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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I used to have a Phillips CRT TV from 1986 and it did not have the 3 colours red yellow and white on it to plug in the RCA jacks for my Nintendo 64 console. It was plugged into a vcr for it to work. Or you can buy the Rd switch piece for your console http://www.lukiegames.com/N64-Gamecube-RF-Modulator-Nintendo it is an old TV that did not have those parts to it yet 1994 and older will not have them then.
Upon looking up your tv I realize it has no composite (yellow, red, white) input. Without that you can not hook up your N64. There are other options though. You could buy an RF adapter for the N64 (Gamecube, Super Nintendo, and N64 cables are the same) but by doing so you will lower the picture quality a bit. Or you can buy a component to composite converter (like this but if you shop around you could probably find a better one for cheaper http://www.amazon.com/Component-Composite-w-Down-Scaling/dp/B003FJKHBU ) Lastly if you have a DVD player or VCR that has component cables you could hook that up to your tv and then hook the N64 into it. Good luck!
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.
- 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 !)
Check all of your plugs, make sure they are clean. Make sure the game that you have inside the system is clean and free of dust as well as the game connector port on the system. Make sure you are on your A/V channel. If all else fails, you ma have to gt a new A/V plug. When I got my Nintendo 64, I tried to plug it in to my TV using the plug that came with it, but it did not work. I soon found that the Playstation 2 A/V cable that I have also has two additional cables to it, and one of them works in the N64 system. So, I tried to play the system with that cable plugged in, and it worked, so I would suggest buying a new A/V cable that works in the N64 system.