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Snes My super nintendo won't turn on.I'm pretty sure i have it all hooked up right,but the light doesn't even turn on.

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Well, with our super nintendo, the plug in wire was crappy, so you had to have the wire turned a certain way for it to work......we still have never fixed it

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It could be one of two things.

First and most likely is the AC Adapter is shot. It could have a broken wire in the plug or the AC Adapter itself could be bad. The quickest way to check for this is to take it to an electronics store like Radio Shack. They should be able to tell you if it is bad.

Second it could be the console itself. Look at the receptacle for the AC Adapter. There should be a small round plastic piece with a hole in the center of it that the plug fits around and in. These often break but you can usually get the console to turn on if you wiggle the plug around. It could also be an internal problem with the console. The only way to check for this is to make sure you have a good AC Adapter. If the light comes on the console is good. I have never seen a burned out light.

Either way the bad part would need to be replaced. Neither one is cost effective to fix and both are still readily available on various websites.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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