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Blinking my nintendo just blinks and the game wont come up. what can I do to fix it

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  • ren_290384 Sep 22, 2008

    I recently purchased an old nintendo nes at a garage sale it came with a power cord and the jacks that plug in the side of the console and front of the tv are these the only cords needed? i just keep getting a grey screen and sometimes the light flashes and sometimes it doesn't. does the same part need replacing?

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    my nes wont work i tried again and again but it only blinks and the screen changes colors and it don't work i don't have that yellow or red do i need them



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You need to install a new 72 pin connector and clean your games.

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