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SNES Power Port

I just purchased a SNES on Ebay. The seller said it was tested and worked fine. 2 of the ones I received are fine, but on the 3rd one the power port has 2 metal prongs sticking out and no plastic cover. They feel secure so I am assuming the inside is still connected... If so is there an easy fix to this?? I have a universal adapter with parts that look extremely similar but the prongs are a little larger and I don't know if they make them for this particular size or not. Please Help!

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I found you can take a small flathead screwdriver like the tiny one you would repair eyeglasses with and carefully bend the prongs slightly inward.i assume this made then come in contact with the ground in the center of the power adapter.

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Yeah A Lot Of Them Are Missing This Center Piece But You Should Be Able To Hook Up Your Connection Anyways.

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Well you could try buying a broken Super Nintendo console off of EBay and get the part that you need to be replaced. If you find a broken SNES console with a reset switch button that is fine then.

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Hi I recently purchased a snes, it was working fine but the power cable was a bit dodgy, but when placed in a certain position works fine, it still seems to work and gives power to the console. The problem...


It is possible that you will need new cords. (It sounds like you power cord has a short in the cable somewhere, so it may need replaced too.) A new video cable may fix the problem, but if it doesn't, the SNES may be on its las legs. In that case, you will need to purchase a new SNES or just turn up the brightness on the TV.

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We've just bought a snes vis ebay but we can't get it to work. I'm sure it's very simple. we've connected it to an old tv and have the Av channel on but nothing. The power button on the console is glowing...


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The lens assembly is directly associated with a non spinning disk issue.

Here was my situation.

I purchased a used PS2 slim from an ebay seller that had the disk read error. I bought another lens from another ebay seller and when installed it, the disk would not spin. I then replaced the new lens assembly with my old one and the disk started spinning again but I still had the disk read error. I contacted the seller to send me a replacement lens assembly for the defective one I received.

Bottom line is if your lens assembly is bad, the disk will not spin. You can replace the lens assembly for about $4 or $5 on ebay.

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Plastic part broke off my super nintendo where you plug the power cord in the back.


This is a common problem with the original version of the SNES console.
Unfortunately the fix is not an easy one. I fix these in my shop but I have done dozens of them. It requires soldering. There are two ways to fix it. You can replace the broken part which is soldered to the motherboard or you can solder on wires for a new receptacle.
To get the replacement part you would need to buy a broken SNES off eBay or somewhere and disassemble it to remove the needed part. If you find a busted SNES with a working motherboard you MIGHT be able to just swap it. I say might because I have found at least three versions of motherboards in these things and the mounting points inside the case are different for each of them.
To bypass the plug altogether you would need to find a new plug at Radio Shack and wire it up to the motherboard and attach it to the case so that the plug can be hooked up. You could also cut the plug off of the AC adapter and solder the adapter wires directly to the motherboard.
Like I said it is not an easy fix. It also has a high probability of not working if you do not know what you are doing. It might be best to just buy a working console from a reputable seller and sell yours as broken.
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check your connections, try cleaning your snes system with some rubbing alcohol (the party where the game connects to the system), you might have to take it apart to do that...

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You may just be better off getting a new one.

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I'll just tell you how to set it up with an RF cable.

1: Plug the power adapter in an outlet and plug the other side in the designated spot where it fits. Simple.

2: On the back of the SNES, there should be a switch that says channel 3 or 4. Whatever one the switch is at, it will be the channel to play it at.

3: From where it says "NES CONTROL DECK" on the RF switch, plug that into the SNES.

4: From where it says "TV" on the RF switch, screw it into the supplied ports on the TV. Note that newer TV's don't have this port.

You probably don't need to bother with the antenna port.

Enjoy the SNES! :)

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