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8bit
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by 8bit Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:53 pm

dude thats a sweet mod! great job. I have a dead screen nomad right now..... I dont want to fix it for $65 but someone else might! I will keep u in mind if I end up selling mine to someone on the board.
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by hailrazer Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:08 am

I have done this mod for a member here and a member of the DigitalPress Forums. I will be up dating the first post with this information for a reference :)

Feel free to contact me if you want one of these mods done .
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by chris829 Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:48 am

Hi hailrazer, please answer the questions I asked you in the last personnal mesage I sent to you. I can't wait to have those mods done.
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by chris829 Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:45 pm

Hi hailrazer. Will you be able to make these mods for the screen and battery again and when?
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by klausien Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:53 pm

I just want to say THANK YOU to hailrazer. I did the screen mod on Monday, and it turned a system I've always felt was handicapped by a poor screen (only the original Game Boy screen is worse - GG isn't as bad as a Nomad) into the best portable of the 16-Bit era. There is no blur and the colors pop. Sonic is actually enjoyable on this screen. The increased clarity means that shoot 'em up games are also totally playable; even the fast ones. I play my Genesis (actually X'Eye) on a 36" Sony Trinitron (non-flatscreen - I prefer it for the classics) in S-Video, and the small LCD gives it a run for it's money. Fantastic.

As for my experience with the mod itself, they appear to have changed the PCB for the screen since the pictures in the thread; possibly for the better. (NOTE: I purchased the one in the eBay link in this thread) There was no brief display of AV2 on the Nomad screen as in the Youtube vid; it boots just like a regular Nomad, only with a modern screen. This is ACE and erases my only doubt about doing the mod. I was also still able to fit it into the case relatively easily (after removing the small molex connector). The solder points for video, gnd and power were different, but they were also labeled, so it was totally fine (like a car stereo board). The soldering with this isn't too bad, but the removal of the original screen is not for the faint of heart. It's a true point of no return. The finished product is absolutely stunning however, and well worth it.

The lack of a reset button does still cause me grief (I haven't found good directions for that mod - I've only found that one link to a picture of the Nomad board with an unidentified IC soldered to several barely distinguishable points - I want to do the press mode & start one personally), but this totally makes the Nomad a much better piece of hardware - and it uses less power too! Thanks again!
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by hailrazer Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:20 pm

Glad it worked out for you and glad you like it.

Believe it or not , it's hard to convince some people on how much better this mod is than the original.

Oh well, their loss and our gain :)
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by chris829 Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:50 am

Hi hailrazer. Will you be able to make these mods for the screen and battery again and when?
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by demonmisfit Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:37 am

Great mod, hailrazer! Do you offer your other mods for sale? For instance, the gamecube portable mod? Just curious. Can't wait to get my Nomad in the mail to start hackin it up!
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by Satoshi_Matrix Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:59 pm

Is this LCD usable for the Nomad mod? It seems to be cheaper than anything else.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Mini-3-5-Inch-Car-TF ... 4aa3e29709
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Re: Nomad --- New screen and better battery pack.

by jinn Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:11 pm

I'm sure it works, however the board might be bigger and will not fit properly or at all.
I would stick with screen model in the guide for this mod.
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