Sega removed it. I’m putting it BACK.January 16, 2023
Sega removed it. I’m putting it BACK.
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The Sega Master System is one of my earliest consoles from childhood. Despite being successful elsewhere, this was not the case here in the US. I recently bought a couple of PAL Master System 2’s from the UK during a trip there, and now I’m on a mission to build the “ultimate” American Sega Master System 2.
Before that happens though, I need to figure out if the one I have even works which is a bit easier said than done. The Master System 2 only outputs RF, and there’s not much I can do here in the US to display a PAL RF signal.
This is the first in a series of mods I have planned for this system. I will be pimping it out with some very nice (and some very expensive) mods in upcoming videos, so stay tuned.
🌍 Get your own Sega Master System 1/2 mod kit from Consoles Unleashed
📖 Step-by-step guide from Consoles Unleashed that I followed in this video
My philosophy on buying tools is to start small and to “outgrow” your gear over time. Expensive gear won’t improve your repair and fault finding skills, only practice will do that. With that in mind below is what’s in my current toolkit.
Screwdriver Set: https://amzn.to/2X7s0Gj
Automatic Wire Stripper: https://amzn.to/30F5TJm
Pocket Multimeter: https://amzn.to/3IdvzQz
Component Tester: https://amzn.to/3l5rHG8
🖌 Soldering Essentials
TS100 Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/2YIJZUR
No Clean Flux Syringe: https://amzn.to/2NFUZvQ
No Clean Solder: https://amzn.to/2NHEAqQ
Desoldering Braid: https://amzn.to/312Grws
Tip Tinner: https://amzn.to/31w2EF4
Contact Cleaner: https://amzn.to/3dI93ly
🔍 Soldering Add-ons
Fume Extractor with Hose: https://amzn.to/3hspLZi
Desoldering Vacuum Pump: https://amzn.to/3Qe9ipl
Hot Air Rework Station: https://amzn.to/3w023bF
Circuit Board Holder: https://amzn.to/3k35Pzm
Helping Hands Soldering Aid: https://amzn.to/3ihgksP
🔥 Thermal Compounds & Tape
Kapton Tape https://amzn.to/3DEu0dd
Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste: https://amzn.to/2Ak2y8w
1.5MM Arctic Thermal Pads: https://amzn.to/2Vv1RQU
🧴 Lubes and Epoxies
White Lithium Grease: https://amzn.to/2UApx5M
Plastic Epoxy: https://amzn.to/3up0LIm
0:00 Model 2 vs the Model 1
4:04 A hillbilly test
7:37 Let the modding begin
9:02 Farewell, RF
10:49 Prepping 9-pin DIN
13:55 Hello, RGB
17:07 Damn… I’m looking good!
19:19 Ready for next steps
via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dGWrBKhHS4