Getting a N64 to work on HDT

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Joelburman, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Joelburman macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2014
    Recently bought a new 42" inch LG LED TV. I tried hooking up my Nintendo 64 but don't get any image from it. Both the TV and Console are european.

    I know the Nintendo 64 does work because I actually played it on a CRT tv that I had before this TV.

    I unfortunately only have one game Wave Race 64. When starting the consol I hear the audio but the image is black and when pressing start buttons/making choices I can see quick shiftings on the screen showing that there must be some kind of image signal coming through?

    What do you guys think. Have you gotten a N64 to run on a newer HDT?
  2. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    It sounds like either the cable is damaged or the port on the TV is.

    Recently I've been doing up my old consoles, even got myself an old TV for them (since these modern ones don't do a great job of it). I found the splitter I was using to get my various systems onto 1 scart input (I assume you're using scart?) needed washing before it worked. Like you I just had sound, and an image would flicker in if I jiggled the cable. I just dipped it in water and left it for a day before trying it again and it worked.

    So that's what I'd do. Just give all the components a little wash!

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