I was happy when I received the special screwdrivers and finally was able to dismount the SNES.
Everything started with a dirty-dusty, yellowed machine:
As I already mentioned in a previous post, it was fairly easy to clean the cartridge slot with earbuds and compressed air, so the SNES was in a good working condition but the plastic was, well, just look at the photo...
Disassembly is easy if you have the right tools:
However, I still don't understand why it was necessary to use 2 different type of screws (check previous post).
Surprisingly, the interior wasn't that dusty as I expected. A slight push of the compressed air bottle and a soft brush touch did the job well.
And then... no sunshine for days... what a sad week was that. I mounted the UV light to the slot, moved my bed from the bedroom to the kitchen and put the cardboard box into the bedroom.
For a few days only.
Then a bit more...
Cardboard box and aluminium foil interior, it helps to reflect the UV light to EVERYWHERE.
Switch on the UV light:
And we wait.
After 6-7 days I was fed up with this procedure and cleaned the plastic parts from the cream, using a lot of warm temperature water in the bathtub.
And... what is that..? Oh, no, again...
A leftover screw...
I have no idea where it belongs. Really. There were no empty slots, no holes, nothing. All I can think of this screw belongs to another device. Hopefully.
But at least the SNES works fine, I played with many games since I cleaned it.
- SNES disassembling is easy
- UV light bulb s*cks. Should use natural UV light or a lot more powerful bulb.
- Clean the plastic after 2 days and re-apply the cream again to achieve more even whitening
- SNES parts are a bit harder to reassemble, it has more parts and it's a bit more complicated inside than a C64
- SNES is fun. SNES is a robust machine.
- Aluminium foil is great, it reflects the UV light and spreads it everywhere.