Blinking Light Win: The Ultimate Nintendo NES 72-Pin Connector Hits Kickstarter

Blinking-Light-Win-KickstarterBlowing on your Nintendo NES cartridges may soon be a thing of the past thanks to a newly launched Kickstarter project. Featuring an all new design different to your average 72-pin connector replacements, Blinking Light Win promises to finally cast away those troublesome blinking grey screens.

Sadly for just about every Nintendo NES gamer today, getting game cartridges to boot on the first try is near impossible. This is usually down to the fact that the pins on the console’s cartridge connector have worn over time, making a connection between the hardware and software somewhat difficult. While there are plenty of third-party replacement connectors available, these will also suffer the same fate eventually.

Blinking Light Win on the other hand casts aside Nintendo’s zero insertion force design and adopts a solution more akin to top-loading consoles. As they quite rightly put it, these cartridge loading problems rarely persist on other systems that don’t need the games to be pushed down into place to boot - something they’ve kept in mind for this Kickstarter. This all new alternative effectively removes the mechanical side to the original Nintendo NES console, simply allowing you to slot in games directly and power up.

Those in need of this more modern solution need only pledge $20 to the cause to secure their own Blinking Light Win adapter. The fundraiser is currently seeking $15,000 in total, with well over a month to go.

Blinking Light Win Kickstarter Trailer

Why not treat your Nintendo NES to the new connector it deserves?

Link: Blinking Light Win Kickstarter

Last Updated ( 01 December 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) VirtualScot 2014-12-01 20:03
You think with the huge NES collectors market out there, someone might have come up with this fix a long time ago.
(Link to this comment) espontaneo 2014-12-01 21:36
I'm just going to back that. Ooh $18 early bird. Nice!...*cough* *splutter* $40 delivery!
(Link to this comment) VirtualScot 2014-12-01 22:02
Anything outside of the US is another galaxy.
(Link to this comment) espontaneo 2014-12-03 22:27
They have sorted the shipping issue and it's now a much more acceptable $17. Backed!

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