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 Post subject: Flashing Tim Worthington NES RGB
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:14 pm 


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Hello,

I've purchased an RGB mod for my frontloader NES and it appears it was loaded with one of the firmware that has sync problems.
So I've ordered an Altera USB Blaster and it has already arrived.

My question is, Do I need to solder pins to the board to attach the USB blaster?

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 Post subject: Re: Flashing Tim Worthington NES RGB
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:54 pm 



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You can solder if you want proper connection as you don't want any of the wires to "not have connection" during flashing.
But me myself, I'd rather make sure it's got proper attachment and not solder.

I am going to do the same thing to my GBA Consolizer soon to up it's firmware.

Here's how a guy who flashed new firmware to the GBA Consolizer did (different flasher than altera usb blaster, but should be exact same):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU9xOar ... e=emb_logo


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing Tim Worthington NES RGB
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:21 pm 


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Well here is the thing, here is the cable that was supplied with the USB blaster, it has female headers on each end.
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this is what the board looks like , the circled one is the 3v3
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 Post subject: Re: Flashing Tim Worthington NES RGB
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:28 pm 


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If you end up flashing it, can you share any success you have with it? I'm in the exact same situation, I just don't have a USB blaster and don't want to buy one unless it fixes the sync issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing Tim Worthington NES RGB
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:45 pm 


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OK I think I figured it out, I need to order some Dupont Female to male wires


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing Tim Worthington NES RGB
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:11 pm 



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you really dont need anything else if you really want to... I'd solder it to ensure the connections tho. I don't really trust me being able to get the wires attached without soldering.

Here's a guide to update nesrgb: http://www.firebrandx.com/nespalette.html


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 Post subject: Re: Flashing Tim Worthington NES RGB
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:44 am 



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Fair warning that this is a bit dicey, but the only other thing you would need is the jumpers. I just held them in place during the flash. You do want to be careful because I'm pretty sure there are some contact points the lengthy pins can short to. I used the same firebrandx page to help figure out the pinout. If you plan on doing lots of flashing, go the solder route. If you're lazy, fearless, and don't want stuff dangling/hanging out your NES, go this route. I thought I might have the problem firmware, and was willing to risk a one time flash with this rig.

http://www.firebrandx.com/nespalette.html

https://www.amazon.com/GenBasic-Solderl ... 224&sr=8-3

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 Post subject: Re: Flashing Tim Worthington NES RGB
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:14 am 


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this thing is also recommended to adapt the JTAG cable to the NESRGB.

https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/n2Hu5aBt


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