First off, come on folks! Every other Forum on AF 2.0 is up and running and the old forums are starting to whither away -- except with us CC hackers!
So to help start things off, I have a comment about VGA hacks.
My main comment is that after completing my first successful VGA hack, I'm a proponent of doing the sense-line modification in the wiring harness rather than on the analog board. My reasons are as follows:
(1) It's much easier, with very little risk. I ruined one a/b trying to do the sense-line mod on it. It's really cramped, and it's virtually impossible to figure out what's wrong if it doesn't work (continuity tests indicated it should work, but it didn't). By contrast, doing the mod in the harness requires a simple snipping of a few wires, and then just twisting two of them together (with solder, a small wire nut, whatever).
(2) It makes testing easier. I discovered that an unmodified a/b will display VGA if you have already done the sense line mod on the wiring harness. The image will be too narrow, with approx. 1 inch black borders, but it will be sufficient for confirming the success of the sense line mod. And if (like me in this case) you're using an untested a/b, it will allow you to confirm the a/b works before you go to the trouble of modding it.
The only downside I can see to doing the mod this way is transportability. If you want to move the analog board to another CC, you have to move the harness too, or else repeat the wiring harness mod on the new CC.
So what do you all think?