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Nintendo 64 won't work after I put in the expansion pack

I just got an expansion pack for my Nintendo 64 for the first time.  I put in the pack.  Now all I get is a blank screen.  It no longer works.

I took out the expansion pack and it still doesn't work.  Any help for it?

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Re: Nintendo 64 won't work after I put in the expansion...

Have you tried cleaning the game.which expansion pack? have you added a red one? It will not work without any expansion pack at all. try cleaning the contacts of the expansion pack and the games, with alcohol and water mixed 1 to 1.

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