Don't get rid of your NES cartidges yet.

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  1. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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  2. MegaPrime33

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    Not bad, but I'll stick with my original NES that still works perfectly. And if I want to take it portable, I'll use my original Gameboy, or Gameboy color.
     
  3. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    But Mega, can your Gameboy play Ghost and Goblins for the NES, or Simon's Quest? :D 
     
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    8 years too late in asking that
     
  5. McBradders

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    The real good news here is that it may end blowing on cartridges and other bullshit that most NES' demand these days.

    WILL BUY!
     
  6. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    sweet, my NES still works through the double stuff method, but I might have to get me one of these.
     
  7. chapsy

    chapsy Resident Brony

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    fun fact:
    the problem with the cartridges flashing a bluescreen and "blowing in them" was pretty much a myth.
    the real problem was a conflict with the japanese and english checksums(or something like that...something to do with the cartridges ram) conflicting with each other.
    can't remember 100% what the problem was...but 90% of the time it wasn;t dust. it was something on the board itself.
     
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    Ebay:
    Seems kind of cool, but I'd rather wait for the price to drop, i'm one cheap mo fo. Also I have about 30 NES games, with the repro system that came out a couple years ago
     
  9. Prowl

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    No it probably wasn't dust, but blowing on the cartridge and putting a secondary cartridge on the top fixed the problem almost 99% of the time, especially if on top of the second cartridge you wedged a wadded people of paper.

    Also, this little new hardware will fix the problem. I know this because a little over a decade ago Nintendo themselves released a new NES that was top-loaded and I never had the flashing screen problem. That was an awesome little system too.
     
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    Not a myth here.Blowing in them worked 99% of the time for me.If i ever had a problem with them not working,Blow in it both ways and it works.
     
  11. Prowl

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    Not a exaggeration... one time, we couldn't find another cartridge to wedge in there, so my friends took turns holding the cartridge down while the other people played. We always assumed something wasn't making proper contact.
     
  12. McBradders

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    Blowing is not a myth! Tennis will not work unless I blow on it :mad 
     
  13. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I wish I had read this thread 10 years ago.

    Plus, myth or not, I blew my germs on many a contact of an NES cartridge and it worked and made the game playable.
     
  14. Prowl

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    See blowing wasn't enough for me... you had to double stack, but it always worked. Any top loaded NES out there work perfectly, and there are a few, but this one is cool because it's a portable and has wireless controllers and can hook up to your TV.

    It needs HDM-foking-I support.
     
  15. chapsy

    chapsy Resident Brony

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    the spring on my nes randomly pops up while playing games, and even if i stick another game on top it still tends to freeze up. :( 

    i might get myself a retro duo. those look nice
     
  17. NIDARAM12

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    They already have a portable nes emulator it's called the psp :p 
     
  18. AMG

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    The problem with the original "toaster" NES was the 72 pin connector. Replace that, and your old NES will run like new. You can still buy them online with little trouble.
     
  19. chapsy

    chapsy Resident Brony

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    yup, remembered what it was after reading the wikipedia entry.
    a friend described it to me a few years back...but I couldn't remember what it was for the life of me lol.
    totally blew my mind that blowing into the cartridges was useless, and actually harmful.
     
  20. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    Not bad, might have to look into it.

    Sadly i am too chicken to hack my psp to emulate
     

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