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My super nintendo isn't working. It keeps saying i have know signal, yet it worked fine yesterday. i'm on the right channel and everything is plugged in.

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    1. Make sure your system is hooked up correctly. This is the number one reason for a blank screen. To ensure all hookup connections are firm and correct, remove the AV cables and reinsert them with a slight twisting motion (this will help fully seat the connections). For more information about connecting the system, check the following hookup steps:
    2. Make sure you are using all licensed accessories with your system. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible with Nintendo systems and may not work correctly.
    3. Make sure the system has power. If not, go to the No Power Light instructions.
    4. Slide the Power Switch on the Control Deck to the OFF position. Remove the Game Pak and re-load it, pressing firmly to ensure it is locked in place. Slide the Power Switch on the Control Deck to the ON position.Important Note: Inserting the game with the Power ON may result in a blank screen. Always turn your system OFF before inserting or removing Game Paks
    5. 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 the above troubleshooting doesn't fix the problem, click here.
  • Unlicensed products are not fully compatible with our systems and may not work correctly.
  • Check all of the system connections to verify that they are firm and correct.
    • For AV connections
      Remove the AV cables and reinsert them with a slight twisting motion
    • For RF connections
      Make sure the channel switch on the TV and system are set to the same channel (either CH3 or CH4)
  • Slide the Power Switch on the Control Deck to the OFF position. Remove the Game Pak and re-load it, pressing firmly to make sure it is locked in place.Important Note: Removing the Game Pak with the power ON will cause the Game Pak image to freeze on the screen. Press Reset to correct the problem. Always turn your system OFF before inserting or removing Game Paks.
  • Slide the Power Switch on the Control Deck to the ON position.
  • If the above troubleshooting doesn't fix the problem, see below.
click here to find out what options are available for repair or replacement of your product. If you simply need to order parts or accessories, you may want to check out our Online Store. Nintendo's Online Store still carries many parts and accessories for our older products.

Posted on Oct 07, 2016


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SOURCE: Nes Nintendo Channel Trouble

are you using a/v (audio/video cables with rca ends), or direct to cable input on t v.? if direct to t v, did you check ch switch on back of system deck? otherwise is t v programmed for the correct INPUT. T V, AV1. AV2. OR AV3? ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH OLD NES IS YOU MUST CLEAN THE GAME EVERYTIME YOU INSERT IT. TO CLEAN MIX ALCOHOL/WATER 1-1 AND USE QTIP. RUN IT UP AND DOWN BOTH SIDES OF CONTACTS. IT WILL DRY RIGHTAWAY.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Super Nintendo with no power.

I guess its the fuse! The fuse you will need is a 1.5 amp pico fuse. To get to the fuse you will need a snes screw driver which can be found on ebay. The picofuse will have to be soldered on. Might be cheaper buying a new one!

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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SOURCE: Super Nintendo Start/Select Button not working all the sudden

your problem will be with the mating surfaces of the switch contacts themselves.
i,ve cleaned several console hand-pads. to find that sweat and food debris mixed together, get under the contact pads.
this is the small piece of carbon ( mounted under the silicone rubber pad ) inside the controller.
these should be wiped with a cotton bud, swabbed in a small amount of lighter fluid ( or methylated spirits ) and wiped clean.
re-assemble controller.
check the cable for signs of wear, also the controller port mating surfaces should be shiny copper connections. if these are not mating with the controller, then no signal is being transmitted between the pad and input ports.
look carefully, if any pins are lower than others, take a fine electrical screwdriver or needle, and gently bend the pin upwards, so that they all align at the same height.
Failing this, you have faults on you controller port input sockets.
these can be replaced, as they,re ribbon cabled to the mainboard. this is a job if your electrically competant.
Hope this helps.
Mike @ Compurepair.
p.s if it was simple, everyone would be doing it :)

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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SOURCE: My Super Nintendo Wont work

hey danster. you're an idiot. The older games are much better than the newer game consoles. you effing ******.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: How do i get super nintendo to pla on flat screen?

Since you are getting signal at all, it is probably the connection.

If you are using the old coaxle cord you need to upgrade to the 3-prong av cord. If you have already done that, your cord might be going out.

You can get a new one on e-bay for approx $2

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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