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

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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:
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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Bro Il y a 45 minutes
thats prob worth a lot since its a Japanese console
Josh H
Josh H Il y a heure
I wish I could love this video. My childhood just came rushing back
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random person: nintendo who?
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random person: who’s there
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Pillsbury Bread Can
Pillsbury Bread Can Il y a 4 heures
Anyone else notice him screwing the screw in the wrong way at 15:30?
tuluks Vui
tuluks Vui Il y a 7 heures
mario is walking because the sensor for the thumbstick inside is weathered... ive had this problem alot
Teddy Woo Woos
Teddy Woo Woos Il y a 8 heures
Some of those dust bunnies look like shaved pubes.
Bri Il y a 9 heures
I like the sounds
NerdKnight66 Il y a 10 heures
I have that exact TV lol
James Estey
James Estey Il y a 11 heures
No no no, you didn't floss it after brushing, gotta do it all over again
DonRamon ML
DonRamon ML Il y a 12 heures
N64 ice Blue Japanese, is rare. (Y)
ITT Auzzie
ITT Auzzie Il y a 15 heures
I'd call this more of a deep clean than a true restoration. But still satisfied.
Z Dark
Z Dark Il y a 15 heures
Parece que Foli tech tiene competencia
Relaxed Life
Relaxed Life Il y a 18 heures
Made Oil Painting Alive,
Clever Tango
Clever Tango Il y a 19 heures
did anyone leave this on a beach?
Dani's on The Loose!
Dani's on The Loose! Il y a 22 heures
My mom be like: Are you watching asmr again?
a capri sun
a capri sun Il y a 23 heures
You need a gaming channel
a capri sun
a capri sun Il y a 23 heures
Become magnetic man rub that magnetic stuff on your body
Marcos Garcia
Marcos Garcia Il y a jour
do a wii and a wiiU
Domenico Il y a jour
Ma l'è rimasta dea rogna, saltron
Drew Karkadoo
Drew Karkadoo Il y a jour
Try fix a PS4 next time.
Juan Der
Juan Der Il y a jour
New sub here! Nice work! 💪
Sr Daft
Sr Daft Il y a jour
0:00 hola, yo soy Foli Tenía que hacerlo
JJ VIDEOS Il y a jour
I have one but is full transparent blue Sorry Bad English :(
Crispy Chknwings
Crispy Chknwings Il y a jour
In the far future your grandkids grand kids will find the ps5 like this...
Yoni Martinez
Yoni Martinez Il y a jour
The clean open kinetically tire because december sporadically polish about a marked speedboat. enthusiastic, cold mind
Yfdgiv Ydzutgb
Yfdgiv Ydzutgb Il y a 2 jours
The Executor Cone
The Executor Cone Il y a 2 jours
me watching this at 2AM. *Interesting*
Kuniku778 Il y a 2 jours
You know the N64 should have been M68, for the amount of screwing it took to get it together. 68 is better than 69.
Prince link
Prince link Il y a 2 jours
I used to love to play "The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time" on that.
Greg McPherson
Greg McPherson Il y a 2 jours
I wonder how much is real and fake, to make it look more worn than it actually is.... I can throw a bit of dirt on mine and do a decent ‘clean up’ video....
Tech Rebels
Tech Rebels Il y a 2 jours
what % you use on thee H202??
dispirited chappy
dispirited chappy Il y a 2 jours
🤡: the people who thought his finger was turned into a magnet
Rodriguez LucilleJDowd60
Me when I see when he's able to pick it up magnetize with his finger: WHATTTT!?!?!?
gearless Il y a 3 jours
Jesus Christ the gunk looks like small coral
Emi Cornejo
Emi Cornejo Il y a 3 jours
Hey everyone, see you in 15 years in the "I Restored This Yellowed Nintendo Switch with Jell-O inside"
Genesis n’ Kristal
Genesis n’ Kristal Il y a 3 jours
I’m hungry btw ware I live it’s 5:16 AM on a school night...... Edit: I just scrolled down the comments section and found my comment and when I went back up to check it was still at the top for now. Edit again: wish me luck for I will be doing this every school night. Hope for my sake I don’t get caught by my parents...🥲
Lemon Lime
Lemon Lime Il y a 3 jours
What if some of the dust was once someone’s ashes that tipped over ?
