Question about Nintendo Super NES Console
I recently found my super nintendo, and figured I'd hook it up and play. So I found everything for it, plugged it into the wall and used the rf switch to plug it into the antenna/cable port on my TV. Mind you, I didn't have it plugged into a antenna/cable connection, so the antenna out doesn't have anything plugged into it. I hooked it all up and turned on the TV and lo and behold - nothing happened. Just a black screen, making no sounds or even attempts to work. The red light on the console came in just fine. So I take out the game, put in another. Nothing. I tried all the games I own and got a grand total of no success.
is there something I did wrong here?
The CIC chip, also known as lock out chip, may have gone bad. Here is a quote from a site I found.
"Every SNES control deck has a regional lockout chip (known as a CIC), as does every original SNES game cartridge. Before a game is loaded, the console will attempt to communicate with the CIC chip on the game cartridge. If the CIC chip doesn't respond or does not correspond with the consoles CIC, the console won't load the game. In most cases, a black screen is displayed."
Yea basically I am having the same prob with my system and I am trying to fix it. Ill let ya know if i figure it out
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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