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    Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    I got my old nintendo from my parents house when I went back for christimas. The Nintendo was doing the blue screen to black screen thing. I did some research and found that its caused by a worn out piece called 72 pin connector. I took it apart and got the piece out. To get the piece ordered it will only cost $5.

    I am looking forward to Playing Duck Hunt.

    Anybody else fix their old nintendo?



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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    yeah, all you got to do is blow into the games and system really hard and it should start working again


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    My wife's is at her Dad's house, I need to find a way to get it. Too bad my mom sold mine 15 years ago


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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    yeah, all you got to do is blow into the games and system really hard and it should start working again
    That only works for so long. When it gets old enough you gotta replace the part. I even took condenced air into the system. The part is pretty easy to install though



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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    Do you have a solution for when Tecmo Super Bowl freezes up?



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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    Here are some instructions if anybody is interested

    Nintendo NES Console Repair Guide



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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    I just download all the old games for the wii.


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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I just download all the old games for the wii.
    There's not a very good selection though, in my opinion. Last time I checked, (awhile ago) they didn't even have Contra!



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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    I've had similar problems with my SNES. Over time, blowing in it wont fix it. The dust builds up on the pin contact points, and you actually have to take a q-tip soaked in alcohol to remove the caked on dust. Once I did that, it worked like a charm.



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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    I repaired mine a few years back, it was really simple and well worth the couple bucks for a new connector. More time gaming and less time hitting it and blowing into the cartridges.



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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    they dont even have the mario kart for the SNES


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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    I've been using this as an alternative:

    vNES

    Gotta love never freezing and a really good selection.



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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    I've been using this as an alternative:

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    Gotta love never freezing and a really good selection.
    That site ripped away better grades from me.



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    Re: Fixing a Nintendo NES (The original)

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels686 View Post
    I got my old nintendo from my parents house when I went back for christimas. The Nintendo was doing the blue screen to black screen thing. I did some research and found that its caused by a worn out piece called 72 pin connector. I took it apart and got the piece out. To get the piece ordered it will only cost $5.

    I am looking forward to Playing Duck Hunt.

    Anybody else fix their old nintendo?
    just to forewarn you, duck hunt does not work well at all when the nintendo is hooked up to an hd tv. i experienced this first hand after finding duck hunt at gamers and then excitedly rushing home to pop it in, only to find that it was impossible to hit anything with the zapper. that definitely ruined my day.



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