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<br><b><font size="24">Welcome to Game Tech Wiki!</font></b><br>
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'''Welcome to Game Tech Wiki!''' The goal of this wiki is to provide repairs, mods, and technical information for all video gaming hardware.
  
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/vr/ Repair and Mod thread [https://warosu.org/vr/?task=search2&ghost=yes&search_subject=Repair%2FMod&search_op=all&search_del=dontcare&search_int=dontcare&search_ord=new&search_capcode=all&search_res=op Archive]<br>
  
The goal of Game Tech Wiki is to collect detailed technical information on everything related to gaming. This includes repair and modification guides, high-resolution images and documentation of hardware components, programming information, and general information articles (cleaning, tools, displays, etc.). All gaming hardware belongs on the wiki: game consoles and accessories, old gaming computers, and even Tiger Handhelds.
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Are you looking for a guide or information that the wiki is currently lacking? Ask for it on the [[Requests]] page.
  
This wiki still has a very long way to go before reaching its goal. One of the greatest ways you could help our growth would be to request new content on the [[Requests]] page. If you would like to add new content to the wiki, please see the "How you can help" section below.
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For info on emulation, see [[emulation:Main Page|Emulation General Wiki]].
  
This is the new home of [http://retroconsoles.wikia.com Retro Consoles Wiki]. We are currently in the process of transferring content from the old wiki to this one.
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===News===
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{{News}}
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===Useful Links===
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*[[Game and Console Cleaning]]
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*[[emulation:Display FAQ|Display FAQ]]
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*[[:Category:Mod|List of mods]]
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*[[:Category:Repair|List of repairs]]
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*[[List of service manuals]]
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*[[:Category:Teardown|List of teardowns]]
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*[[Requests]]
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==Game Companies==
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[[File:3DO_logo.png|200px|link=3DO]]
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[[File:Atari_logo.png|200px|link=Atari]]
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[[File:Coleco_logo.png|200px|link=Coleco]]
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[[File:Emersonradio_logo.png|200px|link=Emerson]]
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[[File:Fairchild_logo.png|200px|link=Fairchild]]
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[[File:HGS_Electronic.png|75px|link=HGS_Electronic]]
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|-
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[[File:Interton_electronic_logo.png|200px|link=Interton]]
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[[File:Mustang_logo.png|200px|link=Mustang]]
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[[File:NEC_logo.png|200px|link=NEC]]
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|-
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[[File:Nintendo_logo.png|200px|link=Nintendo]]
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[[File:Radofin_logo.png|200px|link=Radofin]]
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[[File:RCA_logo.png|200px|link=RCA]]
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[[File:Sanwa_logo.png|200px|link=Sanwa]]
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[[File:Sega_logo.png|200px|link=SEGA]]
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[[File:Sharp_logo.png|200px|link=Sharp]]
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[[File:SNK_logo.png|200px|link=SNK_Playmore]]
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[[File:Sony_logo.png|200px|link=Sony]]
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*[[:Category:Company|Full list of companies]]
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==Consoles and handhelds by generation==
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===First (1972-1980)===
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*[[Atari Pong Consoles]]
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*[[Coleco Telstar]]
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*[[Color TV Game]]
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*[[Magnavox Odyssey]]
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===Second (1976-1992)===
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*[[APF MP1000]]
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*[[Atari 2600]]
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*[[Atari 5200]]
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*[[Bally Astrocade]]
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*[[ColecoVision]]
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*[[Entex Adventure Vision]]
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*[[Emerson Arcadia 2001]]
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*[[Epoch Game Pocket Computer]]
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*[[Fairchild Channel F]]
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*[[Intellivision]]
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*[[Magnavox Odyssey 2]]
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*[[Milton Bradley Microvision]]
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*[[Nintendo Game & Watch]]
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*[[Vectrex]]
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*[[Yakuman]]
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===Third (1983-2003)===
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*[[Atari 7800]]
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*[[Casio PV-1000]]
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*[[Famicom Titler]]
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*[[Nintendo Entertainment System]]
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*[[Sega Master System]]
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*[[SG-1000]]
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*[[Twin Famicom]]
