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Oringal NES I have replaced the 72 pin connector with a new one which has solved my "blinking" problem - but the games look scrambled - one has a purple screen with letters all over the place. Any suggestions??

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Take it apart and remove the new pin. Clen where the pin connects with brasso, and a soft cloth. Repeat untill you dont get any more black on the cloth. Then remove brasso residue with windex and soft cloth. Make sure it is very dry. Put the pin back on and put it back together. It should now work like a charm.

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Try cleaning your game connector with windex or on a q-tip and put some pressure when you rub it. Make sure that you rinse with a q-tips and water after and dry. if that doesn't do the trick I'm afraid you got yourself a bad connector.

repeat a few time. it happen to me. Good Luck.

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It's still not getting full contact with the game cartridge. Try cleaning the contacts on the games with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol.

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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