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I have the original NES, I have tried to replace the 72 pin connector, and it doesn't matter whether it is the old or new one now, when the system is plugged in, whether a cartridge is inside the system or not, it only displays a gray screen. The screen does not blink and if there is a cartridge inside and pushed down, the light does not blink, it's just the screen stays gray.

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Hi doesn't sound good. some times even replacing the connector pin and cleaning the games, gray screen can still happen this could mean that the console is most likely faulty, have had a few cases of this no matter what i do it just stays gray. try and find a replacement console either on line www.gameoz.com.au or from the auction sites.

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