Description: The following passage mainly focuses on the nes classic edition Walmart, comparing the hardware of the original Nintendo NES and the NES Classic Edition. The motherboard on the NES original is massive. The insides of the consoles are different. However, the insides of the controllers are similar.
This is Steve Tronics Fix. Today, we’re going to disassemble the NES classic Edition as well as the original Nintendo NES. We can compare the hardware. We’re also going to have a look inside the controllers and see what’s the same and what the difference is.
The NES classic Edition is tiny. I’m excited to see what the difference is between the motherboard on this and the motherboard on that. It looks fun, so let’s get to it. We’re going to start with the original Nintendo NES console.
I’m going to use a Phillips 0 screwdriver. I’ll put a link in the description below, so you can purchase that if you need to. For the NES classic Edition which I’ll be tearing down next. I will use a Phillips double 0 and I’ll link that up as well. I can link that up as well.
The first thing we’re going to do for the original NES is that we’re going to remove these screws. We’ve got the top case off and now it’s time to have a quick look inside. This is the part where you plug the game. This is the part on the original NES that was always getting a bad connection. You get the blinking red light and that thing.
The next thing we’re going to do is to take the internals apart and have a look at this motherboard. All the screws are off this. We need to wiggle it around a little bit and we can get it to come out from this carrier. We will set this aside. We have a better look at the motherboard.
We’re going to remove the rest of the insides. We’re going to need to remove this screw. We’ll need to remove those screw which enables to pull this unit out. Our motherboard is loose and we’re going to remove the motherboard out of the rest of the unit.
We have to disconnect some connections. It’ll be free, so we can have a look at it. This is free. We’re going to remove the metal plate. That gives us a look at the motherboard for the original Nintendo NES. That’s the front. This is the underside.
We have our connections over here. Let’s disassemble the NES classic Edition and compare it to this motherboard. First of all, Tear down the NES classic and remove these feet and this little screw. I’m going to use a dental pick to remove the feet. We’ll get our PIC in there and get the feet off.
There’s a screw down. Now we have the four feet removed. We’re going to remove the screws. I’ll link it up in the description below. Those screws are removed. We’ll remove the front the top case and there we have it. That is a look at the inside of the NES classic edition. We’re going to remove the screws from this top plate, so we can get the motherboard out.
There are four screws. I have those removed, we will remove this. It is sticky, because it has a large thermal pad. That’s to keep the main chip cool on the board. That gives you an idea of what the inside looks like.
I want to go ahead and remove the whole board. We can compare it to the original NES. That’s what I’ll do next. We have the ribbon cable removed. We have one more screw here. The motherboard will come out. There we have it. There’s the back side and there’s the front side.
Let’s compare the sizes of the NES classic edition versus the original NES. We have it. This is the original NES and this is the NES classic edition. Not only does this have everything that makes it work, but also it comes preloaded with 30 NES games. That’s amazing.
Let’s see the difference between technology from the old system versus the new system. I’ll turn it over and give you a look at the back side. We have the motherboards now. We’re going to disassemble the controllers.
First we’ll disassemble the controller for the original NES. It’s the six screws on the bottom. I’m using the Phillips double zero again for this. All six screws are loose. We can lift the back cover off. Here we have the internals of the NES original controller.
I’ll slowly and carefully lift this off, so we can see the inside. I’ll remove the cable. We go the inside of the original NES controller. You can see it’s got the button pads here. It has got one main chip. It has the cable connections.
It’s time to compare this to the NES classic edition. I will use my Phillips double zero again linked in the description below. These six screws are loose. We’ll remove the back cover. There we go and there’s a look. We have that now. What I’m going to do is to pull the motherboard completely out.
It has got the same configuration to keep the cable from pulling on this connector. That’s why it wraps around these pins. We’ll remove that we’ll pull out the motherboard. Here we have the NES original controller motherboard and the NES classic Edition. They’re fairly similar in the cutout of the board. The button configuration on the motherboard is fairly similar.
This one has a much smaller chip on it. We can turn it over. This is the chip on the original and this is the chip on the new classic edition. That gives you a rundown of the differences in the controllers for the NES classic Edition versus the original NES.
Here’s a view of the button pads. This is the original NES and this is the NES classic Edition buttons button pads. They are similar. They use different materials. It has better material on the NES classic edition since it’s newer. This material seems that it’s been holding up. I haven’t had any problems with the buttons.
This shows you the difference between the button pads on the classic Edition verse the original. I get this classic edition and put back together. I can start it up and try out some of my favorite games. Thanks for reading.