Introduction

This guide will show how to replace the Nintendo 64 motherboard.

Remove the expansion pack cover by pushing in the tab and pulling out.
  • Remove the expansion pack cover by pushing in the tab and pulling out.

Lever the expansion pack out using the metal spudger.
  • Lever the expansion pack out using the metal spudger.

  • A small spoon can be used in place of a spudger.

Remove the six screws on the bottom side indicated in the example with a gamebit head or screwdriver.
  • Remove the six screws on the bottom side indicated in the example with a gamebit head or screwdriver.

Remove the two front feet of the N64.
  • Remove the two front feet of the N64.

Rotate to top side up and lift off top cover.
  • Rotate to top side up and lift off top cover.

Remove the fourteen screws indicated in the example using the larger Phillips screwdriver. Remove the fourteen screws indicated in the example using the larger Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the fourteen screws indicated in the example using the larger Phillips screwdriver.

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Remove the metal plate indicated in the example by sliding it back and then lifting it up. Remove the metal plate indicated in the example by sliding it back and then lifting it up.
  • Remove the metal plate indicated in the example by sliding it back and then lifting it up.

Remove the two screws indicated in the example using the smaller Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the two screws indicated in the example using the smaller Phillips screwdriver.

Remove the screw to the right of the LED light using the larger Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the screw to the right of the LED light using the larger Phillips screwdriver.

Remove the small metal bracket from the back of the expansion pack slot.
  • Remove the small metal bracket from the back of the expansion pack slot.

Remove the small metal bracket from the front of the expansion pack slot with the metal spudger. Remove the small metal bracket from the front of the expansion pack slot with the metal spudger.
  • Remove the small metal bracket from the front of the expansion pack slot with the metal spudger.

Remove the small metal bracket behind the expansion slot using the spudger. Remove the small metal bracket behind the expansion slot using the spudger.
  • Remove the small metal bracket behind the expansion slot using the spudger.

Remove the seven screws indicated in the example using the larger Phillips screwdriver. Remove the seven screws indicated in the example using the larger Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the seven screws indicated in the example using the larger Phillips screwdriver.

Lift off and remove the metal plate as indicated in the example.
  • Lift off and remove the metal plate as indicated in the example.

Remove the four screws indicated using the #1 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the four screws indicated using the #1 Phillips screwdriver.

Lift up and remove the motherboard.
  • Lift up and remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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4.2mm doesn't seem right. When I looked to purchase all I saw was 4.5mm and now that I have one in my hand it seems to fit very precisely on the screws on my N64.

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