If your old NES has seen better days, you don't need to throw it out. With a bit of work, you can turn it into a cool, retro DVD player.
All you need for this project is an NES (preferably one that's beyond repair), some screwdrivers, a dremel (or other cutting tool), and a hot silicon gun (or other method of keeping everything sturdy within the unit). The project mainly consists of taking the circuitry out of the DVD player and putting it into the NES case, cutting a bit of metal and plastic along the way to make it all fit.
You can even route the NES' power button to power on the DVD player, and the Reset button to the Eject function, if your DVD player allows it. Hit the link to check out the detailed instructions, and see the video above for a demonstration. And, if you're mourning the death of your NES, you can still get your retro video game fix by turning your HTPC into a video game console.How to make NINTENDO NES to a DVD Player [Instructables]
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Sunday, October 3, 2010
Turn an Old NES Into a DVD Player [Video]