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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Flashing Red NES Screen, new pins already, help please?

I've tried fixing two NES now, one with a solid grey screen, one with a flashing red screen, both have new pins and I have disabled the lockout chip on both. The games are clean and in working order but I can't seem to get any of them to work. Any help would be helpful. <---Redundant sentence! Yay!

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Give this a try. What I did was place two pieces of double-sided tape (stacked on top of each other amounting to about 2cm) while only removing one of the sides to both sides of the loading dock. So far it has loaded 5/5 games I've tried the first time without any hassle.

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Forget all that he said^^^

I recommend u try taking a Qtip and some rubbing alcohol and running it along the teeth of the game (maybe open it to get full coverage). Then test it and email me if it's still not working.

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Yeah, forget what I said and suggest alochol? Don't you think that if he went through the trouble of opening up the console and installing a new pin header that he would have already done that? As did I. And it didn't work, that's why I suggested what worked for me on two different consoles and low and behold it is STILL working. But yeah, disregard that because this guy is a genius.

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The double sided tape is the way to go. I found that if I insert a game all the way it will not register. However, if I pull the cartridge back ever so slightly, it will play like a champ. So placing the double sided tape as shown by "Androxilogin", holds the cartridge back in just the right spot. I am not sure if this is due to my 72 pin connector being worn or what, but it works.

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I don't understand the purpose of the tape. Is it isolating the cartridge from possible grounding? Positioning the cart is so that it has full pin contact?

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I think that a part of the OP's sentence missing confusing.

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Hmm interesting, I too have repaired many NES systems but the only thing I can think of that is causing this is a connection problem. What type of connection are you using to connect to your TV? I recommend a composite video cable, you can grab one for a buck on ebay. Other then that I would reccomend you take your NES apart make sure the 74 pin connector is solidly connected. I buy all my stuff from Nintendo repair shop, they have quality parts and they also have stuff to clean your games. So far I have not had a NES system or game that does not work. Way to go Nintendo for building solid machines.

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I've been using an original coaxial cable, I will give the composites a try when I find the time, hopefully soon. Ill let ya know if it helps.

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I replaced a 72 pin connector, purchased from Culsoms Original NES on ebay. I had tried to clean the old one with peroxide. I also tried a fine grit sand paper (suggested on youtube) With the new pin, I got a solid purple screen with one game and a flashing purple screen with another game. These are my only two games (mario bros/duck hunt and mario bros 3) Suggestions?

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Nintendo Repair shop sells a two step cleaner system for game cartridges that I would really recommend you try. Your 72 pin connector may be fine but your games may have gunk or corrosion on the connectors. I really don't recommend using peroxide or sand paper on the 72 pin connector. In my experience once a 72 pin connector is shot it isn't because of corrosion it is because the metal has worn out and it is not making contact with the game because it has lost is spring to make a solid connection.

Don't use games that have not been cleaned on a new 72 pin connector.

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what is a 72pin thingy

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The 72 pin connector is what makes contact with your game cartridge inside of the NES system. They get worn out and can be easily replaced. They cost around $10 on ebay.

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