After 39 years, it looks like modders have finally found a solution to the NES’s fatal flaw

After 39 years, it looks like modders have finally found a solution to the NES’s fatal flaw

The original NES controller had a fatal flaw in the form of an unreliable pin connector that could make running cartridges a major pain on older systems. Many aftermarket solutions have been around for some time, but they all come with compromises and caveats. Now, finally, it seems that a group of modders have finally come up with what might be the perfect solution.

The original VCR-style front-loading NES accepts games through a pin connector where you have to insert a cartridge and press down on a spring-loaded mechanism to lock that cart in place. Over time, the pins on this connector wear out, preventing the cartridges from making a good connection and causing the system power light to flash red as it fails to recognize the game.

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