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Famicom card edge connector

Famicom card edge connector
by on (#20762)
Anybody know where I could get the card edge connector for a famicom cartridge? I don't want to spend lots of money on something like this, if I did I would just take one out of a regula famicom or a famiclone, or go on a wild goose hunt tearing apart various old NROM games looking for an official converter. This would be for a special project I am working on.

Of course, I could do a little poking around at parts sites online, but I don't know that the pitch of the connector is or how many pins it has or how thick the PCB is supposed to be.

BTW, in case you haven't guessed, I am a bit of a noob when it comes to FC. Done a fair amount with the NES though... :)
Re: Famicom card edge connector
by on (#20763)
arfink wrote:
Anybody know where I could get the card edge connector for a famicom cartridge? I don't want to spend lots of money on something like this, if I did I would just take one out of a regula famicom or a famiclone, or go on a wild goose hunt tearing apart various old NROM games looking for an official converter. This would be for a special project I am working on.

Of course, I could do a little poking around at parts sites online, but I don't know that the pitch of the connector is or how many pins it has or how thick the PCB is supposed to be.

BTW, in case you haven't guessed, I am a bit of a noob when it comes to FC. Done a fair amount with the NES though... :)


You want a 60 pin connector, .1" pitch pins, and for a board thickness of .043" or so. A connector for .062" boards will work, but it will be loose and wobble about.

I suggest buying the cheapest cart-accepting famiclone possible on ebay to get a reasonable connector. I don't know how easily buyable connectors for this board thickness is. .062" connectors are available all day long from everyone, but not the ones for thinner boards.

One possible thing would be to bend the pins on a .062" connector outwards to grab the board tighter.

by on (#20881)
Well, one problem is that Famiclones are banned on ebay, only the Famiclones that are NES compatible with 72 pin slots are being sold (ie, yobo) I did manage to find a guy on the Benheck.com forums who had a leftover 60 pin slot from a famiclone that he tore apart to make a handheld unit, so I will be getting that from him for a very low price, about $15 cheaper than the cheapest famiclone I know of.

Thanks for the help though :)

by on (#20884)
arfink wrote:
Well, one problem is that Famiclones are banned on ebay

Citation please. I thought Famiclones without a bundled pirate multicart became OK once Nintendo's NES patents ran out.

by on (#20888)
Not sure on famiclones now, but I know that ebay killed my auction when I tried selling family converters. (They said it was against their "Mod Chips, Game Enhancers, and Boot Discs" policy for being able to play import NES games on a famicom)

by on (#20891)
Here is a list of categories that eBay prohibits. I did a quick sweep but didn't see anything that would pertain to the sales of famiclones. However, I did see the "Mod Chips, Game Enhancers, and Boot Discs" ban that gannon got stuck with. Maybe if someone has more time they can dig deeper.

by on (#21156)
Perhaps this is why it's so hard to find a HoneyBee-type 60-72-pin adaptor on eBay.