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===Fourth (1987-2003)===
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*[[Atari Lynx]]
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*[[Commodore CDTV]]
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*[[Game Boy]]
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*[[Neo-Geo]]
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*[[Pioneer LaserActive]]
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*[[Phillips CD-i]]
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*[[Sega Game Gear]]
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*[[Sega Mega Drive/Genesis]]
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*[[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]]
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*[[SuperGrafx]]
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*[[TurboDuo]]
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*[[TurboExpress]]
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*[[TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine]]
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===Fifth (1993-2006)===
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*[[3DO Interactive Multiplayer]]
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*[[Amiga CD32]]
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*[[Apple Bandai Pippin]]
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*[[Atari Jaguar]]
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*[[Casio Loopy]]
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*[[Fujitsu FM Towns Marty]]
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*[[Game.com]]
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*[[Game Boy Color]]
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*[[Game Boy Pocket]]
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*[[Neo Geo Pocket Color]]
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*[[Nintendo 64]]
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*[[PC-FX]]
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*[[PlayStation]]
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*[[Sega Nomad]]
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*[[Sega Saturn]]
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*[[Virtual Boy]]
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==How you can help==
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===Sixth (1998-2013)===
Game Tech Wiki needs your help! Everyone is invited to contribute content to the wiki to help us reach our goal, even if you have no technical knowledge. If you are simply looking for content we are missing, please visit the [[Requests]] page. Here are some ways you can help the wiki grow:
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*[[GameBoy Advance]]
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*[[N-Gage]]
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*[[Neo Geo Pocket Color]]
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*[[Nintendo GameCube]]
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*[[PlayStation 2]]
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*[[Sega Dreamcast]]
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*[[Tapwave Zodiac]]
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*[[Xbox]]
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===Non-technical===
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*General console or manufacturer information
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*Other gaming-related articles
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===Seventh (2004-)===
**Although the focus of the wiki is hardware, there's nothing wrong with adding general gaming articles about specific games or genres. A great example of this is the article on [[Shmup]]s.
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*[[Nintendo DS]]
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*[[Playstation 3]]
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*[[PlayStation Portable]]
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*[[Wii]]
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*[[Xbox 360]]
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*High-res photos of hardware
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===Eighth (2011-)===
**This includes circuit boards (motherboards, power boards, controller boards, etc.), casings, and other components. For circuit boards, an ideal photo will have all text on the board be legible. If this is not easily accomplished, multiple photos which focus on certain sections of a particular board can be used. When adding these photos to the site, please include the revision of the board in the file name and description. For an example of board photos, see [[Sega Genesis Hardware]].
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*[[Nintendo 3DS]]
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*[[Ouya]]
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*[[Playstation 4]]
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*[[PlayStation Vita]]
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*[[Steam Machine]]
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*[[Wii U]]
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*[[Xbox One]]
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===Technical===
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===Ninth (2017-)===
*Mods and Repairs
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*[[Nintendo Switch]]
**The core content of the wiki is modifications and repairs made to gaming hardware. If you have performed a particular mod/repair, you may want to consider writing a guide on this wiki, in as much or as little detail as you want. Alternatively, if you know of a quality guide for a mod/repair, please add links to the respective console pages.
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*Component identification and documentation
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====Other lists====
**Every circuit boards has several components: IC's, resistors, capacitors, etc. For every revision of every circuit board, these components need to be listed along with their values (in the case of resistors, capacitors, and inductors) and documentation (in the case of IC's).
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*[[:Category:Console|List of consoles by name]]
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*[[:Category:Handheld|List of handhelds by name]]
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==Quick Links==
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{{AboutWiki}}
Find system by...
 
