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Post by G-force » Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:58 am

The most awesome bassmasta who took the time to update this list wrote:Completed NES Portables:
(tighe, 08-04-01) NESp
(unknown, 11-26-03) NESp (translated)
(Ben, 06-30-04) NESp Hand Built
(Ben, 07-13-04) NOAC NESp
(Ben, 07-25-04) NESp CNC Built
(ladyada, 01-09-05) Game Grrl
(All4Sky, 04-04-05) MegaJoyBoy
(All4Sky, 04-21-05) NESp
(G-force, 08-02-05) NES p0cket
(bioniclebert, 08-30-05) NES portable
(atkafighter, 10-07-05) Secret Portable NES
(Ben, 10-13-05) NES Micro
(Turbo Tax 1.0, 11-08-05) NESp
(minkster, 12-11-05) Minktendo
(Life of Brian, 1-28-06) The "Fugtendo"
(jeffslot, 02-06-06) semi-normal NES?
(jeep, 03-04-06) NESP
(jedi knight, 03-20-06) NESp
(G-force, 03-23-06) NES Boy
(Ben, 05-12-06) nPod
(Mikeyman64, 06-20-06) The Famigogo
(Sword_Gun AKA HotDogCart, 07-06-06) NES On The Go
(Rekarp, 02-11-07) Wood NESp
(schmellyfart, 05-01-07) pNES
(G-force, 06-13-07) PSPNES
(Turbo Tax 1.0, 10-06-07) NESboy (purty yellow!)
(Metallica Man X, 06-13-09) PNES Mark1
(Metallica Man X, 05-23-10) PNES Mark2
(Bino Gas, 06-17-10) The Entertain Boy
(lovablechevy, 07-31-10) HandyDuo

Pirate NES (NOAC, famiclone, whatever) info:
Bens 60-72 cartridge converter pinout and some other info.
YOBO Contoller, Power & AV pins
The Definitive NOAC pinout/information document!

Other Stuff:
How to Prep a NES for a portable
Diagram of the 4021 IC in the NES controller
How to remove Nintendo's tri-wing and reverse hex screws.
Discussing making NES cartridges smaller.
NES Overclocking.
NES Model 1 Overclocking Guide
NES Model 2 (’Toploader’) Overclocking Guide
Ben's "Super" Nintendo. Read if you're having trouble with your old NES.
Stereo Modding Your NES
Mario's Step-By-Step NESp How To

If you have something that belongs here just post it and it will be added.


Missing, pictures gone, etc:
The super duper Quetzalcoatlus who found a lot more finished NES portables wrote: http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=36161" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Bionicomander, 01-30-10) Nes-P Advanced
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=39072" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (themadhacker, 08-30-10) nes sp
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=37930" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (metrolf, 06-05-10) RESp
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=41555" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (c_mon, 02-03-11) NESp MK2
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=34526" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Trstn18, 11-09-09) NES, SNES, GENESIS all in one portable
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=23582" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (gannon, 05-30-08) NESQuic
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=18097" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Venom, 05-30-07) NESp
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=25200" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Quetzalcoatlus, 07-22-08) NES portable
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=23535" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Rekarp, 05-24-08) NESp V3
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=23652" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Sharp Sapphire, 04-14-08) NES Portable 1.5
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=24946" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (darkeru, 07-02-08) NESp
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=32412" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Bionicomander, 07-27-09) YoboP
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=32236" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Quetzalcoatlus, 07-19-09) 2nd NESp
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=32660" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Clark101, 08-09-09) NESp
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=33276" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Quetzalcoatlus, 09-13-09) 3rd NESp
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=32386" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (banditpaw1, 07-25-09) NESp
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27897" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Life of Brian, 05-27-09) NOACp
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27683" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (thewizdawg, 05-08-09) NESp Delight
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28263" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (drac22, 02-02-09) NESportable
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=39120" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (c_mon, 09-02-10) NES Sahne
***The following is the original post***

