Technique: 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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Edit Step 1 Repairing Nintendo 64 Power Input  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Flip the console cartridge-side down and remove the six screws using a Phillips screwdriver or gamebit head.

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  • Unplug electrical and adapter cords from the back of the Nintendo 64.

  • Flip the console cartridge-side down and remove the six screws using a Phillips screwdriver or gamebit head.

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  • After opening the mother board (see: Nintendo 64 Motherboard Replacement), locate the power connection at the rear left area of the motherboard. There should be three prongs connecting the power to the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Allow the contact points to dry and reform a solid connection.  If it is successful, any electrical current flow issues are repaired.

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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 malleable.

  • Allow the contact points to dry and reform a solid connection. If it is successful, any electrical current flow issues are repaired.

  • Connect the Nintendo 64 to a power source and test if it works.

Conclusion

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

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