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Snes console My super nintendo has been working fine until today. When I insert a game I get a red and green screen. That's never happened before, I was wondering if there are any suggestions.

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  • kay20 Jan 13, 2008

    Thanks for your help, I actually did try cleaning the console and games and all the plugs were connected. I also tried a snes console that I know works, using my rf unit. It also had problems, so I'm getting a new rf unit to see if that will help. If not I guess it is time to admit that it's days are over.



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Well they are really old maybe its just its time to leave :/ try blowing out the dust from the game and inside the console and make sure all plugs are connected

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