Repairing Nintendo 64 Power Input

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This guide will show you how to repair a Nintendo 64 that does not power on

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  • Unplug the console from any power sources and unplug any wires connected to the outside of the system. Open the console. For instructions on that, go here.

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  • After opening the mother board (see: motherboard access guide), locate the power connection at the rear left area of the motherboard. There should be three prongs connecting to the motherboard.

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  • Heat up the small contact (between each strip and the motherboard) with a soldering iron. Heat it to a point where it is soft and moldable. Ten allow them to dry and reform a solid connection. If it is successful, any electrical current flow issues should be fixed. Connect the Nintendo 64 to power and test if it works.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the Nintendo 64 device page.

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