How to Replace a Nintendo NES Pin Connector

Replace an Nintendo NES Pin Connector

Tools Needed: Philips Screw Driver | Standard Pencil Eraser | New 72 Pin Connector | A Cordless Drill with Philip Bits (Optional)

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Step One:

  • Remove the Six Screws from the bottom of the console
  • Open up console
  • Set aside the six screws you just removed

Step Two:

  • Remove the seven screws from around the metal lid
  • Set aside the seven screws you just removed

Step Three:

  • 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

Step Four:

  • 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.

Step Six:

  • Place new pin connector onto board, keeping the edge with the screw holes onto the board

Step Seven:

  • Re-Assemble
  • Making sure the cartridge slot holder moves up and down as it should as you put all the components back into place.

Step Eight:

  • Test your console with a cleaned NES game. This will ensure your games are cleaned to work properly with your new pin connector.

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