Boiling NES 72 Pin Connector Really Work? Experiment Fixing a Blinking Nintendo Console

The internet if full of suggestions to boil the NES 72-pin connector to repair the dreaded blinking problem rather than doing surgery to disable the 10NES copy protection chip. But does it really work? Here I attempt to fix a Nintendo that’s having trouble loading games by merely boiling the connector.

It turns out that boiling the connector really does seem to work, but also the alignment of the loader mechanism and having clean cartridge contacts are very important too. So, if your NES is on the blink, here’s how to fix it with a little bit of boiling water!

Contact cleaner –
Replacement 72-pin connector –

Post time: Oct-10-2017