I had to dremel out plastic and glue metal to the bottom
After dremeling out most of the useless plastic I had to glue some metal to the bottom to cover up the holes.

I hooked up the original NES power and reset buttons to the motherboard
I saved the original NES power and reset buttons so I could use them to turn the computer on/off.

I modified the power button so it didn't stay depressed
I had to modify the NES power button so that it did not stay in when it was pressed.

I used a laptop drive to save space
I used a laptop hard drive to save space, and I just used a converter to hook it up to the standard IDE cable.

After the glue dried
After the glue dried. Some newspaper got stuck to the metal near the back.

Fitting the motherboard into place and glueing in supports
Fitting the board into place and glueing in the board supports.

The motherboard is a VIA EPIA 800 with 512MB of memory
My VIA EPIA 800 board with 512MB of memory.

The hard drive was attached to the top of the NES case
Fastening the hard drive supports into the upper portion of the NES case.

The power board was too long, but I was able to cut off 2 inches with a hacksaw!
My power board. I had to use a hacksaw to cut off 2 inches so that it fit.

The installed power board
The power board is installed completely.

The power board and buttons all hooked up
The power board and power/reset buttons are hooked up.

The hard drive hooked up
I hooked up and installed the hard drive.

Lots of wires!
The wires are already becoming messy and it can only get worse from here.

I hate windows
Apparently if you install windows on a different machine it only likes to work on that machine.

Used some wood and dremel to make the power plug fit snug.
Yes that is a piece of wood that I am using to attach the power plug.

Fastening the power plug
Glueing the power plug into place.

Everything installed
All basic components installed.

From the back of the nintendo PC
All basic components installed from the back.

Installing supports for the CD Drive
Installing the supports for the CD drive.

CD Drive installed
The CD drive installed.

The CD drive from the front
The CD drive from the front.

The CD drive plugged in and velcroed!
The CD drive plugged in using an adapter to convert to IDE. Velcro is used so It does not slide.

This looks cool!
The CD drive is installed and can be accessed by opening the NES cartridge door.

Hooking up the nintendo controller ports
Hooking up the NES controller ports.

Hooking the NES controller ports to the Parallel port on the motherboard
A mess of wires being attached to the parallel port.

Installed the NES controller ports
Installed the NES controller ports.

Soldered the wires
Soldered the first few wires to the parallel port.

All wires soldered from the NES controller ports to the motherboard
All of the wires are soldered to the parallel port.

Added a fan for extra cooling
I installed an extra fan in the back to help with the cooling.

The back of the NES after installing the the fan.
The back of the NES PC after installing the second fan.

My NES computer booting up!
My Windows 2000 NES computer starting up.

The completed NES PC - Nintendo Computer++
The finished NES PC.

The finished NES-PC
The finished NES PC.

Playing some Super Mario Bros. 3 on my Nintendo PC with the original controllers
Playing Super Mario Bros. 3 with the original Nintendo controllers!

Date posted: August 19, 2006 | Author: | No Comments »

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