N64 Not turning on

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Maplemage, May 1, 2011.

  1. Maplemage
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    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

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    Why would you care?
    Well 2 days ago I decided to use the old consoles I have (SNES and N64 only) and hook em up to a spare TV, the SNES works 100% but the N64 doesnt even want to turn on, I plug in everything I clean out the game and when I turn it on, the red light doesnt light up and it just does nothing, is it because the N64 is too old or to I have to clean it inside? And btw what is the cheapest and best SNES flashcart?
     
  2. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

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    Look at the Flag...
    For the N64 you should have a look at the power adapter contacts... otherwise unplug the power adaptor for the N64 leave it for like 1-2 days then try again.

    For the Best Snes Flashcart, have a look at the super everdrive, prices depend of if you want a cool casing, DSP-1 (special chip alowing to play pilotwings/mario kart mainly).

    There are no "Best Snes flashcarts" every flashcart have their pro and cons, (especially since every of those flashcarts can only play regular games + sometimes DSP-1 games, if you wanted one that plays every fucking games (Super FX, SA-1 et so on), come back in several years).

    EDIT: For the Snes flashcart (and other ones from krikzz): Everdrive
    For the Snes PowerPak: Snes Powerpak
     
  3. Maplemage
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    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

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    Why would you care?
    Okay, thanks for the info ill post back in 2 days if it still doesnt work (even though that I left it not connected for like years)
     
  4. ihackedit

    ihackedit GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah but you plugged in an adaptor. Also try to open it if you can and clean it - this guys one wouldn't work and he opened it up and found cobwebs he cleaned it thouroghly and then it worked again.
     
  5. Maplemage
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    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

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    How do you open it? The screws are weird.
     
  6. Mbmax

    Mbmax Homebrew addicted

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    It happened to me too on my N64 and i ended to buy another power supply from ebay (used).

    About the screws, search "gameBit screwdriver" in google image. [​IMG]
     
  7. Maplemage
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    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

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    Is there another way to do it without buying a screwdriver?
     
  8. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    I have a snes cart for trade/sale - click that big text in my sig.
     
  9. OmegaVesko

    OmegaVesko GBAtemp Regular

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    Not that I know of, maybe using some tweezers and a lot of effort.

    Buying a screwdriver will definitely pay off though, since a lot of tech/game consoles can only be opened that way.
     
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