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#1 GervGirl

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 02:30 PM

So not much yet, but a work in progress. I have not been on here much but I finally made a little video of the game room.

 


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#2 Rowsdower70

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:53 PM

Your 72 pin connector is the culprit you speak of on the NES.   Cheap for a replacement, or you can clean the pins.  Either way, there's YouTube vids that will walk you through it. :)


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#3 RickR

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:59 PM

That's a really nice big room. 

I've been sharing my game room with my kids for the past 20+ years.  Well guess what?  Youngest is about to leave for college...and then it will be ALL MINE -- Bwoo-ha-ha-ha! 


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#4 GervGirl

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:24 PM

Yeah I have seen the videos on replacing it and does not look hard at all. Just need to make the time oh and order the part. Lol. ....... My oldest is 14 and she likes the room as a game room. She lost interest in toys at about 10-11 so hoping by then the 4 year old will be a gamer like the rest of us. Lol Fingers crossed 🤞
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

It's a pretty easy fix.  Just needs a screwdriver and a little time.  I've done it a few times, each time buying from a seller on ebay with good feedback. 


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:10 PM

I guess I'm bad about trying to breath life into original parts.  All I did was take my 72-pin connector off, cut cardboard to the width, or smaller than, the opening of the connector.  I then wrap masking tape around one end so it can be used to clean the pins.  Sometimes I've used emery boards, too, and used canned air to blow away any particles.  Last ditch efforts have been using pliers to gently bend the pins back in place by applying slight pressure on the top and bottom plastics of the connector end the cart goes into.  So far my NES has been flicker free for 5 years now doing those and is still using the original pins it came with.

 

If you don't find what you are looking for on ebay or are not comfortable with that site there is an online game store that sells them.  And with free shipping on order of $25 or more you might could get some games you are missing along the way to save on shipping costs ;)  Link to the pins I found below.  Nice game room!!

 

https://www.lukiegam...endo-Game.html 



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:13 PM

I see visions for that bar.  Put 5 or 6 old CRTs on the bar with systems next to them...store games under the bar  :D   That would be my idea LOL



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:40 PM

I like the bar. If i had the bar i would fill it up with video game related drinks (examples, 8 bit beer, pacman energy drink, simpsons duff beer and so on)

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:27 PM

We definitely have lots of plans. One being tv on back of bar. We had one but right now it is in our camper. The older tvs will not fit, I tried. We are going to be having outlets put in so we can hookup stuff on the bar. Only thing I had hooked up to the TV that was on the bar was my C64.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:28 PM

I like the bar. If i had the bar i would fill it up with video game related drinks (examples, 8 bit beer, pacman energy drink, simpsons duff beer and so on)



I really like that idea!!!
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#11 GervGirl

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:29 PM

Thanks for the info and link!!


I guess I'm bad about trying to breath life into original parts. All I did was take my 72-pin connector off, cut cardboard to the width, or smaller than, the opening of the connector. I then wrap masking tape around one end so it can be used to clean the pins. Sometimes I've used emery boards, too, and used canned air to blow away any particles. Last ditch efforts have been using pliers to gently bend the pins back in place by applying slight pressure on the top and bottom plastics of the connector end the cart goes into. So far my NES has been flicker free for 5 years now doing those and is still using the original pins it came with.

If you don't find what you are looking for on ebay or are not comfortable with that site there is an online game store that sells them. And with free shipping on order of $25 or more you might could get some games you are missing along the way to save on shipping costs ;) Link to the pins I found below. Nice game room!!

https://www.lukiegam...endo-Game.html



#12 chas10e

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:41 PM

Great video, looks like a really comfortable space.

 

who is the kitty that is photo-bombing  ?  :mac_bomb:


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#13 Atari Creep

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:01 AM

Very cool!


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Don't just watch TV, PLAY IT!


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:38 PM

Great video, looks like a really comfortable space.

who is the kitty that is photo-bombing ? :mac_bomb:


lol that was Lily. We have 2 tortoiseshell cat we adopted last year.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:46 PM

lol that was Lily. We have 2 tortoiseshell cat we adopted last year.

ohhhhhhh make little masks for them ...... they could be Ninja- tortoiseshell cats !!!!  :rofl: 


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:24 PM

ohhhhhhh make little masks for them ...... they could be Ninja- tortoiseshell cats !!!!  :rofl:

Don't forget the "Mutual Splinter" insurance, dude...as quoting from Michelangelo from the 2nd movie.  ;)  Go, Ninja, go ninja, GO!






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