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Problem with Famicom light gun

by SceptreJLRB Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:16 pm

Hi pals,

After a long search, I finally got the mythical Famicom revolver, but sadly it is not working at all. I have the light gun connected to my fully-working AV Famicom console on my CRT TV (an old, non-100Hz one, NTSC-compatible and working with other light guns), but it does not respond at all. It won't shoot and the shot does not even occur, when tested with Famicom light gun games such as Wild Gunman or Duck Hunt.

I have disassembled the gun but haven't seen anything wrong. Just in case, I have cleaned the trigger's metallic contacts with an alcohol-imbued cotton swab, but the problem still persists. The DB15 extension port of my console, where the light gun is connected, seems to be in perfect condition (in the same way the console itself and its inners are), with no rust/dust/dirt on its pins, in fact it has even been always covered with its lid. The only problem is that I don't own any other accesories to connect to the ext. port to really discard it as a cause...

Does anybody here have any experience with these light guns and know what could be happening or anything about their common failures?

Thank you very much in advance for your attention!

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