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Old 27 November 2014, 10:52   #122
Digital Corruption

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Hi Higgy, et al.
Originally Posted by Higgy View Post
Fingers crossed speckles are a thing of the past now.
Apologies if this has already been posted somewhere here.

Ewan of has come up with a fix for the white spots on the GBS boards.

His explanation:

"The SDRAM interface from the TV5725 scaler chip on the board has no damping resistors in the clock & control lines
and fails to calibrate the timing of the interface properly as a result. It is marginal and causes bad screen refresh data.
As such it took some time to track this down as the cause.

There is a track to be cut and the resistor (SMD 0603 size, or 1608 metric) gets fitted across the cut. Then the capacitor is soldered to the ground end
of a nearby bypass cap & the free end linked to the SDRAM side of the resistor that was fitted across the track cut. It is not very elegant, but it works & cures the video noise totally."

Some pics of the mod:

Have done the mod to my GBS board, and the difference is noticeable.

Hope this helps,
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