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How to fix my nintendo (NES) without replacing anything

My nintendo (nes) keeps blinking on and off (the power). i was wondering if i can fix it without replacing anything?

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Re: how to fix my nintendo (NES) without replacing...

Yes, this is a 72 pin connector problem. The connector has become dirty or oxidized and needs replacing or cleaning. Problem can usually be solved by buying a NES console Pin cleaner which inserts like a game. The "Eliminator" is one which works great wet or dry to eliminate this problem.

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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Does the original Nintendo NES-001 require a certain AC adapter. Cause I doesn't have the original ac adapter with same spec. My console power light is blinking on an doff. can that be the issuept

As long as it's 9 volt and about 500mA it should be ok. Just seen an original that says 9 volt and 400mA.

The current (mA) can be higher than the original but not the voltage that has to be 9.

1000mA = 1 Amp. So anything over 400mA is fine, but not less.

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My nintendo nes co nsole is all hooked up right but power light keeps blinking

Well it sounds like the fuse is broken and needs to be replaced then 1.5 amp ico fuse for the Super Nintendo console I think that kijijiji and eBay sell these fuse types for SNES consoles the fuse will have to be soldered on and solder the old one off first too. If you don't fell comfortable with fixing it find a place that fixes old consoles or find some one that can fix it for you or just buy a new console

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Light keeps blinking we pushed the reset button but it still keeps blinking. It is one of the first nintendo they came out with

The 72 pin connector is bad in the NES console which is why your getting the red light to constantly blink.

The connector needs to be replaced, this is one site I found thru google that sells replacement connectors. Click here.

That site happens to give you an installation guide that will show you how to take out the old connector and install the new one.

Sep 22, 2010 | Nintendo NES Console

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The power button and the screen flashes when i try to turn my nes on. Why, and how do i fix this?

Well there is a segment I see on youtube that has NES lockout chip removal
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Jun 12, 2010 | Nintendo NES Console

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NES Console: When ever I try to turn my NES on, the POWER light...

72 pin game cart adaptor needs replacing. they can be purchased for around £10 and make it work like nes

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Console blinks when game is loaded

Hi there, here's a fix that may help, I've done it on quite a few NES and all have started working. Basically the pins that connect to the cartridge have been pushed flat over time so your not getting a clean connection.

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My nintendo keeps reseting its self wat do i do to fix

How To Disable The NES Lockout Chip/How To Fix The NES Blinking Red Light Problem. might be the last solution to the problem then the red flashing light of death.

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I have an old Nintendo nes and the power button keeps blinking on and off.

Okay, the blinking is not fixed by a new 72-pin; thats a common misconception. You need to disable your NES lock-out chip, its the reason games blink. Cut the 4th pin on your NES chip under the motherboard, its called "3193A". Do it at your own risk, if your remove it correctly the NES will work perfectly and never blink ever again.

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