Have just bought n64 have tried on 3 different tv's but only works in colour on one, the others are black and white picture only. Have altered colour settings on tv .Conected through scart and through av leads. As it works in colour on one TV only does this mean it has something to do with the compatability of the N64 with this TV and why would this be the case? Have you any idea's?
That's kinda what I figured, but my TV doesn't have the options to solve it.
Although, I did buy a coaxial converter to convert the RCA outputs into a standard antenna cable. From that input option I do have the manual settings to choose the colour system, but changing it has no affect.
But this poses a second problem, it was a 3rd party converter from **** Smith (I think the same product range as Radio Shack in US), and I have heard the N64 had this "black and white video" problem with many of the non-official converters. So I'm not sure if my solution was wrong, or if there is simply a hardware compatability issue.
Back to the drawing board, I think my easiest solution would be to give up on the Japanese import and buy an Australian PAL console on eBay. But then I'm not sure that will solve my problem either. Does anyone know if the PAL N64 is compatable with modern LCD TV's.
In order to play a different region game on a different region TV (example playing a PAL game on a NTSC tv) your tv needs to be automatic enabled. Some tv's have an option on the remote to change the input signal to PAL NTSC or SECAM. If your tv does not have that then there is literally nothing you can do apart from get a different tv with this feature.
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color circuit is out, try banging the set on the frame with the palm of your hand to see if color comes on or fluctuates, if so you have a loose component which is only fixable by you if you are really knowledgeable about the inside of a TV
If you're using component cabling (red, green, blue cables) a black and white picture will occur when only the green cable is plugged in.
If you're using HDMI cabling, try a different HDMI port and see if your color comes back.
If not, unplug the set from power for a few minutes, plug it back in and see if problem persists.
If you still have the same problem, check the DVD player on another TV. If it shows color on a different TV, then your TV will need a replacement digital board which we can check availability on once we have a specific model number. If it's black and white on a different TV, then you have a problematic DVD player.
You probably have the RCAs in the component video hookups. Its easy to confuse them as they are similar ports. They are usually red, blue, and green. Look for the yellow, white, and red hookups. Those are for RCA connections as they don't work in the component hookups for HD video. i.e. blue-ray, PS3 That will cause the video to look grey and grainy.
Different areas use different colour systems. The most common types being PAL and NTSC. What I think you might have done is changed the colour type setting to one that is not compatible with your TV. If you have the manual look up the colour settings. If you haven't got the manual look around the main menu for them. If all else fails use the factory reset.
- First you need a rather old TV, like maybe before 2002, if you have one. Because on newer TVs N64 graphics are terrible !
- Once you have your TV, check to see if you have two cables with your 64 (if you don't something is missing !). One shaped like a little box on one end and an electrical plug on the other : you hook up the little box to your N64 and plug the device in the nearest power socket. The other cable has a a strange black and rectangular input that hook up in your N64 and 3 sockets that are red, yellow and white. Connect the latter on your TV by finding the same sockets with the same colours !
- Connect your controller to the console (it's the round-ish sockets in front of it)
- insert your game
- THEN turn on your console. Don't turn it on unless everything hooked up !
(if it doesn't work you may want to try the famous turn-off-the-console-blow-into-the-cartridge-put-it-back-and-try-turning-your-N64-again trick !)
Ok, with the 3 coloured leads, this is an A/V or audio video lead. You should have 1 yellow, 1 red and 1 white. They simply plug into the corresponding ports on the TV. Also with A/V you don't actually tune the telly into the N64, you simply change mode, for example if you have an LCD TV you can switch between, HDMI, component, A/V etc etc. You simply need to use your TV remote and change the mode to A/V and everything should be fine.
hi this problem usually happens if you have got alot of things plugged into the telly like dvd players this causes the interferance and can be solved by disconecting these other items. Also are you plugging it into the telly via scart lead or are you using the av leads ie the different coloured ones. If you are using scart fitting have you tried pressing the av button on the telly controll as if you are not on the right av chanell this will cause black and white pictures so give it a try also this is the same with the coloured leads let me know how you get on. Make sure their is nothing in the conector at the ps3 end like a biit of paper or fluff as this can cause all sorts of problems and dont use your ps3 on carpet as it will cause unit to get to hot and will cause parts to overheat and will need replacing check all air vents are free from dust and make sure its on hard surface if the unit has overheated it will cost a fortune to repair