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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:19 am 


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Beaps wrote:
So it's just a matter of slicing the jap plug on the end. Does Maplin's not sell the right end plug?


You can't use the Japanese plug unless you use a step down converter.

Instead just buy the power supply I linked you to and also buy that tip in the previous post if you don't want to wreck the existing power supply.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:09 am 



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Just ordered the parts, cheers dude


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:31 pm 



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Do you need the remote to access any of the functions on the XRGB-3? I don't mind fiddling around with the box itself, so I'm wondering if there are any drawbacks I should know of when picking up one without a remote.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:54 pm 


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No. All inputs have quick select buttons on the machine itself and the menu is fully operatable as well.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:02 pm 



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$250 well spent, then. Thanks.

I guess my next question would be where I could find the most recent firmware. Junkerhq wiki?


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:24 pm 


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last english FW version: http://www.micomsoft.co.jp/xrgb3_update ... 110506.exe

And this is the B1 FW update (scanline mode) if it's not already present on the hardware: http://www.micomsoft.co.jp/xrgb3_update ... _v1_00.exe


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:14 pm 



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Parts turned up to make the UK power supply. When I lob the end off the cable. How do I know which one goes where on the new end?

Hope that makes sense


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:39 pm 


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How do I know which one goes where on the new end?

not without using a multimeter to test which wire's positive and which one's negative.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:59 pm 



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Got a multimeter, but still how do I check?


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:04 pm 


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On the original PSU you should be able to see if + (pos) is supposed in the center or on the outside. I guess center.

If you put the red wire of the multimeter to the center and the black one to the outside and you get a positive (+) reading, you're ok.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:07 pm 



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Thanks for this, do I need to do this when it's plugged in and powered on?


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:08 pm 


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you have to power the psu, but of course you don't have to connect it to the XRGB.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:29 pm 



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Ok just so I am clear.

- I lob the end off the current one
- solder the two wires to the new end
- plug it in, power on
- touch the inner of the new end with my red stick of the multimeter & the outer with the black
- then I should have a positive reading


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:42 pm 


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exactly. And if you get a negative reading you have to reverse the two wires before using it with your XRGB.

You can also measure for +/- before soldering on the new plug. And just measure the continuity on the plug you chopped off to see which wire is connected to the center pin. Either way is fine.....


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:40 pm 



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Great, thanks

What I think I will do is...

Cut one of the two wires, check continuity to see if it is connected to the inner or outer of the end plug, and then solder it to the new plugs inner/outer if that makes sense?


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:09 pm 


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whatever you do, just do it. It's not exactly rocket science :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:48 pm 



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I know, I know, just don't wanna blow the thing up even before I get to use it :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:47 pm 



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Job done & looking sweet.

How do I flash the firmware to change it to English, The links on the XRGB-3 site are dead.

Is there an English guide I can follow?


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:23 pm 


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I posted the links to the most recent english FW files above. Just scroll up a bit. This should include the english updater as well. On my page you can find a step by step guide on how to use the japanese updater.

Before trying to install the B1 FW, check it if it's not installed already (change to B1), check if you get scanlines or not. B0 controls the language. There's just one version of the B1 FW.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:31 pm 



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Cheers dude :D

Also, would you know where I can pick up a Jap VGA to Component cable?


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:33 pm 


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You mean d-terminal ? Solaris.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:03 pm 



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Any idea what page it on to flash it to English, I cant find it :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:07 pm 


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I don't follow. viewtopic.php?p=980948#p980948
Download the update. Install. Update. Any problem ?


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:09 pm 



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I downloaded the update tool but its all in Jap, I don't know what I am clicking on


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:17 pm 


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Use the tutorial on my page. Just scroll down to the XRGB-3 section. Can't miss it.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:20 pm 



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How did I miss that, I am on that page as well :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:23 pm 


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If you can't find the tutorial on my page, it's right above the Framemeister review, at about 40% down the page. http://retrogaming.hazard-city.de/


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:27 pm 



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Balls, your link for (current version is 2.12) is dead, also the one on their forum is dead

CPU Ver 2.21aへのアップデートを行うと、2.12以前のインストーラ付属のXRGB-3 Update Tool Ver 1.20では書込みできなくなります。
(キャプチャー機能の追加により、USBの転送プロトコルを変更したためです。)
2.21以降へのアップデート後、以前のファームウェアに戻す場合、xrgb3_update_setup_v2_12a.exeをインストールし、アップデートファイル(xrgb3full_v2_12.x3b)でファームアップしてください。


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:30 pm 


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you're not the most tech-savy guy, right ?

I know that the links are dead and that's why I posted new ones in this thread - on this very page.


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 Post subject: Re: XRGB-3
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:33 pm 



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hehe no, how did you guess :lol:


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