Fakhrul 1302
Fakhrul 1302 Il y a 3 jours
Zoe DiMaggio
Zoe DiMaggio Il y a 3 jours
Not gonna lie the duck threw me off and I couldn’t help but smile 😊 even consoles need a rubber ducky during bath time I suppose.
François Flibotte
François Flibotte Il y a 3 jours
You got a like just for the duck!
Speaking Out
Speaking Out Il y a 3 jours
Attention to detail is so epic!
Etree B4rk
Etree B4rk Il y a 3 jours
This Nintendo 64 was actually used by the flinstones
The Gamer Master
The Gamer Master Il y a 3 jours
this is kinda like asmr
Jean Baptiste eichmann
Jean Baptiste eichmann Il y a 3 jours
Gruntilda Winkybunion
Gruntilda Winkybunion Il y a 3 jours
one of the best consoles to maintain
Permaflare Il y a 4 jours
I’d be so scared doing this knowing that messing up one thing could totally destroy it 😭
Firefox Animations
Firefox Animations Il y a 4 jours
Seller watching this video like: 👁👄👁
Zuzus Petalz Tarot
Zuzus Petalz Tarot Il y a 4 jours
I hope my mini vids get this many views, wowza!
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مقتدى والسيستاني زباله والعراق خط احمر 💪🏼🇮🇶💪🏼 ع هذا الرابط 👇👇👇 ناصرية تنزف زبايل
Nicolas Kellum
Nicolas Kellum Il y a 4 jours
This is like watching that scene from Toy Story where that guy fixes Woody.
NAVON SHEPPARD Il y a 4 jours
Bro i have one of these home🥺i miss playing it... imma try a thing and hopefully fix it
Firefox Animations
Firefox Animations Il y a 4 jours
Crusty dusty n64 to a working n64 that normally would cost $200
UltimG5 Il y a 4 jours
Out of all things. The sm64 cartridge design is something I never saw before.
Ianuarius Il y a 5 jours
8:15 I see the previous owner had a dog... and it got stuck inside the N64.
Jay Alt77
Jay Alt77 Il y a 5 jours
Why is it sooooooo damn dirty ?
Cool cole 2010
Cool cole 2010 Il y a 5 jours
4:27 that duck got air pods
Yatta Pro
Yatta Pro Il y a 5 jours
jajaja ya este tira todo a la tierra para restaurarlo jaja
craisins95 Il y a 5 jours
I’d love to see you restore a somewhat older laptop. I think that would be fun and interesting to watch. Love your videos!
boboyo Il y a 5 jours
Just a note, but you would have a lot more success with soldering if you went and watched the old PACE soldering tutorials. They're all on FRvid on the PACE International channel, just search "PACE Soldering Tutorial". After that, some good paste flux would do you well. I'd recommend grabbing some MG Chemicals 8341-10ML off Amazon. Great stuff, use it all the time both at home and at work. Soldering is 90% preparation after all haha
TheTechChannel 1
TheTechChannel 1 Il y a 5 jours
That has got to be the dustiest N64 I’ve ever seen!!
Angel -Miimismo- León
Angel -Miimismo- León Il y a 5 jours
I would want to wash my console too but I don't have a ducktor. :(
cami jane moss
cami jane moss Il y a 5 jours
can you fix my old wii that stopped working for no reason it is from 2004 or 5
The RC Gamer
The RC Gamer Il y a 5 jours
You put the dirt all over it nice try asshole
Rip Dingers
Rip Dingers Il y a 6 jours
Not necessary to drip the console in mud before making the video. A little obvious, don't you think?
Antares Il y a 6 jours
14:26 You haven't cleaned anything🤦‍♂️👎👎👎
Jonathan Litz
Jonathan Litz Il y a 6 jours
Yard sale: N64 no price Me: how much is the N64 Yard sale owner: $10.00 including AV plug and power plug Me: ok I'll take it Yard sale owner:it is dirty a bit so will need cleaning and a new memory card Me: ok thankyou ma'am Your videos rule man keep it going :)
Hullo Dameon
Hullo Dameon Il y a 6 jours
The fact the video opens up with a reference to the fact it’s also called an N64 like that shouldn’t be common knowledge; reminds me of how old I am.
