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

by dukenukem Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:24 am

Can't wait to see how one of these new screens is thanks to jmustang:).I will post about my experiences with it after it arrives.
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by wiggyx Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:37 am

Just knocked mine out today. Thanks so much for the how-to on this little mod. I'm loving it so far!

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Jmustang1968
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by Jmustang1968 Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:40 am

wiggyx wrote:Just knocked mine out today. Thanks so much for the how-to on this little mod. I'm loving it so far!

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where did you get your LCD?
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by wiggyx Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:10 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321023948366?ss ... 1497.l2649

Seller - bst2sell

Got here surprisingly quickly from China too. Less than a week O_O
dukenukem
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by dukenukem Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:09 pm

Got my modded nomad today from mustang and am very pleased.The new screen is way better then the original.
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by laevateinn Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:20 am

laevateinn wrote:when I am using NiMH batteries, the screen will flicker on and off. If I use alkaline or the AC adapter, I never have any problems.


I came up with a novel way around this problem in case anybody's interested.

Rather than buy a powerback and solder on a camera battery only to have the same problem I have with the NiMH AA cells, I bought this rechargeable battery pack.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NG ... 02_s00_i00

It has an adapter for the PSP which fits nicely into the nomad/genesis, although I believe the PSP has a different input voltage. This battery pack has a nice adjustable voltage though so I can use the PSP end at 9V. I've been running it for several hours now and the battery has barely drained. It has 4 LEDs for power level and it's only down to 3 after probably 3 hours of Sonic 2.

I ended up using velcro to adhere it to the back as if it were a battery pack with a cable hanging off of it. It's kind of tall so I have to rest a couple of my fingers on it when I play but it's not too thick so it's not uncomfortable. The cable's a little awkward so I might decide I like it better sitting next to me anyway. Who knows.

Here's what it looks like.
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by wiggyx Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:20 am

Bummer that it's so damned big :/
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by laevateinn Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:13 pm

wiggyx wrote:Bummer that it's so damned big :/


Yeah, the battery life is fantastic though. It's not too bad attached but I think I prefer storing it attached and playing it with the battery sitting next to me.
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Jmustang1968
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by Jmustang1968 Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:56 pm

laevateinn wrote:
wiggyx wrote:Bummer that it's so damned big :/


Yeah, the battery life is fantastic though. It's not too bad attached but I think I prefer storing it attached and playing it with the battery sitting next to me.


The battery pack mod works great for me.
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by compil3r Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:30 pm

Hello all! :D

I'm about to buy this LCD, someone knows if it will work for this mod?

3.5" inch TFT LCD Car Rear View Digital Monitor DVD VCR 2CHs Video Gadgets
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251169677062?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619
$23.44

Thanks!! :mrgreen:
compil3r :: Videogame collector and modder since the 80's
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