Why call out a plumber when you can fix the problem yourself? Why buy a sandwich when you can make your own for less? Perhaps more annoying than blocked u-bends and fancy lunches where the bread costs more than the meat is when electrical goods breakdown. Machines are supposed to just work – and when they don't, some of us consumers want to be able to fix them ourselves.

iFixit has rounded off its week of classic console teardowns with the Nintendo Virtual Boy, and because the number of people fortunate enough to have one is relatively low, the exercise is probably more of an interesting read than a practical DIY guide for most. Still, it's described as the coolest device that the team has taken apart, so even if you don't need know how to service it yourself, you can find out what's inside it and gain some insight into the 32-bit 3D machine.

Head over to the iFixit website for the full teardown guide. If you're interested, there's an assortment of other teardowns and information on Nintendo consoles including a Famicom teardown, for when blowing into the cartridge just isn't enough.

[via ifixit.com]