catch. Impeccable. What we are obviously trying to avoid, Is to create contacts between the different cables.
That would not be good at all. impeccable. And finally the sync, Which is a little remote from the others, We will try to make it go underneath. here Like that, it's going to be good. Last thing to do, and that's a Something that we tend to forget, I was close to forgetting, There are two just click for source To solder to the NESRGB.
The J3 that will say To the NESRGB to get its power Directly on the board and not using An external power supply. Here. And finally, the J5, because the console is An NTSC console. J5 is there. There you go it is done. So here we put our two jumpers.
This is the last thing To do, it's going to be to select a color palette. The NESRGB offers 3 choices. For the "Normal", the most classic, Just create a jumper between 3, here And the ground.
Tim also offers a small switch To select palettes. I tend not to install it anymore, because I always use the normal palette.
I do not use the other two Now if a customer asks me To install it, I install it, it really Is not Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub. But it’s three more cables and you need To make a small hole on the console to pass the switch. That's why I never install it.
Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub Tim Worthington's NESRGB on a Famicom AV [English Sub]
So we're just going to put a jumper A small jumper Between Ground and 3 Here. Impeccable. I'll solder it. The connection is made Between ground and 3. So it’s time to test the console to see if there’s something wrong I’m not going to do it on camera because It's two-sided, it's going to be a little bit Complicated, but to see that all your Connections are good Especially on this side Where it’s rather small, I advise you to use your multimeter In continuity mode.
And test ports Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english subblue, and red on your console. And see if you have the continuity with The NESRGB. Also check If there are no crossings. For example test the red and then test Red and green to see if you have No crossings. I have just done it, it’s fine but we never know.
Obviously with small pins like that You can make a mistake. But here it’s all good, So we’re going to test the console directly. We'll put a game. If it works, The mod is over Here, I reconnected the console, we’ll be able to test the RGB. No need to put the NES back together We’ll do it later, there’s no risk at all So I take my faithful Mario, Put it in, Turn on the console and… it is impeccable.
We already see the finesse of the image, Much better than it used to be Well we see that it runs perfectly. Yeah, When you’re going see this little Mario so clearly… The advantage with Mario Bros 2 is that you Have a lot of blue, red and green, It’s the perfect test It is super see more. Impeccable.
Well, listen, I will go down, I will put the console back together, And then it will be done for this mod. So, we just tested the console, it Works perfectly, you could see it. We have a Famicom AV capable of transmitting RGB.
What I love about this mod Is that you don’t need to do anything On the console hull, and all Changes that have been made inside Are reversible, that means that we Makes no irreparable damages on the console It’s my favorite kind of mods When Tim worthingtons nesrgb on a famicom av english sub must damage to the hull, Add holes, I'm not a big fan.
So this console, I adore it. I will soon Put it on eBay to sell it because I already have mine. In the meantime please, if you’ve enjoyed this video, please give ma me a like, Subscribe to the channel, it would be Really super cool. We're going to make plenty others. I will soon install the HDMI mod also on a Famicom AV, we will do The HDMI mod on a Nintendo 64 . And Other mods to come. Here, leave me comments, Send me Some Likes, subscribe and we’ll see each other Again very soon for a new show.