HOWTO – fix a broken NES


If blowing on the Metroid cart and shimmying it carefully into the system isn’t working for you anymore, don’t start looking to replace your old NES just yet. Retro Gaming Hacks author, Chris Kohler, published this video howto on repairing an old NES.

The 72 pin connector that the game cartridges plug into are notorious for becoming corroded and eventually failing. Thankfully, you can pick up a new connector for a few dollars and replace it easily using a phillips head screwdriver.

How to Fix Your Broken NES
Retro Gaming Hacks

5 thoughts on “HOWTO – fix a broken NES

  1. aoeu says:

    Hard disks contain stepper motors as well. And those are usually bigger more durable and powerful than those found in floppy drives. Taking apart an old hard drive is even more appealing because i have no use for a noisy, slow 40MB hd, but who knows if I’ll never want to read one of those 5.25 floppies (if they aren’t dead yet). :) Hmm… I’ve got to check if my Amiga still works.

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