In October 1985, Nintendo released the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the United States. 25 years later, I took one apart for the wood-grained glory that is my "workbench series" of tech autopsies (this is my 11th entry). It's up now on PC World.com.
Back in 2008, I dismantled the NES's Japanese counterpart, the Nintendo Famicom (the NES's Japanese counterpart), if you're curious to see that. There's a full list of my workbench teardowns below.
I hope you enjoy it. When you're done, feel free to share your fondest NES memories in the comments below.
Here are my previous workbench teardowns: Atari 1040STf, Atari 800, Commodore Amiga 1000, Commodore 64, Nintendo Game Boy, Nintendo Famicom, Apple IIc, IBM Model M Keyboard, TRS-80 Model 100, and Macintosh Portable.