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« on: January 11, 2009, 04:07:35 AM »

Hi!
I just got an old Famicom system, and find out that the controller internal rubber pads are totally worn, almost falling apart....Does anyone knows a good source to get replacements for these?...

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 04:14:06 AM »

An NES controller, I bet the ones from those would work.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 04:24:15 AM »

Indeed, NES and Famicom internal controller parts are exactly the same.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 04:50:25 AM »

Thanks!, that should work.

 ...Although, I remember someone in another forum getting brand new pads somewhere, they where clear looking....
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 04:54:49 AM »

Sometimes you can get the on YHJ. I remember a Japanese online store selling replacement parts, but I don't remember which.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 11:20:59 AM »

It might be cool to switch the buttons..

Gameboys, Famicoms NES and SNES and Super Famicoms all have interchangable buttons - so you have a choice of red, maroon, blue, green, yellow, lilac or purple buttons I guess.

They'll all fit, but some are taller and stick out more from experience.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009, 11:41:37 AM »

Really? I recently took my SNES controllers apart to build a single fully working one. Each of the face buttons was keyed with little tabs to only fit in its particular hole. For example, you couldn't stick the X button in the Y hole even though externally they look the same.
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009, 02:07:03 PM »

An NES controller, I bet the ones from those would work.

I mentioned this in another thread, I have been using this technique for along time.
I subtracted the inner parts from over 20 nes controllers, so that my famicom will never break and also I have a second set of connector boards from my broken famicom. So my famicom is all set for the future.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 06:29:22 PM »

It might be cool to switch the buttons..

Gameboys, Famicoms NES and SNES and Super Famicoms all have interchangable buttons - so you have a choice of red, maroon, blue, green, yellow, lilac or purple buttons I guess.

They'll all fit, but some are taller and stick out more from experience.
I've found that the NES d-pad is a bit smaller than the FC one (still replaceable, but it doesn't fit precisely).

Btw, about the rubber parts, can you confirm that the original FC ones were colored like this:
- D-Pad -> brown dark gray (i guess the white ones are not original - can you confirm this?)
- A/B buttons -> white
- Start/Sel buttons -> black
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 10:33:42 PM »

Btw, about the rubber parts, can you confirm that the original FC ones were colored like this:
- D-Pad -> brown (i guess the white ones are not original - can you confirm this?)
- A/B buttons -> white
- Start/Sel buttons -> black
The rubber contacts in the Famicom controller are exactly the same as the NES, including the color of the button contacts (they're white like in the NES controllers).
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 07:34:53 PM »

I've made some comparison photos to illustrate the differences:
http://eadmaster.altervista.org/tmp/rubber_front.JPG
http://eadmaster.altervista.org/tmp/rubber_back.JPG
in both photos they are placed like this:
upper-left -> suspected 3rd-party parts found in a (refurbished?) player 2 FC controller (white-colored)
upper-right -> sure 1st-party parts from a NES controller (white-colored)
lower-right -> broken parts found in a player 1 FC controller (the d-pad is dark gray-colored, also i've noticed the circular contact pads are slightly bigger)
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2015, 11:17:27 PM »

Edit: I used an extra NES brick controller's dpad pad and it worked great!

Sorry for the necro-bump, but what's a good replacement for the Twin Famicom's D-pad rubber pad? (My left/right buttons are coming loose on the pad)
« Last Edit: January 23, 2015, 02:04:00 AM by DDCecil » Logged

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