nikola wrote:

I understand this will resurrect an old post, but would you still be willing to make a cable like this (for the price you suggest up top)?

It's been a while since I've made these and I just finished moving but in a little while I should be able to get a few of these put together once I find all of my stuff. I don't know what shipping charges are like if you are living in France but if I can find something for a few dollars then it will be the same price. If anyone else is interested let me know and I'll get as many as I can made.


(2 replies, posted in Tutorials, Mods & How-To's)

I think Tyler Barnes had some good info. In addition to what he said, once you have your LEDs and resistors you just find a power and grounding point to solder to. You should be able to find a number of different tutorials on installing a frontlight on the Pocket, where you can use the same points for power/ground that they use.


(17 replies, posted in Nintendo Handhelds)

I bought a spool of wire wrapping wire that seems to work pretty well. It's thin and there is a lot of it, so it will probably last a while. If you have decent wire strippers it's pretty easy to strip as well.

Because instead of opening the junction box I just soldered both wires to the PS/2 connector. The original pin 1 for GBC, and repurposed pin 2 on the DMG.

I didn't try opening the box because I didn't know it would open so easily.

That's a sweet tutorial! Very professional looking. Just thought I would throw my $.02 in there because I worked with the same exact cables haha and maybe it could help some people out.

1. To pull the rubber sleeve off the housing I inserted a small tipped standard screwdriver into the two holes in the housing. There are two fins that you can then push inward to flatten them out. Afterwards the housing comes off with little to no effort. Then you can push them back out when you pull the black plastic pin housing off.

2. On the DMG connector for removing the black plastic piece that houses the pins I actually used a small paperclip that I shoved in through the empty pin holes and used that to pull the whole section out. If you're opening the GBC connector I was able to pull it off with my fingers haha.

3. Since pins 1 and 2 get shorted on the GBC connector after swapping pins in the DMG connector, I pulled out pin 2 on the GBC connector and cut it. Then wrapped the two different wires together on the other end and soldered them both to the PS/2 connector.

I don't know how much easier any of these steps make it, but that's what worked best for me if anyone else was interested.

That's pretty sweet, didn't know anyone else had made them! And yeah, they can be a little time consuming, but once you figure it out it's kind-of fun.

Just an update, I'm looking to make more types of cables, ones with just DMG connectors, and ones with just GBC connectors. Is there any interest in those types? I thought there would be more people interested in a dual cable, but maybe everyone already has the cables/keyboards they need?


(11 replies, posted in Trading Post)

I have a link cable with both a DMG and GBC connector for the LSDJ keyboard if you're interested.

Koji-Kendo wrote:
kuzimoto wrote:

Hmm, did it turn out like you thought it would? And without those modifications, does it still look decent?

The corrected method looks great!
Highly recommended.
I'm doing comparison photos of the 4 main gbc frontlight methods now.
SP, sp corrected, kitsch-bent (w/ loca) and sp + kitsch-bent composite.

Awesome! I'd really like to try out the SP method, but didn't want to kill an SP for it, and broken ones seem to get snatched up on eBay fairly quickly. Also, it will be pretty nice having all the comparison photos for the different methods. I've noticed that there wasn't really one place to find all that stuff!

Hmm, did it turn out like you thought it would? And without those modifications, does it still look decent?


(5 replies, posted in Nintendo Handhelds)

No problem! Let me know if you encounter any issues. Also, double and triple check pin-outs and wiring. Before soldering anything I always wrote it down to make sure that I had everything right. Some pictures will show the female (port) version of the link or PS/2 connectors where the pinout is mirrored horizontally from the jack.

I hope everything I said is completely accurate, maybe someone else can double check it haha. But I'm pretty certain.


(5 replies, posted in Nintendo Handhelds)

Hey, I'd be glad to help out with this. So, first things first, you're using the DMG-04. The problem with this cable is that it does not contain all the necessary pins. You need to perform what's called the "pin swap" by trash80. Basically, you have pins 1,2,3, and 6 in the DMG cable. However, pins 1,3,5, and 6 are required. Meaning you have to move pin 2 to the pin 5 position. Pin 5 is clock, which is needed to sync with the keyboard.

DMG-04 Cable:
|   1    3    5   |
|   2    4    6   |

Now that you have that out of the way, you need to connect the right cables.

 Pin #
GB  PS/2  description
1     4    +5V/DCC
3     1     DATA/Serial In
5     5     Clock
6     3     Ground

You need to know exactly which wire in the ps/2 go to what pin in the connector. If zii.hrs is correct, then it is very easy. Unfortunately not all PS/2 keyboards are created equally, so they may not be exactly the same. If you have no multimeter, or continuity tester, then you will have to take a leap of faith and just do it according to the above schematic. Or, some keyboards will have the connector on the board labeled so you could use that.

DMG-04      Keyboard
Orange  ->  Red
Black   ->  White
Green   ->  Green
Blue    ->  Yellow

I got some of this information from xero's blog, and the LSDj wiki. Hope this helps! let me know if you need more help. I've messed around with these a lot.

Aww, that stinks, haha. But I did actually make one of these with just a GBC connector on the end. It's a different cable, so the connector is silver and it's also about 6-7". They are a bit cheaper to make, so I suppose I could do $25 shipped for that one.

Edit: it's actually about 2' looking at it again...

Yeah, I would make a keyboard with the cables on it, but this way you can use any keyboard you have already.

Hey guys, I'm relatively new to cm.o, but have been a fan of chipmusic for years.

I recently made this adapter cable that has a PS/2 port on one end, and generation 1 and 2 game link connectors on the other. I've tested this cable on a DMG, MGB, CGB, and AGB. I've done quick a bit of homework for the best way to make this happen, and I don't think I've seen one quite like it yet.

I'm looking for $35 shipped to the first person who asks. I have one cable right now, but if more people are interested in them, I'm willing to make some more!

It looks pretty darn good (if I do say so myself). The 2 Game Link connectors are gold and appear to be clones of the original Nintendo game link cables. The other side features a standard 6p Mini Din in-line connector. I worked pretty hard to make it look really professional and nice. It measures about 2'6" from both ends. The gen 1 and 2 connectors have about 9" from the point they split.

This picture shows all the hardware used to test the cable. A DMG, MGB, CGB, and AGB. Keyboard is an HP KB 0316. The stuff isn't part of the offer, nor is it for sale.

This turned out pretty great! It's cool that the replacement part turned out as good as the original. This can hopefully save the lives of many GBA SPs smile