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Current version by: iRobot ,

Title:

Any NES repair veterens out there?

Text:

So, I do all sorts of electronics repair, but I seem to have the worst luck with NES's.  Having fixed several of them and ordered quite a few replacement 72 pin connectors, I've found that I have a problem with nearly 50% of the connectors I get.  I'll get a connector, it looks new, but it will only work intermittently or not at all.  Then I'll try another new connector in the same NES and it works fine.  I have a hard time believing these have such a high defect rate, but I can't imagine what I would be doing to cause it.

Basically what I'm asking is if there is any trick to replacing the 72 pin connector, and if anyone else has had a problem with a large number of defective connectors on the market being sold as new.

Device:

Nintendo TV Console

Status:

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+closed

Edit by: PohTayToez ,

Title:

-Any NES repair vetereans out there?
+Any NES repair veterens out there?

Text:

So, I do all sorts of electronics repair, but I seem to have the worst luck with NES's.  Having fixed several of them and ordered quite a few replacement 72 pin connectors, I've found that I have a problem with nearly 50% of the connectors I get.  I'll get a connector, it looks new, but it will only work intermittently or not at all.  Then I'll try another new connector in the same NES and it works fine.  I have a hard time believing these have such a high defect rate, but I can't imagine what I would be doing to cause it.

Basically what I'm asking is if there is any trick to replacing the 72 pin connector, and if anyone else has had a problem with a large number of defective connectors on the market being sold as new.

Device:

Nintendo TV Console

Status:

open

Original post by: PohTayToez ,

Title:

Any NES repair vetereans out there?

Text:

So, I do all sorts of electronics repair, but I seem to have the worst luck with NES's.  Having fixed several of them and ordered quite a few replacement 72 pin connectors, I've found that I have a problem with nearly 50% of the connectors I get.  I'll get a connector, it looks new, but it will only work intermittently or not at all.  Then I'll try another new connector in the same NES and it works fine.  I have a hard time believing these have such a high defect rate, but I can't imagine what I would be doing to cause it.

Basically what I'm asking is if there is any trick to replacing the 72 pin connector, and if anyone else has had a problem with a large number of defective connectors on the market being sold as new.

Device:

Nintendo TV Console

Status:

open