Super NES Classic Edition! – Teardown – Unboxing – Repair Video

Super NES Classic Edition! – Teardown – Unboxing – Repair Video

[Intro] The Super Nintendo Classic edition is here. It’s pretty awesome that Nintendo is releasing
all of their classic consoles and games in a small portable unit. With 21 games built directly into the system,
it’s hard for my wallet to say no. I’m mostly excited for Zelda, Mario Kart,
and Super Metroid – the games I used to play back in my day. I always had a video game time limit as a
kid. Before, I was supposed to go play outside
or something else equally stupid. But now that I’m an adult, I can play as much
as I want, just nobody tell my mom. There are two controllers included in the
box this time around, instead of like last year’s original Nintendo Classic that just
had one controller. Multiplayer games are going to be a bigger
deal this time around. Plus, the cable for the controller is longer. Nintendo listened. This time around it’s 56 inches or 1.4 meters
for those of you with a measuring system that makes sense. I’ll tear the controller down in just a second,
but first let’s dig into the console. Quick trivia question for those who know,
is Zelda a boy or a girl? Let me know in the comments. This thing is pretty sleek. The Super Nintendo Classic edition is much
smaller than the regular Super Nintendo. There is no functional cartridge slot since
all the games are now internal. It does have both the power and reset buttons,
and a plastic face that mimics the old controller connectors. On the back we have the HDMI output and a
micro USB power port, which also comes included in the box. Now to actually plug in the controllers, the
front insert pops off in a slightly annoying, and very much still in the way fashion, to
expose the two plugs. I’ll show you how to get rid of this in a
second if that’s your thing. It’s pretty easy. On a normal YouTube channel, this is the point
where the unboxing would be finished, but on my channel though, it’s not completely
unboxed until the circuits are naked. There are 4 rubber feet at the bottom of the
console that pop off exposing 4 Philips head screws. The construction is incredibly simple. Now that it’s open, it almost looks exactly
like the original Classic from last year. The power switches are definitely different
though. I’ll pop off the two Phillips head screws
holding down that circuit board, and then we have the standard run-of-the-mil switch
for the power, and a little reset trigger on the other side of the board. This whole thing is pretty incredibly inexpensive
to manufacture. Let’s hope that Nintendo actually makes enough
of these this time around, because this would make an epic Christmas present. I’ll leave a link in the description so you
can check the inventory levels and the current pricing. Now that the power switch circuits are back
into place, it’s time to unplug the controller cables from the motherboard. These things are tight, and I always try to
avoid pulling on wires directly, so getting a metal tool under that little plastic lip
help out. It’s probably safer not to use a razor blade
though. There are 4 screws holding down the metal
plate over the motherboard. This thing protects the motherboard, but also
acts as a heat sink. The processor has some thermal foam that reaches
up and touches the bottom of the metal plate to dissipate the heat that it accumulates
while producing all the epic graphics that the Super Nintendo requires. One more screws holding down the motherboard
to the plastic frame, and finally we get to see the pretty simple brains of the Nintendo. All of the included games are pre-loaded onto
this cute little board. I’ll reassemble the whole contraption so we
can tear down one of those controllers. The motherboard had it’s one screw, and then
the metal heat sink has it’s 4. The two controller ribbons are back in place,
and we get an inside look at the little plastic door for the controller plugs. If this thing is in your way, or you find
it annoying, it’s pretty easy to remove and reattach again later if you want. I’m going to leave mine attached so I don’t
lose it, but it’s good to know it’s removable with just a gentle pull. I’ll reattach the ribbon cable that I pulled
off earlier for those power buttons. And the last thing that I want to point out
that’s pretty interesting is the LED from this motherboard shines down into the smoky
plastic below it, which then redirects the light out the front opening of the console. Kind of a cool design. I’ll toss the top housing back on over the
body and screw it all back into place with those 4 Philips head screws. The rubber feet go back on top of those screw
holes, and it’s good to go. The controller is next on our list of things
to open up. It’s got hard plastic buttons everywhere except
for the Select and Start buttons, which are a grippy black rubber. On the back of the controller we find 5 screw
holes with the same silver Philips head screws that we’ve been working with before. Pulling off the back of the controller housing
exposes the backside of the circuit board, along with the corner trigger buttons. The back housing also has extrusions, which
I assume is to hold the motherboard firmly in place as you’re pressing buttons from the
other side. Both trigger buttons also have a unique design. The plastic trigger can separate from the
housing easy enough, and the button has a separate board held up at a 90 degree angle
with two wires leading down to the motherboard. The cable leading to the controller is intertwined
with these little plastic pegs. I’ll untangle that and flip around the circuit
board to expose the buttons and how they work. Each of these buttons has little black conductive
pads, and when the rubber counterparts are pressed into the contact on the circuit board,
it completes the circuit and allows Mario to move. The exterior plastic buttons have little guiding
pins in them, just like we saw on the Nintendo Switch. The buttons are all removable including the
rubber Start and Select buttons, and the Arrow direction pad. I’ll get all the rubber pads back in place. These allow the buttons to compress and uncompress
without any complex mechanisms, so it should last quite a long while. I’ll get the motherboard back in place over
the rubber and place the corner trigger buttons back in the grooves they came from. One more cool thing is that the cable leading
out from the controller is intertwined with those plastic pegs. This allows the controller to be pulled and
tugged a bit without putting any stress or damage on the connector for the motherboard. It can handle some abuse. The back panel is now in place with it’s 5
screws, and it’s ready for me to play. I’ll be pretty awesome if Nintendo made a
mini N64 next year. What’s your favorite Nintendo game, old or
new? Let me know down in the comments. I’ll have this Classic Super Nintendo system
linked in the video description right below this video if you want to get one of your
own. Thanks a ton for watching, and I’ll see you

100 thoughts on “Super NES Classic Edition! – Teardown – Unboxing – Repair Video”

  1. My favorite game to play on it is by far link to the past. Expecially since I had never really played zelda before it was an amazing experience


  3. Interesting thing I saw on the power switch. I saw the A B C on the side of the switch. One would assume that they correlate with on and off positions so what's with the extra letter? Off, Power, Super Power?

  4. Zelda could be whatever gender that person wishes to be, but I would guess that the biological sex would be female. Then again she could alway be intersex.

  5. Is the contoller housing the same as the original SNES controller?? Would you able to put in the motherboard of an original SNES controller inside the SNES mini controller housing??

  6. Zelda is a girl, Link (from The Legend Of Zelda) Is A Boy, and is the one who has to save her. (You Guys Probably Already Know This)

  7. what's the point of such ugly clone? i can emulate every game on anything and original console much better +overpriced original cartridges

  8. β€œBut now that I’m an adult I can play as much as I want, just don’t tell my mom” πŸ˜‚

  9. Classic super mario bros is my favorite game….till now….not even PUBG can compete with super mario…..πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

  10. Hey jerry, im having issues with my snes classic. I turn the console on and it shuts itself off a couple seconds later.

  11. I don't understand why you get a power supply in America and we in Europe get nothing to power the snes. Nintendo get your shit together.

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