Introduction: Nintendo LED D-pad and Buttons NES

This is a guide to change your old Nintendo controller buttons to LED buttons. Please visit my site for more details
Things you will need to get started:
  1. Original Nes controller
  2. Soldering iron and solder
  3. Small Phillips screwdriver 
  4. (3) 5v pre-wired LED'S of your color choice
  5. Clear D-pad and buttons        
  6. Hot glue or epoxy 

Step 1: Open the Controller

You will need a small Phillips screwdriver to remove all 6 screws.

Step 2: Find the Power and Ground

Solder your 3 Pre-wired 5v LED'S  to the 5v and ground

Step 3: Glue in the LED'S

Glue or epoxy the 3 LED'S  to the inside top of the controller. 2 LED'S above the A-B buttons and one alongside the D-pad.

Step 4: Put the Controller Back Together

Remove old buttons and replace with clear aftermarket D-pad and buttons. Make sure everything fits together without any obstructions. Put all the screws back in and have fun...


TheresaS2 (author)2015-02-04

Where did you get the buttons??

TahRobin (author)2013-10-18

Found the buttons :)

_ERK (author)2013-02-13

Where did you get the clear buttons?

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