Question about Nintendo NES Console
This can be caused by several things. The games may need cleaning, the system may need cleaning or the games may not be connecting properly.
Games can be cleaned with a q-tip (that's what I use). I don't know what you'd use to clean the system if you don't have the cleaner cartridge. (The fix link below talks about opening it up to clean it before it gets to repairing the connector.)
Try holding the games down while they are in the system, if they work now it's probably the connector. If it's the connector you can either replace it, try to fix it yourself (don't try this if you aren't good with a screwdriver/tools) or use something to hold the games down. (I jam a Lego block in mine. 1 long block with a thin block on it.)
If the games you are trying aren't Nintendo licensed, they may be failing the lockout chip test. (They should have a Nintendo seal on the label)
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
Hold the game down in the console until it blinks but shows the game on and off. place a game on top of the one you are holding down. make sure the game is still showing blinking on and off then press reset. this is how i get my nes to play everytime!
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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