Cracked the case to the N64 I already had today. "Roach Clips" grabbed those E-Torx screws real well. I was very impressed (So was my dad, who tried for nearly ten minutes trying to get a hold of the middle-rear screw with a pair of needle nose).
Though, as I lifted the upper half off, I kinda had to laugh. Why, for the love of all things with a chipset, are there twenty-six immediately visible screws in the lower chassis of an N64? My Dell desktop doesn't have that many screws in it, and its over ten years old. I can't really complain, though...At least they're all Phillips-head screws.
I gotta say though, even keeping in mind that I haven't taken it totally apart (I want to make sure I got a safe place for the parts. For now, its staying in its semi-protective lower-shell with the upper sitting on top.), its a fine piece of equipment. Small, and light. I'm happy I chose this as my first mod-subject.
When I'm able, I'd like to sell the empty case (Jungle Green - translucent. I'd say its in near-mint condition. Let me know if your interested (PM only, please).), but as I said, right now its protecting the immensely fragile N64 motherboard.
Next task, as I said before, is to save up for a 15" LCD that will match, or come close to matching the system-wide voltage (Size subject to change, but not by much).
This is also the point where I'm in need of an much info as I can. I'm starting to get a little nervous. Advice? Tips? Tricks? Anything you got. Thanks.
I'll put some pics up later (In this reply) for proof of progress (As if counting the internal screws isn't proof enough), for now: SLEEP!
HBN, over and out. *Salute*
EDIT: Couldn't sleep. Took a few pics. This is the best of them. Don't mind the "HBN" logo. Its a habit that crossed over with from protecting my artwork. Hope you can see everything okay. If not, ask, and I'll take a few more shots.
As you can see, its still screwed to the bottom chassis. Hopefully I'll have a place I can safely set "unprotected" electronics soon so I can take it out and fully record its width/depth/height, and sell the full chassis. *Case has been sold