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How To Fix An NES

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Published on Oct 21, 2008

This video just shows you how to restore the original functionality of your NES.

I know that there are other NES repair videos on YouTube but here are some problems with some of those videos:
1. The lighting is really bad. My video has good lighting.
2. The camera zoom in some positions of these videos made some of the capture a little blurry. I double-checked that all sections of my video are crisp and clear.
3. There are annoying or long introductions. I have a short introduction that just shows what your NES might be going through before you take it apart for the first time.
4. There is an extra step where you can disable the region lock-out chip. This doesn't fix the NES but rather enhances it so you can play NES games from other countries. This should be in a separate video.
5. Some amateur videos have you blow out the cartridge, then slide the cartridge in but not all the way, then tap the cartridge slightly to settle the old pins into place with the cartridges pins and the NES works again. Do you know how repetitive that gets? It will just annoy you eventually! My video addresses these issues so that way you don't have to do that stuff ever again.
6. One video I saw bends the old pins back in shape to make the NES run like it was new using all the original parts. There is one problem with that. The pins are already weakened! Before you know it you will have the same problems as before. Then you go into the NES again and bend them back again and the pins are even more weakened. Then after a while of doing this, the pins might break off. This video just doesn't show that. This video will save you all that trouble.

The main reason I made this video is because in other videos, just before you take the casing off with the six screws to get to the 72-pin, you bend the circuit board. If you are like me that can make you very nervous and makes you think you are going to break the circuit board. My video addresses that problem and I found another alternative that is much safer.

I hope you found this video informational and helpful!

Partial credit goes to Samail666. I only had my NES since early September 2008 but still faced problems with that old 72-pin. Samail666 had the NES longer than I did. I still have the experience on how to fix an NES and so does Samail666. Samail666 checked my video for accuracy in technical terms, word choice, music choice, and suggested helpful words to add. Check out Samail666's channel!
http://www.youtube.com/Samail666

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