Question about Nintendo 64 Console

1 Answer

My nintendo 64 is lagging!

Hi, i have a Nintendo 64 from August, i bought it from a seller on ebay, and i noticed that when i'm crossing specific places in a level, there is a little or a big lag, while in another places it doesn't lag. I have 3 games: Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64 and Banjo-Tooie, and i have this problem in all 3 games... I never played a N64 before so i don't know if this is normal >_< Can you resolve my problem? :) Sorry for my bad English but i'm Italian, thanks.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 159 Answers

The N64 was originally made for the old analog CRT TV, if you are connecting it to a newer type digital TV this could be why you experience lagging as I have those games and do not remember any lag in any of them not that I have played them in the last 2 years. The worst case scenario is that the seller was getting rid of it due to a bad Video chip inside the N64 without stating that there was a problem with it so they could sell it. This is why I never use eBay you just never know what you are getting. I am not sure if Nintendo still support this console but it maybe worth a try to contact them directly and see if they are able to help you figure out what it is.

Your English is very good I understood everything with no problems my friend.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

Testimonial: "Thank you, you've been helpful :)"

6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 10 Answers

SOURCE: playing the game

is there a memory pack? unplug it. the joystick is the way to move

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

  • 903 Answers

SOURCE: Super Nintendo games start but levels don't

try blowing inside the game cartridge and then the slot the game inserts into. I had this problem on my snes with some games and this helped. Other to that it may be the console is on its way out.

Ebay sell some really cheap snes consoles now. I picked one up for £15.00 with games.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

SOURCE: "no controllers" message in N64

its a problem with the controller, try a different controller, the wire might be chewed up a little

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: I just tried to use my nintendo 64 for the first time in a while.

I have trouble with my old N64 cartridges also, some work and some don't. Typically, I would suspect the cartidges as being the problem, but in your case, it's possible there is an issue with the game unit itself since none of your games fully works. Sometimes wiggling the cartridge and hitting the reset button can help get games running, if the cartridge connectors are a bit corroded.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • 441 Answers

SOURCE: just bought a used N64. Donkey Kong 64 and DK

Your Nintendo 64 is fine. Donkey Kong 64 requires the following expansion pak to work because of its enhanced graphics.


Posted on Nov 17, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Nintendo 64 is lagging!

Definitely if you are playing one of those 3 games it is normal since those are three of the most graphic intensive games ever released for the console besides Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark. Just like if you remember the days of the original nintendo if you had more than 8 characters/sprites on screen at once the game would crawl until you killed one of the sprites! LOL But for those 3 games if you have a lot of graphics on screen with a lot of textures at certain points in a level it will definitely slow down the frame rate for sure. The only way to remedy this is to attach a heat sink fan to your Nintendo 64 processor similar to how you attach one to a computer but that would have to be a custom job or just play the games on Emulator on your PC. Cheers!

Jan 14, 2013 | Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer

My Nintendo 64 Controller Pak is not working.

Well it might be an internal issue with the console then. Like the console might be confussed that would occur if you do not use offical Nintendo stuff more problems occur with unlicsened products.

Nov 21, 2011 | Nintendo 64 Console

1 Answer

Just bought a used 64, i load a game in and the screen says connect a controller into port #1. I have a brand new controller and a used one so i dont think its a controller prob. What can I do?

Unfortunately you have bought a broken used N64. I don't believe there is anything you can do about it. I would suggest contacting the seller and asking if it's something that he had a problem with and just had to do something simple to avoid it. If there's anything you can do now, it is probably to buy a new n64, but that wouldn't be too bad because they are available and cheap on site like ebay or amazon.

Feb 01, 2011 | Nintendo Mario Kart for 64

1 Answer

How do i fix my nintendo 64 when it has a short in the power chord?

If you're sure that the short is in the power cord, you can replace the cord to get the Nintendo to work. You can find replacement cords on eBay -- here are some that are for sale now:

Jun 26, 2010 | Nintendo 64 Console

1 Answer

How do to get in multiple player mode on nintendo 64?

test the controllers before....check the cables...problems with wires are common....there are many options inside the menu enable functions... and enable multiplayer mode...Good Luck!

Sep 10, 2009 | Nintendo 64 Console

2 Answers

Set up of the nintendo 64 console.

There is a big empty space on the back with a small plug on the inside. There should be a "power brick" that slides in there and then plugs into the wall.

Nov 28, 2008 | Nintendo 64 Console

1 Answer

Super mario 64


Please look at the following link

Nov 27, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nintendo 64 Console Logo

896 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nintendo Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Bee Santiago

Level 2 Expert

268 Answers

Raj Patel

Level 3 Expert

905 Answers


Level 2 Expert

567 Answers

Are you a Nintendo Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides