Recently I came across a few threads that mentioned that there are Nintendo Service Center Manuals available for the NES and SNES (and possibly more?) that have schematics inside for each console, and I just wondered if these have ever been released online? Apparently there was even some available on eBay last year according to these two threads:-
I have had a good search myself but have only ever been able to find the blurry 'reverse engineered' schematics, which seem to have quite alot of errors :-(
If they havent been released may I ask why not? I would imagine that anybody who owned one of these Service Manuals would likely be a huge fan of the respective console, and surely would want to see more mods/developments made for them? - Which would likely only happen if they were released.
The only reason I can see for not releasing them is that it might lower their value, but couldnt some sort of agreement be reached if say the community raised a certain amount of money for some scans of them?
I just think its a shame that this knowledge may never be public, or could even be lost forever considering how few are probably left, and that if anything were to happen to them (house fire, tornado, etc) the knowledge could be gone forever.
I have this image of all this potential knowledge just being stored away in a cupboard/box somewhere gathering dust....:crying: