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Topic: What is wrong with my Cartridge and or NES?

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Sercretname

I bought a copy of Tetris off of eBay and got my NES working by cleaning it (twice)
and It works and all but all I can see is half of the play field, as you can see in this video.

Any idea if this is the Cartridge or the NES itself?
I've tried cleaning both.

Sercretname

videogames4ever1

Judging by the graphics being offscreen to that degree, and given you have already cleaned your game and you 72-pin, it sounds to me like the pins are bent out of shape, and I believe the best solution would be to find a refurbished 72-pin with pins adjusted on Ebay, or if you have a retro store near you, you could ask them if they fix NES systems.

You always have the 72-pin refurb option, and I highly recommend that you clean the contacts on your NES motherboard before inserting the replacement 72-pin to ensure that the game works. Oh, one thing. Be careful not to buy 72-pins that are listed as "brand new", as those are made with cheap metals, and will break easily, so do make sure its OEM before you purchase it. Hope this helps!

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Sercretname

Thank you very much
I don't have much money to spend at the moment. (I have two things I want to buy more this Black Friday)
With what you said cleaning the contacts on the NES motherboard before inserting the replacement 72 Pin connector, I don't think I really cleaned that part well (not with a toothbrush that is)
So I will try once more with a toothbrush on the contacts of the motherboard.
If not I will learn to adapt to such a playing field like this.
Thank you for telling me

Sercretname

videogames4ever1

@Sercretname Sure thing!! I'm glad I'm able to help! Oh, I forgot to mention another thing. Personally, I recommend cleaning all of your NES games after getting the new 72-pin, just to make sure the repair lasts, but yeah, it's a night and day difference here, and do stay safe on Black Friday! Cheers!

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