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I ripped my nes open and cleaned the prongs with Q-TIP and some water.. i made sure the Q-tip wasnt to wet just damp.. and i ran it across the prongs.. and dried it off theni put everything back together and i turned my nes back on and it still blinks red and the screen blinks red.. i have it plugged into my vcr with an rca cable i have yellow in yellow and red in red... i dont have an af switch if that has anything to do with it.. all it shows is a blinking screen.. i blew into the system and the game and moved the game around alittle to see if it would work.. none of the prongs are missing or bent.. they are all fine

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Well I think that the lockout chip is broken so there are videos on youtube that show you on how to remove the NES lockout chip.

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open it up and push the prongs back through- it happened with mine, but the screws have quite pain in the arse ends, so you will have to find the correct screwdriver. it looks kinda like this=

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How to get those old NES,SNES and N64 games to work properly - NEVER BLOW INTO...

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1.Now, what you must do instead is to get some isopropyl 70% alcohol and a q-tip.

2.Pour some of the alcohol onto the q-tip so that it is soaked.Only a bit is necessary.

3. Now clean the copper metal contacts in cartridge, with the wet q-tip clean any dirt and grime that you can find on the these contacts (the metal areas on the part that looks like a computer chip). Keep on scrubbing away at the contact till it looks clean, repeat if necessary and apply as much force to scrub away at the dirt. Make sure it looks shiny. <<it is not necessary to open

4. Insert your game cartridge and enjoy!
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Want to know how to manually clean printer head

You can, but the objective is to soften the dried ink, that blocks the tiny ports.
In my estimate the alcohol will dry too fast.

Printer UNPLUGGED from power, and you may wish to don some gloves.
(Dishwashing gloves?)
The ink likes to go everywhere.

Remove the ink cartridge/s.

As you can see, the copper metal strip area, on the ink cartridge; has TINY little holes in it.
I use a clean soft static free cloth, and soak the end I'm going to use; in as hot a water as I can stand.

Then reduce the water in the cloth, (Squeeze), so the wet area, is just damp.
Wipe across the copper area, and it's tiny ports.
Wipe across once, then find a clean area on the cloth; and do so again.

Keep wiping until cloth comes away clean.
I also do the same on the metal area, of the printer; that the metal area of the ink cartridge touches.

There are matching tiny port holes there also.
Keep wiping, adjusting for a clean area after each wipe, until cloth comes away clean.

I then follow with a can of compressed air for computers, and make sure the areas are DRY.

Q-tips, and Isopropyl alcohol, (Rubbing alcohol), sounds more intelligent, to me.
However the amount used may fill up a small bag, IMHO.

I know what you're thinking. Is this guy N-uts?
Water and Electricity do not mix!

(Actually they do. Water is an excellent conductor)

I watch to make sure there are no drips from the cloth, when using it. Have a dry cloth handy for the other hand, if they do.

I also make SURE the areas are DRY, before reinstalling ink cartridges.

I find VERY warm water helps break down the dried ink.

Always willing to learn something new, however.

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How do i clean the laser

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2) Disc Cleaner. Best buy makes a disc cleaner that looks like a DVD. This is not the best way to go but it might work. Ask an employee what they recommend using.

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Please make sure you're giving it a good means of ventallation and ensure to never put it on carpet.

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That one costs around $7.00 and includes shipping.

Here is a guide that explains how to replace the connector in your NES:

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It's still not getting full contact with the game cartridge. Try cleaning the contacts on the games with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol.

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