Hey G-force, I love this mod and want to try a simpler version for myself. I have a few questions though..
1) any tips on desoldering the 60 pin connector and the grey cable from the NOAC?
Use a desoldering braid or a desoldering iron. If you are discarding the 60 pin for a 72 pin connector, you may find it easier to snip the pins of the 60 pin above the board and then just de-solder the pins one at a time.
Yeah that's what I thought.. I don't need the connector though, so I may just snip it off.
2) could you post the wiring, or some tips, for the nes controller buttons to the NOAC?
There's a LOT of revisions of NOAC, some of which aren't even in the FAQ.
Best to look at YOURs and then follow the traces and label as appropriate. If you're using a Super Joy III, the player 2 controller board is a lot cleaner and may save you some space.
I guess what I'm curious about is, can I just find the wire for 'A' on the nes pad and connect it to the 'A' point on the NOAC main board? (and so on of course). If so, that means at least 8 lines for buttons, which doesn't add up. Maybe there's already a link or tutorial for this, but I can't find it (meaning I'll look after I post
3) kind of offtopic, do you know what the little switch on the SJ3 button board does? it's labelled M and SW2...
thanks mcgyver for all the help.
I think the little switch disables the built in games when you want to play off of a cartridge.
yep, you're right. It threw me off because there's no way to switch it from the outside.
Anyway, here's what I'm working with.
A dismantled SuperJoyIII and an NES controller, and the main board (zoomed).
I want something similar to the original post (because it's awesome), but without the cartridge connector, led and finish (because I'm not). Basically slimming down the SJ3, and changing cases. I think all I need to do is separate the main board on the SJ3, remove the connector, wire 8 buttons from the nes controller, wire the power, wire the switch, and wire the audio/video.
Here's some notes, please if you can, help me before I destroy this cool toy trying to make it cooler
1) audio/video need each: 1 line to ground, 1 line to audio/video points respectively.
2) labeling of the wiring is as follows:
3.3V (not used)
(not much, but at least I figured something out..
1) nes pad wiring (link or help)
2) how to wire the on/off switch
3) how to wire the power connector
Thanks to anyone who helps, I really appreciate it.