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N64 will not play on new TV and Stereo Reciever

I recently tried plugging my N64 into our new stereo reciever and HDTV. I plugged in all the cables correctly, and when I turned it on, the red light came on, but no audio or video showed up on the tv. Nothing has been wrong with my N64 in the past. I figured the problem was in the outdated video/audio cord. Is this the case? If so, is there a way to get a modern cable that still connects to the N64? Thanks in advance!

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    when i plug in all my nintendo 64 cords into the tv the audio comes on but the video does'nt show

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    I am trying to play my N64 and i put the wires in properly and the red light comes on but no video or audio comes up.

  • misterj550 Feb 04, 2009

    thanks nateotanks! it works great! thank you so much!

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Ok well, I don't guarantee this will work but its worth giving a shot. You know the controls like V1 2,3,4,and 5? That might be a clue because all that stuff works the stuff that's plugged into the back of the TV. They have extra cable outlets or whatever you'd like to call them in the back of the TV. So plug the n64 into the back of the TV. Then it should work someway. You might be able to figure out it from there if it still doesn't work. So don't plug it into the cable box or VCR anymore. Hope that helps.

Let me know if it works after that.
P.S. I have a n64 too, and I just got a new HDTV also. I tried to see if my n64 works on it but it doesn't so I think I might do the samething that I was just explaining

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I bypassed the stereo reciever and plugged the cords into imput 2 in our tv. It works fine.

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