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#1 GoodAtBeingNoob OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:51 PM

Hi,

As the title implies there is rust on my NES motherboard 72-pin connector.

Here's a pic: 

https://imgur.com/uq73MtE

Is this an issue? if so how do I treat it? I've already applied oil to it to prevent further rusting.

 

Thanks



#2 SignGuy81 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:08 PM

I would buy a new pin connector on ebay they are around 7 or 8 bucks or so.



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Posted Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:11 PM

I would buy a new pin connector on ebay they are around 7 or 8 bucks or so.

please look at the picture provided. there's no rust on the actual connector that games connect to (the black piece) there's rust on the pins of the motherboard where the connector connects to, (confusing right?)



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Posted Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:16 PM

My bad.  Instead I would clean that up with a scotch pad and coat it with some solder and remove any excess.



#5 GoodAtBeingNoob OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:52 PM

My bad.  Instead I would clean that up with a scotch pad and coat it with some solder and remove any excess.

Do you think there are any alternatives?  I don't think I'd be able to pull something like that off with my soldering skills, and I'm about to spend about $200 on modwork on this motherboard so I want to make sure it doesn't fail on me.



#6 SignGuy81 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:55 PM

Do you think there are any alternatives?  I don't think I'd be able to pull something like that off with my soldering skills, and I'm about to spend about $200 on modwork on this motherboard so I want to make sure it doesn't fail on me.

 

Any decent mod service you are going to be spending $200 on should take care of that issue for you as long as you tell them about it, and most I don't even think would charge to fix that as I know I wouldn't.

 

PS:

 

What are you having done to it?


Edited by SignGuy81, Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:56 PM.


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Posted Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:53 PM

Does the NES actually work? If you're going to spend around $200 on getting one modded (I assume it must be HDMI at that cost) then it would be worth getting one in decent order first. Here in the UK you can get a NES in good working order for around £30, or $40 US - they are pretty readily available.



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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:26 AM

Does the NES actually work? If you're going to spend around $200 on getting one modded (I assume it must be HDMI at that cost) then it would be worth getting one in decent order first. Here in the UK you can get a NES in good working order for around £30, or $40 US - they are pretty readily available.

there are absolutely no issues with the system, everything is so clean that (I'm not exaggerating) ever since I've cleaned it up I've literally never had to remove a cartridge and re-insert it because of a bad connection.



#9 GoodAtBeingNoob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:27 AM

 

Any decent mod service you are going to be spending $200 on should take care of that issue for you as long as you tell them about it, and most I don't even think would charge to fix that as I know I wouldn't.

 

PS:

 

What are you having done to it?

I hope to get a Hi-Def NES board installed, replacement caps and a disabled lockout chip. all of this work will be done by retrohacks.net


Edited by GoodAtBeingNoob, Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:28 AM.


#10 GoodAtBeingNoob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:01 AM

 

Any decent mod service you are going to be spending $200 on should take care of that issue for you as long as you tell them about it, and most I don't even think would charge to fix that as I know I wouldn't.

 

PS:

 

What are you having done to it?

update: I just contacted the modder that I hope to use and he said that he can do that for me when I send it in.







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