NES Classic Edition – Teardown – Unboxing – Repair Video

In front of me I have Nintendo's latest console;The NES Classic Edition.

At only 59 dollars I could not pass it up.

It has 50 games preloaded, including all thegraphically violent games my mom wouldn't let me play as a kid.

But since I'm now an adult.

I can play whatever I want.

After my room is clean.

Of course.

Opening up the box we find a poster, and probablysome instructions.

Here is the controller.

The red buttons and direction pad are madeof hard plastic but the center, start and reset buttons are made of grippy rubber.

The controllers cable is protected by theblue plastic and after pulling that off, it seems very very short.

The original NES controllers had a 6 footcable.

The NES Classic controller you see here, onlymeasures to about 30 inches.

And I imagine most people don't plan on sittinginches away from their big screen TV.

I did see that wireless controllers are beingsold, and controller extension cables are pretty cheap, Ill link those in the videodescription along with the console and everything else you see in this video so you don't haveto be all up in Mario's business while you're playing.

Ill open up that controller in a minute.

Lets go back to the box.

Under the controller there is a wall chargerwith a USB slot, Ill set the console off to the side, and lift up the cardboard, to findthe included HDMI cable and the micro usb power cable that gives power to the NES Classic.

And finally, here is the console itself.

It is a cute little guy much smaller thanI thought it would be.

It Has the HDMI port and the micro usb powerport on the back.

And the power and reset buttons on the front.

The cartridge slot is purely for decorationand does not open, unfortunately.

What would have been really cool is if youcould put Game Boy Games in this thing.

Now this is where the average person wouldconsider their product opened.

And where the average YouTuber would end their'unboxing experience'.


here on my channel we keep going.

There are no visible exterior screws on theNintendo.

Which leaves the only other obvious placefor screws.

under these little rubber foot pads.

Ill pop those off, and stick my long shaftPhilips head screw driver into the hole to remove the four screws.

And then the NES Classic will open exposingthe internals.

Its pretty simple on the inside.

A lot less complicated then the Original NESthat I opened up a few years ago on my channel.

Ill link that video at the end of this one.

Then there are 5 more screws holding the mainboard to the plastic frame.

Before the main board can be lifted out thereare 3 connections we have to remove.

Two of them with these super tight white plugs.

And then one little ribbon off to the side.

This is the same type of ribbon that we'veseen in multiple other cell phones before.

Now that the board is out we can see thatthe micro USB and the HDMI ports are both soldered to the main board.

Nothing is really modular here.

Then the metal plate pops off the oppositeside Here is the brains of the whole operation.

All the preloaded games are here, and theprocessor.

The metal plate even has some thermal foamattached to it to help the heat dissipation.

You know, since the Nintendo has some prettyintense graphics.

The power and reset buttons are pretty standard.

You can see how they operate here.

And the controller plugs can also be swappedout pretty easily.

There is just one screw holding the bottomto the frame.

Ill put the console back together real quickbefore we teardown the controller.

The plastic bracket over the power buttons,then the 5 screws on the main board and each of the three little plugs.

The whole build of this gaming system is incrediblysimple.

The plastic shell goes on top, and then 4more screws go through the bottom.

Don't forget to reinstall the little rubberfoot pads as well.

Now onto the controller.

This was pretty interesting.

There are 6 Philips head screws on the backholding it together, After those are removed the back housing comes free.

Showing us the wrap around, folded cable,and the first plug.

Ill explain why the cable is tucked in likethat in just a second.

Flipping the controller over you can see theintegrated circuit as well as the little contact pads that can sense when each button is beingpressed.

Believe it or not, this controller is morecomplicated than the original controller.

Ill link the teardown of an original controllerthat I did about three years ago, at the end of this video.

The four sided thumb pad is hard plastic onthe top and rubber underneath with the same type of contact pads that the rest of thebuttons have.

Then the plastic tops of the A and B buttonsjust slip out of their slots as well.

Ill line up all the buttons with their holesand slip the controll board back into place over the top of them.

The reason that the cable is wound betweenall the little pegs is so that when the controller is pulled or dropped or thrown against thewall.

All of the stress just ends up tugging onthe cord of the cable and not any of the actual plugs or more important internal componentsof the controller.

Its a pretty smart design since controllersare the most abused pieces of any console.

If Nintendo can get their inventory in orderand make enough of these consoles for everyone who wants one, this is going to be one ofthe most popular Christmas presents of the year.

The only flaw I see is the short controllercables.

Ill link the console and the controllers inthe video description so you can check the current pricing if you're interested.

Let me know what your favorite Nintendo gamewas down in the comments.

If you enjoyed watching this tear down, makesure to check out the original Nintendo system that I took a part a few years ago.

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Thanks for watching! Ill see you around.

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