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N64 Console Common question. I recently purchased an N64 and the red light turns on, but the screen is black when I put a game in and turn the console on. Everything is plugged in correctly, and the TV is set correctly. I then switched the RFS with my SNES one (probably bad idea) but this made it work for a couple of days. Then I went to use it again today and the screen is black once more. I've tried switching the RFS's but now neither will work, though they work fine on my SNES still. Any ideas? Thanks

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  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    I have had my nintendo 64 for a couple of year and haven't played it but I got a game and plugged evey thing in but the only thing that comes up is a black screen. What should I do?

  • jdd7 Jun 02, 2008

    Same problem. The 64 worked fine previously. I installed an expansion pack, which didn't work. I then put the jumper pack back in, and it isn't working at all now.

  • philsatriani Jun 09, 2008

    I just bought the 64 off amazon along with snes, and gc, and the snes, and gc work fine, but the 64 puts on a blank screen, it flickers like its going to turn on, but nothing, and i removed the game, and replaced it, took out the ac cable, but nothing, im lost?

  • EdDdd3 Jun 12, 2008

    mine is pluged in correctly but wont show up on the tv and the red light is on?? help



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Try using the cables instead of RFS's

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