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Controller Ports Not working

Well I was playing my old Sega Genesis and whenever I try to use the controller I have to push down on the end plug where it goes into the port to get it to work. I know it's not the controller because I have used it on another console with no problems.

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  • mddgdog360 Jun 13, 2009

    nope not working an no broken solder joints or pins nothing like that.

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Try blowing real hard into the controller port, sometimes dust gets inside there

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