It’s very easy to take apart the original toaster style Nintendo NES. You only need a standard Phillips screw driver and optionally a dental pick tool.
- Flip the NES on it’s top and remove the 6 screws from the bottom of the NES
- Remove the top of the NES and set the NES on it’s bottom like normal
- Remove the 6 screws holding on the metal shielding
- Remove the cartridge caddy by removing the 6 screws that hold it in place. Take note that the 2 silver screws are longer and remember to put them back in the same spot.
- Remove the last 2 screws that are located near where the power supply and component cables plug in.
- Now you can remove the motherboard from the NES.
4 thoughts on “How to take apart (open) the Nintendo NES-001 (Toaster)”
The phillips screw driver fits in the screw head, but I can not remove the screws without stripping the screws. What should I try next before causing more problems?
Try using a smaller flat blade screw driver like a double 0 if you have one. If that doesn’t work you may have to drill out the screw heads or use an “Easy Out” tool if you have one.
P.s. The n.e.s. worked when I got it 8 years ago and I just need to do some of the t.l.c. mentioned on this Web site because I have always wanted to play the Metriod.
That was pretty cool