My original NES was working fine until one day I stuck in Super Mario Bros. (the dual game with Duck Hunt) and there was no image for Duck Hunt. Instead, there was just a solid horizontal line where the Duck Hunt image usually appeared. When playing Mario Brothers, the bottom half of the screen was fuzzy but playable. When I got to to the underground worlds, the entire screen was black except for Mario and some enemies like koopa troopa.
As for other games, they all have similar image problems, mostly related to the bottom half of the screen. Sometimes there is a pink discoloring too.
I have been using my system since '87 and do not want to purchase a new one. Any ideas as to how I can fix this? I have tried cleaning the system and games with my original NES Cleaning Kit already. Would a new 72 pin component do the trick? If so, where is the best place to purchase one? Thanks.
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Re: Original NES image problems
Courtesy of Nintendo Repair Shop, try this site out I heard they are pretty reliable. Sounds to me like a new connector is in order for your NES. They tend to go after a while and the connections get worn out. Here is the link:
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Original controller as in the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller? The NES controller is not officially supported on the Wii, however an adapter exists that goes into the GameCube controller ports which can be purchased at RetroPort. The other control methods the game supports are Wiimote (turned on it's side which acts just like a NES controller), GameCube controller, and the Classic Controller. Hope this helps!
Will try cleaning the game packs out with quips and vinegar try connecting it to a DVD player or a VCR then. Installation Steps:
Locate the VCR's VHF IN [ANT, CATV, 75S(ohm)] or Cable Connector. Disconnect the existing cable wire from the VCR's VHF IN. Connect the short, thick wire from the RF Switch (labeled ANT) to your VCR's VHF IN. Reconnect the existing cable wire (disconnected in step 2) to the silver post labeled ANT on the RF switch. Connect the thin wire from the RF Switch (labeled Control Deck) to the back of the NES (labled RF Out). On the back of the NES, set the 3/4 switch so that it matches the channel of the VCR. After the system is connected to the VCR:
Insert the Game Pak firmly into the Control Deck. Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck. Use the far left port for player one. Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the Control Deck. Plug the other end of the cord into a wall outlet. Press the Power button on the front of the Control Deck. Turn your TV and VCR on. Set up your TV and VCR the same way you would to watch a movie on the VCR. The game image should now be displayed on the TV screen. If after following these directions you are not able to view the game (for instance, if the red power light flashes off and on), try our Troubleshooting Tips.
The FC Twin connects through an RCA connector,
and can be hooked into a surround sound system. When using stereo and
surround output from these systems, NES sounds and music may seem very
different from their typical mono output. Using output modes that
properly generate mono sound, either through a single center speaker or
cloned to multiple speakers, the sound output sounds mostly identical
to the original NES. The FC Twin does not produce some sounds
faithfully, even with mono output; sound effects in the Super Mario Bros.
series games will for example immediately seem different. Nevertheless,
some later models of the console produce NES sound much more faithfully
than units made closer to launch. Recent models produce sound with