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Snes wont work

I have a snes.all the wires are in working order and the television is tuned in correctly but when i insert a game in and press power on there is a black screen.the games wont work.

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Re: snes wont work

How did you clean the game? Certain "surefire" ways may actually damage the game.

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Re: snes wont work

Well to clean out the gamepacks use qutips and rubbing alcohal then. Or there might be a loose or broken connection with the console somwwhere inside of it.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

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When i plug my snes to my tv it wont work :/ i plug the cable to tv and put the snes on chan3 then i go on channel 3 with my tv and it show me a black screen ,sometime i hear 2 sec of the game music :/

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I see you are going back to the 90's with your Super Nintendo. Firstly I do not know how you can "put the snes on chan 3". If I am correct, all super nintendo cables to the TV are RV coloured ones. therefore once it is plugged into the TV, you will ant the A/V channel? which usually has a separate button.

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My snes wont work at all i have used multiple snes plugs and tv connectors and games nothing works. I have even taken it apart and hot wire tested it and it seems to be running power through out. can you...

Well I think that it might be broken like it has died on you then.
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Console just comes up with blue screen , is there a station that i need to be tuning into to get my console up and running.

You only need to put in the POWER and the CABLES. If you don't have power, your SNES cannot do anything :P, but... you don't need anything, just your SNES, a CABLE and POWER.

Press the POWER button.

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Hi i just bought a super nes system it came with RF switch power unit which i have connected to the appropriate connections, i have an LG TV with an golden eye and don't seem to be able to tune the...

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The alternative is to get a SCART-compatible cable that works with a Gamecube or an N64 and use it with the SNES, as Nintendo had the foresight to add an EXT port which'll let you play the SNES on an AV channel.

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Make sure you are using only licensed accessories with your system.

We find that video problems occur most when an unlicensed RF switch is used. Make sure the name "Nintendo" is molded onto the RF switch, as opposed to "for use with Nintendo." Unlicensed products are not fully compatible with our systems and may not work correctly.

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