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I just got an N64 from a friend. He claims to have tested it to see if it works, and he reports that it is as good as when he got it. I tried hooking up the system to the TV the way they were hooked up when the N64 launched, but my TV is too hook up n64. So I hook up n64 to Gamestop to buy an adapter for the system to get it to work with AV cables, and what they gave me was a universal adapter compatible with the N The adapter had the 3 AV cables, plus an S-video cable, which my TV also has an outlet for.
Yet no matter what I do, the 64 will not appear on screen; it will simply turn on and make a slight, almost-burplike sound as I put the cables in and pull them out. The screen stays blank, and I don't hear any music either. Please give me advice. I want to play my new N64 desperately. Get an older Hook up n64 is all i can tell you A second TV to run your N64 and other older hook up n64 shouldent break the bank.
Your spot on that the TV does recive a signal and display it I know for a fact that my Virtual console games used to screw up video wise on composite cables. That's not a problem with the video cables or the video input on the TV. There's dust inbetween the cartridge and the catridge slot when you're trying to play a game. To solve this, take the cartridge out and blow into the bottom to clear out any dust. It would also be a good idea to blow into the catridge slot on the N64 to clear out any dust that might be in there, too.
Kids these days, too used to CDs so they don't know about the ol' "dust in the cartidge" problem A NEVER blow on your cartridges unless you don't care about them. Blowing oxidizes the contacts suuuuper fast. Use rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip. I've found that rarely dust isn't even the problem when a game cartridge isn't working properly; it usually just requires re-insertion. C Cord might not work. S-Video technology wasn't popular at N64 launch, thus the output cords sold by Nintendo had no S-video.
Hook up n64 cord probably works with no problems with a Gamecube or a Wii, however. I cannot verify this though. And yet I've owned an SNES for 15 years, have been blowing into the cartridges for 15 years, and the games still work, so I fail to find that statement true. I've seen it happen so many times. I bought Super Mario World 2 for NES and it STILL doesn't work properly works 1 out of 10 times i reseat it in my NES and don't tell me it's the pins in my system. Blowing the cartridge moistens the copper contacts.
It's like standing in a big puddle and then dropping an electric wire into it; it shocks the whole puddle. It also corrodes the copper. Try going to the hardware store and buying a 5 inch by 5 inch square of copper and leave it outside during the windter under your patio or something. By spring, the copper plate it going hook up n64 turn completely green, I'm sure, due to corrosion. ALSO, by hook up n64 time the big N released the SNES, I'm pretty sure they found out that the metal hook up n64 were using hook up n64 manufacture NES cartridge contacts was not the best alloy they could be using due hook up n64 it corroding so easily.
SNES cartridges used a different copper alloy on the contacts they don't corrode as easily. That doesn't quite explain the almost-wrecked Smash Bros I described earlier. Try dipping a Q-tip in some rubbing alcohol buy some at the dollar storeand rubbing ANY of the contacts on one of your SNES games. Chances are, the Q tip will come out greenish.
That's the corrosion on your game, you'll be surprised how much you'll find. Depending on the TV, sometimes it won't work if you plug in all 3 AV cables red, white, yellow. Sometimes it will work if you just plug in white and yellow. Either get an older TV to play it on or try out another N64 on the TV to see if it was the N64, Sometimes when N64's start to die they hook up n64 show up on screen and theres no sound, but then again that might hook up n64 the games.
Its not "too old" I played my Super Nintendo on my brand new HDTV and I never had any problems Aside from those sprites being really big and Yeah I play my SNES, Genesis, and N64 on my HDTV no problem. I keep my Intellivision and Hook up n64 on my old tv though,they'd probably stroke out if I put it on a tv that big, we have to be careful with our elder statemen. If you use your snes on it use those same cords and it should be fine. I can't tell you haw many times my friends and family tell me their old consoles don't work anymore on their new HD TVs, and then I change the channel to a Banjo-Kazooie title screen.