It was bound to happen sooner or later. I started having strange issues while testing the Hyperkin Specialist controller on my TurboGrafx-16, and I thought it might have been my power supply, so I bought a brand new one manufactured by Retro Game Cave. This started out as a product review of their power supply and I am happy with it (the blue LED to show that it’s plugged in is a nice touch) but since I had the same issues all over again I’m forced to conclude either the CPU or the RAM in my TurboGrafx is dying.
It’s not the capacitors since I already had all of those replaced, and it’s not worth it to cannibalize a working TG-16 to repair a dying one, so reluctantly I’m going to have to move on. Farewell TurboGrafx. You had a good 30 year run. Hopefully by the next episode I’ll have a Core Grafx or a PC Engine to show off but who knows how long international shipping will take and whether or not they will work when they arrive? Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan for new content daily!