How to Replace a Nintendo NES Pin Connector
Tools Needed: Philips Screw Driver | Standard Pencil Eraser | New 72 Pin Connector | A Cordless Drill with Philip Bits (Optional)
- Remove the Six Screws from the bottom of the console
- Open up console
- Set aside the six screws you just removed
- Remove the seven screws from around the metal lid
- Set aside the seven screws you just removed
- Remove the six screws from around the black cartridge slot
- Two of the six screws are silver and longer than the others. Take note of their location for re-assembly
- Remove the black cartridge slot holder
- Remove the old pin connector
- Slid the pin connector off the board with your thumbs
- Rub your eraser back and forth on the silver edge of the board where the pin connector rests.
- Place new pin connector onto board, keeping the edge with the screw holes onto the board
- Making sure the cartridge slot holder moves up and down as it should as you put all the components back into place.
- Test your console with a cleaned Nintendo NES game, be sure to check our other tutorial on a Few Tips on How to Clean Your Old Cartridge Video Games. This will ensure your games are cleaned to work properly with your new pin connector.
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