A game console released in North America by the Nintendo Company in 1985, called the Nintendo Entertainment System, model NES-001.

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Games only playing in up position

After replacing a 72 pin connector the system will not read the game when pushed down. I will read perfect in the up position. Any ideas on what could be happening?

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Thats weird.

You should fix that.


Thats weird. Did you maybe put the pins the wrong way? If so probally flip it

Ive never come across that.


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I asked this same question on Reddit.

I've also been Googling around a lot, and I think the consensus is that 3rd-party/aftermarket 72 pin connectors are "just like that," but I find this answer profoundly unsatisfying. It rubs me the wrong way to play the game in the up position. I want it to work how it's "supposed" to work.

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That is a little weird. I do believe that it has to do something with the patent on the way that the item is created or manufactured. When you push the game down the cartridge contacts actually level out this also causes a slight upward push from the carrier tray. This I believe allows the contacts to lose their connection to the game board on the underside. What I would possibly look at is to see if you could modify or bring forward those other pins on the bottom a little higher to make the contact connection on the other side when you do push the game down on the carrier tray.

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