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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:01 pm
by Hobie-wan
Nice job. :)

Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:26 pm
by jfe2
That is seriously awesome work! And thank you so much for posting the guide! I'm hoping that my wife picks up a Nomad for my Christmas present, and if she does I'll totally do these mods.

Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:50 pm
by Lokkenjawnz
hailrazer wrote:
Lokkenjawnz wrote:Hey man if you have the time, you could probably make a pretty penny doing this up for us Nomad owners wanting a bit of an upgrade! Great work!


I would be happy to do this for anyone who wants it done. The problem is that it might be a bit expensive. The screens cost $50 and there would be shipping both ways. And I would have to charge about $40.

So it would be around $100 for me to do one for you guys.

But I'd be happy to do it if anyone wants me to.


How much would just a battery pack cost? I can deal with a mediocre screen, but damn I need some portability!

And on a side note, I just noticed your signature, you've got some of my favorite portables that I've seen on BenHeck, I wish I had my very own Darth64! :lol:

Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:55 pm
by chuckbanzai
hailrazer wrote:
Lokkenjawnz wrote:Hey man if you have the time, you could probably make a pretty penny doing this up for us Nomad owners wanting a bit of an upgrade! Great work!


I would be happy to do this for anyone who wants it done. The problem is that it might be a bit expensive. The screens cost $50 and there would be shipping both ways. And I would have to charge about $40.

So it would be around $100 for me to do one for you guys.

But I'd be happy to do it if anyone wants me to.


I really need to take a chance and try some of this stuff. I'd just hate to ruin any of my handhelds. I am going to keep you in mind, you may be hearing from me soon for some services. Would you be able to back light my NGPC also while we were at it?

Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:18 am
by hailrazer
Lokkenjawnz wrote:
How much would just a battery pack cost? I can deal with a mediocre screen, but damn I need some portability!

And on a side note, I just noticed your signature, you've got some of my favorite portables that I've seen on BenHeck, I wish I had my very own Darth64! :lol:


Well if you already have a battery pack I can install the new battery in it wouldn't be as much. But if I have to buy the Nomad battery pack and then the new battery it gets more expensive.

The new battery with charger is around $20, the charging jacks around $7. Then you have the cost of making it and shipping it to you.

So I would say for a new battery pack with you supplying the Nomad pack .... about $55
If I have to supply the Nomad Pack also it would cost $25 or so more because I would have to buy it off Ebay.

Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:21 am
by hailrazer
chuckbanzai wrote:
I really need to take a chance and try some of this stuff. I'd just hate to ruin any of my handhelds. I am going to keep you in mind, you may be hearing from me soon for some services. Would you be able to back light my NGPC also while we were at it?


I wouldn't ruin a handheld :)

If I messed something up I would fix it or replace it, that's how I roll. LOL

I used to frontlight NGPC with afterburners, but now it's easier to buy a broken SP and use that light. So I could do it, but it would probably cost around $65 or so.

Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:30 am
by classicgamer5
Awesome, looks great :)

Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:13 am
by Niode
I am intrigued by this NGPC frontlight business. I'd love to be able to play my NGPC without being sat on the Sun. I burn easy.

Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:17 am
by MrPopo
I would imagine it's just as easy as frontlighting a GBC. You take the frontlight from a GBA SP (first gen) and put it in front of the LCD of your portable. Then you wire one end to ground and the other to some voltage and you're in business.

Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:19 am
by Niode
Awesome, sounds rediculously easy. I'm gonna try and hunt don't some broken GBA SPs. Would I be able to do this to an OG GBA too?