Upon a second inspection, I came across some residue on the "processing" units(?) Anyone know if this is supposed to be here? Or perhaps I need to add more to it? Could this be the source of the supposed overheating? I suppose if there isn't a solid connection between between them and the heatspreader, that would cause them to overheat just like in a computer's processor and the heatsinks right?
@Coombs: Not good enough to risk screwing up a perfectly good controller. Though I might buy one for just that purpose. It would be cool to have a USB N64 controller. And saving is a nice feature, agreed! @LunarAura: I actually did have it completely taken apart as I was cleaning it and checking it. I just can't see the reason why it keeps messing up. There was a post in a different forum about an issue in the power supply being to blame, but with no other power supp[ly to try, I can't really test that theory. They are pretty cheap now a days so I guess I might just see if I can find a replacement.
@Liber: I do realize that downloading a N64 emulator and some roms of the games I have would be infinately easier, there is something to be said for playing old games on old systems with old style controllers. I think I would rather replace my system then just go the emulator route. @Beaudacious: 5 minutes might have been more of an estimation, it was probably shorter then that. I didn't notice a small battery inside of it but I guess its just crapped and I will have to replace the whole thing. I appreciate your suggestions though, thanks
@SuperfluousMoniker: Yea, I am fortunate in that I have both a working NES and SNES even with them being stored and not played for an extended period of time. Every time I pull them out, aside from jimmy-ing the NES carts, they both work fine. My N64 is a real bummer. The outlook is not so bright @The_Laughing_Man: Well I have read the first forum before and aside from cleaning it out and checking under the hood, I can't figure out what is wrong with it. The other two posts as well mainly point to either an overheating problem or a short somewhere. I can't see where a short would be and I have thoroughly cleaned out the system with compressed air and cleaned the contacts. SIGH maybe I will just have to find a "new" one :(
So I have had this system for a long time but over the past, I don't know 5 or 7 years, it has been sitting on a shelf. Recently I found a retailer that sells old N64 games. Now remember it was working fine before I put it up all those years ago. So I get my trusty system down to play the new games I picked up for it and now it doesn't work. The issue is that it just keeps resetting itself. Obviously my first thought was overheating. It seemed unlikely though because this was happening after maybe 3 or 5 minutes of it being on and it was not hot to the touch at all. Nevertheless, I took it apart and cleaned out all the dust. Still having the issue. I took the expansion pack out and put the original in and still no dice. I am not terribly tech efficient so I can't really disect the inside of the system to see if anything has gone bad, but it doesn't look like anything is broken. It looks a heck of alot better then the inside of my NES looks. So I was hoping that maybe someone knows of the potential problem. Oh and for the sake of saying it, I did try other games. Games that I know were working before I put them up. The issue is definately coming from the system in some way. Any ideas?
EDIT: It is definately not 3 to 5 minutes, it is more like 1 minute if even that long.
Here it is 2011 and I picked this game up. I hhad seen it before and wanted to try it out but by the time I got back to the store it was gone. Then years passed and finally I found it again. I wanted my friend to get it as well so we could play online and was going to recommend it to him but I realized there is a good chance that there is no support. Here in lies the question. The game says the online is powered by GameSpy, unless I am mistaken, GameSpy is no longer in the game server business. So does this game still have the ability for my friend and I to play it online? I checked in on it and there were no games found. Either no one is playing this game, which is possible, or there is no support anymore and just not a message about it. I can create a game though so I don't know. Anyone know whether or not there is server support for this game? Thanks for your assistance.