#1
Hey Pit. I just bought a NES from the local Goodwill. The tag said $5, it came with a decent amount of games, two controllers, the power cord (the original one) and the RF adapter. It said it was working. So, I bought it.

For those of you too young to know, this is a NES.


Anyhow... When I got it home, I was very excited. I plugged it in, put in Zelda (one of the included games) and hit the power button.

Then...

Nothing. The power light flashes on and off. I was so mad.

Does anyone know hot to fix this? Or if there's something I can do? I tried it with all the other games that were included, and still no response!

Thanks, Pit.

-Skittles


EDIT: I fixed it. Followed this! --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5aOYHhn478



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Last edited by SkittlesR at Oct 15, 2011,
#2
Just blow into it or something.
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my nes at my cottage still tanks a long, those games are so ****ing fun

same with my snes


they are awesome.


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Just blow into it or something.


As a 90's kid, that was the first thing I tried. I've blown the whole system and every game.



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As a 90's kid, that was the first thing I tried. I've blown the whole system and every game.


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#7
You should call Nintendo support. I called the number on the back of my 64 when it kept freezing, two months ago.
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As a 90's kid, that was the first thing I tried. I've blown the whole system and every game.


There's few situations in life when you can say that with a straight face
#9
Make sure your Video RCA Cables are plugged into the NES good?

IIRC (I haven't used my NES in a while), My NES blinks when I don't have the video cable plugged in.
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#13
^I mis the days when a videogame console could be fixed that way. They are much sturdier than current consoles.
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#14
Blow into it, tap the game inside a bit, or even just put the game in without pushing it in.

Always worked for my NES.
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#15
Clean all of the games & replace the 72 pin connector.
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That trick in that vid I had to do sometimes when the NES first came out in the 80's.

... blahblah stuff.


Didn't wanna quote the whole thing. I'll definitely tune it up this weekend if I get the time. Thanks, man.

Also, where could I get a replacement 72-pin connector??? It seems like that's something only a retro store would have.



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#17
Option 1: Blow really hard into the cartridge and the console where you insert the cartridge.

Option 2: When you insert the cartridge try inserting it at different depths. As in, first try putting it in as far as it will go, then try putting it in so it just barely clears the lip of the machine when you close it.

At least that's what we used to do back in the stone age.
#19
Old shit like that has dust all in it dude.

Blow in anything that is a port for a connector/plug. Including the game.


It would be ideal to use canned air because it's not as moist as your breath. But I never ruined any of my games doing it the cheap way.
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#21
I'm so happy I have 2 working NES systems AND a fully working SNES. With like 50 games.

Now I just need a tv to plug in to..
#22
the old NES and SNES are basically indestructible. You just have to clean them. As stated early swab each cartridge with alcohol and a q-tip. Clean the system and maybe open it up and blast it with some canned air. the worst case you will need to replace the 72-pin on the inside which costs a few bucks but is very cheap and easy to get an NES working like new.
Would also suggest scrubbing the controller with alcohol and a toothbrush, it gets the action back to very good performance just don't use too much alcohol on the brush. Great score, some of the old games are worth a few bucks.
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#23
If cleaning it with a qtip doesnt work then you'll probably need to replace the pin connectors (the part the cartridge plugs into) you can order them online but i think they're more than $5
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Didn't wanna quote the whole thing. I'll definitely tune it up this weekend if I get the time. Thanks, man.

Also, where could I get a replacement 72-pin connector??? It seems like that's something only a retro store would have.


You can get a replacement 72-pin connector from ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p4110.m570.l1311&_nkw=nes+72+pin+connector&_sacat=1249
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#25
This seems like the right place to ask.
One of the controlers of my NES isn't working properly, it kinda stops responding sometimes, is there something I can do? Should I just get a replacement altogether?
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This seems like the right place to ask.
One of the controlers of my NES isn't working properly, it kinda stops responding sometimes, is there something I can do? Should I just get a replacement altogether?


Does it work when the chord is at a certain angle but not at others? If so it could be a wiring issue. Just get a new one because they're not that expensive.
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This seems like the right place to ask.
One of the controlers of my NES isn't working properly, it kinda stops responding sometimes, is there something I can do? Should I just get a replacement altogether?


Blow it.
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#29
NES was my life when I was a kid. I loved that bloody thing. We still have it and it still works somehow.
#30
The main problem with old consoles is that nowadays, they're like 25 years old (in the NES's case). Depending on how much they've been used over the years, they can be rather finicky.

The games are supposed to be much worse in this regard, though. I've heard a lot of NES games have damaged pins.

The SNES, on the other hand, is completely indestructible unless you do something stupid when you're trying to mod it to play Super Famicom games (you just have to snap off two tabs in the back of the cartridge slot, but you have to be careful not to break something else, as I did), which I learned the hard way.
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i just picked up a super famicon (japanse SNES with some games) when i was in japan 2 months ago. it still work perfectly. i did the cleaning ritual but it pretty much worked right from the shop. I love the old SNES stuff - they are bulletproof. I have a lot of the old consoles and games. I do a lot of trading and buying and selling constantly upgrading the stock i have while making a buck or two on them.
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