I Restored This Yellowed Junk Nintendo 64 - Retro N64 Console Restoration

Publicado el 26 oct 2020
In this episode I will restore this Nintedo 64 (N64) which is very yellowed and doesn't show any picture on the TV. This model was originally transparent blue/white but now it's more transparen green/yellow. There seems to be also some damage from water or other liquid.
To open the console, I need a special tool usually called game bit. Such screws can be found in many Nintendo consoles. The N64 has a ton of different types of screws so it's especially important to make sure I know where they go once I'm putting it back together. I use an ice cube tray for this purpose as usual. I also marked different screws with different colors in the video. However screws marked with same color in different parts of the video are NOT similar.
After all the plastic parts were disassembled from around the electronics. I cleaned the plastic and used method called retrobrighting to remove the yellowing from the plastic. Tutorial to retrobrighting here: esmain.info/goal/v-deo/opuJidicprh2adU&t
Next it was time to figure out why I had no image in my TV. With older consoles not having a picture is usually much better sign than the device not powering on because I know the board is not completely fried. Both cases could still be result of major damage but from my experience that is often just a result of lack of connection at some point. If something had, shorted the console would probably not even turn on. In this case I found there to be damage dirt under the game port which could affect the console, but most likely there was a cold solder joint, which means the poer for my AV cable was not connected. I resoldered all the joints and the console started working. Often it can be enough just to melt the old solder and it's not even needed to add any new solder.
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  • i never new brushing electronics with alcohol and a toothbrush will still make it work (i thought it was gonna break ._.)

  • So surprised I always thought the green and gold n64 was a legend of Zelda special edition mind blown

  • Smh, didn’t even take out the cartridge, blow on it, and put it back in before taking it apart

  • I have come to appreciate Cyberhack011 on Instagram for the excellent service rendered, I was scared with the process but they convince me with the outcome. they work with the best tools

  • I love doing this kind of thing but it's not monetarily worth it unless you keep it. you put like 12 hours of work to make $20 profit lol

  • 9:28 So what you’re saying is that there IS some validity to the “blow in it” technique

  • Interesting...

  • these videos actually make me want to attempt getting into restoring old consoles

  • Ngl i was kinda digging the green color lol

  • 2:31 the two little indents with dirt at the top of the screen looks like a cute dog face!

  • My mom has a 64 and we use to play on it all the time and at one point I got so good I was better than her

  • I remember playing Donkey Kong. You had to switch out the jumper pack just to play the game.

  • Oh God I feel old. I loved Mario cart on the 64 and I swear that was yesterday. But no. I played it the year it was released hahahaha

  • this is kinda a asmr due to how high the volume it is to this but its a great video

  • 4:11 Rubber duck detected! Have a like!

  • Your channel always makes me wonder how someone out there could fuck their console this badly, most of them look as if they were found in a steel shack somewhere in the desert

  • Where can you get a kit of the tools and screw bits you used to fix this?

  • As gaming content creator, which is not directly related to topic of your channel, but still - I must say yours is a pure joy to watch and I am loving it! Not to mention educational part, with one of yours in depth videos, I was able to fully restore my old PS One to working order - time to play some "Bugs Bunny: Lost in time" and "Twisted Metal 3" again :) Also, thank you for looking after these fine gems of gaming industries, makes my heart warm

  • I just realized when I was little I would play a racing game on that lol

  • funny that the likes are 64k :)

  • This is without a doubt, my favorite console ever. So many good memories.

  • I only have like 5% of screws left in mine after dismantling it like 4year old and there not even in the right spots

  • What you do absolutely amazes me!

  • Chale, yo tengo ese nuevo, solo lo usé 2 meses y está como al final de la restauración me sentí súper anciano

  • These videos are my therapy.

  • It's ducky time boys

  • Nintendo aught to award you for taking the time to restore such a relic.

  • that is what you call derty

  • that no the duck takes away your mobility when washing the plastics

  • You know, since finding this channel, I never realised the amount of actual, real pigs that are gamers. That's the only explanation I have for the state some of these consoles end up in. Being sloshed around in pig slurry.

  • I have a question. Do you sell these once your done fixing them, or do you just have them all in your house in an epic gaming room?

  • Man the good times with the n64 I like to use the snes and n64 all dusty cause it gives it an old nostalgia feel 😌😌😌

  • could've just given it a few good whacks and it would have worked straight away

  • This thing looks like it belongs down in Rapture.

  • That me on the shirt I'm from 91 and I feel exactly like that 64 undid.

  • Anybody that can get six thousand likes for a not even funny comment. Makes it not even worth it too try. Thanks 😊👍

  • All fake news. Its all manualy older make.

  • do you sell these once your done?

