View Full Version : How to open an NES Advantage?

Kuroshi X
08-03-2003, 10:11 PM
The B button on my Advantage takes an effort in pressing to get it to work, so I thought I'd open it up to see if I could fix it. I didn't get any further than taking out two screws in the bottom because I can't figure out what to do next. Anyone know how to go about opening it?

08-03-2003, 10:29 PM
You will find more screws under the rubber feet.

Kuroshi X
08-04-2003, 03:24 PM
Thanks. I'm guessing that the turbo dials are a bitch to get off, am I right?

08-04-2003, 03:33 PM

but it can be done, without damage. basically, the knobs have to be pulled straight off. I did it, without scuffing up my knobs, by pulling them off with pliers and a rubber jar lid gripper. I put the gripper on the knob, and gripped the knob through the rubber gripper. They pop straight off, but it takes some force.

Once that's done, there is a little nut you can screw off, allowing you to be able to pull the whole assembly out.

The Advantage is one solidly built controller. :)

Kuroshi X
08-04-2003, 04:59 PM
Yep, it's built like a rock.

As to my situation with it, I swapped the rubber bit and connector underneath the buttons and now the A button is the problem. I guess the little black circle in the rubber bit is making a weak connection. (I don't know any correct terms :/ ) I guess I'll have to replace it.

Thanks guys.