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How do i change the 72 PIN in my nintendo NES console?

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  • benmcmahon05 Nov 29, 2008

    i have a problem with my nes too, when im half way through a game, it doesnt matter which one my nes strats making a sort of beeping noise and flashing out of colour into black and white i can still carry on playing the game but it is really annoying haveing it flash and listening to the beeping sound. it doesnt stop till i turn the nes off

    can someone help please?

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Hi sounds like your console has a weak connector pin and is lsing contact with your game. I fixed mine buy purchasing a new connector pin from www.gameoz.com.au and it included step by step instructions with photos and a few tips on how to clean NES cartridge games as their is no use in installing a new 72 pin connector if you dont properly clean the NES games because installing dirty games into a new connector pin will result in console blinking flashing again.

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The existing connecter can be cleaned and bent upwards. Usually I find that replacement of the connecter is unnecessary.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Http://www.videogex.com/repair.htm

check this out, it has the step by step process and photo's to make it idiot proof.

Enjoy

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It's as simple as unscrewing the console by removing all the screws from the bottom. Once inside take off the metal piece over the area where the game is inserted. Once under there you can remove the two screws that hold the 72 pin connector in and pull it out and slip a new one in. Put it back together in reverse.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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