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N64 On everygame my N64 keeps restarting itself and then goes straight to the begining sequence of the game. ex It restarts itslef on Zelda it goes all the way back to the shiny N. What the hell is the deal? But i need advice that doesnt cost money like "Go get it fixed" im broke and have no way of doing that. Please help.

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    Robert Aguilar Nov 11, 2014

    I got the exact same problem. It's overheating, the base of the system suffocates when it's over any surface (except the anti thermal ones) because there's no decent airflow. I found that you need to get it off the ground with the help of some supports. Try to find some cilinders or any object that can make the N64 stand on top of them like the parthenon of Athens. The airflow will then function properly and the resetting will stop.



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(at this point i think the guy solved the problem, but i'll post this for anyone with the same problem)


I have (hopefully "had") the same problem.

A few months ago I opened my N64 and cleaned it all, and that wans't the solution because it keeped restarting. Today i decided to open it and remove all metal protections (they're supposed to protect the motherboard against any liquids) and right now is working like the old days, it's been on about 2 hours and it has not restarted yet, at this point i'm sure the console was overheating.

Note that if you remove these metal protections you need to be more careful with your console because the motherboard won't be protected anymore against liquids.

Remember that these days no one is giving you even 10 dollars for your N64, so you can open it fearless... even you can't ruin it anymore ;)

Good luck!

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I got the exact same problem. It's overheating, the base of the system suffocates when it's over any surface (except the anti thermal ones I guess) because there's no decent airflow. The solution is very simple and you don't need to tear it apart or buy a new one. I found that you just need to get it off the ground with the help of some supports. Try to find some cilinders or any object that can make the N64 stand on top of them like the parthenon of Athens (in my case I used those Wii U supports that comes with the black one). The airflow will then function properly and the resetting will stop.

Hope this helps ;)

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A few ideas
1 it might be dirty? and overheat.
so clean the air vents of dust (air can or vacum) and carts (you may want to use a bit of cloth and a credit card to clean where the carts go), take out the jumper and clean that too.
2 there may be a loose wire in the power pack. I don't recomend taking that apart.

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