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How to Get Rid of Rolling Static on the SNES

In the world of retro gaming, few things can disrupt the immersive experience of playing classic titles quite like rolling static on SNES. Picture this: you’re deep into a heated session of Super Mario World or Street Fighter II when suddenly, your screen is plagued by flickering lines and distorted audio. It’s enough to make any seasoned gamer throw their controller in frustration.

Rolling Static on SNES
Image Credit: TechTrifle – Screengrab showing distortion when using third party PSU

As you can see in the image above, clear distortion of the image just over half way above the middle of the screen where the text ‘Mario World’ is displayed. My first thought was the SNES I had purchased on Ebay was faulty, or perhaps my AV cable had issues. However a quick google led me to the conclusion that the third party PSU (power supply unit) I had purchased may be responsible.

While many gamers may assume that rolling static is a result of faulty AV or video connections between a modern TV and your consoles of yesteryear, the culprit often lies elsewhere – in the power supply. Yes, you heard that right. The source of your gaming woes may very well be traced back to a poor-quality power adapter.

In our quest to eradicate rolling static from the SNES, we’ve discovered that sourcing an original OEM Nintendo SNES power supply can work wonders. These power adapters, crafted by the original manufacturer (Nintendo), provide a stable and reliable source of power that is essential for smooth gameplay, and fortunately Ebay remains a great place to source these.

For the UK the Power adapter to search for is the NES-002(GBR). This is the original Super Nintendo UK PSU that came with the SNES when first launched in the UK.

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NES 002 GBR Power Supply for SNES

Official Super Nintendo Power Adapter UK – NES-002 Best UK snes power supply

works for both NES and SNES consoles

You see, third-party power adapters may seem like a convenient and cost-effective solution, but they often lack the quality and reliability of their OEM counterparts. Inconsistent voltage outputs and poor electrical insulation can lead to interference and static, robbing you of the pristine gaming experience you deserve.

By investing in an original OEM power supply for your SNES, you can rest assured that your console is receiving the power it needs to perform at its best. Say goodbye to rolling static and hello to uninterrupted gaming bliss.

So, the next time you find yourself battling the dreaded rolling static on your SNES, remember that the solution may be as simple as swapping out your power adapter. Don’t let poor-quality accessories ruin your retro gaming experience. Treat your SNES to the power it deserves and rediscover the joy of gaming without interference.

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