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N64 wont show video ( But sound works?) Any Suggestions?
Topic Started: Apr 4 2018, 09:34 AM (188 Views)
jamoka3
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Greetings all,
New to the forum. Long time gamer, collector and enthusiast .
I recently got a N64 from an attic, has been sitting for about 8 years.
I disassembled it as it was very dusty. Found that the N64 was built in 1999 judging by the ID tag under the game Pin connector.
I took it apart and cleaned all the connections with Iso Alcohol. Surprisingly the board and fittings looked good. I re-soldered the Power connection, and Multi AV port connections to make sure the unit has fresh solder to complete the electrical connections.
Now i got the unit to power on, and I have sound but NO picture? Any idea why ?
Also i have another N64 in good working order, that I have hooked up the the same power supply and cables and it works perfect so i know its not the power brick or cables.
Is there a certain section of the N64 board i can jump out / or re-solder to test for picture?

*Some added info. The N64 power brick and Multi AV cables are genuine Nintendo, I use these on my currently working N64.
Also I have them plugged in to Sharp 27" CRT tv.
Edited by jamoka3, Apr 4 2018, 09:35 AM.
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kartmaster
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To be clear, the system had no power when you pulled it out of the attic. Now you have power and no video correct?

Here's a pinout for the AV Port to board. https://moddedbybacteria.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/supporting-pic-2.jpg

I'd take some electrical contact cleaner, spray it into the AV Plug, and then plug and replug into the port a few times. It should dry pretty quickly then see what you have.

I'm just thinking there's still some dirt or dust keeping you from a good connection.

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jamoka3
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I'll try this when I get home. Hopefully that is it. I'll also try to resolder the video post connection too too see if it has good connections.
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