Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Modifying Famicom controller to work with a NES?

  1. #1
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Mysterio3000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    37
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Modifying Famicom controller to work with a NES?

    I have a broken Famicom system and was thinking about cutting the controllers loose from the system and attaching a NES controller plug on the end. Anyone try this before or know if it is even possible to wire the NES style plug onto the end of a famicom controller?

  2. #2
    Apple (Level 5) Arasoi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Trees
    Posts
    1,173
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    There shouldn't be any reason you can't, though I would question why as the wires come out of the side of the controllers and the cable length is quite short(perhaps you could solder in a full length NES controller cable, though you'd have to scrap one to do it).

    If you take apart the Famicom the controllers are likely plugged into the motherboard with a special connector, so you dont have to cut them out so much as just snip that end off after pulling it out of the socket.

    Here is what I hope is a semi useful article, it isnt exactly what you're doing but it has the pinout for the NES controller connector and will show you how to identify the wires in your stripped Famicom controllers.

    http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=...UserId=5853157
    Last edited by Arasoi; 02-06-2010 at 05:17 AM.

  3. #3
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Mysterio3000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    37
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the info! I really hope I can attach the full length NES cable. Im going to attempt this in the coming weeks, Ill post the results!

  4. #4
    Insert Coin (Level 0) Custom rank graphic
    csgx1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    136
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Any success with this? I was thinking of attempting this too since I got a busted Famicom system and a few extra NES controllers that could be donors.

  5. #5
    Crono (Level 14) Sonicwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Abbotsford, BC, Canada
    Posts
    6,610
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    PSN
    Sonicwolf359

    Default

    Wouldn't the wiring be a bit very different with the second Famicom controller due to the built in microphone feature and lack of start/select buttons? I dont understand how it would be feasible to do this with the second controller at all.
    DERP

  6. #6
    Apple (Level 5) Arasoi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Trees
    Posts
    1,173
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    The mic is a separate/extra wire on the connector inside. The start and select buttons would be the only issues on the p2 controller.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-25-2011, 12:46 AM
  2. NES Controller won't work
    By dillbeme in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-18-2011, 01:04 PM
  3. Will the ps2 controller work on a ps1?
    By teh_L0ki in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-26-2011, 09:35 PM
  4. Modifying a Genesis Controller for Vectrex
    By Sparky in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-19-2007, 02:23 AM
  5. PALSuper Famicom, will it work on a US TV?
    By PDorr3 in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-11-2005, 02:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •