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Cecil Kay
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Just been to the folks as they are cleaning out their loft, and found a trove of my old gaming stuff.

 

I've literally found:-

 

Master System 2,

Megadrive with Master System add-on & a Japanese cart convertor. 

Dreamcast,

Original Gameboy,

NES,

Snes,

N64,

Modded Wii,

Modded PS2,

Dreamcast steering wheel

 

& tons of games.

 

The annoying thing is a lot of these have power cords and pads but no video cables, the two modded machines are complete mind. 

 

Don't know if I can be bothered sourcing all the cables to see what's going on with them or to play something. 

 

However, I did have a quick go on the modded PS2 and played some of my import  fighting games and I'd forgotten how nice the feel of the PS2 controller is for fighting games. 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 02/08/2021 at 13:10, MikeBeaver said:

MS2, MD, NES, SNES & N64 should all use the same RF cable, so if you can find one, then you can get them all tested out.

Nice find though, stick some pics up if you get a chance, always love a bit of retro gaming porn 😛

Any ideas where to buy one from? Or can I literally type in NES RF Cable on eBay and it'll do the lot? 

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7 hours ago, Protocol Penguin said:

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Any ideas what can be done with this? Doesn’t work; has a ZX80 power supply. Have zero expertise about repairing anything like this, if I’m being honest.

 

If it's totally dead start by removing the RAM pack then checking the power supply is chucking out the correct voltages/polarity.

 

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39 minutes ago, mikejenkins said:

 

If it's totally dead start by removing the RAM pack then checking the power supply is chucking out the correct voltages/polarity.

 

Thanks, but I genuinely have no idea how to do that! TBH, I would’ve thrown it in the electrical recycling already had it not looked cosmetically decent on the outside.

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On 10/08/2021 at 21:20, Protocol Penguin said:

Thanks, but I genuinely have no idea how to do that! TBH, I would’ve thrown it in the electrical recycling already had it not looked cosmetically decent on the outside.

 

Post it to someone on here. There's a few people who will be able to either revive it or enjoy having it on display.

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2 hours ago, Fargo said:

Oh god and you be introduced to people like Phoenix Resale which I find kind of scummy. Congrats to them but I also find them off putting as using titles in their videos like  "Lazy GOODWILL Employees...EQUALS A Big PAYDAY!." When these Goodwill employees are just sometimes volunteers or at worst get paid the bare minimum in crappy work conditions. Maybe I'm over reacting but didn't sit well with me.

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9 minutes ago, erhgiez said:

Why would someone tip them off to thousands of pounds potentially to be made. It sounds pretty fake to me. The games are clean surrounded by utter filth, it’s almost as if they have just been placed there…


thank you!

 

if something looks too good to be true…

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10 hours ago, BoggyB said:

I found this in someone’s attic while I was house hunting and offered them 50 quid for it. Quite a nice condition outer box and it’s got 4 boxed  games with manuals in there.  Nothing rare but it’s nice to see one that isn’t held together with sellotape and crap.

 

I'm curious as to why you were exploring someone's loft while house hunting?

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3 hours ago, erhgiez said:

Why would someone tip them off to thousands of pounds potentially to be made. It sounds pretty fake to me. The games are clean surrounded by utter filth, it’s almost as if they have just been placed there…

 

Have to disagree, if you watch the video the owner explains why and from watching other thrift youtube videos, you do see these kinds of homes where they have a house sale and everything has to go before it gets sold. It may sound unbelievable but it does happen, and plus I don't think those guy would even have the inventory to even attempt this as a fake stunt.

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Been a lean few weeks for retro stuff. Some nice pickups today though, dealers had rinsed a store hours earlier as the boot opens at 5am but I found an official Nintendo Gamecube RGB scart cable and Frankie Dettori Racing on Xbox, £2 the pair (Game weirdly is worth some money, it's a very late Xbox release). Had a fat ps3 for £10 also but it looks like the lasers dead, may fix that up though.

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