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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:06 pm 

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I took apart 1 Nintendo Wii, and 2 PS 2. Would the big, main board be a motherboard?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:30 pm 

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I think all or most MotherBoards will need to have a socket for a CPU therefore they can be considered more Peripheral grade. I scraped a Nintendo and the board was pretty small for make that much money.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:43 pm 
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Unfortunately game console boards (controller boards and mainboards) are purchased as peripheral grade.

Old game cartridges however are usually graded as Gold Finger Card once you remove the board from the case.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:14 pm 

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I know that this post is very old at this point, but even non working games (clearly listed as such)- have a much higher sale point on eBay than tearing them apart and selling the board. As much as scrapping is a hobby to many here- video gaming is another hobby to another huge following. With a given finite amount of gaming cartridges, the more that break, get lost, or get kept in a collection the amount of selling copies lowers, thus increasing the price point.

Or you can always bundle up gaming items and sell as "for parts/not working" to avoid any duties of having to test the items.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:42 pm 

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Recently took apart play station 3, board looked like a dual socket however neither had a removable CPU sockets.
What grade


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:30 pm 

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With specific exceptions, non of them recent, all video game motherboards are classed peripheral.

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