Super SD System 3 FBX and FU-RGB Mods

Super SD System 3 FBX and FU-RGB Mods

Two more modifications for my Super SD System 3 v2, to bring it onto the same level as the new revision B.

First things first, there was also a new firmware released that fixes the reversed audio channels: 1.02 R05

SSDS3 firmware update
SSDS3 firmware update

These modifications are much more invasive than the fixes I did last year and will definitely void the warranty. There are quite a few components to remove:
Yellow circles – FBX stereo bypass amp mod board (by FirebrandX)
Blue rectangles – FU-RGB video driver (by Voultar)

Components to remove
Components to remove

The components can be removed quickly and easily with the right tools. I don’t like to have tiny resistors flying all over the place, so I use the hot air station for the larger, multi-legged components (i.e. ICs) only. For all the two-legged components (i.e. resistors and capacitors) I use desoldering tweezers. A stereo microscope helps greatly.

The right equipment
The right equipment


FBX stereo bypass amp mod board

I started with the audio modification because the distorted sound in FX Unit Yuki annoyed me a lot. The instructions can be found here.

FBX stereo bypass amp mod board
FBX stereo bypass amp mod board
FBX stereo bypass amp mod board
FBX stereo bypass amp mod board

FU-RGB video driver

After all audio tests were successful, I continued with the video modification. The instructions can be found here. I never had any problems with the RGB output at all, so this is only for raising the board revision.

Voultar FU-RGB - SSDS3 video driver
Voultar FU-RGB – SSDS3 video driver

A visible reminder of the voided warranty is the serial number on a thermopaper sticker. It turned black after using the hot air gun to the op-amp IC U15.

Voultar FU-RGB - SSDS3 video driver
Voultar FU-RGB – SSDS3 video driver
Voultar FU-RGB - SSDS3 video driver
Voultar FU-RGB – SSDS3 video driver

The modifications can also be seen through the translucent case.

SSDS3 FBX and FU-RGB modifications
SSDS3 FBX and FU-RGB modifications
SSDS3 FBX and FU-RGB modifications
SSDS3 FBX and FU-RGB modifications

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