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No video hi i have 4 different rf and av cables tried it in to tv's but there is no video i have taken it apart and the problem is still there not sure what to doplease help asap as i havn't had it for long and there are tons of good games thanks

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Re: no video

Maybe there's something wrong with the rf and av cables that you have. Try and borrow some of them from your friend. Or, maybe your RF and AV cables' cords are either bent or wrecked. Try fixing them and try again. If it still doesn't work, then come back.

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I am trying to connect my NES to my 40" Dynex HD TV through the AV cables and the tv says no signal but i unhooked the HDMI cable and tried the AV cables for my xbox and the xbox worked fine. How can...

  • Well the XBox has it's own AV cable pack it uses. The AV cords you are using for the NES are a separate set that are apparently bad. So to play using the AV cords you just need to pick up a new $2usd pair or see if you have a pair laying around the house.

  • You do have a coak input on the back of your TV so if you have an old coax cord laying around the house you can use the RF bonx that cam with the NES. Hook the coax from the TV to the "OUTPUT" side of the RF box and then run the little RF cord to the NES. Then turn the TV to channel 3 or 4 and you can play it that way.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Jun 21, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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We have no manual - need instructions on how to hook it to the TV.

Nintendo 64 Hookups

Quick Tip! If your system is connected using AV cables and you cannot see the game on your screen, it is likely all you need to find is the input select on your TV or VCR. Link here for help.
The Stereo Audio/Video Cable that is included with the Nintendo 64 will allow you to connect the Control Deck to most televisions or video cassette recorders (VCR). First, look at the back of your television AND your VCR and see if you have Audio/Video inputs . Though your TV may not have them, almost all VCRs do.

If you DO have AV inputs, choose where you want to connect to:

Audio/Video Cable to a TV
Audio/Video Cable to a VCR

If you do NOT have AV inputs, you will need to use an RF Switch and RF Modulator for your hookup. The RF Switch and Modulator are sold separately. (Where to buy):

Connecting the RF Switch to a TV
Connecting the RF Switch to a VCR

Other Hookups

Feb 24, 2011 | Nintendo 64 Console

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I dont understand how to plug the gamecube into the televison or the dvd player?

Quick Tip! If your system is connected using AV cables or the Component Video cable and you cannot see the game on your screen, it is likely all you need to find is the input select on your TV or VCR. Link here for help.
If this is your first time connecting your system, we strongly suggest you verify your hookup before continuing with the blank screen troubleshooting.
Are you using any accessories that didn't come with your system? Unlicensed products are not fully compatible and may not work correctly.
With the power ON, open the Disc Cover, remove the Game Disc, close the Disc Cover and turn the power OFF and then ON. If the Main Menu appears, your disc may be damaged or dirty.
Check your system connections and ensure they are all firm and correct:

Stereo AV cable
Remove the plugs and reinsert them with a slight twisting motion. Make sure that you are plugging the yellow cable into the video input. Also ensure that your audio cables (red and/or white) are plugged into the audio input jacks on your TV or VCR.
Component Video Cable
Remove the plugs and reinsert them with a slight twisting motion. Make sure that you are plugging the green plug into the green input (labeled Y), the blue plug in the input (labeled Pb or Cb) and the red plug into the red input (labeled Pr or Cr). Ensure that your audio plugs (red and white from the Stereo AV cable) are plugged into the audio input jacks associated with the component input jacks and that the yellow plug is hanging, and not plugged in.

Check to see if the game you are playing is set to progressive scan mode. If it is, try changing it to interlace mode. To do this, load the game disc into the system and hold down the B Button of the controller while turning on the system.

RF Switch/Modulator
Try switching both the TV and modulator to either channel 3 or 4. Also, try disconnecting the antenna from the RF Switch.

Common Solution: For RF connections, we find that video problems occur most often when an unlicensed RF switch and modulator set are used. Make sure your RF switch and modulator set are two different pieces and the name "Nintendo" is molded onto the RF switch and modulator. If your RF modulator is one piece or is black and it says "for use with Nintendo" it is an unlicensed product. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible with our systems and may not work correctly.
Adjust the vertical or horizontal hold controls. This is helpful even if regular TV stations come in fine. If your TV has an automatic fine tuning control (called AFC or AFT), turn it OFF. Use the manual fine tuning dial to adjust the picture. If turning OFF the AFC/AFT causes your TV to display in black and white, then leave the AFC/AFT ON. Slide the Power Switch on the Control Deck to the ON position, while the Control Deck remains ON, turn the TV off for 10 second then back on again. This resets your AFC/AFT so that it will tune in the signal from the Control Deck.

Move your Control Deck farther away from your TV. If the Control Deck is too close to the TV, the Control Deck may cause some interference.

If you're using the AV cables or Component Video Cables, verify that your TV or VCR is on the correct the input select.
If your TV has a closed captioning option, make sure that it's turned off.
Check the game manual to see if the game has any special features that might appear as a problem.
There may be a problem in one of your hookup cables and not your system. Try purchasing a new connection cable (where to buy). You can also try borrowing the cable from a friend to see if it solves your problem before purchasing a new item.
If these steps do not resolve the symptoms you are experiencing with your system, check out our convenient repair options.

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I bought a Sega Genesis Model 1 from a thrift store, and everything works great, but it looks like some one has turned the darkness up on my tv when i play games. I tried it with both the genesis RF and an...

Hi, get your hands on a new AV cable you will notice a great difference in picture quality compared to the RF switch. see as they stock the cable you require. They also can modify the console with a s-video out put which would be one of the best picture quality possable available from one of these retro consoles

Sep 16, 2010 | Sega Genesis Console

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Snes screen jumps, only on certain tv

Try the other channel.
If both are set to channel 4, change both to channel 3.
If both are set to channel 3, change both to channel 4.

Mar 16, 2009 | Nintendo Super NES Console

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Can't work SNES

Is the TV tuned to the same channel as the SNES ?
Both have to be set to channel 3 or both to channel 4.

Jan 18, 2009 | Nintendo Super NES Console

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I have a sega genesis. i hae no look how to hook it up. please help me.

well a sega genesis there are 3 different models all either using RF adaptors or AV cables

if RF adaptor please follow this

plug the RF adaptor into the back of your tv the coaxal cable for your tv service ushally runs through this, and plug it into the the back and you can also plug the service into the RF adaptor for the sega genesis. plug the power in and make sure you are on the correct channel (3or4)

If you are using AV cables please advise and I will post the following for that.

Aug 11, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.

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DC doesn´t has image

try a different av cable or jiggle the connectro on the dreamcast av port

Apr 10, 2008 | Sega Dreamcast Console

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Audio but no picture

Try using another RF cable. If that doesn't work then open up the system, and clean it out. Make sure there's no dust or anything that shouldn't be in there.

Nov 26, 2007 | Sega Dreamcast Console

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