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N64 freezes while playing

While playing my n64, the game will freeze and then I have to restart it to play it again, but soon the same thing will happen again. I'm not messing with the game cartridge or anything, so it isnt that. Before it freezes, there is a light fuzz sound. I sorta have a feeling it may be overheating, because I notice the console is rather warm/hot after freezing. 
The console is in a well ventilated space.
It was working perfectly just yesterday for hours of gameplay then for just some reason today it has started to freeze! ;((.
Help!

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  • Bryan Porecki Apr 16, 2009

    Hello again,
    Well I decided to test another game to see if it would also freeze. It did.
    Then today I decided to make absolutely sure. I put a different game in and this time it did not freeze. It was on for hours and hours. weird?
    Then I put in the first game again and it froze after about an hour.
    So maybe it is the game after all?
    I thoroughly cleaned the connectors on the game cartridge with slightly wetted cue tip. It still froze after the same amount of time.
    Im am still very confused about what is causing the freezing.Is it the game or the n64 console?
    I havent tried the fan thing yet unfortunately don't have a fan anywhere.

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The Nintendo 64 is notorious for overheating problems.  This is a very common problem.  With my N64, I play it while a fan is blowing on it.  This usually prevents the problem.  Try this method.  It should work.
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When this happens to my friend it's because of the vibrations. step slower.

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