console modding

the AV-Port on my SNES is fricked because i put the console on top of my TV and let the heavy cable hang down. its been constantly pulling on the connector and over the years its gone bad, not making proper contact anymore.
ive looked into a replacement port that you sort of assemble yourself but it was very finnicky, the end product wasnt very satisfying and i dont even know how to install it without cutting into the plastic housing.
i also bought a donor console but transplanting the entire back assembly seems very difficult without causing a lot of cosmetic damage.
anyone know what i could do other than buying a new console outright? theres not a lot of information on SNES AV-Out repairs online, none that i could find at least.
also console modding thread i guess

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    use the rf jack

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've heard of places selling the av out for mods on the nes, its just a basic flat circuit board and you can 3d print the plastic around it. If you want to play it right now you could just solder a cheap av cable directly to the pins of the av port. To open it you can melt the end of a pen and then quickly push it onto a screw then let it set to open those special screws.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >anyone know what i could do other than buying a new console outright?
    Hey anon, have you tried opening it up and looking at it? Post a picture if you're able.

    Based on your description, it sounds like you just need to fix the internal connection similar to what happens with some Game Boy screens.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > no reply
      you'd think the first thing you would do is take it apart and see what the damage is but no, not with anons here.

      Yeah if that's the problem sure. I mean it very well could be

      >I mean it very well could be
      TAKE THE CONSOLE APART AND LOOK, homosexual.

      this board is truly fricking unbelievable at times. completely incapable of using a screwdriver.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe my description is kind of bad; I'll clarify.

    I had a similar issue with the power jack on my Game Gear. I fixed it by unsoldering and removing the jack and then resoldering it onto the board.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >anyone know what i could do other than buying a new console outright?
      lrn2fix
      lrn2 words, so you can provide useful information
      Pay someone to fix it for you

      >Maybe my description is kind of bad
      It is
      >I had a similar issue with the power jack on my Game Gear.
      So why not try a similar fix?

      If you have good vision I would just shine a flashlight into the port and bend the pins back into place. I'm mentally picturing the inside of this console and the array of lines going into that port and understanding what a b***h it would be to replace entirely. So I'll throw bending shit into the ring

      >pcb fingers
      >bend the pins
      >I'm mentally picturing the inside of this console
      No. You're not. You're mentally being mental.

      It's exactly what the problem is. It's literally the only problem that could be caused by a sagging cable. Are you moronic?

      >low skill, low IQ, watched a youtube once response

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you have good vision I would just shine a flashlight into the port and bend the pins back into place. I'm mentally picturing the inside of this console and the array of lines going into that port and understanding what a b***h it would be to replace entirely. So I'll throw bending shit into the ring

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or you could just fix the solder joints like a normal person

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah if that's the problem sure. I mean it very well could be

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's exactly what the problem is. It's literally the only problem that could be caused by a sagging cable. Are you moronic?

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >find SNES with dead CPU for sale "for parts or repair"
    >harvest AV port out of it
    This ain't rocket science.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If only there was a mass produced version of your device that you could harvest parts from

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why this thread so mean when we can all share in the joy of repairing incredible consoles. I love u anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because people here are incredibly tired of spoonfeeding morons that refuse to help themselves or refuse to put in even 5 minutes of work to solve their own problems and answer thier own questions. that's why.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >we can all share in the joy of repairing incredible consoles.
      But we can't if the thread is full of low IQ google smarts and their circle jerking simps.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get a new one. while looking for a new one I found out about 1chip/2chip/3chip revisions etc. apparently my old one was 2 chip. even though a well modded 1chip is something around 180-200€ I strongly believe it was worth it as I can tell the visual difference. I dont believe getting spar parts, looking up guides and whatnot is worth it. you probably save a little bit of money but eventually lose hours and it wont end up working anyway.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i ended up replacing the unit entirely and just redoing all my mods.
      its a PAL SNES and unlike the NTSC models, the whole rear panel assembly is very tricky to get off without melting shit together.
      i tried reflowing the connections on the AV pins which made things worse. then i had constant issues with the power plug not working correctly. reflowing the solder worked in the past but this time it wouldnt and i couldnt figure out what the problem was.
      all in all it was unsalvageable for me. i did have a spare snes lying around though. ive ordered it ages ago because of the very same AV port issue but never got around to it and kind of forgot about it.
      im also 100% certain that i bought the unit as a defective one, specifically for salvaging parts.
      checked the fuse just because i thought it might be down to nothing but that but the fuse was actually in tact.
      the entire unit was intact for that matter. no idea why it was listed as defective, but lucky for me.
      ended up just redoing all my mods and being done with it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the whole rear panel assembly is very tricky to get off without melting shit together.
        Skill issue

        I don't understand why people are so worried about consoles dying of old age when people like you exist. They'll never get a chance to.

        I like to think about it this way. Every time a tard destroys an NES each of mine increases in value by 1/(33,000,000-number destroyed so far)

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ive looked into a replacement port that you sort of assemble yourself but it was very finnicky, the end product wasnt very satisfying and i dont even know how to install it without cutting into the plastic housing
    What the frick are you talking about
    >transplanting the entire back assembly seems very difficult without causing a lot of cosmetic damage
    WHAT THE FRICK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No one wants to buy your $615 emulator box from MiSTerAddOns when we can just download emulators on PC for free.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's only $615 if you want to play games with it. If you're fine just looking at a circuit board, not in a case with nothing attached to it then it's only $250

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >get used NES off ebay
    >open it up, start cleaning it up
    >looks pretty good, but A/V box looks fricked up
    >inside looks full of lint and shit
    >attempt to desolder it off the board so I can get it cleaned up
    >remove solder from 5 pins and 4 tabs
    >still stuck solid
    >try heating points and prying with screwdriver
    >can move pins but can't make A/V box budge
    >check videos online
    >they all do the same thing I'm doing
    >can't even see any solder anymore, box still stuck solid
    If I ever get this c**t off of there, I'm putting some paper or something between the box and motherboard so it will never stick together like this again.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't understand why people are so worried about consoles dying of old age when people like you exist. They'll never get a chance to.

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