|My NES leaves a lot to be desired|
both functionally and aesthetically.
Buried deep inside that gray box (or in my case, grayish box), you'll find a 72-pin connector attached to the motherboard. It looks like this:
|The 72-pin connector inside every front-loading NES|
connects your games to the motherboard
Next, start removing screws. Seriously. It's pretty clear that back in 1985 Nintendo wasn't counting on kids like you and me taking their new NES's apart, because it couldn't be easier. For directions, check out this writeup. He does a great job walking you through the process.
As you can see, the pins on the old connector are pretty well shot. The new connector's pins, however, appear to be made of gold...and that can't hurt, right?
|At this point, you can slide off the old connector|
and replace it with the new one.