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When I put a game into my Nintendo (riginal), the screen on the tv just stays black. I have taken it apart completely and changed the 72 pin and it still does the same thing. Is there any way it could be a bad connection?

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It was probably on the wrong channel or bad connection... but if you took it apart you could have damaged it further... so good luck...

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