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
- Author: Benjamin Donnelly
- Difficulty: Moderate
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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.
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.
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.