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#131
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/8 17:39
VB Gamer
Joined 2007/5/31
USA
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Just curious, why not use a widely available cheaper chip that's close to the one you need. Will the whole cart circuit board have to be remade? And if so, how much more work could that take being that you have completed the older chip model?
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#132
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/8 21:59
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Joined 2003/7/26
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Quote:

Raverrevolution wrote:
Just curious, why not use a widely available cheaper chip that's close to the one you need. Will the whole cart circuit board have to be remade? And if so, how much more work could that take being that you have completed the older chip model?


Besides a possible board re-design (and probably an attendant firmware re-write), there's also the simple fact that 5V devices are getting rare (I'm not even sure if they are still being made). Chips with 5V-tolerant I/O should be available for a while, but are probably more expensive than purely "low-voltage" devices. However, even if 5V-tolerant devices are used, the board will probably need a re-design to include the 3.3V (or lower) regulator to supply the chip(s). And if purely-low-voltage devices are used, there's the regulator and voltage conversion for all the I/O. So, it's better all-around to use the current device, as long as it's economically viable.
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#133
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/9 20:48
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2007/7/28
Great Britain
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A bit of good news. I've now secured a large batch of the chips, enough to make FlashBoy's for a long, long time.

I should be back in production by the end of this month.
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#134
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/10 1:17
Virtual Freak
Joined 2010/5/7
Netherlands
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That's great news! Is there anything we can do? Like sending a game for the case when you pre-order or something?
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#135
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/10 9:19
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Joined 2000/1/8
Germany
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I have quite a few donor games left, so it is not (yet) necessary to send one in when ordering a FlashBoy. But, if anyone has some spare cartridges, I'd like to buy them to secure future batches. Due to international shipping costs, that'd only make sense if it were at least like 5 games, though.
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#136
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/10 15:27
Nintendoid!
Joined 2009/8/3
Spain
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I have a Nester's Funky Bowling spare cartridge . If you want it I'll send you free . I hope to get a new Flashboy , the last one that I bought doesn't work
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#137
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/10 16:33
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I hope to get a new Flashboy , the last one that I bought doesn't work

I'll send you a new PCB to put in your cart shell. Do you have the screwdriver to open it ?

PM me.
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#138
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/10 17:48
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Antoine BCN wrote:
I have a Nester's Funky Bowling spare cartridge . If you want it I'll send you free .


Thanks for the offer, but I can't take it. Nester's Funky Bowling is too rare to use it as a donor cartridge with a clean conscience. ;) If you sold it instead, you could get quite a few Euro for it.
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#139
Re: Status: NEW BATCH SOON
Posted on: 2010/6/10 20:10
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More details: There will be a new batch of 50 FlashBoys "this summer". Mid/late August I guess. We'll announce more details when we have them, pre orders will start once we got all the parts and can put a final price tag on the new units.
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#140
Re: Status: SOLD OUT
Posted on: 2010/6/10 22:35
Nintendoid!
Joined 2009/8/3
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KR155E wrote:
Thanks for the offer, but I can't take it. Nester's Funky Bowling is too rare to use it as a donor cartridge with a clean conscience. ;) If you sold it instead, you could get quite a few Euro for it.


Ok , I'll try to sell,but it's too difficult . I got it free when I bought Wario Land USA because the plastic cover is stained . If I sell it , I will donate all euros to PLANETVB. Any offer?
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