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    Default Good place to buy a replacement 72 pin replacement for nes?

    Got one in a bundle today was working for about 15 min and then started getting the blinks nothing would work, gonna jsut replace the pin. But want to buy from a reasonably priced place. Any suggestions>
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    I purchased mine on Ebay months ago. And it still works.

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    Before buying a new one, why don't you tighten up the original. You only need a flathead precision screwdriver and can get it done in about 10 to 15 minutes. You can always buy a new one if it does not work.

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    MCM Electronics. They have a minimum order amount, so you'll have to order a few of them or find something else you want, but if you order a few of them, you'll have a lifetime supply. The one I installed in my NES over six years ago still works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masco73 View Post
    Before buying a new one, why don't you tighten up the original. You only need a flathead precision screwdriver and can get it done in about 10 to 15 minutes. You can always buy a new one if it does not work.
    how so i still have the screws off from the cover.
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    I meant tightening the original pin connector. Do a google search on repairing 72 pin connector. This is how I found a step by step with photos. I am fimiliar with the inside of an NES, so it was easy for me. If this is your first time, be careful not to overtighten the screws when putting it back together. This can cause flexing of plastic which in turn will not let the cart stay locked down. Also, clean your carts.

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    heh I clean every cart I get, thats a given. thanks for the info though!
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    Try to go for an OEM one- most reliable and won't conk out quickly. There was someone selling them here some time ago who I got mine from (2nd connector since the one from MCM sucked).
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    Quote Originally Posted by brykasch View Post
    how so i still have the screws off from the cover.
    It involves physically bending the pins to give them the necessary tension to make a good connection. The most common problem is that the ZIF connector pins loose tension over time. This is also why OEM connectors usually have a death grip on the cart.

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