20 Most Recent Nintendo NES Console Questions & Answers

Try cleaning the game packs out with qutips and rubbing alcohol to see if it makes a difference. The worst case scaario is the the 72 pinconnecter could be faulty then. Try cleaning the cartttiages with qutips and rubbing alcohol.

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Aug 30, 2018

If your screen shows a blurry image it can be a few possible things (and only these things).

1. The first and most obivous problem is being on the wrong channel - for example, if you are on Channel 3, but the switch on the back of your system is set to channel 4, you'll see a VERY fuzzy picture; simple switch to the other channel and it will come in clear.

2. Now...assuming you are on the correct channel, does your television receive other pictures clearly (for example if you change to a normal broadcasting station and it is still blurry, then it is a problem with your TV and not your NES system). Another way to test is to simply switch TVs and see if the same picture problem occurs.

If 1 and 2 are not the problem, them we know the problem is with your NES system and this should be an easy fix.

If you are using an RF Switch, then it is most likely the pin on either end of the switch has become bent (or was bent and now is bent back) and will no longer give a clear picture. The easiest way to test this is find a set of AV cables (any av cables - these are the red, white, and yellow cables that often hook DVD players to television). Find a set and just take one of those ends and connect it to the side of the NES system into the circle that says VIDEO and take the other end of that same color and put it into your TV into the circle that says VIDEO (note that the colors don't always match up on the newer TVs, just make sure that if you are using the yellow end of the AV cable and plug it into the video on the NES that you plug the other yellow end of the av cable into whatever color on the TV says VIDEO! Then change your tv to the cannel for that AV slot (usually AV 1 or INPUT 1). Turn the nintendo back on and see if the picture comes through clearly - if it does, it means you had a bad RF switch and you can either get a new one, or just use AV cables instead!

One of the above problems IS the problem - I've repaired over 1000 NES systems and 95% of the time it's just a bad RF switch (so the AV cable test works best)

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

Try cleaning the game packs out with qutips and rubbing alcohol too and the game port is dirty too try cleaning the game port out with compressed air cans.

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Jan 11, 2017

Try cleaning the game packs out with autopsy and rubbing alcohol to see if it helps

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Feb 23, 2016

If you are using a newer TV or a digital TV the nes zappers do not work on them for some reason. Only will work on cRT or tube style tv's sorry

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Feb 23, 2016

I am guessing that it could be that the 72 pinconnecter needs to be replaced and try cleaning the game packs out with quips and rubbing alcohol the worst case scenario is that the console could be on its last life then maybe.

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Feb 23, 2016

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Nintendo NES... | Answered on Feb 23, 2016

The flashing screen (or blinking light) problem is very common with the NES. The system turning off and on is caused by the lockout chip is not recognizing the cartridge and prompting a reset once every second. This problem is usually caused by either a bad 72 pin connector or your game contacts being oxidized with a greasy film or dirty.

The solution is to first clean your game contacts to see if that fixes the problem. I would recommend getting a game bit key and taking the game apart for cleaning, but if that is not an option, use a q-tip with electrical carbon cleaner (such as Deoxit) to clean the metal contacts. If your games are clean and you still have the blinking, it's probably time for a new 72 pin connector.

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Apr 16, 2015

Hi, probably need a new 72 pin connector, or you have bad capacitors or broken traces. we fix all those, check it out www.consolesolutions.net/nes

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015

Secret trick: take NES cartridge, press cartridge down and waggle the cartridge inside the NES and then hold the NES down and shove the cartridge onto the pins. An alternate solution is to take a Q tip, dip it in rubbing alcohol and clean out all the dust inside your game.

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015



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Nintendo NES... | Answered on Jan 09, 2015

It sounds like the game packs could probally be dirty so clean them out with qutips and rubbing alchal.

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Jan 09, 2015

It can mean many things, but probably the video output or the cable between the NES and whatever it is connected to, might have bad/broken contacts.
It's hard to troubleshoot just by writing.
NES is old, it doesn't live forever. You might as well get a collector to pay top dollar for it and have him fix it. Or use the box for some custom HTPC project (example: https://kyber.ninja/content/Building%20a%20Nintendo%20HTPC/ )

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Nov 08, 2014

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Nintendo NES... | Answered on Aug 18, 2014

The NES is touchy like that, sadly-- your problem isn't uncommon. My NES, and the NES of nearly every friend I have who still owns one, plays this little trick on them from time to time. Here's what we do:

1. Turn off the NES console.
2. Blow into bottom of the game, near the chip that connects to the NES.
3. Wipe away any excess dust from the game itself.
4. Blow into the console of the NES.
5. Wipe away any excess dust.
6. Re-insert the game and try again.

If this doesn't work, try placing the game in more delicately, or with more force. It's just a matter of trial and error, and sometimes it will work faster than others. Hope this helped!

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Apr 14, 2014

Your possibly using a wierd RF channel, try putting your tv at channel 3 or 4 and use the channel selecter on your NES accordingly

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014

Try using composite cables.

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014

Get some alcohol or deoxit or goo gone and try cleaning the leads on the games you're using. They're all over 20 years old and should all have heavy oxidation on those gold connections at the business end of your carts.

Nintendo NES... | Answered on Dec 23, 2013

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