02 April 2019
The hype surrounding the SNES Classic Edition culminated in the shelves being cleared almost immediately. The much-awaited console which took gamers back in time was released on Friday with customers itching to get their hands on one. Needless to say, the inventory was quickly cleared and some gamers are still waiting to pick one up. Have you ever wondered what the inside of this console looks like? What powers this little monster? If you did, you’re about to find out as a teardown of the console has already been attempted.
You won’t be needing any special tools to strip down the SNES Class Edition console to its bare essentials. The shell housing the console can easily and effortlessly be removed by popping out the rubber pads which hide the four Philips-head screws which hold the housing together. Once opened, you’ll notice the presence of two circuit boards. It’s actually quite a simplistic design on the inside. In fact, some phones have more complex and sophisticated innards.
The smaller of the two circuit boards connect switches like the power and reset button, while the larger circuit board is where the magic happens. The core is actually covered by a small heatsink to keep it from overheating. The games have already been preloaded and can be instantly geared up once the console is powered on. The controllers, on the other hand, have a more sophisticated setup when compared to most console controllers. The buttons are made of plastic except for the ‘select’ and ‘start’ button which is rubberized.
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