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Rare SMS Pad Checker cart
Post Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:57 am
I saw a SMS control pad checker cart on the bay and was curious as to how rare an item like this might be. The price seems a little high but I could be wrong. Anyone have any more information on this item?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sega-Master-System-MASTER-SYSTEM-PAD-CHECKER-Rare...
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:31 am
look here:
http://www.smspower.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10446&highlight=test
and here
http://www.smspower.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10581&highlight=test
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Thanks!
Post Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:27 am
It never stops to amaze me how much info is on the web about obscure SEGA items. Thanks for the info. So is the price asked too high for such a normal item then? It isn't exactly a proto or beta of anything.
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:00 am
Yeah it is not realy a "rarity". I wouldn't buy it for more than 10$, because it can be made out of any cartridge, just replacing the cartridge rom with 0.99$ eprom (with the program on it). I don't believe this case is anything else than that.

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Look I just made one also with battery save memory :-) with small help of the Monopoly cartridge...
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:09 am
jpx072 wrote
Yeah it is not realy a "rarity". I wouldn't buy it for more than 10$, because it can be made out of any cartridge, just replacing the cartridge rom with 0.99$ eprom (with the program on it). I don't believe this case is anything else than that.

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Look I just made one also with battery save memory :-) with small help of the Monopoly cartridge...


I totally agree, That price on ebay is insane. I also have a home made version that is pretty much identical.

P.S. jpx072 - Whats the red thing sticking out the side of your SMSII?
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:19 am
To james costello...just the multibios mod .. its a turning switch for switching the bioses. (http://www.smspower.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10908)
The other two are language and 50/60Hz switches.
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:34 am
hmm...you know, remove the sticker from that monopoly cart and stick some "aged" (a.k.a put in the toaster oven for a few minutes) tape and label, you could fetch some coin on the bay from those saps ;) Mark an "M4" on it to make it look official lol
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:10 pm
I just noticed this item (including bid from smspower :P )

Its at a ludicrous price of $152.00 (AUD) now, I'm geussing the current high bidder is a reseller probably hoping to make a quick buck.
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:02 pm
I don't see why you would have to use Monopoly? Mines made out of a Transbot cart, its only 32k so doesn't need a mapper..
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:28 pm
Last edited by jpx072 on Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:37 pm; edited 1 time in total
Sure :) monopoly is my dev cart, I use it for testing... there is a socket soldered, so I can change eproms anytime. You can use any cart. SMS can handle up to 64KB (or just 32KB? now I am not so sure...) without mapper.

BTW- It would be fun if the cart on ebay is also a home-made... :)
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:31 am
WOW Winning Bid: 405,10 AUD (367,39USD) !!!!! Now That Is Insane!
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:57 am
Stepanic is out of his mind, had an obsession with this cartridge since I refused to trade him one of mine... But really this is insane as said. Making fakes at least would reduce the insaneness of this. ;)
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:47 pm
More bucks than brains strikes again :/
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:44 pm
ha ha, I cant beleve he has paid that much, and he knows full well who can make carts on sega8bit on request. this is surly a case of bidding too much in the heat of the moment and not expecting the other bidder to have gone so high?!
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:32 am
Doesn't surprise me one bit. eBay has gone so far as to allow bidding type games like "bid racer" lol. It can become am obsession from what I have heard.
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