*[[:Category:Console|Name]]
 
*[[:Category:Company|Company]]
 
*Generation
 
**[[:Category:First_generation|First]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[:Category:Second_generation|Second]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[:Category:Third_generation|Third]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[:Category:Fourth_generation|Fourth]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[:Category:Fifth_generation|Fifth]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[:Category:Sixth_generation|Sixth]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[:Category:Seventh_generation|Seventh]]
 
  
===General Articles===
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*[[Game and Console Cleaning]]
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*[[List of mods]]
 
*[[List of repairs]]
 
*[[List of teardowns]]
 
*[[Requests]]
 

Latest revision as of 00:17, 4 December 2019

Gtw mario.png

Welcome to Game Tech Wiki! The goal of this wiki is to provide repairs, mods, and technical information for all video gaming hardware.

/vr/ Repair and Mod thread Archive

Are you looking for a guide or information that the wiki is currently lacking? Ask for it on the Requests page.

For info on emulation, see Emulation General Wiki.

News

December, 2019 - Site
ITEM-3 has transferred ownership of gametechwiki over to me, so if there's any issues pester me here instead of him. --SonofUgly (talk) 01:12, 4 December 2019 (CET)

Useful Links

Game Companies

3DO logo.png

Atari logo.png

Coleco logo.png

Emersonradio logo.png

Fairchild logo.png

HGS Electronic.png

Interton electronic logo.png

Mustang logo.png

NEC logo.png

Nintendo logo.png

Radofin logo.png

RCA logo.png

Sanwa logo.png

Sega logo.png

Sharp logo.png

SNK logo.png

Sony logo.png

Consoles and handhelds by generation

First (1972-1980)

Second (1976-1992)

Third (1983-2003)

Fourth (1987-2003)

Fifth (1993-2006)

Sixth (1998-2013)

Seventh (2004-)

Eighth (2011-)

Ninth (2017-)

Other lists

About the Wiki

Game Tech Wiki is dedicated to collecting detailed technical information on everything related to gaming. This includes repair and modification guides, high-resolution images and documentation of hardware components, programming information, and general information articles (cleaning, tools, displays, etc.). All gaming hardware belongs on the wiki: game consoles and accessories, old gaming computers, and even Tiger Handhelds.

This wiki still has a very long way to go before reaching its goal. One of the greatest ways you could help our growth would be to request new content on the Requests page. If you would like to add new content to the wiki, please see the "How you can help" section below.

How you can help

Game Tech Wiki needs your help! Everyone is invited to contribute content to the wiki to help us reach our goal, even if you have no technical knowledge. If you are simply looking for content we are missing, please visit the Requests page.

A good start would be to check out the Editing Guide. Here are some ways you can help the wiki grow:

Non-technical

  • General console or manufacturer information
  • Other gaming-related articles
    • Although the focus of the wiki is hardware, there's nothing wrong with adding general gaming articles about specific games or genres. A great example of this is the article on Shmups.
  • High-res photos of hardware
    • This includes circuit boards (motherboards, power boards, controller boards, etc.), casings, and other components. For circuit boards, an ideal photo will have all text on the board be legible. If this is not easily accomplished, multiple photos which focus on certain sections of a particular board can be used. When adding these photos to the site, please include the revision of the board in the file name and description. For an example of board photos, see Sega Genesis Hardware.

Technical

  • Mods and Repairs
    • The core content of the wiki is modifications and repairs made to gaming hardware. If you have performed a particular mod/repair, you may want to consider writing a guide on this wiki, in as much or as little detail as you want. Alternatively, if you know of a quality guide for a mod/repair, please add links to the respective console pages.
  • Component identification and documentation
    • Every circuit boards has several components: IC's, resistors, capacitors, etc. For every revision of every circuit board, these components need to be listed along with their values (in the case of resistors, capacitors, and inductors) and documentation (in the case of IC's).