How to fix flickering?
I just purchased a NES classic and it’s not working right. It flickers on and off so much you can’t even play it. Any ideas on what may be causing this and how we might be able to fix it? Thank you.
Edit: Whoops! I was talking about the actual NES. I didn't realize this question was about the NES Classic. My bad!
Sounds like the lockout chip is resetting the system every second.
Almost always, when an NES is having issues, it's because there's a bad connection from the game to they system. Try these steps:
If this doesn't work, you could try disabling the lockout chip. It's easy to do, you just cut one pin of a certain chip on the motherboard. Usually you only need to do this if you frequently see the game actually start up, but restart and restart. If you see a blank screen when it constantly restarts, it's probably just dirty connectors.