This Capacitors Kit for Super Nintendo model SHVC was purchased at a local electronics store.
Electrolytic capacitors are often the main point of failure in most old electronics and the Super Nintendo is no exception. Eventually capacitors leak their electrolyte and need to be replaced, not only begin to fail, but also because the leaked electrolyte can oxidize and corrode the card and other components.
Most electrolytic capacitors from the Super Nintendo are SMD, but in general the substitution is made by radial capacitors PTH. The reasons are many:
- They are easier to find on the market;
- They are easier to install with common soldering iron, SMD capacitors are meant to be installed with proper equipment;
- They were invented a long time ago, It has more time of evolution;
- Braise and the electrolyte may leak from the top, away from the plate. SMD capacitors always leak down, increasing the chances of damaging the plate.
Console5 has an A wiki that shows the list of capacitors for each Super Nintendo model. The SHVC-CPU model-01, from 1990, the first one, uses the following capacitors:
C50 47uf 10v C51 47uf 10v C57 100uf 6v C58 100uf 6v C59 100uf 6v C60 100uf 6v C61 10uf 16v C62 2.2uf 50v C63 33uf 25v C64 33uf 25v C65 10uf 16v C66 10uf 16v C67 1000uf 25v
The Console5 sells these capacitors kits, both na PTH version As na SMD version. The cost is US $ 4,95, which is somewhat more expensive than buying them in electronic, but still pays off because they supposedly are quality brands. What makes them prohibitive kits for us Brazilians is the freight, I got that close to US $ 15,00 cheapest mode, the last time I had checked. Now it appeared a version of $ 7,79, but no trace.
But with list in hand you can purchase them in the local electronics stores. Fortunately capacitance values are relatively common. At the very least we need to use the same capacitance and higher voltages because the exact tension are not available.
And so I bought this kitzinho, for under R $ 10,00:
Note that I bought one or two capacitors over each value, in case some come defective, so there are more capacitors than the list.
Also I took the opportunity to buy these two sockets 40 pins, that has nothing to do with with the Super Nintendo. They are for my Atari 2600. In one TIA is not socketado and other socket is a bit battered, então devo troca-los eventualmente.