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Can't work SNES

I have a cable that plugs into the normal aerial socket in the TV. I have done this but the TV keeps saying there is no signal even though the SNES has the power light on. Have tried this on 2 different TV's but the same is happening. Am I doing something wrong or is there something missing?

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Could be several things. If you are using the SNES RF, make sure the channel switch in back is set to either chanbel 3 or 4. along with your TV. Secondly, make sure your RF (or AV) cable that goes from your SNES to your TV is not defective.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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Is the TV tuned to the same channel as the SNES ?
Both have to be set to channel 3 or both to channel 4.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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check the aerial cable

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SOURCE: I'm missing a cable for my SNES but I don't know which one

its an rf cable you can buy third party ones if you search on the internet. also if you happen to have a video cable for gamecube or n64 you can plug that into the slot on the back of the snes and it will work. Im not sure what that slot is called but its the only one that cable will fit into.

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