Nintendo N64 – VIDEO GUIDE LOG
This is a video log of the entire process start to end for making an N64 handheld portable!…an to be more exact, in the building of the:
Tools and components needed to build a Nintendo 64 portable
If you want to select between running system off mains power and batteries; here is a way to do it. If recharging, make sure the system is off first.
-1- Opening the console and removing the motherboard
-2- Removing the ports and lifting off the heatpads
-3- Why it is a good idea to relocate the game port, and how
-4- Discussion on reducing the motherboard & what can be done
-5- Video, audio output and also providing power to the system
Supporting pics (please click to view):
-6- Keeping the N64 cool enough
-7- The PSone screen – opening, pinout, basic trim & modding
-8- Preparing the case – top section
-9- The case back, securing halves together, spray painting, finish
-10- Make and install a game cart holder + installing “Z” button
-11- Controllers, joysticks, memory/rumble packs, wiring, board height reduction; demo of Doom 64!
-12- The Multi-Function Plug Port
-13- Installing components into case: Screen
-14- Installing the d-pad and joystick and making their assemblies
-15- Install “C” buttons, stop buttons rotating; portable preview!
-16- Show screen working, install rumble motor and controller
-17- Wire the controller board to the system – how to, tips, etc
-18- Batteries – locating in case, wiring them up and testing
Forgot to mention in the video – the height of the batteries is about the same as the game cart section (slightly smaller actually), so no issues about using them in the case. The Canon BP-911 / BP-915 cells I use are excellent batteries to use in portables I find.
-19- Reset button, install shoulder buttons; add fan to keep cool
-20- Rumble/memory, Expansion/Jumper; decals, close case
(this is the final worklog video in this series)
Pics to show what you can safely and easily reduce the N64 console board down to, without much additional work required:
Final video – system and game demonstration!
Here’s a video of another N64 portable i’ve made: