so i got a nes but...

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  1. Ace Overclocked
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    so my friend bought me a nes for my birthfay but we got a problem we're trying to solve, the guy who sold it showed him it was working perfectly but it has a problem
    here's a video my friend made to show the problem
    http://youtu.be/XCRQ114CGg8
     


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    The reason why the NES was shown as working properly is because the seller was using a cartridge which the NES could read properly, while the NES, for some reason, cannot read your cartridge properly.
    Possible fixes include buying a NES-101 or moving the cartridge inside the cartridge slot until it is read properly.
    My friend has an issue like this with his Legend of Zelda and SMB3 cartridges. The only way we could get them to work was by making it so the cartridge wasn't completely pushed down by placing an object on top of the cartridge (We used a belt which we folded a few times.)
     
  3. spinal_cord

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    You can either buy a replacement connector, or fix it by manually bending the pins out a bit with a paperclip, or just get an other NES, they're cheap enough.
     
  4. Ammako

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    If I were you, I'd just buy a NES-101. If you attempted to fix your NES, it'd probably start failing again after a while.
    Keep the original NES for novelty reasons, though.
     
  5. Ace Overclocked
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    Ace Overclocked My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    used an air can to clean the cartridges and the reader now it works, thanks guys, i'm getting an snes with tons of games tomorrow my console collection of all time only misses a vita now!
    also what NES flashcart do you recommend?
     
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    NES Powerpak.
    Best one if not the only one there is.
     
  7. Celice

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    Too bad they still haven't got that MMC3 mapper implemented yet ;~; After five, six years, he said it would only take a little work, but not yet. No Ninja Gaiden, and worst of all, Just Breed isn't playable :(

    But yeah, everything else is! Go for this :3
     
  8. Ammako

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    There's a NES cartridge with a GB port on it that lets you play GB games on a NES.
    Not sure about how well they work, but if the price is good enough, it might be worth checking out (And if you have nothing else to play GB games with.)
     
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    last I saw it was in the prototype phase but never released (this was a year and a half ago and planned to cost $130)
     
  10. Ace Overclocked
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    Ace Overclocked My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    powerpak is too expensive for me, getting original games will be better
     
  11. Wabsta

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    Got this problem on a NES too right now.. For some reason, while playing Zelda II, it stopped working, and now it gives me the flashing screen.. Already had a NES before that did that, but I just sold that one for someone who needed it for parts.
    Good thing I have a spare NES, but I'll look into this bending the pins up thing..
     
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    Typical temporary solutions to running your NES games include:
    • Blowing / exhaling onto the contacts of your game, i guess it adds a bit of moisture to the contacts, improving them and allowing the game to run. (This is somewhat unadvisable, although many of us did and still do that, because moisture/germs with deteriorate the contacts after time, possibly making them rust and leaving your with even worse contacts. There was also a coating on the pins originally, which will wear off after time/moisture/usage/removed by cleaning (thats why they say not to use alchool).
    • Not inserting the cartridge completely, and forcing it down while it leaning on the plastic edge. Instead of pushing it all the way, push it just enough so that it can drop down, and drop it down. Press RESET if it powers on and off, that usuallys end this trick well, or any other trick for that matter.
    • Like the other poster mentionned, not pressing the cartridge all the way down can help, so maybe have a few
    • Like the playstation 1 , playing with the NES upside down might help.
    • Not all games require each pin to make contact, which can leave you with some games working and others not.
     
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    Best solution is just replace the 72 Pin connector.

    The console will play as new again.
     
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    Yeah this. All your need is the tool and a phillips head, and the 72 pin connector... And it'll only run you about 15 bucks. Trust me, its easy to do and will extend the life of the system dramatically.
     
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    I've fixed quite a few NES's, and all they need was a new PIN connector.
    Their such simplistic machines...
     
  16. Ammako

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    Yet some people still have their launch NES, which still works, while having a 360 that RRoD'd already.
     
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    I have a launch NES that still works, though I really have to fiddle with certain games to get them to work. I really should get a new 72-pin connector one of these days.
     
  18. TwinRetro

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    It's simple mechanics, really. The more components a device has, and the more stress that's put upon it, the more points of failure that device has. As time goes on, the chances of component failure rises.
     
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  19. Ace Overclocked
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    i'll get that pin connector when it will start failing again, i actually use an air can to clean the cartridges(way better than blowing)
     
  20. Schlupi

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    Indeed. They aren't nearly as complex as modern consoles are.