8Bitdo NES30 Pro Gamepad Teardown

A while ago I bought two NES30 Pro Retro Gamepads. They are really nice and good quality, and support different modes, plain Gampad mode, or they can emulate keyboards which is handy for games which do not come with support for gamepads out of the box. And with the latest firmware update the OSX support was improved, so that the analog sticks become usable.

But you don’t own a product until you opened it up (at least if you are an engineer). So here some shots of the inside of the NES30 Pro with some comments:

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Start by popping of the bottom plate, e.g. by sliding your fingernail in the gap under one of the L1/R1 Buttons, then slide it towards the side until the bottom plate starts to pop off.

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After the screws have been removed the top side can be removed and we see the main PCB. Before it can be removed make sure to open the flat-flex cable connector. Try to not touch the carbon contacts for the buttons too much. Removing the PCB is a bit tricky because it sits tight in the housing. Wiggle it around a bit, but don’t pull to hard because otherwise flat-flex cable can be destroyed it gets stuck somewhere.

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The analog sticks are on a second PCB. For safety I pulled the battery connector.

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Nice PCB artwork 🙂 (8bitdo Logo in the lower left corner)

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The battery. Next to the battery a mystery unpopulated header?

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The bluetooth chip. The chip label says RDA 5876. Manufacturer is RDA Micro

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The main processor is a chinese clone of a STM32F103

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The main processor is a chinese clone of a STM32F103

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Overview of the parts with my trusty swiss knife.

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2 Antworten zu 8Bitdo NES30 Pro Gamepad Teardown

  1. Musashi Myamoto schreibt:

    My R1 is stuck any idea how to fix it?

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