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N64 works but the Picture has loads of static

I plug the N64 into the wall, that's fine, I then plug the thin cable into the back of the tv and turn it on and the picture has loads of static, its barely playable. Do I need another lead connecting to an aerial or something please respond ASAP. 


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Re: N64 works but the Picture has loads of static

It sounds like it's most likely a problem with the AV cord you're using to connect to the TV or the ports on the TV where you plug it in. If you can, borrow a friend's AV cable and see if it works, if not then it's either a technical problem elsewhere or it is not hooked up correctly... Also make sure the TV is set to the correct input (Video 1, Video 2, channel 3, etc.)  

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