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I am assuming that you are very familiar with electronic circuitry and components, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. In the absence of a schematic diagram, and since you have perform initial voltage checks, perhaps you can wing it. Your "brick" will have to follow the basic design of an SMPS (switch mode power supply). Simply stated,an SMPS is an AC to DC to high freq AC then to lo V DC converter. Per your post, you have checked that there is DC (B+) from the AC mains, then what is needed is to check if there is oscillation to produce the high freq AC. Often design calls for an optical coupler, a small rectangular looking component with four pins, two at each end. This is nothing more than a LED and a Light Dependent transistor. Its function is to switch/trigger on the oscillation (and therefore start the SMPS producing the lo B+s).

Again, since there is no readily available schematic diagram, might I suggest that you post back the part numbers of the ICs and transistors. What we can do is pull out their spec/data sheets and/or application diagrams. Such would give us a general idea of the working voltages at what pins and what each component is supposed to do. Example, let us say your power supply uses a 817A/0635 opti coupler and/or an SG5841DZ controller IC, then we can search for them as initially described.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Nintendo 64... | Answered on Dec 03, 2019


Be careful when purchasing N64 games on ebay

China has been producing rip offs of some of the most expensive game cartridges. Check for logos on the back of the cartridges in the images to make sure what you're buying is legit. Especially if it's a pricier game like Conker's bad fur day.

on May 07, 2019 | Nintendo 64 Console

Have you tried cleaning the cartridge with a cotton swab? Sometimes dust collects on cartridges and they tend to need cleaning.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on May 07, 2019

I think that the N64 console that you guys have is broken you could get it fixed then an have someone to take a look at it that can and knows how to fix old video game console types.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Mar 12, 2018

Well it means that the game pack was not made to work on this console at the time it is not companle with Pokemon yellow so you could try and see if it will work on a wii or wii u console. If it works with the game boy advance sp then that's fine for that system then not for the N64 console sorry Pokemon stadium 2 was not made at that time.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Nov 21, 2017

Try troubleshooting the issue first before taking the machine to the technician. What cable are you using? is it RF adapter or are you using AV cables? RF adapter, it is required to have your TV set to channel 3 or 4 while the AV requires you to set your TV to use the input (TV/Video Mode).

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Sep 04, 2017

It appears that your power supply is fine (you still get a power light) however your internal game board has a problem. I realize you said that you have eliminated all the other components (very smart process of elimination) so the only thing that has not been swapped is the console itself. I think you've already come to the conclusion that the N64 needs to be repaired, and you just need to hear it from someone else. Unfortunately, the console needs to be repaired. Again, you did a great job isolating the problem, so you've done all the hard work.

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Nintendo 64... | Answered on Jul 08, 2017

find a scart lead with same connectors


Nintendo 64... | Answered on Jun 19, 2017

Well maybe the console could be having internal problems if the hook ups and the power adapter are find or it could be that the tv could be having problems. You could try going on YouTube for help to see if they have a video on this problem. Maybe someone on YouTube could of had this issue and have fixed it you never know.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on May 13, 2017

The Extension Port is what Nintendo names the ports placed on their consoles allowing for connectivity to either other systems, or peripherals that were released after the fact.
EXT named ports can be found on many Nintendo consoles, such as the Game Boy, the Super Nintendo, the Virtual Boy, the Nintendo 64, and even the GameCube.

The EXTension port on the Nintendo 64 game console, is found on its bottom side. It reads "EXT." and stands for extension. It is a cartridge drive but with a slightly different interface than the one above on the main deck. It has the same number of pins as the main cartridge slot and the same data transfer speed. The special Pokémon Nintendo 64 lacked this extension port, probably because at that point Nintendo knew there was no use for it. While the most popular of uses was the 64DD, other companies found uses for the Extension port, primarily for piracy, though the hardware was originally intended for, and used by some companies, as an inexpensive N64 development device, or even just to quickly develop a product demo.
When not in use, it is covered by a plastic cap, which one has to remove before installing the 64DD under it.

[edit] 64DD Main article: Nintendo 64DD The 64DD is a unit that was used for expanding games for the N64 unit.

[edit] Doctor V64 Main article: Doctor V64 The Doctor V64 is a unit that attaches to the bottom of the N64, that loads Nintendo 64 ROMs via an attached CD-ROM drive.

[edit] CD64 Main article: CD64 (Nintendo) The CD64 also attaches to the bottom of the N64 and runs ROM files via a CD-ROM. It had the ability to manage games a save files via PC connectivity (parallel port). The CD64 also had the added feature of having a GameShark-like program that could be used to cheat.

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Nintendo 64... | Answered on May 13, 2017

I have a Marlboro Power Pak - here's a picture of the wall charger for it (I lost the cigarette charger a long while ago)


Nintendo 64... | Answered on Nov 16, 2016

Nintendo 64 - Blank Screen Troubleshooting
Quick Tip: If your system is connected using AV cables and you cannot see the game on your screen, it is likely all you need to find is the input select on your TV or VCR. Link here for help.
  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 you don't see the red power light when you turn your system on, go to the No Power Lightinstructions.
  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. (Inserting the game with the Power ON will result in a blank screen.)
  5. Check under the Memory Expansion door (on the top of the Control Deck) to verify that the Jumper Pak or Expansion Pak is still inserted. If one is not inserted, slide the Power Switch to the OFF position, insert the Jumper Pak or Expansion Pak and slide the Power Switch to the ON position. Simply pressing reset will not solve the problem. You must turn the power off and then back on.
If the above steps do not resolve the problem you are experiencing, there may be a problem in one of your hookup cables and not your system. Try purchasing a new connection cable (how to buy replacement parts). You can also try borrowing the cable from a friend to see if it solves your problem before purchasing a new item.
If this does not resolve the problem you are experiencing with your system, your system may need to be replaced. For more information on what options are available, please click here.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Nov 15, 2016

Try using composite cable red yellow and white cables for the GameCube Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 to see if its makes a difference. Or try another rf switch to see if it makes a differences. If no luck then something is wrong with the sound circuit inside of the console. It could be a bad capacitor or bad capacitors inside of the console or a low 12 volts to the internal audio amp.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Nov 15, 2016

Well I think that the power supply piece inside of the other one is not working correctly so it keeps on buzzing you could get it repaired somehow or find someone or a place that fixes old consoles to take a look at it.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Nov 15, 2016

Well it sounds like the console is having problems internally so you could get it fixed somehow and somewhere. It could be the fact that it is old then.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Nov 15, 2016

Well it sounds like that they are bad memory cards then. I had a problem with my memory cards for perfect dark saying that they are corrupted attempt to fix so I had cleaned out the memory cards and the part in the controller that they connect into and where find after they were cleaned out with qutips and rubbing alcohol. It could be the same issue that I had or they are just old or bad memory cards. The worst case could be the console or controllers could be having issues.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Nov 15, 2016

Internal damage. May need replacment of various parts, or a new unit.. It could be a bad ac adapter that is causing this problem or it could be a bad capacitor or capacitors inside of the console then.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Nov 15, 2016

Try cleaning the game pack out with qutips and rubbing alcohol to see if it makes a difference. It might just be a fact that these are older games and are out of date. I hade a problem with excite bike 2000 it would freeze and glitch up and not show all of the words when I put it on pause. When I had cleaned it out it was fine. It could be that then.

Nintendo 64... | Answered on Nov 15, 2016

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