two-Bit Gaming – 008 – NES Repair (Flashing Red Light)

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A show that details several aspects of the video game business. In episode 008 I show you a easy fix to make your Nintendo Entertainment Program virtually as good as new.
Video Rating: four / five

  1. bdtvfpm
    bdtvfpm05-07-2012

    amen brother!

  2. af10512
    af1051205-07-2012

    Your my hero

  3. elcabezapo
    elcabezapo05-07-2012

    THANKS!!!! You help me fix my old NES…theres nothing like playing videogames the way they were ment to be played, no emulator will ever match the feeling of a cartridge!

  4. DarthG33k
    DarthG33k05-07-2012

    Good vid, Kain. You have my thanks.

  5. kainkusanagi
    kainkusanagi05-07-2012

    Please clarify.

  6. bernyqueen
    bernyqueen05-07-2012

    hey kain my red light does not flash but my transformer work, what i should do?

  7. kainkusanagi
    kainkusanagi05-07-2012

    It doesn’t matter what color the screen is. If the light is flashing then your cart is most likely not making good contact.

  8. TheMarioman401
    TheMarioman40105-07-2012

    kain i have a Q on the one i have is the gray sereen of defth what is a new something? are do i do the samething you did yes it flashes

  9. TheStillborn81
    TheStillborn8105-07-2012

    Thank you!! My NES is alive, alive!!!

  10. akwardcake
    akwardcake05-07-2012

    Make more videos Kain! All your videos are freaking amazing! 🙂

  11. ryanphoenix
    ryanphoenix05-07-2012

    This is a great video. My NES (I have a top loader) is still working, but this is still a nice fix for a classic system. 🙂

  12. kainkusanagi
    kainkusanagi05-07-2012

    It’s possible that game is damaged. NES games are over 25 years old and like anything they can degrade.

  13. sigvess11
    sigvess1105-07-2012

    i have this problem… my mario and mario 3 work perfectly, but my castlevania… not so much. it flashes the nintendo on and off, but when it flashes, it shows the start screen. the cartridge is cleaned, but still wont work. can you help me out with this problem?

  14. Tricky0032
    Tricky003205-07-2012

    I just bought a NES for 8 dollars at a Thrift store but it has the red light problem, im going to give this a shot. thanks for this tutorial 🙂

  15. jvaustintx
    jvaustintx05-07-2012

    great video … thank you 🙂

  16. kainkusanagi
    kainkusanagi05-07-2012

    Glad to hear you guys got it working.

  17. LeahMouse
    LeahMouse05-07-2012

    Awesome video! My husband and I brought home his old NES from his parents house tonight, and were disappointed when it was flashing the red light at us. We watched your video, and he got right to work fixing it. Within a half an hour we were enjoying playing all our old games. Thanks for posting this! =)

  18. WheeliesRus1
    WheeliesRus105-07-2012

    I just bought a new 72 Pin Connector, swapped it out with the old one and it still isn’t working. Where do I turn to next?
    Thanks for the help!

  19. kainkusanagi
    kainkusanagi05-07-2012

    Sorry, but I’ve only eve bought one and I don’t remember who the ebay user was. I took a chance and it worked out. It’s a risk that you have to take if you want a replacement connector. Good luck.

  20. SRNF
    SRNF05-07-2012

    Whats the best 72 pin connector replacement u’ve seen? There are so many on ebay and google i dont know what to buy?! Can you just tell us? lol

  21. squirralicious
    squirralicious05-07-2012

    Hmmm, okay then.
    I will change the connector either today or tomorrow, so I’ll let you know if it works 🙂

    Thank you!

  22. kainkusanagi
    kainkusanagi05-07-2012

    I honestly don’t know. I’ve never purchased anything from that website before. It’s not an officially licensed Nintendo Repair company so who knows if they are a trustworthy website.

    I hope it works out for you. Tell me how it goes so I can keep track of who sells quality 72pin connectors and who sells cheap knock offs.

    Good luck.

  23. squirralicious
    squirralicious05-07-2012

    Well I bought it from the Nintendo Repair Shop Inc. web page, paid 8$ for it.
    Do you consider that good? D:

  24. kainkusanagi
    kainkusanagi05-07-2012

    It could be. But keep in mind that not all replacement 72pin connectors are create equal. None of them are officially licensed by Nintendo so some are good and some are bad. It’s a total crap shoot. Don’t be fooled by a high price either. A cheap one could be better than an expensive one. Don’t spend to much so if you get a bad one you didn’t waste too much money and find a different vender to buy another from and hope theirs is good.

    Good luck!

  25. squirralicious
    squirralicious05-07-2012

    Is it better If I just bought a new 72 pin connector? D:

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