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1. Posted: Sun 18th Aug 2013 04:58 BST
Hi guys I'm new here
So here is my story: I just recently bought an N64 from a yard sale. Since I just had the 64 and no games, I had my friend over at my house and he brought his SM64 game. We played it on my 42" screen, and it worked fine. I just plugged it in to the outlet and TV and turned it on, and nothing irregular happened. However, a few days after, I went to vacation for 3 weeks in California and Hawaii. The day before I left, I had ordered my own Super Mario 64 cartridge so it would be there when I got back. When I got back to the house, I immediately opened my package and went to try it on my 64. I had it unplugged over vacation, so I got it and plugged it in and then into the TV. I eagerly put the cartridge in, flipped on the power switch, and........ it doesn't turn on. After a few minutes of frustrated plugging in and unplugging, I finally got the power LED to light up for a disappointing half of a second.
Does anybody know why this has happened? Is it because of dust or something? As always, comments, tips and criticism greatly appreciated!
BTW do you guys have any emoticons? Or is it because I just started my account?
Edit: Oh sorry, they don't show up in the editing process.
Edited on Sun 18th August, 2013 @ 05:24 by TwentyLeggedHen
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2. Posted: Sun 18th Aug 2013 20:50 BST
Come on, doesn't anyone know? I am really itching to play my N64! D:
3. Posted: Sun 18th Aug 2013 21:05 BST
it could be many things..... but my bet is on a problem in the power cable there might be a point where it "broke" so only in certain positions it'll work...
it could be dust but to me it feels unreal to get such a level of this effect just because of dust....
you should try to find a replacement for the power cables, probably......
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4. Posted: Sun 18th Aug 2013 23:59 BST
Yeah, I guess it could be both of those things... :/ Guess the topic's kinda vague. I''m just going to get a replacement cable and hope it works.
5. Posted: Mon 19th Aug 2013 00:07 BST
oh and I see you're new here, why don't you say hello to everyone at the Newbie Introductions thread?
6. Posted: Mon 19th Aug 2013 00:12 BST
your problem is that the n64 doesnt have this on it
thats what youll need
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
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7. Posted: Mon 19th Aug 2013 05:33 BST
ogo, I thought you played oldnintendogamesonly?
Or do you play old Sega games too?
8. Posted: Mon 19th Aug 2013 07:51 BST
yep i play genesis games as well. little bit of everything.
9. Posted: Mon 19th Aug 2013 10:25 BST
Wait, your N64 isn't working? Isn't that a good thing?
It must be a good thing!
Now you can spend your precious popeye time gaming more wisely by going Vintage voyager and selecting between a vast array of NES & SNES insta' classics. And get this, you wont have to worry about botched frame rates that are dipping below 30. wink*
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Edited on Mon 19th August, 2013 @ 10:39 by WaveBoy
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10. Posted: Mon 19th Aug 2013 22:25 BST
Well, right now I just don't feel like blowing $60 on an NES, though I would love to play one. I just might as well get my N64 working since I paid money for it and can't get a refund.
11. Posted: Wed 28th Aug 2013 23:16 BST
have you got a power cord yet as i have many extras and would even throw in a control deck
12. Posted: Sat 31st Aug 2013 04:07 BST
I already ordered a power cord from Amazon, but thanks for the offer!
13. Posted: Mon 9th Dec 2013 21:24 GMT
Hey guys, I have another problem. I just got a new TV to use my n64 with, and of course the n64 stops working. When I plug the N64 in and turn it on, the TV doesn't receive a signal and the power button just flashes rapidly. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks!
14. Posted: Mon 9th Dec 2013 23:03 GMT
Is your N64 working again? Is the problem only with this new TV? The composite jacks on the back of the TV could be bad...
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15. Posted: Mon 9th Dec 2013 23:04 GMT
Also check the troubleshooting guide in your TV's manual and see if that says anything enlightening.
16. Posted: Tue 10th Dec 2013 22:18 GMT
Oh, the TV is fine, I tried it with a Wii and a VCR player and it worked fine. I also tried it on the TV that it definitely worked with before and I'm getting no signal.. :/
17. Posted: Wed 11th Dec 2013 05:01 GMT
Don't know if this helps any at all but here you go
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18. Posted: Thu 12th Dec 2013 20:17 GMT
Thanks for the reply RancidVomit86! :thumbup: I'll try those methods.