.:Completed NES Portables:.
(creators name, date finished mm-dd-yy) portable name

http://nestable.classicgaming.gamespy.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(tighe, 08-04-01) NESp

http://npes.free.fr/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
translated version
(unknown, 11-26-03) NESp

http://benheck.com/Games/Book_projects/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... m#NES_hand
(Ben, 06-30-04) Book NESp Hand Built

http://benheck.com/Games/Nintendo_proje" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ge%201.htm
(Ben, 07-13-04) NOAC NESp

http://benheck.com/Games/Book_projects/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... tm#NES_CNC
(Ben, 07-25-04) Book NESp CNC Built

http://ladyada.net/make/gamegrrl/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(ladyada, 01-09-05) Game Grrl

http://kmcsonline.com/MHzBBS/viewtopic.php?t=22" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(this-is-me, 03-15-05) Portable 8-Bit Nintendo

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=2827" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(All4Sky, 04-04-05) MegaJoyBoy

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=3122" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(All4Sky, 04-21-05) NESp

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=5300" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(G-force, 08-02-05) NES p0cket

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=5871" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(bioniclebert, 08-30-05) NES portable

http://www.portablesystems.net/nintendo8bit.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(dkap01, 09-09-05)

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=6574" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(atkafighter, 10-07-05) Secret Portable NES

http://benheck.com/Games/Nintendo_proje" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... Micro1.htm
(Ben, 10-13-05) NES Micro

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=7275" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(Turbo Tax 1.0, 11-08-05) NESp

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=7983" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(minkster, 12-11-05) Minktendo

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=9381" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(jeffslot, 02-06-06) semi-normal NES?

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=1978&start=75" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(jeep, 03-04-06) NESP

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=10069" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(scherubino, 03-06-06) CherryBomb 2

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=10462" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(jedi knight, 03-20-06) NESp

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=10586" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(G-force, 03-23-06) NES Boy

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=12080" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(scherubino, 03-25-06) CB2-mINI

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=11037" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(demonofaj, 04-09-06) NESp Rev. 1

http://benheck.com/Games/Nintendo_proje" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... nPod_1.htm
(Ben, 05-12-06) nPod

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=12542" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(CronoTriggerFan, 06-15-06) NESp

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=12925" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(Sword_Gun AKA HotDogCart, 07-06-06) NES On The Go

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=16368" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (page 3)
(Rekarp, 02-11-07) Wood NESp

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=16540" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(TheOnlyOneHeFears, 05-15-07) bNESp

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=19243" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(G-force, 06-13-07) PSPNES

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=21786" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(Turbo Tax 1.0, 10-06-07) NESboy (purty yellow!)

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27921" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(Metallica Man X, 06-13-09) PNES Mark1

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33035" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(Metallica Man X, 05-23-10) PNES Mark2

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=38078" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(Bino Gas, 06-17-10) The Entertain Boy

.:Pirate NES (NOAC, famiclone, whatever) info:.

http://benheck.com/Downloads/NES_Famicom_Pinouts.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Bens 60-72 cartridge converter pinout and some other info.

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=6538" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Super Joy 3 cartridge, AV, power, and controller info.

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=15870" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Mega Joy III wiring diagram


.:Other Stuff:.

http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?catego" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... ts_id=171&
The ever wonderful Family Converter lets you play 72 pin NES games on a 60 pin Famicom.

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=3246" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
How to remove Nintendo's tri-wing and reverse hex screws.

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=3228" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Discussing making NES cartridges smaller.

http://www.epicgaming.us/nes_oc/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
NES Overclocking.

http://benheck.com/Games/Nintendo_proje" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... Up_NES.htm
Ben's "Super" Nintendo. Read if you're having trouble with your old NES.


If you have something that belongs here just post it and it will be added.
Last edited by Life of Brian on Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:07 pm, edited 12 times in total.
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Post by Weebl » Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:55 am

Nice compilation here, I hadn't seen some of the older portables. Snazzilicious!
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Post by Klefmung » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:01 pm

That information might help me for underclocking it. >_>
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Post by minkster » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:57 pm

I hope you don't mind if you want to add mine even though its dead at the moment, I might have a hunch on how to fix it :)

http://www.benheck.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... light=nesp

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Post by Klefmung » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:00 pm

I liked minktendo.
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Post by G-force » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:22 pm

Added minksters, and also jeep's, jedi knight's, and jeffslots (three "j" names in a row!)

Congrats to everyone who has finished their NESp's! Great job! You made my life hard finding them all, but eh... :P

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Post by minkster » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:24 pm

Heh, its the effort that counts. Thanks for adding my NESp I appreciate that, plus the sticky, and all that and a bag of chips :wink:
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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:30 pm

Don't forget Mikeyman64's Famigogo: http://benheck.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=12387

And FYI, my NESp will be done in a couple of hours, so hang in there!

