I've seen a couple of problems that sound just like mine, however I haven't seen one solution that works. I bought a third-party expansion pak, but while I was out of town my husband installed it without unplugging the deck. Now the deck doesn't work at all (the red light does come on butthe screen stays blue). I'm not sure if he messed it up when he placed the expansion pak in or if it's the expansion pak itself. Either way, I REALLY want to get it running again, (we just finished Zelda Ocarina of Time and were about to start Majora's Mask). HELP!!!!
If your husband plugged it in without turning it off, the jumper pak, or the control deck itself is more than likely fried. Check and see if the control deck will work with the memory pak, instead of the jumper pak inside it. If not, the control deck is fried, and you'll need to buy another N64.
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the contacts that are in the n64 are probably burnt out in the back or the system is not reading the starter/expansion pak cuz mine did the same thing when the starter/expansion pak slot stopped reading.
I will refer you to a page on Wikipedia that explains it -- but the simple explanation is that the Nintendo 64 Expansion Pack increases the RAM on the N64 from 4MB to 8MB. There were a few games with improved graphics and game play that REQUIRED the expansion pack.
Yes you can remove the Expansion Pak from one N64 and put it into another. However, your N64 will NOT work without either the Expansion Pak or the Jumper Pak in that slot. The original memory card that came in there was called the Jumper Pak which was 4MB. The Expansion Pak was 8MB.
If your Nintendo 64 console operates without error when the jumper pak is installed, but fails to function when the expansion pak is installed, by process of elimination this most likely means that the expansion pak you purchased is defective.
However, prior to purchasing another expansion pak (or attempting to exchange/get refunded for it), make sure the contact points on both the pak and the console slot are free of any dust, dirt, or other contaminants. Use a lint-free, dry cloth to do this. Water and/or cleaning products can further damage the system.
If, after cleaning the contacts, it still fails to function, seek an exchange or refund.
The Jumper Pack (JP) is a bypass for the expansion cartridge. You were supposed to turn off the equipment remove the JP and then use the expansion cartridge.
Your N64 Ram it's probably gone for good. Is either replace the RAM, which is hard to find or replace the N64. Sorry for that....