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Removing U8 Chip from N64

Written 6/10/2012

The Nintendo 64 is frequently cut down in size in an effort to create a portable out of it. In order to further the effort, I've figured out how to remove the little U8 chip near the third and fourth controller ports, allowing one to cut the motherboard even further, right up to the PIF chip.

It's a little hard to see in this image, but the U8 has been desoldered, and all it took was simply soldering Player 1's controller data to the two bottom-rightmost pins on the PIF chip. Simple! Hope this helps.

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