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    Default Ressurecting a dead NES cart.

    Hi,

    My copy of Renegade for the NES doesn't work.

    The contacts are clean, and when I put it in the console I just get the title screen flashing on and off....I've tried it in another NES, all other games work OK, any ideas or should I give up on it?
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    :/ strange. Nes games are the most long lasting durable games in my opionion. Dunno, couldnt have cost much.

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    Never give up!

    This might seem like a stupid question, but is this a new pin connector in the NES that you tried it on? It might not seem like it matters, but I had this happen to me before and when I got a new pin connector the games (2 of them) that I could not get working worked!
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    I would open up the cartridge itself and check the soldering on each pin of the chips mounted to the circuit board, along with the trace work, but that's rather involved.

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    How have you cleaned the contacts?

    Tonight I was playing various SNES games...they all turned on fine except one..NBA Hang Time
    I remember this thread and said.."Oh No"
    I cleaned the contacts with a SNES cleaning kit..that sucker still didn't work..I thought the cart was dead..
    I went and got my trusty old green Scotch Brite and cleaned the contacts real well..,now it works..

    I use Scotch Brite(dry) to clean the contacts on my NES carts and they always work..all of them..

    The only dead carts I have are a Atari 2600 Ms Pac Man...It's dead and I have no clue why..and a Vic 20 Pirates Cove..

    I can't get the Vic 20's Pirates Cove to turn on no matter what..

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