Hey all,

Long story short, I've tried to resurrect my old NES (original side loader). I've done some extensive cleaning on both console and games, replaced the 72 pin connector, etc. but have run into a common problem between games. The sprites (or character layers) are reversed and half of it lags when playing the game... everything else is fine which is why i'm reluctant to give up and fork out $150 for a new system. Could it be a faulty PPU? I have uploaded some photos to my photobucket, please see links below.

Title Screen

Playing 1

Playing 2

Any help appreciated !!