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Nes Nintendo Channel Trouble

Yesterday I received my nes nintendo off ebay. I plugged everything up correctly and was ready to turn on the tv and play with my old school nintendo. Problem, I was unable to figure out how to get my channel 3 or 4 to show the game. I have a fairly new tv with directv. I tried switching off the satellite and changing the channels, but couldn?t figure out how to get the tv to show the game. The power button on the nintendo showed that it did have power. Anyone have suggestions?

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Are you using a/v (audio/video cables with rca ends), or direct to cable input on t v.? if direct to t v, did you check ch switch on back of system deck? otherwise is t v programmed for the correct INPUT. T V, AV1. AV2. OR AV3? ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH OLD NES IS YOU MUST CLEAN THE GAME EVERYTIME YOU INSERT IT. TO CLEAN MIX ALCOHOL/WATER 1-1 AND USE QTIP. RUN IT UP AND DOWN BOTH SIDES OF CONTACTS. IT WILL DRY RIGHTAWAY.

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    RICHARD SANFORD Sep 20, 2007

    IF IT WORKS, BUT BLINKS, AGAIN IT NEEDS CLEANING. THERE IS ALSO A CLEANER THAT GOES TO CLEAN INSIDE CONTACTS. WHEN ALL THAT FAILS, YOU MAY NEED NEW CONTACT PINS INSTALLED.

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Locate the TV's VHF IN [ANT, CATV, or 75(ohm)] or Cable Connector.
Disconnect the existing cable wire from the TV's VHF IN.
Connect the short, thick wire from the RF Switch (labeled ANT) to your TV's VHF IN.
Reconnect the existing cable wire (disconnected in step 2) to the silver post labeled ANT on the RF switch.
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Note: The RF Switch does not produce stereo sound. To get stereo sound, connect your Control Deck to your TV or VCR using the Stereo Audio/Video Cable.

After the system is connected to the TV:

Insert the Game Pak firmly into the Control Deck.
Plug the controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck. Use the far left port for a one player game.
Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the Control Deck. Plug the other end of the cord into a wall outlet.
Slide the Power Switch to the On position.
Turn on the TV and set it to the appropriate channel (3 or 4.)
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You can try to change the input to Video instead of channel 3 since you're using a RCA (Red, Yellow and White) cable.

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Check on the back of the nintendo system if it is on same channel as tv, little switch is on the back next to the power cord.

example..tv channel 3 and nintendo system channel 3

If that doesn't work your cable is not properly connected, You can't use both rf switch and av cable. It one or the other. rf connect in the back and to coax cable. Av cable connect on the right side of the system and front input on tv..


Make sure your games are clean also. Good Luck.

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