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N64 Console has opening on bottom labeled EXT. What is it for?

I am putting my N64 back together, I have the red memory expansion thatis inserted on the top of the console-but what is to be inserted on the bottom of the console, that has a removeable flap labeled EXT?

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The Extension Port is what Nintendo names the ports placed on their consoles allowing for connectivity to either other systems, or peripherals that were released after the fact.
EXT named ports can be found on many Nintendo consoles, such as the Game Boy, the Super Nintendo, the Virtual Boy, the Nintendo 64, and even the GameCube.

The EXTension port on the Nintendo 64 game console, is found on its bottom side. It reads "EXT." and stands for extension. It is a cartridge drive but with a slightly different interface than the one above on the main deck. It has the same number of pins as the main cartridge slot and the same data transfer speed. The special Pokémon Nintendo 64 lacked this extension port, probably because at that point Nintendo knew there was no use for it. While the most popular of uses was the 64DD, other companies found uses for the Extension port, primarily for piracy, though the hardware was originally intended for, and used by some companies, as an inexpensive N64 development device, or even just to quickly develop a product demo.
When not in use, it is covered by a plastic cap, which one has to remove before installing the 64DD under it.

[edit] 64DD Main article: Nintendo 64DD The 64DD is a unit that was used for expanding games for the N64 unit.

[edit] Doctor V64 Main article: Doctor V64 The Doctor V64 is a unit that attaches to the bottom of the N64, that loads Nintendo 64 ROMs via an attached CD-ROM drive.

[edit] CD64 Main article: CD64 (Nintendo) The CD64 also attaches to the bottom of the N64 and runs ROM files via a CD-ROM. It had the ability to manage games a save files via PC connectivity (parallel port). The CD64 also had the added feature of having a GameShark-like program that could be used to cheat.

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