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What It Does...


The Nintendo 64 UltraPIF which was developed by jago85 is a PIF replacement that allows ANY region game to be played on the N64!

It comes with a built in oscillator to compensate for correct 50Hz & 60Hz video modes.

For this mod we recommend your console RGB Modded with either Tim Worthington's or Borti's modification kits.

It also comes with an LED module that replaces the consoles Power LED and the colour depends on which region the game is playing. You can also specifiy which colour you would like depending on region using the menu.

The UltraPIF is also user-upgradeable for some really cool upcoming firmware upgrades which will really enhance the UltraPIF.



We take NO responsibility for failed installs which renders the console in-operable, we do however offer an installation service.
Special Credit to jago85 for researching and developing the UltraPIF, we are donating £10.00 per sale to the developer for all his hard work.

Installation...


Step 1: Installing the UltraPIF Adaptor Board


1. Locate the PIF-NUS (U6) chip at the bottom right side of the mainboard.


2. Desolder this chip very carefully using a hot-air station which will preserve the chip incase you want to re-install at a later date. You can also snip the chip off using side cutters but this is not recommended as it won't be able to be used again.

3. Clean and remove excess solder from the solder pads where the PIF-NUS chip was using solder braid and plenty of flux.

4. Place the UltraPIF Adaptor over the solder pads and solder it in place, running the iron down the sides of the UltraPIF Adaptor. Make sure everything is verified and connected before proceeding to the next step.


Step 2: Installing the LED Board


1. Depending on the motherboard revision you have, will depend on which "type" you have and which guide to follow.

Type 1: Locate and Remove (R31) and bridge the 2 pads with solder.


Type 2: Locate (RA1) and bridge the connection with wire as shown below.


2. Use wire cutters and remove the original Power LED as shown below, but leaving the legs intact.


3. Install the LED Board, using the the legs from the Power LED to connect to it.


4. Connect 3 wires from the LED Board (R, G, B) to the Adaptor Board (R, G, B).


Step 3: Setup 50/60Hz Oscillator Compensation


1. Depending on the motherboard revision you have, will depend on which "type" you have and which guide to follow.

Type 1: Locate and Remove (X1) and the 2 capacitors underneath.


Connect Pad XTAL from the Adaptor Board to LEG PIN 6 (XTAL) as shown.
Connect Pad FSEL from the Adaptor Board to LEG PIN 7 (FSEL) which you will need to lift away.


Type 2: Locate and Remove (X1) and the 2 capacitors underneath.


Connect Pad XTAL from the Adaptor Board to LEG PIN 13 (XTAL) as shown.
Connect Pad FSEL from the Adaptor Board to LEG PIN 7 (FSEL) which you will need to lift away.


Step 4: Connecting CON and RST Lines (Optional: For RGB Mods)


1. If your RGB Mod has dedicated pins for CON and RST, you can connect these lines to the Adaptor Board.

Step 5: Finishing Up


1. Carefully click the UltraPIF mainboard onto the Adaptor Board. Doing this wrong can damage the mating connectors.

2. Test before full re-assembly, if you don't see the UltraPIF menu, double check the soldering on the Adaptor Board.

3. You need to cut away 2 tabs in the cartridge bay so that all cartridges fit using this guide: Click Here. Alternatively, we sell a replacement 3D printed cartrdige bay with removed tabs, just unscrew and fit replacement.

4. This is roughly what the installation should look like when finished.


Purchase


UltraPIF Kit: £100.00

3D Printed Cartridge Bay: £10.00

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