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Offline kagey

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Filco replaceable cable mod
« on: Tue, 17 May 2016, 21:59:37 »
I took about 3 hours to install a mini usb female adapter.

Used the female end of this:


To do a vertical placement, I had to:
- shave the inner shell down to nearly the bottom
- remove the softer plastic / rubber shell from the adapter
- sculpt the top corners down to fit into the rounded contour of the top shell





Cut the filco cable to reuse the pcb connector, and solder on the female adapter:



test placement:


Ironically solder the male end onto the filco cable to use as the first test cable:


the plate resting on the bottom shell, clearing the new parts, evidence of JB weld showing through:


everything buttoned up, no real ugly evidence of case modification:



sweet curly cable bro:



now to get a pimp cable!

Offline TalkingTree

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Re: Filco replaceable cable mod
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 18 May 2016, 03:53:25 »
I did the same thing a while ago but your results look definitely cleaner than mine.

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Offline kagey

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Re: Filco replaceable cable mod
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 18 May 2016, 09:24:19 »
Thanks for the compliment! This is my first keyboard hardware mod but I've done some work on modding game consoles before. Cheers,

Offline yomammary

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Re: Filco replaceable cable mod
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 18 May 2016, 09:39:09 »
Good job!
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Offline TalkingTree

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Re: Filco replaceable cable mod
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 18 May 2016, 14:32:41 »
I've done some work on modding game consoles before.
I'd happily see them.
My opensource projects: GH80-3000, TOAD, XMMX.

Offline kagey

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Re: Filco replaceable cable mod
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 19 May 2016, 18:31:05 »
I've done some work on modding game consoles before.
I'd happily see them.

Sure, this is the only one I still have in my possession. It's a version 1 gameboy advance with:
- aftermarket case
- a backlit led screen from an advanced sp v2
- glass screen cover



Offline SKD

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Re: Filco replaceable cable mod
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 20 May 2016, 05:33:10 »
I've done some work on modding game consoles before.
I'd happily see them.

Sure, this is the only one I still have in my possession. It's a version 1 gameboy advance with:
- aftermarket case
- a backlit led screen from an advanced sp v2
- glass screen cover

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Sweet! I like that. I also have one in silver to mod but not sure if I'll actually play it afterwards. I just sold my Gameboy Advance Micro, 3DS XL, PSP Phat and PSP Go cos I don't play  handhelds anymore.

Offline TalkingTree

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Re: Filco replaceable cable mod
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 20 May 2016, 06:56:57 »
I've done some work on modding game consoles before.
I'd happily see them.

Sure, this is the only one I still have in my possession. It's a version 1 gameboy advance with:
- aftermarket case
- a backlit led screen from an advanced sp v2
- glass screen cover

Show Image

Show Image

Nice indeed. You know your way around.
My opensource projects: GH80-3000, TOAD, XMMX.

Offline kagey

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Re: Filco replaceable cable mod
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 20 May 2016, 08:38:28 »
I've done some work on modding game consoles before.
I'd happily see them.

Sure, this is the only one I still have in my possession. It's a version 1 gameboy advance with:
- aftermarket case
- a backlit led screen from an advanced sp v2
- glass screen cover

Show Image

Show Image


Sweet! I like that. I also have one in silver to mod but not sure if I'll actually play it afterwards. I just sold my Gameboy Advance Micro, 3DS XL, PSP Phat and PSP Go cos I don't play  handhelds anymore.
I don't use it much either, but I have 4 gbas and the link cables and every now and then it's fun to bust out 4 way Mario kart when the gang is over.

Offline kagey

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Re: Filco replaceable cable mod
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 03 June 2016, 22:27:42 »
Execution #2. Repeatable method? Scientific method? I'm a scientist? yay for science?