DIY - $20 Famicom to NES Adapter

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Post by Irate Drake on Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:20 pm

I have been into a japanese game kick here lately. So I bought a lot of famicom games off of ebay. When they came in I was like "They look cool, but I cant play them...". After doing some research, I found that some copies of Hogans Alley, Gyromite released in the US, had adapters in them. So the search continued and I came up empty everytime.

Adapter are made for this process but they usually run $75-100+ and a famicom console cost about the same, so I needed a cheaper solution.

One day while browsing ALIEXPRESS.com, I found that a seller on there had the internal adapters (like the ones in Gyromite) for sell for $20. So I bought one, and this is how I created my Famicom adapter.

Step 1: Famicom Adapter - Link

You will also need a donor cart, to rip open and cut. I used Black bass.

Step 2: Test fitting the adapter,

Grab a famicom game and try to connect to adapter. First thing youll notice, is the connection is blocked by the side tabs.

DIY - $20 Famicom to NES Adapter Pbucket

Grab a pair of snips (I used small cutters) and clip them off as pictured below.

DIY - $20 Famicom to NES Adapter Pbucket

DIY - $20 Famicom to NES Adapter Pbucket

Now test fit the cartridge and everything should be just fine.

DIY - $20 Famicom to NES Adapter Pbucket

Step 3: Cartridge Time

Now grab your donor cart, open it and take out the ness chip currently there.

DIY - $20 Famicom to NES Adapter Pbucket

DIY - $20 Famicom to NES Adapter Pbucket

Now put in your adapter and mark the case where it needs to be cut (see the red lines below.

DIY - $20 Famicom to NES Adapter Pbucket

Draw your line (as well as possible) take out adapter and cut the cartridge case. (I used a knife, snips, and some force) a dremel would work better. Once that is done lay on top of other shell half, draw line and cut it also.

Step 4: Reassemble

Last thing left to do is put your adapter back into cart and reassemble. I put a U-shaped handle on mine (that connects to the 2 cartridge assembly screws) so that the cartridge could be easily removed from my NES.

(pics later)

Step 5: Test & Enjoy

Now all thats left is throwing this puppy in your NES and test with some famicom games. Works great!

DIY - $20 Famicom to NES Adapter Pbucket

No need for an additional pricey console or pricey adapter.
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Post by Irate Drake on Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:21 pm

Ill be adding screenshot of the final product once I get home tonight.
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