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If the power light blinks you most likely you need to clean your games. A Q-tip with a bit of alcohol on it will do. The best way to clean your games is to get the proper tool and take them apart. Then you can use a pencil eraser to polish the contacts.

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My fc twin used to play nes games beautifully, but now when I put them in, the screen is just a mess of pixels

Make sure it is switched back to 8bit for your NES games. I do not know much about this console emulator, but I know that is a common issue that people are not putting it in the right emulation mode for their games. If this does not fix it, it may be broken.

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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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Hello, I purchased my Nintendo NES system, I hooked it up with RF switcher, i turned the power on, enter cartridge, went to the channel 3/4, but nothing happened, just the picture had decreased quality,...

A lot of people have this problem with their NES...
First of all the games might not be clean. Use a Q-Tip to clean the copper part of the game, and sometimes you need to do that with Windex or another rubbing alcohol, then dry it with a Q-Tip, and let it air dry for about 20 minutes.
And if it's still not working, put it into the system, then push it down. Do you see that little indent in the game cartridge, that you push down on to get the game to go down? Put your finger on it lightly enough that it won't make the game go upward again, then move your finger real hard left to front to right so that it gets into the game into the slot tighter (Although there isn't a large physical difference...) then press power. The game will most likely work.
I really hope this helps!

Jul 26, 2010 | Nintendo NES Console

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I hooked up my nes to my tv, the light turns on but I get no picture!

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, also check that your using a audio video cable not the old RF Cables that came out with these console as cable may be faulty. see they carry these items and included photo instructions.

Apr 01, 2010 | Nintendo NES Console

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I cant tune in my nintendo do you know what its meant to be set too

Hi your NES should have on it's right hand side 2 Audio Video inputs have you tried connecting it to your TV via Audeo Video Cable and selecting Video channel on your TV dont worry about using the old RF switch they are for older TV Units. Here is a picture of what the AV Cables look like

Jan 16, 2010 | Nintendo NES Console

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Fuzzy picture on TV and NES when new RF adapter is cconnected

i had the same problem, and it was the rf unit itself. to resolve this problem i went to radio shack and purchased a special connecter. one side is an rca (male) to rf (female). when attached to a standard peice of cable wire, it acts as an rf unit. Also works with the sega genesis. hope that helped

Mar 30, 2009 | Nintendo NES Console

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Super Nintendo doesn't work with new TV's.

Jun 26, 2008 | Nintendo Super NES Console

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Original nes

It's a NES, after the light comes on the system works just got to try all the little tricks from back in the day of cartridge games.

blow the game out reinsert try again

the 1...2....3 push down trick

just got to play around with it now to get a picture

Jun 12, 2008 | Nintendo NES Console

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Need help for my nes

You must clean your game connector as well. That should stop the blinking. Brand new connector with dirty games will still ...blink...blink.

If you can open your games to clean's even better so you will see how dirty they are. 20+ years they sure need some TLC.

If you can't open the game...take a q-tips and a cleaner and rub the game connector. When I say rub ..put some pressure when you do it.Some use rubbing alcohool which is not my method of cleaning and other use windex. Still not my cleaning solution. Then dry the connector before inserting the game in the system. Good Luck.

Jan 18, 2008 | Nintendo NES Console

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Nes fuzzy picture

It might have dust in the connector, use a can of air on it. If it still does not work your game may be rusted or the pin connector may need to be replaced.

Jan 02, 2008 | Nintendo NES Console

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