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Blinking screen I just got this classic nes and the screen blinks when I put the game in...a solid color. any home rem. thanks

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Rooster...the unit must be off before the game can be inserted. It is unclear if you've damaged anything by doing the other way.

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I recently purchased a nes at goodwill. It came with 2 games. The system will play the 2 games that came with it but any others I purchased will not play, red light blinks and tv screen blinks.


Of course, the classic fix is to blow into the game and the input on the console. If that doesn't help, I would suggest using a compressed air canister to blow out any dust in there. It's probably pretty old and in need of some cleaning!

Apr 10, 2011 | Nintendo NES Console

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I just tried to try my NES (wichs hadn't been use for a long time) again. When i plugged everything and turned the NES on, the light start blinking. Then, I put a game in it and opened the tv on channel 3....


Hi,

You can try to change the input to Video instead of channel 3 since you're using a RCA (Red, Yellow and White) cable.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Jan 31, 2011 | Nintendo NES Console

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When you turn on system with a game in it. The screen blinks different colors


First, try a different game and see if problem persists. If it does the contact points in console may be dusty/dirty and will need to be blown out or you may have a bad a/v (audio, video) cable. If it doesn't blink different colors with another game then clean the contacts on the previous game

Jan 08, 2011 | 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

May 16, 2010 | Nintendo NES Console

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Whenever i turn on my NES the power light blinks and the screen blinks colors, why?


Hi sounds like the common fault found with these old retro consoles. Flashing light is mostly because the system does not make good contact with the game. which may be because of a worn out connector pins in side the console or dirty games recommend cleaning all your games with a game cartridge paste cleaner and replacing the connector pin with a new one. see http://www.gameoz.com.au/store/nintendo-entertainment-system/nes-accessories/ they carry these items and included photo instructions.

Mar 22, 2010 | Nintendo NES Console

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Hi, I was wondering...how do you fix a NES which has been blinking? Like the screen flashing and restarting the game?


Replace the connector, these wear out over time. Here is a place I found thru Amazon that sells them:

http://www.amazon.com/New-Nintendo-72-pin-Connector-Guarantee-DS/dp/B000A3IA0Y

It will require you to take apart the system and to take out the old connector and replace it with the new one and then put the system back together and it will be like you have a whole new NES again.

Jan 23, 2010 | Nintendo Video Game Consoles & Games

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Nes light keep's blinking


well, heres what you do.. turn it off, and eject the cartridge.. blow in the bottom where the chip is to get rid of any dust, and put it back in.. turn it on.. if it still blinks, turn it off, and eject the game again.. this time blow into the nes itself.. put the game back in, and turn it on.. if its STILL blinking, grab another cartridge, and TURN OFF THE NES its very important. press down on the game you want to play, like your going to eject it, but instead of letting it up, slide that second cartridge you grabbed in on top of the first one.. turn the nes on, and enjoy...

it SHOULD work... if not, try taking a q-tip and dipping it in hydrogen peroxide, and cleaning the nes and game.

HAVE FUN

Aug 13, 2009 | Nintendo Video Game Consoles & Games

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