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NINTENDO NES FRONT LOADER POWER LIGHT FLASHING RED WITHOUT AND WITH GAME IN LOOKS LIKE NEW 72 PIN CONNECTOR INSIDE BOUGHT RECENTLY HAVE NOT SEEN IT WORKING YET IF NEW CONECTOR WHAT OTHER FAUL COULD IT BE PLEASE ADVISE

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You should open your nes and disable the regional lockout chip.
NINTENDO NES FRONT LOADER POWER - a911e61.jpg while in there, check the connector and 1) if it is new, make sure it is properly connected to the board, or 2)if its old, use a very small eyeglasses flathead screwdriver to pull pins closer in (1mm-2mm) to a uniform level.

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