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

I replaced the pin, but it is still flashing.

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  • mommy4 Dec 10, 2007

    I have an old nintendo nes with the power button light flashing off and on.

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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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Check to see if there is anything stuck in the game slot (where the cartridge goes), grab a cotton swab with Isopropyl alcohol and clean the terminals. Let it dry before inserting a cartridge, clean the terminals on the game cartridge as well

This should do the trick!

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