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Who owns a Turbo Duo and could help me troubleshoot?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:39 pm
by Trev
Just hooked my unit back up, and am encountering some issues w/sound ...

Also, know of any good forums dedicated for the TG16/Duo?

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:55 am
by 3DO Experience
I dunno, but I would like to get a duo. Would even trade my TG-16 with another system for one. :/

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:18 am
by Trev
What would the other system be? (just curious, I'm not necessarily looking to trade)

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:05 am
by 3DO Experience
off the top of my head, um... either a NES, SNES, Saturn, N64, Dreamcast, GameBoy Color or GameGear. I might have others but it's 2am (blame Pepsi) and I'm not going into the room. Oh yeah I have a boxed Wonder Wizard and a small table-top Pac-Man arcade but it's a battery operated version. god I'm tired.

where are my magazines?

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:02 pm
by acem77
it's a few bad caps in the top left corner.
you can heat them with a solder iron to see if its gets worse or cool them with canned air and listen for an improvement, when you find ones that cause a change replace those with same rating. that’s what I did.

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:35 pm
by Trev
3DO Experience wrote: it's 2am (blame Pepsi)
I thought you drank caffeine free ... :lol:

@acem77, thanks for the info. I actually watched a vid after I posted this that showed how to swap them. I will try your heating cooling suggestion first though.

I guess the later Japanese models eliminated the design aspects that led to the sound fluctuation problem.

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:58 am
by Mobius
I have a Duo. You probably have a unit with bad capacitors. It happens all the time to Duos.

This is, by far, the best TG-16/PCE/Duo forum:

Their repair/mod forum has several threads about capacitor replacements.

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:20 am
by Trev
Thanks for the link Mobius, I'll check it out.

**ck me, I'm a douche.

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:40 am
by Austin
**** me. Disregard this (3doexp and 3dokid can read what this originally was, I'm sure ;D)

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:22 pm
by 3DO Experience
LOL Austin

Well now that I'm somewhat awake I really can't say I can think of any other systems. I didn't mention that my TG-16 is boxed or that I have a boxed NES and NES2. I was pretty amazed to find the TG-16 still with the box but not as amazed as when I found a boxed 2600 6-switch.