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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost a one star!, September 3, 2011
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This review is from: Retrolink Nintendo NES USB Adapter for PC and Mac (Video Game)
People who rate this low were probably having the same problem that I was (until I fixed it)--

- Windows recognized the adapter/controller combo, but pushing buttons and moving the d pad didn't seem to do anything (or it would like like I was pressing *everything* at once).

-Fixed by *slightly* bending the pins inward (outward might work too) to make better contact with the sockets on the controller. I *think* the pins are slightly smaller than on the original NES. Whatever the problem is, if the connection isn't made, the device will appear to be broken.
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Initial post: Jan 18, 2013 4:56:19 PM PST
STLReviewer says:
THANK YOU!!!!! This fixed mine as well. This would probably fix the other people's controllers as well. Did this, and instantly worked perfectly.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 10:09:39 PM PST
I'm glad it helped!

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 4:18:45 AM PST
P S says:
thank you bro i was about to have to buy one of those crappy usb plug controllers again (after it stopped out of nowhere!)

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 5:38:52 PM PDT
A. G. Capo says:
Thanks for the heads up! Your review managed to make me aware of my problem which was probably a little different. If you're using an original controller... chances are that thing is just pretty old. What comes with that? dirt and dust. I did the pin bending thind but it didnt work for me. So i just changed to the dogbone type which is way newer than the other, and it worked perfect. Thanks again, you saved me from just assuming "baaaah! another piece of instant chinese trash!!"

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 7:54:07 PM PDT
Steve says:
Thanks, I had the same issue. Bent the NES-controller up a bit and that seemed to cause the buttons to be recognized.
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