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Introduzione

The 72-PIN connector is a piece of hardware inside of the game console. It has 72 metal pins, which come into contact with the metal spokes inside of the game cartridge to register the game. The pins on the connector bend out of place over time, and the game console can no longer register your games. This guide will show you how to locate and remove your worn out 72-PIN connector.

  1. Remove the six 13.25mm Phillips screws on the bottom of the game console with a #2.5 flathead screwdriver. The screws are recessed about 40 mm.
    • Remove the six 13.25mm Phillips screws on the bottom of the game console with a #2.5 flathead screwdriver.

    • The screws are recessed about 40 mm.

    • Flip the game console right side up and take off the top by pulling it up and away from the rest of the device with your hands.

  2. Remove the seven 13.25mm Phillips screws from the metal cover with a Phillips head #2 screwdriver. Remove the metal cover by pulling it up and away from the rest of the console with your hands.
    • Remove the seven 13.25mm Phillips screws from the metal cover with a Phillips head #2 screwdriver.

    • Remove the metal cover by pulling it up and away from the rest of the console with your hands.

  3. Remove the two silver 17.45mm Phillips screws from the cartridge tray using a Phillips head #2 screwdriver. Remove the two bronze 13.25mm Phillips screws from the cartridge tray using a Phillips head #2 screwdriver. Slide the cartridge tray toward you, away from the 72-PIN connector, and off the motherboard assembly.
    • Remove the two silver 17.45mm Phillips screws from the cartridge tray using a Phillips head #2 screwdriver.

    • Remove the two bronze 13.25mm Phillips screws from the cartridge tray using a Phillips head #2 screwdriver.

    • Slide the cartridge tray toward you, away from the 72-PIN connector, and off the motherboard assembly.

  4. Underneath the cartridge tray is a black tab/lip (see marker).
    • Underneath the cartridge tray is a black tab/lip (see marker).

    • Make sure you orient this tab underneath the motherboard in addition to orienting the tray on top. Failure to do so will bow the cartridge tray and place stress on the component.

  5. Remove the three 13.25mm Phillips screws that secure the motherboard to the lower case with a Phillips head #2 screwdriver. Pull the motherboard assembly straight up and out of the plastic case with your hands. Turn the motherboard assembly over so the metal cover is facing you.
    • Remove the three 13.25mm Phillips screws that secure the motherboard to the lower case with a Phillips head #2 screwdriver.

    • Pull the motherboard assembly straight up and out of the plastic case with your hands.

    • Turn the motherboard assembly over so the metal cover is facing you.

  6. Disconnect the wire harnesses from the motherboard assembly:
    • Disconnect the wire harnesses from the motherboard assembly:

    • Player 1

    • Player 2

    • Power

    • Make sure you remember where player 1 and player 2 cables are plugged in; do not mix them up. A good technique would be to write each title on a piece of tape and wrap them around the appropriate wire.

  7. Lift off the EMI shield (metal cover) from the motherboard assembly. Turn over the motherboard assembly so the 72-PIN connector is on the top of the motherboard assembly. Turn over the motherboard assembly so the 72-PIN connector is on the top of the motherboard assembly.
    • Lift off the EMI shield (metal cover) from the motherboard assembly.

    • Turn over the motherboard assembly so the 72-PIN connector is on the top of the motherboard assembly.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Because it wasn't terribly clear, the pin connector pulls off from the motherboard. Just pull straight away from the board to clear the connector. It takes some force to get it off.

Dylan Peterson - Replica

And, no wires need to be disconnected either.

Very easy repair.

justinlamoureux - Replica

"How to replace your 72 pin connector"

Leaves out the steps that show how to remove the 72 pin connector.

Priceless

punch0073735963 - Replica

Um are we missing the last steps on how to actually remove the 72pin connector???

Connor Gray - Replica

I replaced mine, and I'm still getting a solid white screen. Any ideas what else it might be?

Brandon Dixon - Replica

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