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    Default Replacing 62-pin SNES Connector

    Hi, I have a SNES that doesnt seem to turn on. It does seem to be getting power, but it outputs a blank screen (not blinking). I bought a new connector to try that, but it doesn't seem like I can easily remove the old one. I have searched far and wide but cannot find a guide for doing this fix (I thought I found one months ago but cannot anymore).

    Does anybody have the guide for this, or know what I should try? I will try to test the fuse as well when I can get my friend's multimeter.

    Thanks!

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    Unless you are really, really good at soldering, I do not recommend that you try to replace the pin on the SNES system. Just to point each of the pins has to be de soldered and then re soldered when you put the new pin in. This means you will have to solder 20 points in order to replace the pin. It would be a lot easier to get a new system and only about $10-$20 more expensive then buying a new 62-bit pin, which typically cost $10.00

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    I forgot to mention in my last if you do decide to replace the pin I could get you a guide if you want one. Just PM me.

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    AFAIK some of the connectors unclip, others are completely soldered on. As said above, not easy if its soldered completely on.

    Soldering a new connector on is the easy part, its desoldering the old one thats a pain in the arse.

    I recommend an electric desoldering tool, but be careful.. they are powerful.

    Yes you should test the fuse first as its likely that.. if you dont have a multimeter just carefully desolder and remove the fuse, and temporarily bridge the gap with a piece of wire.. if the SNES then works, that means you need to fit a new picofuse.

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    There are 4 different official versions of the SNES in America. Only the first two have a removable 62-pin connector. The latter two versions have their connector soldered to the system. More details here:
    http://nesdev.parodius.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=1692

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