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N64 light comes on, but nothing comes on screen

My N64 worked a week ago, but now, when I turn it on, the red light comes on, but nothing pops up on the screen. The AV cables are fine and plugged in to the right place (they work with my SNES and gamecube) Thanks so much!

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Make sure that the game you are trying to play is free of dust and other obstructions.  I know that the label on the back of the game says that you should never blow on the edge connector, but it doesn't harm the game. (Trust me I've been cleaning the connectors for years now, and it hasn't been damaged.  After you throughly rid the game of dust, do the same with the edge connector on the N64.  Simply hold the opening open and blow the dust out.  This should work.   Please give feedback!! Hope this helps!!  

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