Repairing Nintendo 64 Motherboard

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Install replacement motherboard

  • Author: tonymag28
  • Time required: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

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

Sections

Edit Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the expansion pack cover.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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  • Remove the expansion pack using the metal spudger.

  • This can also be accomplished using a small spoon.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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  • Remove the 6 screws shown with a gamebit head or screwdriver.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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  • Remove the 2 front legs.

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  • Lift off the top cover.

Edit Step 6 Metal Plate  ¶ 

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  • Remove the 14 screws shown using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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  • Remove the metal plate by sliding it back then up.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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  • Remove the 2 screws shown using the small Phillips screwdriver.

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

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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  • Remove the small metal bracket using the spudger.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

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  • Remove the 7 screws shown using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

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  • Remove the metal plate shown.

Edit Step 15 Motherboard  ¶ 

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Edit Step 15 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Remove the 4 screws shown using the large Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 16  ¶ 

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  • Slide up and remove the motherboard.

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

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

Required Tools

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