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The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), or simply the Super Nintendo, is a 16bit gaming console released by Nintendo in 1990. The Super Nintendo was one of the best sellers of its time and still has a large fanbase today.

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Why do I have a black screen and why does my TV make a buzzing noise?

my Super Nintendo is receiving power(AKA the light is on.) but i get a black screen and i can hear a small buzz coming from the speakers. has my motherboard gone bad or is it something else?

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From what I have been reading it would appear that the “72 Pin Connector” is a common source for problems. Might want to check out (or similar) the following:

And while you have it apart, do a visual for for bulging caps, burn marks, dry or cracked solder joints, exploded components etc


could it be a short in the power cable? i laid it length wise and i got a little black screen. at least briefly.


@propman I had to shove a piece of paper in between the cartridge and the side wall of the slot...


@Jordan Fryman Which I suspect indicates the contacts are intermittent. Suggest you try what is recommended regarding the cleaning and readjust any pins that need realigning on the connector.


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the cartridges were dirty "(even though i already cleaned them :| ) and the pins on the console itself were pushed outward. Works perfectly now… but i also have a problem with my N64 too

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