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    Default How was it that I make a NES / Famicon converter?

    I remember that some of the earlier NES carts actually have the board of Famicon games, only there's a converter inside that makes it an NES cart. So...

    To play Famicon cart games, I rip this off, flip it around, and use it as a converter? I can't remember honestly. I'd probably have to make a makeshift casing for it. Tips on how to do this?


    PS. Are these the carts that don't have the grip notch on the cart? I have some flush older NES carts (like Mach Rider and quite a few Konami carts).

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    I have a Famicom to NES converter to trade/sale if you need one.

    But to find converter in the early NES games, look those who have screws. And the also more heavy than normal.
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    I'll wait for replies, and give me a couple weeks (but don't 'hold' it for me).



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    Some Excitebike carts..Have the converter in them..
    I'm pretty sure some Gyromite carts have a converter in them,,But I've never checked..any of the Gyromite carts I have.
    look for carts rgat have screws in them that are remomable will a Phillips head screw driver. And they are heavier than normal carts..

    If you needs picks PM me with an Email address..

    I can send you Picks of the Excitebike converter,,and picks of a few converters I have..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Manimal
    I'll wait for replies, and give me a couple weeks (but don't 'hold' it for me).

    I've been spending WAAAY too much money lately.
    Like everybody here

    Just send me a PM, if you still need it.
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    I tried looking for one of these a few months back. Here's my experience: there's really no way to tell if the cart has the converter without opening first. Every method people have mentioned here (and several others that I'd heard/read about) proved unreliable. All in all I opened at least 20 carts that were all prime candidates for having the converter(launch release games, screws in back, etc etc) and not a single one had the converter. I ended up trading with a guy for one of those Honeybee style adapters, and it's great. IMO trying to go the cheap way ended up wasting more time and money than just buying the Honeybee.

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    games realeased on christmas of 85 10/85.
    Most common are excitebike and gyromite although there are a few others. THe ones with the chips are heavier than te normal carts. The converter is a little black thing that converts 60 pin to 72 pin.
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    They Gyromites I've opened have both had them. Plus, if you can find them they are like 89 cents at Gamestop. Buy a bunch, open them up till you find one, seal the rest back together and then return them.

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    I second that, most of the Gyromites I've opened contain the converter. I haven't seen one at a Gamestop in quite a while, but good luck.
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    I opened 3 Gyromites and none of them had a converter.

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