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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Re: please help! NES problem, and it's not the 72 pin...
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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Secret trick: take NES cartridge, press cartridge down and waggle the cartridge inside the NES and then hold the NES down and shove the cartridge onto the pins. An alternate solution is to take a Q tip, dip it in rubbing alcohol and clean out all the dust inside your game.
The NES is touchy like that, sadly-- your problem isn't uncommon. My NES, and the NES of nearly every friend I have who still owns one, plays this little trick on them from time to time. Here's what we do:
1. Turn off the NES console. 2. Blow into bottom of the game, near the chip that connects to the NES. 3. Wipe away any excess dust from the game itself. 4. Blow into the console of the NES. 5. Wipe away any excess dust. 6. Re-insert the game and try again.
If this doesn't work, try placing the game in more delicately, or with more force. It's just a matter of trial and error, and sometimes it will work faster than others. Hope this helped!
First try connecting through the av ports on the side of the console rather than the RF port on the rear of the unit. If that doesn't work then your problem is likely a loose connection inside, go back in and reassemble. I have had this issue with several consoles; these two solutions usually take care of it, though in rare cases a defective 72 pin connector was at fault even though it was brand new.
The nes does this to stop people from playing pirated games, but it can also be because the game cartridge or console is dirty. Try cleaning inside the game cartridge with a cotton bud dipped in a cleaning product of some kind. it mostly works for me!
first off flip your nes upside down and remove the screws to the cover of nes..... then flip your nintendo over and remove the cover.... remember you just voided your warranty for your nes..... then proceed to do the following:
find Chip 3193A and find the 4th pin on the left hand side near the blue coils. Remove or pull back the pin and your NES Will play Pal and NTCS games.
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.
Yes, this is a 72 pin connector problem. The connector has become dirty or oxidized and needs replacing or cleaning. Problem can usually be solved by buying a NES console Pin cleaner which inserts like a game. The "Eliminator" is one which works great wet or dry to eliminate this problem.