Super Nintendo Mods!

Started by RPGillespie, July 22, 2006, 10:20:57 AM

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Hey all, I really like super nintendos. I've wanted to custom mod it for a while, and so far I only replaced the LED with a neon blue one. I want to paint it also. Any suggestions on paint and designs and/or other mods that would be useful and cool?

Oh yeah, I also found exact match screws with phillips-head instead of the flower shaped ones the SNES came with. Now I can open my case easier!

I'm also trying to fix the power supply... the little plug jiggles in the slot causing the power to turn on/off; I think there used to be a little rubber thing in there.

Here is a picture of my SNES:


The power plug is a very common point of failure.  You can fix it up nicely by bending the two pins in the middle closer together (don't worry if they touch, as long as they're tight on the inserted plug's centre pin it'll work).

Painting consoles is rarely a good idea, especially when they're as filthy as yours appears to be.  The paint won't stick well, and will chip/scratch/flake off very easily, and you have to use a matt finish or it'll be glossy and show prints like a PSP or DSlite.


If your going the paint route take it all apart and wash it with soapy water. After a good rinse sand the plastic with very fine wet sand paper. Rinse off the plastic dust and then use a paint made to adhere to plastics, Krylon Fusion comes to mind.
forgive my broked english, for I am an AMERICAN


I got a super NES, and mine was so dirty, I had to clean it via taking a water hose, and rinse everything down, even the circuit boards...

After letting them dry, I tested the "free" unit, and it worked great..  Only problem, the power plug was destroyed, and I was using the SNES via Gatorclips on the solder joints (VERY carefully)..

So, I went to radio shack, bought a very simple "M" size DC jack, dremeled a hole in the SNES back, popped the jack in, solderd the connections to the power connections on the SNES (matching polarity), and now I can use my Sega Genesis "1" power supply on the SNES, with no problem...


QuoteAfter a good rinse sand the plastic with very fine wet sand paper.
The problem with this approach is that you lose the textured finish of the console, and it becomes smooth like glass.  That, and the fact you lose the labels on the original system, is the main reason I don't paint consoles.