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Please help! NES problem, and it's not the 72 pin connector.

I just got a used nes console and it worked great for a while, but while i was playing a game, the characters just disappeared. they are moveable, all the controls work, but the stuff in the foreground is completely invisible. is there anything i can do to fix it?

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It sounds like the pins on the game or the 72 pin connector in the console is dirty. Nornally the game connectors get dirty and when you put it in the console that transfers the dirt to the 72 pin connector. You need to purchase a cleaning kit from your local gamestop or other such store. Do Not Use Alcohol to clean your games or the console.

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