Shit worked like magic!
I was extremely surprised to say the least, it was a connector off a super broken old system from craigslist and I could maybe get it to work about 1 in 20 tries...
After 5 mins in the boil, put it back in and Bam! Worked first try and every try! Never looked better on any system I've owned.
Time to make 72 pin soup for all the rest of my connectors.
One thing I did was to take it out after a few mins and jam a cart in and out of the connector about 20 times to remove any grime and whatever other magic I was attempting, then threw it back in the boil before putting it back on.
Official 72 Pin Connector Corrector Soup Recipe
1) Remove your 72 pin connector(s)
2) Boil water (enough to fully immerse connector, optional: use bottled/distilled water)
3) Drop connector in boiling water and let boil for 3-5 mins, stir occasionally
4) Carefully remove connector from water and let cool enough to handle (about 30 seconds)
5) Take a cart and jam it in and out of connector 10-20 times (be firm but cautiuos, keep the cart straight)
6) Drop connector back in water and let boil for 3-5 more mins
7) Remove connector, tap out water and let dry (about 10 mins - optional: put in oven or use hair dryer)
8) Reinstall connector
9) Test cart, be amazed
When putting your NES back togeather be sure the little black plastic tab on the bottom of the springy thing is tucked under the circuit board.
Do this at your own risk!
I have had 3/3 come out like new, many others have reported success as well, one person reported it breaking 1 and their other 2 not working. Im going to continue testing using the method I posted above and will report my results. I can imagine that some connectors may simply be irreparable to begin with.
Report your results & Good luck!
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