How to With Chad - NES Repair
Today I show you how to replace the 72-pin connector in an NES! With just a replacement part and a screwdriver your NES will work like new!
72-Pin Connector - http://tiny.cc/xskjfw
This is sweet. You guys should do more videos like this. Very informative.
Chad i just bought a NES and the guy i bought it from said that i replaced the 72-pin connector. So i got home and tried it and the first thing i noticed is that it's hard to put in the cartridge and it doesn't have a nice click when i push it down and i dont get a picture. What do you think is the problem?
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wee need more of this fixes Chad, lets Do it
I have the same problem... but with my N64. How do I fix that!?
No, but if you want to to go back to normal you need to re-set it
This isn't causing any harm to the NES is it?
You can try cleaning the motherboard contacts when the 72-pin connector is removed. Also, its possible you received a faulty replacement 72-pin connector. Look at the connector and see if any of the pins look like they are pushed down too far. If so, grab a small tool and try and bend them back up into place.
I'll tell you exactly what's wrong. The cartridge holder (the thing that clicks up and down) has a small tab on the bottom of it in the front that "hooks" around the motherboard. When you slid the cartridge holder back into place you didn't set the hook around the motherboard, instead its sitting on top of the motherboard causing it to push up. Just re-set it and you'll see what I'm talking about. Then everything should be working correctly
I had the 72 pin replaced but Its still giving me that problem :S I've tried many different games and they all pretty much do that (i've also cleaned the contacts on the cartridges) anyone know how to fix this so that the nes is actually useable? -.-
One thing that works too is just pulling the pins up one by one but there's nothing wrong with getting a new pin connector.
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Great guide Chad, very useful.
I did this but I think I did something wrong, now I don't need to push the cartrage down to play the game.
great video, i always just blew air into the game cartridge and hoped for the best when I was a kid
you don't necessarily need to buy a new pin connector, you can also try and bend the little pins a little bit (that's how I fixed mine)
Awesome now i can fix my nes.
Ah, old school video :)
I might have to do this with my NES eventually. I've been trying to plau TMNT 2: The Arcade Game lately and getting that to work is sometimes a bitch.
Really helpful, thanks!