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Got all the handhelds out for a get together this morning:

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It's been a while, very happy with this little lot.

LHS is Lynx 2, Game Gear, PS Vita, PSP, GP2X and GP32.

Middle is a no name handheld NES portable and a Hyper Mega Tech Taito Edition.

RHS is DSi XL, DS (Original), Gameboy Advance, Switch Lite and Neo Geo Pocket Colour.
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Nice. Thinking about expanding the collection? An original 1989 Gameboy? They are not too expensive. Or a Gameboy Color / Pocket? But I guess you have a Gameboy Advance so maybe you don't need another Gameboy same goes for an Advance SP?

I'd like a Genesis Nomad which was the portable Megadrive (not released in UK) or an NEC Turbo Express (portable PC Engine) but they go for far too much £££

Bandai Wonderswan they are not too expensive but the SwanCrystal which is the best to get is £££
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Many missing?
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
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alexh wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 12:13 pm Nice. Thinking about expanding the collection? An original 1989 Gameboy? They are not too expensive. Or a Gameboy Color / Pocket? But I guess you have a Gameboy Advance so maybe you don't need another Gameboy same goes for an Advance SP?

I'd like a Genesis Nomad which was the portable Megadrive (not released in UK) or an NEC Turbo Express (portable PC Engine) but they go for far too much £££

Bandai Wonderswan they are not too expensive but the SwanCrystal which is the best to get is £££
I have thought of an original Gameboy, but I suspect if I got another GB it would be an Advance SP. I had one a while back and loved it.

As for the Nomad and Turbo Express, yes I'd like them too, but price wise it really isn't on. I had looked briefly at the Wonderswan but it didn't catch my eye for some reason.
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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stephen_usher wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 1:04 pm Many missing?
If you mean handhelds, hell yeah, that's just the ones I own, and I'm sure there's more out there.
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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It's great to see the GP32 there, from the look of the screen I'm guessing it's a blu or blu+?

Does it still work? I have three and they all have a damaged bios. I did the research to repair them but I haven't found the time, or courage, to have a go at fixing them yet!
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wub wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 10:23 pm It's great to see the GP32 there, from the look of the screen I'm guessing it's a blu or blu+?

Does it still work? I have three and they all have a damaged bios. I did the research to repair them but I haven't found the time, or courage, to have a go at fixing them yet!
Yes, it's a Blu and it does still work, it's been a great little console. The GP2x also still works, though I feel that although it was better specced than the GP32, it was a bit flawed, since battery life was so poor.

I have the original boxes for the GP32 & GP2X, plus the multiplayer adapter, also boxed for the GP32.

Good luck with repairing yours, is it a difficult procedure? Assuming that it's probably needing some SMD solder work, and BIOS flashing?

EDIT - I looked at the repair procedure, it's not too bad. Are you in the UK? I could probably do the repair if you are, I have all the tools, I'd just need to get the adapter for my programmer if I don't have one.
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 11:57 am Got all the handhelds out for a get together this morning:
You're the boss, @rubber_jonnie !
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alexh wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 12:13 pm Nice. Thinking about expanding the collection? An original 1989 Gameboy? They are not too expensive. Or a Gameboy Color / Pocket? But I guess you have a Gameboy Advance so maybe you don't need another Gameboy same goes for an Advance SP?

I'd like a Genesis Nomad which was the portable Megadrive (not released in UK) or an NEC Turbo Express (portable PC Engine) but they go for far too much £££

Bandai Wonderswan they are not too expensive but the SwanCrystal which is the best to get is £££
Well, I have a Wonderswan Colour Final Fantasy 2 Special Edition coming, and at under £70 I'd say it's a bargain :) Annoyingly the FlashMasta cart is currently unavailable so will have to wait for one of those.
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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HigashiJun wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 11:52 am
rubber_jonnie wrote: Fri May 24, 2024 11:57 am Got all the handhelds out for a get together this morning:
You're the boss, @rubber_jonnie !
:lol: Thank you :)
Collector of many retro things!
800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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