NES Troubleshooting

What is the problem you are experiencing?

The power light flashes on and off or graphics are scrambled   This is caused by damaged or dirty connectors. Due to the age of the system and games, we can no longer offer factory repair. Please click here to find out what options might be available.
     
The power light won't come on   We recommended trying a replacement AC Adapter. Nintendo no longer carries this product, but you can click here to get tips on where to find one.
     
Poor image quality   If you are using an RF Switch, and notice the picture quality degrading (static or "snowy" picture), we recommend trying a different RF switch. For information on ordering a replacement, click here. If that doesn't solve the problem, your system will likely need to be replaced. Due to the age of the system and games, we can no longer offer factory repair. Please click here to find out what options might be available.
     
Controller doesn't Work   If no controllers work at all, the problem is likely the NES. The system should be replaced. Due to the age of the system and games, we can no longer offer factory repair. Please click here to find out what options might be available.

If it's one one controller, we recommend replacing it. Click here for replacement options.
     
All other problems  
If you still wish to play an NES, please keep in mind that we are unable to offer repair for the system. Click here to find out what options might be available.