  • I remember having one but the power cable broke and my uncle told me he would fix it but he never did throughout years my grandma ended up throwing away my Nintendo 64

  • The ahead barge wessely unfasten because laborer originally complain down a red volcano. penitent, aquatic lily

  • 6:12 wowwww ıs nıce led ahaha ımpasibol

  • What it be did a ps5 or ps4

  • Bro where do you find this stuff

  • esmain.info/goal/v-deo/maenjMZna7KKsMk

  • 17:28 gotta go.... slow

  • Super Mario 64, but Mario’s not in a hurry to rescue anybody. 😂


  • Why does it look like it was dug out from the pyramids' basement

  • Just magnitize my finger... WTF

  • i wasnt expecting the asmr :D

  • My inner ocd coming out to play: CLEAN IT !!!🧼 🧽 IT MUST BE CLEAN 😃

  • Ow me god! ❤️❤️❤️

  • You're like MyMechanics for consoles and toys Keep going, I love what you do

  • What's the purpose of the big aluminum U-Channel thing? Is that a heatsink?

  • What tool does he use?


  • imagine someone using that toothbrush lol

  • LoL @ 1:05

  • About the controller: the stick is scratching all the time the bottom part and it's building up fine white dust. Take apart the controller, take out the analog stick, open it carefully (be careful, there's a loaded spring and the whole assembly can pop easily). Clean the rotation sensor gate wheel thingy and you are good to go.

  • Is that it? Some random soldering solved the problem? I have 2 N64s in perfect condition and none of them works. I cleaned it from dust and grime, used deoxit on the pins but it doesn't work. The board looks fine, no leak or corrosion but I just don't know where to go next. If I knew what happens during boot procedure and I had an oscilloscope maybe I could probe the legs of some chips to find out what's going on.

  • can you restore me

  • Good job bro ♥️

  • Awesome work!! Congrats!!

  • Dei dislike, porque o cara limpa o case todo, mar num limpa as peça direito, nem os parafusos, tudo enferrujado!

  • What do u do with all the stuff u repair? Do u sell them online? If so where?

  • I do say, my man, save that face mask for 2020...

  • The dusty crusty first thing of the N64 reminds me of the Australian colours... ya know.. green and gold? Everyone here wears that on Australia Day

  • Nice process, but... the only problem I have with my N64 is a stuck reset button. I tried getting it unstuck with a toothpick.

  • The lying elizabeth orally enter because denim expectedly knit round a whispering rake. ratty, helpful increase

  • Is there any way you could narrate your videos?

  • Das Netzteil ist größer als meine Playstation4 :D

  • I don't have the game pack thing in my N64 and its always been fine. 🤔 Ocarina of Time doesn't finish, tho, and there's this unlimited skulltulla gitch I can do, so maybe I haven't noticed yet.

  • what was that magnet thing!!

  • You didn't even bother cleaning half the stuff... lmao. Also, I feel like your soldering skill could be a little better...

  • My nintendo was thirsty so I gave it some soda

  • Several years of precious piss-infusion gone to waste just like that

  • Memories!

  • Soldering police here ... Please use some FLUX when you solder. It's literally painful to watch how you massacred those pins. You should remove the old oxidized solder with FLUX and some soldering wick and then apply new solder (still using extra flux) to make it beautiful and shiny.

  • From finland?

  • Some metallic parts don't look as beautiful as new, when washed and restored, is that because theses can't become as beautiful as new again ?

  • 1:06 So that’s how That purple and red guy from X-men got his powers...

    • @H. H. Ewen lol yeah him. I thought it was mysterio, from marvel

    • Magneto?

  • Nice and crunchy plug in

  • True or false? He has a Sheikah slate

  • Magnesis

  • ODD tinkering should stand for Original, Dead, and Dusty

  • only the finest IPA, loved that part

  • its the little things- like the rubber duck and the hand labelled alcohol bottle XD

  • Its so yellowed that it looks green and brown? What is.....

  • What the!!!! A transparent N64!!!

  • Plot Twist: The N64 worked fine, he just needed to blow out the cartridge.

  • 3:30 Does anyone have an idea how these compartmentalizers for the screws are called? I swear to god I just can't find any with these pointed caskets. Isn't it much easier this way to take the screws back out?

  • smh.. All you had to do was blow in the cartridge a few times

  • i dont remember N64 having that big ass plug

  • Out of interest, do you also clean the screws offscreen?

  • After watching a few videos i noticed Nintendo has so many screws in their consoles. And in sony's is just like "Eh..."

  • Am I the only one that thinks turning up the sound sensitivity when recording makes the sounds sound artifical and not real. I have to mute the videos.

  • unintentional asmr

  • Isn't this a limited edition? My brother always wanted one.

  • do a face and/or voice reveal!

  • 1:05 How Magneto was created