Snes (nes) mini clone hack?

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Snes (nes) mini clone hack?

Postby M4tthewd » 2018-11-17 @ 17:44

Not sure what category this exactly falls in.
I got my hands on a snes mini clone, GC22P SUPER MINI TV GAME CONSOLE (which is running strictly 8 bit games), taking it apart I see that it contains a 256M Samsung k5l5563caa which when I searched up led me to this page. http://www.datasheetcafe.com/k5l5563caa-d770-datasheet-pdf/
I have attached photos as well. The Clone has a micro B connector for power and 3.5mm jack for AV. Hooking up the micro B to a pc, nothing comes up. From what I've read, the snes classic has to be powered on a certain way for the pc to read it. Trying that, (holding the reset button and turning the power on and letting go of the reset button after) had no effect. The manual on the first page, on the first line says "1.Its is built-in classic games, which cannot be changed". Literally the first thing it says, so now I know it has to be hacked lol.
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Re: Snes (nes) mini clone hack?

Postby M4tthewd » 2018-11-17 @ 23:24

So further investigation into it I can see that the usb micro b is only power, no data lines run from it. Looking at the webpage I linked, I noticed the MODEL 1950 (which is an eprom programmer). https://www.minatoat.co.jp/en/product/dp/lineup/model1950/ Its used for doing multiple flashes at once. But I currently have no programmers to flash the memory.
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Re: Snes (nes) mini clone hack?

Postby M4tthewd » 2018-11-30 @ 22:24

Recently contacted a manufacturer for the chips and a programmer/reader for the Samsung chips. Not terribly sure what I'm doing or the rabbit hole I'm getting myself into lol but hobbies are great!
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