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Post by bioniclebert » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:38 pm

How to Prep a NES for a portable:

You need:

Tools: (suggestions also)
Soldering iron
Desoldering Iron
Solder
Needle nose pliers, wire strippers
A dremel
Screwdrivers
Wire and other things

Parts:
1: 2n4401 Transistor
1: 33 Ohm resistor
1: 220 Ohm resistor
1: Possibly a small board to hold the video circuit
1: 7805 If using over 5V
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Directions:
Open the NES' 6 screws in the bottom.
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2) Look, There is metal shielding! Gotta get rid of that! Unscrew the metal shielding and the power switch. To remove the metal, you'll need to unplug the power switch cable from the NES motherboard. Thats the Blue connector.
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Then take off the bottom plate, and you'll be left with a NES motherboard.
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3) REMOVING THE R/F MODULATOR!
This thing is the silver box located at the top left of the NES mobo. (see pic)

There are several ways to remove this. I reolved it by using brute force and almost potentially breaking the NES. Please only do the method I used if you have something to score the edge of where you want to snap it.

Traditional methods involved Desoldering all 5 pins from the motherboard, and the 4 other larger ground pins. My desolering iron couldnt get the big ground pins so well so heres what I did. Basically I pried off the metal cover on the box, and then shorted out all the components so I didnt get shocked. Just touch something metal to both leads of the capicitors, make shure you're holding a handle or something that isint conductive.

Then just go wild. I cut the box into the smallest piece of metal I could until I couldnt get it any smaller. Then score the edges around the box, BEFORE you try prying the box off. If you dont score the edge you might break off too much of the NES mobo in case it snaps.

Of course, If you have something like a heat gun, I figure It shouldn't be too hard to remove the said pins.

NOW ON TO THE VIDEO CIRCUIT!

Be shure to visit the NES portable website made by this guy:
http://nestable.classicgaming.gamespy.c ... tics.shtml

It has loads of info and I'm giving him the credit right now for the schematic that I'm providing.

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Basically, hook up the NES in that order, and you're set.

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Post by G-force » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:15 pm

Nice!

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Post by Trv » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:26 am

i just have to fix the case and wire my game genie as the cartidge connector, then it will be done.
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Post by bioniclebert » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:52 pm

Hey guys, sorry the guide isint done yet, though I have found some useful info in regards to any NOAC's. Sometimes people come up with a problem that their NES controllers will press start when any 3 or 4 buttons are pressed. Do not worry, it is not your start button mis-wired!

On the NES controller, notice how there are some globs where buttons seem to meet and go to other pins. Like say the three buttons merge and become one under the dark green partsof the NES controller PCB. Well Sorry this is hard to explain, but I have fixed mine by breaking the connection between the two wires on the blob closest to the right (near a and b) on the controller. If I find a suitable controller picture, I may be able to explain. Please note that when I did this mod, I was only using the NES controller for its buttons, and not for the data line encoding.

(yes, I am working on 2 NESP's at the same time. The smaller NOAC type will be the best quality one I've made yet, cause today I got some bondo. More info to come)


OK! Be aware this may break the NES controller, as nobody has tested it yet while using the chip. I used the PCB for the buttons only, so this fixed it.

Try cutting along the red line:
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(sorry for the bad quality! I will retake a better picture when I get some free time.)
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Post by redruM_0381 » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:37 pm

bioniclebert wrote:OK! Be aware this may break the NES controller, as nobody has tested it yet while using the chip. I used the PCB for the buttons only, so this fixed it.
You are running the NES controller without the controller chip? How are you driving the controller then?

Those globs are resistive traces BTW, about 30k ohms if I remember right.
So basically you are cutting out that resistor. :)

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Post by Sword_Gun » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:42 pm

Dont forget me!
http://www.benheck.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=12925

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Post by Kyosho » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:04 am

bioniclebert wrote:(sorry for the bad quality! I will retake a better picture when I get some free time.)
I lightened it up a bit. It was too dark to see. At least on my monitor.

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Anyways, thanks for the pic. If only I had a spare NES controller to test this on to see if it fixes my problem. But alas, I only have the one.

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