September 1, 2017 at 7:56 PM #14886
Ok, after a few days off the project this is what I have decided.
OSSC as a project is out of my league. It doesn’t work and I really don’t have a flying clue why. I got continuity from U1 U2 & U3 in some pins between the same chip, and some connectors, but I do also have continuity from U8 voltage regulator to scart in a lot of pins, and I don’t know if that is normal or else. Fixing all the possible faulty chips will involve more than 50€ for the three new to arrive. And as today, that involves taking apart the ones that I have onboard destroying them, or ALSO buying a hotair – quickchip thing that cost about 50 more to scrape them. And if I do that, I don’t know if the chips will be serviceable, or that operation will turn the ossc into a working unit.
OSSC costs 200, although somewhat pricy, that’s the reasonable thing to do, since I already spent more than that on mine between parts, components, pieces, replacements, tools and shit. And mine still doesn’t work. Maybe if I know someone who can fix this.. but I’m afraid in Spain there’s nowhere to go. If I had the board anew and all the components, I would spend a little more into the haku air station and use it to avoid manual soldering whenever possible, but at it stands now, The only sane thing to do is redo the entire thing with all new parts, and that means +150 just to fall into same trouble?, meh…
I offer my OSSC for spare parts / repairs for anyone here interested, As said It detects video input but nothing come out the HDMI port, the unit its completly assembled with all parts soldered. As said I don’t know what’s wrong with it and I have no means / knowledge to figure out why. If you are interested send email ooqq at yahoo.com my loss your gain.
Cheers anyway, I do believe the OSSC it’s still a fantastic thing 🙂 .September 5, 2017 at 3:09 PM #14946
I would love to take a look at it. I have a microscope at work that i can use to see everything. Ill definently pay for shipping.
Totally cannot afford an OSSC though.September 11, 2017 at 2:28 PM #15038September 11, 2017 at 6:11 PM #15039
Good work, ‘d0pefish’! I know myself, how frustrating it can be looking for the one broken part after building a none working OSSC. So it’s nice to see this OSSC was rescuable and not a lost cause after all.October 15, 2017 at 10:48 AM #16060
Hello again peps. 🙂
I couldn’t manage to pass by and left my impressions since the end to the summer I was busy as hell…
First some pics.
yes it works! 😀 thanks so much to the great @d0pefish , he was the one that managed to revive the Ossc. 😀
Well, my experience with the device is perfection so far. I believe you cannot ask for more video quality than this. I was somewhat shocked that the ossc doesn’t accept composite video signals, so I wasn’t able to connect the spectrum or the gamecube so far, I would mod them or something in the future… meh
As for the assemble tutorial, altough I was able to assemble the Ossc 95% by myself, the fact that I wasn’t able to sucessfully run the project, made me aware that I don’t know enough to guide anyone. I used the manual soldering for the entire project, and I do know there’s people out there with homemade ownens and everything that put my knowledge and specially my troubleshooting to shame, so I think it’s better to leave the task to the more experienced guys that lure around here :p
And that’s pretty much everything. The Ossc is forever attached to the monitor and I use it at least once a day, discovering the great libraries of retro games that are, for the most part forgotten to history.
Thanks again to everyone around here, Marsq and all the other people that made the Ossc a reality 😀 Let’s make gaming great again! lolOctober 16, 2017 at 8:19 PM #16094
Indeed a thank you from me too to Dopefish for the repair!October 16, 2017 at 9:44 PM #16097
Nice pictures @ooqq! Great to see it is back with you safely and working with all your consoles 🙂
You are, of course, most welcome; I’m glad I was able to help 🙂
@buckoa51 I love to try and help/contribute where I can, especially where something as niche as the OSSC is concerned. I think the project is absolutely amazing and the work you are doing to get marqs’ invention into as many people’s hands as possible is just brilliant.
Thankyou for hosting this forum and opening it up to all OSSC users/DIYers – it’s a great resource. 🙂October 17, 2017 at 1:47 PM #16112
There are RGB cables for PAL Gamecubes (but perhaps you have an NTSC GC?).October 31, 2017 at 10:48 PM #16631
I’ve managed to solder most of the surface mount components, however I’m stuck with the “ESD Suppressors / TVS Diodes”. I tried to solder one, I’ve managed to destroy it instead of soldering it. The images that d0pefish posted are not accessible.
Could someone help me ? I’m also looking for a place when I could buy one of these without a minimal order amount, as I don’t have anything else to order on mouser …October 31, 2017 at 10:58 PM #16633
Sorry about the pictures – I believe I’ve fixed them now!
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