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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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Re: blinking screen

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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The red light flashes on my NES and on the TV screen, it keeps on changing colors. Do you know whats wrong?

The NES is touchy like that, sadly-- your problem isn't uncommon. My NES, and the NES of nearly every friend I have who still owns one, plays this little trick on them from time to time. Here's what we do:

1. Turn off the NES console.
2. Blow into bottom of the game, near the chip that connects to the NES.
3. Wipe away any excess dust from the game itself.
4. Blow into the console of the NES.
5. Wipe away any excess dust.
6. Re-insert the game and try again.

If this doesn't work, try placing the game in more delicately, or with more force. It's just a matter of trial and error, and sometimes it will work faster than others. Hope this helped!

Mar 12, 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....


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

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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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When turned on power button blinks along with screen and will not play games.

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

Jun 10, 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

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 they carry these items and included photo instructions.

Mar 22, 2010 | Nintendo NES Console

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