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NES 72-PIN Connector Replacement

NES 72-PIN Connector Replacement

Tools: Phillips #2 screwdriver, Flathead 3/32″ or 2.5 mm screwdriver



Step 1: On the bottom of the NES, there should be six 13.25 mm Phillips screws. Take them out with a #2.5 flathead screwdriver. Remove the top of the console by lifting up and away.



Step 2: You should see a metal cover with seven 13.25 mm Phillips screws. Take them out with a Phillips head #2 screwdriver. With the screws out, take off the cover by lifting up and away.



Step 3: You should now see a cartridge tray with two silver screws and two bronze screws. Take them out with a Phillips head #2 screwdriver. Slide the tray off the machine.



Step 4: There should be three 13.25mm Phillips screws holding the motherboard to the lower case. Take them out with a Phillips head #2 screwdriver. Take the motherboard assembly out of the plastic case.



Step 5: Take out all three of the connections shown. The two similar-looking ones cannot be interchanged so remember which is which.



Step 6: Take the metal cover off the motherboard assembly. Turn over the motherboard assembly so the 72-PIN connector is on top of the motherboard assembly.


REVERSE THE ABOVE STEPS TO PUT THE CONSOLE BACK TOGETHER