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N64 quit working after adding the RAM expansion! Help!

My husband purchased a third party RAM expansion for his N64; after installing it, the system no longer works. He's tried everything he can think of to fix it (new cables, etc.) but nothing works. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to what went wrong and how he might fix it? PLEASE, NO SNIDE COMMENTS ABOUT THE THIRD PARTY RAM EXPANSION - he is already afraid that's the problem and feels bad enough as it is after a few remarks from his brother. If you think that's the cause, that's fine, but there's no need for snide remarks. As it stands, he's considering purchasing another N64 and replacing the guts of the old one (reason being the case of the old N64 is the rarer, see-through "smoke" color).

I thank you all in advance.

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  • SpaceCowgirl Jan 14, 2008

    Coolmee - Not that it's any of your business, but I never said that c13295's answer was bad - I rated it "Thanks for Trying" - what that means is, it wasn't really helpful because it was just reiterating what I'd said in the question and offering a solution that we had already thought of ourselves. I appreciate his input, but it's not what I was looking for. I really didn't think it needed explaining.

    Why are you asking this, anyway, why do you care? When I saw there was a "new solution" posted this morning, I thought it'd be, you know, an actual solution. Instead I find I'm being questioned about how I rated someone's answer. I'm asking you nicely, Coolmee - in the future, don't post a "solution" for a question unless it's actually a real solution to the question asked. It's just rude.

  • oceanrider Jan 29, 2008

    my husband bought a ram expander pak for nintendo 54,he put it in our sons working fine system and got no respose and put back the original expasion pak now doesnt respond, he put it in our grandson's working system,and got same thing. both systems worked great before but now not responding to packs.what could be wrong and why will system now not respond to original packs.what can i do.




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Dear space cowgirl,

i believe that i had the same problem and if that is true than that means you put the expansion pak in wrong and it is off center, i thought that i got ripped off because i bought it from a company i had never heard of before called yobo gameware that manufactured the pak itself. Try putting the expansion pak in to make it center and it just might work

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I meant nintendo 64 in my early post sorry.some one please help save kids systems from dad and granddad

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Space cow girl, how was c13295 bad?

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The ram expansion was probably it. I think he should just buy a new one and change the cases.

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