Nobble's SNES Portable: The Scarlet SNES

Includes but not limited to: SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Gear and I guess the Virtual Boy.

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Nobble's SNES Portable: The Scarlet SNES

Post by nobble » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:14 pm

Welcome to my Scarlet worklog! I am building a SNES portable. I got the idea from Life of Brian's 3rd portable. I am using a ZN-40 and a OKW XL with a spacer. For my screen I am using a zenith 5" LED modded. I am using a SNES mini for the system (obviously). For the controls I am using a 3rd party super famicom color controller. I should be updating regularly so keep watching!
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Re: SNES Netbook

Post by argelfraster » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:40 pm

3.5" screen? :shock:
That case looks like it can take at least a 5" screen.
Maybe even 7"...

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Re: SNES Netbook

Post by joeyjoe9876 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:43 pm

argelfraster wrote:3.5" screen? :shock:
That case looks like it can take at least a 5" screen.
Maybe even 7"...
i was thinking the same thing... and have you bought the screen yet? if not check these out. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0264172491" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: SNES Netbook

Post by nobble » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:05 pm

Well the ps1/ zenith screen might fit if I cut the top off. I'll buy it and try that out.

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Re: SNES Netbook

Post by nobble » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:27 pm

Here's a few pics of my controller ports all cut out.

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THINGS TO DO:

1.Buy new soldering iron and desoldering iron.
2.Order zenith screen. DONE!
3.Buy batteries. DONE!
4.Wire up controller, battery, screen, speakers, switches, a/v ports.
5.Relocate cart slot. (not looking forward to this...)
6.Get some sheets of plastic. DONE!
7.Paint
8.Other stuff that I cant think of.
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Re: SNES Netbook

Post by nobble » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:33 am

Ordering my screen and battery on the 3rd!

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Re: SNES Netbook

Post by nobble » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:36 pm

I decided to rewire the capacitors to make some more room in the case. It worked out well, though it took a long time. Everything still works!

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Re: SNES Netbook

Post by banditpaw1 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:23 pm

where can i buy that ds case?

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Re: SNES Netbook

Post by nobble » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:16 pm

banditpaw1 wrote:where can i buy that ds case?
I don't really know, my cousin gave it to me. Sorry.

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Re: SNES Netbook

Post by nobble » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:29 pm

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There's a quick shoop I did of the final product.

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Re: SNES Netbook - The SNESbook

Post by nobble » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:19 pm

Well I have kind of decided that I am not going to add internal controls to this project as I don't have as much room as I thought I would. It's not 100% for sure, but with the zenith screen, the batteries, and the snes mobo there isn't much extra room. I even have to have the cart slot hanging out the back of it all. I will hopefully get my screen sometime this week and my batteries next week. Just wanted to update for you all.

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Re: SNES Netbook - The SNESbook

Post by limpport » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:38 am

I would recommend putting some heat-shrink tubing or electrical tape around the bottom of the capacitors you re-wired. It keeps the solder joints from flexing and breaking.

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Re: SNES Netbook - The SNESbook

Post by nobble » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:54 am

Well as I was trying to relocate the cart slot, my soldering iron slipped and broke off two mini resistors :cry:

So now I need to buy another snes board and take the two resistors off of that. What a pain.

BUT good thing is the cart slot is now out and ready to be rewired.

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Re: SNES Netbook - The SNESbook

Post by marshallh » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:07 pm

They're just regular SMD resistors, they're in most electronics made since the start of the 90s.

Do you know the values? You can probably hunt down an old modem or graphic/sound card and find equivents.


SMD resistor have a 3-digit code - for example "472". This means 47, the 2 means there are two zeroes after that.

47 + 00 = 4700 ohms, or 4.7kohms
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Re: SNES Netbook - The SNESbook

Post by nobble » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:15 pm

I lost the resistors so i cant find out what value they are. all the board says is R6 and R7

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