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Problem with Nintendo 64

Discussion in 'Retro Consoles' started by Marc, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Marc

    Marc SuperWii

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    I bought an N64 off eBay recently and it came with what looks like everything it needs to work. I can't get anything to come up on the TV though. The console itself turns on and the light comes on. It came with the red, white and yellow AV plugs and I set it to the same AV as my other consoles yet I don't get any picture.

    Any ideas? I was told they work off aerial signal, but I have no other way of connecting to the TV. It only cost me £20 but its frustrating all the same!

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    r u sure u are going on the right channel
     
  3. Marc

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    Well I only have 4 AV's to choose from.
     
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    wii_cammy Banned

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    did u make sure the wires are in the rite place
    EDIT:+ what was the sellers history rating
     
  5. Marc

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    All in the right place!

    Sellers feedback was 100%.

    Only thing I can think of is to buy an RF cable and try that instead.
     
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    lea3734 WiiChat Member

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    i have this problem all the time w/ my n64. try cleaning out the games and blowing all of the dust out b/c if the system can't read the game no picture will come up
     
  7. blueradio

    blueradio get crunk.

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    Yeah it's probably the games rather than the system.
    Try cleaning them with windex and Q-tips.
     
  8. Marc

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    Should there be anything on the screen without a game in?
     
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    No....

    Like the previous 2 posters, blow inside the game cartridge. If it's the game (which is most likely is), then you should not see/hear anything, or hear the sound but nothing on the screen. If it's something other than that, it's probably the system.

    Good luck
     
  10. mr_resi

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    Wow the wii's grandpa just do what i do blow the cartridge! that always works XD:lol:
     
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    Blowing the cardridge doesn't work! :(
     
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    Then Tell The Guy Who U Got It From Maybe He Will Help
     
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    Tried all that, they said was fine when they posted it. Was late last year when I got and for the sake of £20 I didn't want to jepodise my feedback.

    I've just ordered an RF cable for 1.50 so I'll try that as a last resort.
     
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    Coo Sorry I Cudnt Help
     
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    Theres always the game shop in town, if I can ever remember to take it in!
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    are you sure the t.v. is set on the right input channel? the only problem ive ever had with 64 is the power box burning out... clean the games with alcohol, or game cleaner "same thing" never anything water based you will ruin the pins on the cartridge... might help it work the first time but will slowly kill the game and system..you might just have a bad set of AV cables too if they get bent to far one way they wont work after that i had 5 inputs on my t.v. before i got a switch box 4 on back one on the side.. the side pinched the wire so tight in the entertainment system it killed the cables... had to get a new set... if you know anyone with another 64 or GC even they use the same av cables... try a new set if cleaning the game doesnt work.
     
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    Ok, don't know whats happened, maybe my prayers have being answered but I've just given the on off swith a right good going over and its working!!!

    Afternoon of Goldeneye me thinks! :cool:
     
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    retro_joe Fully NextGen Enabled

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    now beat the facility in 2:15... :ihih:
     
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    Maybe the av cables are broken
     
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    Yea man, I used to get this problem occasionally with my old 64. The power would come on but no picture. A few switches on and off with the on/off switch and pulling the battery pack out and putting it back in always did the trick. This seems to be as common as the NES and having to toy with it to get certain games to come up without all the glitches. Good luck, but this shouldn't worry you... and my advice: don't spend any money on it.
     

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