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Super Nintendo How do you setup a super nintendo. Picked one up 2nd hand, but no mannuals. Have connected RF cable from unit to television tried scanning through all the channels but cannot pick up any output. Any suggestions ? Thanks Ross

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I'll just tell you how to set it up with an RF cable.

1: Plug the power adapter in an outlet and plug the other side in the designated spot where it fits. Simple.

2: On the back of the SNES, there should be a switch that says channel 3 or 4. Whatever one the switch is at, it will be the channel to play it at.

3: From where it says "NES CONTROL DECK" on the RF switch, plug that into the SNES.

4: From where it says "TV" on the RF switch, screw it into the supplied ports on the TV. Note that newer TV's don't have this port.

You probably don't need to bother with the antenna port.

Enjoy the SNES! :)

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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My SNES doesnt have a channel on the back, ive scanned it through every channel and its not working. Theres no connection on the back for a Scart and the lead doesnt fit into the back of the console if the other end of the lead is in the yellow port.

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You don't have to search for the snes channel, it has composite output, unlike the NES, which DOES use RF. Just connect it to a yellow input on your tv, or get a SCART / EURO AV connector and use that. Then you have to switch input source on your tv, of course (EXT1, AV1, etc.)

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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