Let Love Fly Free
Let Love Fly Free Il y a 6 jours
Japanese N64 colorway
Yongjiang Zhu
Yongjiang Zhu Il y a 6 jours
Can you please first tell the item you need
MüKhTaR AhMaD Il y a 6 jours
Totally speechless
Silver Shorthair
Silver Shorthair Il y a 6 jours
Wow, I can't believe you found the long-lost Nintendo 64 of Poseidon!!!
Randi Johnson
Randi Johnson Il y a 6 jours
Clearly didn't work the first try because you didn't blow the cartridge first 😂 so cool to see it restored!
Ernesto Cortez
Ernesto Cortez Il y a 6 jours
An make remember when i have to do the operations to the systems an the gameboys games exclusive to the hame cassette it was a lot of fun
Ernesto Cortez
Ernesto Cortez Il y a 6 jours
Make go back to my child memories keep with this videos are making my days better
Ernesto Cortez
Ernesto Cortez Il y a 6 jours
Would u make a restoration of all the playstations an the controllers will be a lot of content to make videos an thanks for the video
Devin Montoya
Devin Montoya Il y a 6 jours
Watching this guy is like that scene from toy story 2 where woody gets cleaned
Janetzy V. Altamirano M.
I'm so stressed about the fact that he didn't clean the metal parts 🙃
Quantum Radiation
Quantum Radiation Il y a 6 jours
Fun fact: this restoration is fake. He just made it dirty for youtube..
TheNotSoDailyMan Il y a 4 jours
Press f to doubt
Nathaniel Wright
Nathaniel Wright Il y a 7 jours
Wow remember when this use to be killer graphics
NotSoGoodGamer18 Il y a 7 jours
The color of this N64 is exactly the same as original iMac
Elmer Romero Montejo
Elmer Romero Montejo Il y a 7 jours
Madii Erhard
Madii Erhard Il y a 7 jours
not so fun fact- about 80% of that dust is skin cells. you’re welcome
ss ss
ss ss Il y a 7 jours
Can I humbly suggest, when you are able to reflow the solder, use a solder-sucker to remove all the old solder and re-solder with fresh. It makes a better joint and ensures there are no faulty dry joints. Great restoration.
Flaming Axolotl
Flaming Axolotl Il y a 7 jours
This is ASMR but with skill
Suzie Il y a 7 jours
Fixing this one seemed pretty easy.
SANIKKK THE HEJOG Il y a 7 jours
just a little question: what do you do with those things you restore?
crazytornadoguy Il y a 7 jours
What was tour favorite game for the N64? Mine was by far legend of zelda Ocarina of Time
Andres Ruiz
Andres Ruiz Il y a 7 jours
La corrosión de las placas de los chasis metálicos se elimina con chorro de arena, y parece ser que el plástico traslúcido requiere más tiempo en el peróxido de hidrógeno. Por eso esas consolas traslucidas tienen ese problema de que se envejecen muy feamente.
Grape Cola
Grape Cola Il y a 7 jours
Wait, someone who cares about restoring the console instead of just replacing the cleaned up pieces and circuit board they ruined with a perfect condition version they bought off eBay?
Rebecca Williamson
Rebecca Williamson Il y a 7 jours
My grandma has that with Mario Cart on it.
Pikamations Il y a 7 jours
Who else thought it was a green one before he cleaned it? Like if you agree.
Zechariah Cline
Zechariah Cline Il y a 7 jours
My favorite part of the videos has got to be the IPA and UV. Seeing the original color come out is awesome.
Zechariah Cline
Zechariah Cline Il y a 7 jours
Someone DEFINITELY was not taking care of a classic. :(
Jorge Castillo
Jorge Castillo Il y a 8 jours
Does anyone else thinks he dirties his stuff to make the video more drastic?
pro pool
pro pool Il y a 8 jours
thatsss nicee you restored a greattt systeeeemmm