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« on: June 12, 2012, 12:36:46 PM »

I recently got a Famicom and the 'brass' parts of the controls are really worn. If anyone knows where I could find replacement outer casings for both controls or even if you have a damaged Famicom with controls in better condition I would be happy to swap (obviously I'll throw some money in at my end to make it fare).
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 01:20:24 PM »

Here ya go:


from here:

Maybe a nice Japan-based forum member will help you out with importing.  
If not let me know, I'm in UK too and we can order a bunch together if you like.  I need to get some stuff from them too.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 02:00:17 PM »

ah is this just a replacement for the brass sticker plate? awesome! saves me having to take anything apart!
if I decide to order anytime soon I'll let you know!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 02:43:15 PM »

Yes please do.
You'll just need to peel the old one off and give the red shell a good clean.  As they're about a tenner a time (for both) it would make sense for us to combine shipping I'd say.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 12:33:56 AM »

You can buy at least brand new player 2 controller off of ebay, maybe player 1...just do a search for "New Famicom controller" they are easy to install, all you do is open the system, unplug the old controller, plug the new one in, screw the system shell back together.


Example A: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Famicom-NES-2nd-Controller-Pad-Brand-New-JAPAN-/220776001148?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3367466e7c
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 11:10:29 AM »

That's a pricier option, but a better one considering you get the whole controller etc.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 11:29:20 AM »

there is another option, but you will need cutting plotter
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 12:56:03 PM »

That's a pricier option, but a better one considering you get the whole controller etc.

yeah, the control I have is working fine so no need to replace the whole thing. It looks more like it's been left in storage and the plates have oxidised rather then wearing out from lots of use.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 02:24:22 PM »

Ah, that... It's common. In the "Finds" thread someone promoting "hi-end" Famicom and there is plates as kit(maybe). Or just go to your local company, which making adz on the vehicles - they have all sorts of sticky plastic film and cutting plotters. Make your own "plates".
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 08:59:22 PM »

Youll be hard pressed to find any used controllers in nice shape, let alone actual replacement shells.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 12:53:09 PM »

Ah, that... It's common. In the "Finds" thread someone promoting "hi-end" Famicom and there is plates as kit(maybe). Or just go to your local company, which making adz on the vehicles - they have all sorts of sticky plastic film and cutting plotters. Make your own "plates".

did that once with a NES controller that was seriously messed up. It's aged abit from being used (and chucked around abit). The face plate is real brass from the metal workshop where I work.
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2012, 01:02:05 PM »

Geez! Just make your own plates! Go ahead!
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 02:43:12 PM »

Gary!  What would it cost to get a couple of those for myself? Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2012, 08:02:42 PM »

Gary!  What would it cost to get a couple of those for myself? Cheesy
unfortunately I no longer work 'in' the workshop and instead am doing night shifts out on the underground as a fitter. If I did plan to make any I'd have to order a whole sheet of the brass needed which would be costly, I only made this one with some scrap left over from a job a year ago.
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2012, 10:03:24 PM »

Sad. Still, looks great Smiley
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