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Power Problem My nes seems to have two problems with it. The first problem is the classic blinking light, however after a few attempts I can get it to work normally. The second problem is more consistent: After about 4 minutes of game play the screen will go black, and the power light will dim. I can restart the game again and it will work properly for another four minutes until it shuts off again. Does anyone know what's happening?

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Re: Power Problem

The second problem sounds like the unit is getting too hot and overheating. Best bet to try fixing that is to set the NES up on a shoe box or something that is empty on the inside so that it can absorb some of the heat out of the unit.

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Re: Power Problem

Here is a link to my blog... I have a step by step on how to fix the blinking red light of doom... the other problem might be related somehow so I suggest trying to fix the 72 pin connector on the motherboard....

go there to find the fix for the connector.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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