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Nintendo 64 problem

Hi, we have had our nintendo 64 for a long time now, and recently we plug everything in, and the light on the nintendo goes on but nothing happens on the screen, and wethink we need some kind of cord but not sure ....

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  • audioantny Sep 10, 2008

    I have had the same problem with 2 "64" consoles. This last one I used about 3 years ago and then packed it up and pulled it back out and nothing... Got a red light in front for power but no video. Not even a flicker on the screen as if it was making an attempt. Tried 3 different "64" video cables... Nothing.

  • kirklandkonn Sep 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. Same setup and everything, only one difference. The plastic covering to the expansion pack is gone and the bay is empty. I know you dont need to have an expansion pak in there to have the unit work but is there suppose to be something in there like a dumby cartridge or something? Is that why mine isn't working? It powers up, I have tired it on my hdtv and my regular tube ones as well. Nothing. The cords are in fine shape as well. (RCA style connectors). Any ideas??

  • cathycane Sep 30, 2008

    i got the same problem. later ill take it to the repair shop.. its my son's toy so i got to fix it by hook or by crook add me cathycaneforever888@yahoo.com..

    I may give u updates if i am able to fix it!!

  • Lizer Oct 11, 2008

    My Nintendo 64 was in the attic 4 a few years. My mom and I took it down 2day and tried to play a game. The light on the bottom of the N64 turned red and the screen is black.



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  • aa49 Oct 20, 2008

    i pluged ever thing in and check the channel then turn on the 64 but nothing happen

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    i have a problem that when i connect my nintendo 64, i can't seem to find a channel that will accept the console. there are plenty of other channels found but not the console channel. i have tried channel tuning, programme setting, the lot but the nintendo will not be accepted. i think i may need a special code or something so my t.v. will accept the game. if this is so, do you know where i can find one? if you have any other suggestions, i would very much appreciate your advice.

  • rhysliddle Feb 20, 2009

    ive plugged it all in but it wont work and ive got 2 of them

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Posted on Dec 30, 2013

Same problem with mine, i figured out that if certain parts inside the n64 are damaged or worn, it will affect the display of the game

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I have got nintendo 64 which i am having problem setting i plugged every thing in order the light comes on but the screen remains blank

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