Originally posted by: arch_8ngel
Since we're in a thread involving opening up and modding a front-loader, I have a question...
So I swapped my ZIF connector a couple months back, but couldn't get the damn RF shield back into the system (at least, I'm assuming the big-ass hunk of metal covering everything was an RF shield).
Now, I don't use the RF generated signal, and have the RCA plugs hooked up to an adjacent CRT.
Do I face any unforeseen issues from NOT having an RF shield installed if I'm not using the RF signal?
Am I bombarding myself with some undesirable quantity of radio waves at a known hazardous intensity/frequency?
Dude, didn't you hear? The NES is plutonium powered and if you remove the heavy lead shielding, you'll expose your self to lethal doses of radiation. Did you plug it in without the shield? You'll probably get radiation sickness and die. Did you play it for more than an hour? I'll give you a month tops...
Yes your NES will run just fine without the shields although it may void your FCC license to operate it, like that matters anymore. You may have slightly more A/V noise and your system might be suseptible to EMP damage if a "nukular" warhead detonates nearby. But if an atom bomb went off in my backyard, I'd have more important things to worry about than if my game consoles survived.