The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), or simply the Super Nintendo, is a 16bit gaming console released by Nintendo in 1990. The Super Nintendo was one of the best sellers of its time and still has a large fanbase today.

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I turn on my SNES, but there is only a black screen.

Well, I saw someone else's post here, and figured I would attempt my own. I purchased an SNES the other day, but to my dismay, I am only getting a black screen.

Things I've tried:

  • Multiple Televisions
  • I tried different AV cables, also tried RF cables
  • I tried ejecting and inserting the game multiple times
  • I tried multiple games

Things I know:

  • When powering on the machine, the TV acts as if there is an input, giving off a sort of flicker, and then goes to the 'AV No Signal'
  • I AM getting power to the device, the red light is on

If anyone might be able to help me, it'd be much appreciated.

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You may want to open it up, and check for damage to the motherboard, or corrosion, that may be causing it not to function. Here is a guide that you can use to get to it.

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