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I replaced the 72 pin connector in my Nintendo Nes and now I just get a grey screen? what can bee the problem? Cecilia

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You may have damaged something on the board during the process. I suggest going over what you did, making sure the 72 pin connector is seated properly so the connection can be made cleanly, and if all else fails snag another one on ebay and try again...

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