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

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: mnmore.info/bin/video/m5y8uNaipI2oZtY&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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  1. Mary Sorensen

    Mary Sorensen

    3 цагийн өмнө

    Man, the nostalgia that hit when you first plugged that in...

  2. M B

    M B

    3 цагийн өмнө

    Extremely satisfying, thank you for saving it!

  3. Revolve02


    4 цагийн өмнө

    Shindou Pak Taiou version... no like.

  4. 3n3my


    5 цагийн өмнө

    not sure how you choose consoles to restore, but I would enjoy seeing you do the Nintendo Wii, since that's the console I grew up with

  5. Fox da Wa

    Fox da Wa

    7 цагийн өмнө

    I used to have one And also He playing Mario 64!

  6. Alexia Is On Fire

    Alexia Is On Fire

    9 цагийн өмнө

    I had a total blonde moment I’m like “I wonder what the glasses have to do with the de-yellowing process....” then I realize they are there just weigh down the pieces ugh

  7. no


    9 цагийн өмнө

    This is probably how the Corona virus happened

  8. Zaregoto


    10 цагийн өмнө

    Nintendo products are actually very durable if taken care properly. It's insane how durable they are that they can even survive a bomb, I'm not joking about the bomb part you can look up gulf war gameboy and it still works

  9. Willis McGillis

    Willis McGillis

    11 цагийн өмнө

    Bro... Get SM64 shindou out of that wonderful piece of technology

  10. Little significance

    Little significance

    13 цагийн өмнө

    you almost need a suction thing, like a dentist to suck up dust and dirt.

  11. البروفيسور أندرو لينكولن

    البروفيسور أندرو لينكولن

    14 цагийн өмнө

    Can you disassemble playstation 5 ?

  12. BruceDickey Vlogs

    BruceDickey Vlogs

    15 цагийн өмнө

    Why are all of these videos so relaxing lol

  13. Central Coast Briars

    Central Coast Briars

    16 цагийн өмнө

    That was one of my favorite super Mario games ever.

  14. Central Coast Briars

    Central Coast Briars

    17 цагийн өмнө

    Nice thing about recording disassembly is being able to go back and review if you forgot where something went.

  15. DarkFocust


    17 цагийн өмнө

    Was this buried treasure?

  16. ꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅


    19 цагийн өмнө

    And this is why you shouldn't use consoles in the Sahara desert

  17. Βλαδίμηρος Φιλιππίδης

    Βλαδίμηρος Φιλιππίδης

    19 цагийн өмнө

    Amazing!! Gifted Person!!

  18. robin basil

    robin basil

    22 цагийн өмнө

    from whom did you get this nintendo 64

  19. Frank Rezaei

    Frank Rezaei

    Өдрийн өмнө

    It's a Sony!!!

  20. Henry Stickmin

    Henry Stickmin

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Apple iN64 (iMac G3 only in a N64 form)

  21. Kill Raider

    Kill Raider

    Өдрийн өмнө

    “Itsa me-“ an ad

  22. Kaylee Coughlin

    Kaylee Coughlin

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Look at em. It's doctor duuck. Okay, X-Ray. 06:09

  23. Thomas Schöppl

    Thomas Schöppl

    Өдрийн өмнө

    such a fake, 😂 first spray with washable paint and then everything on fake, 😂😂👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

  24. grumpy guy

    grumpy guy

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The video was entertaining but your constant pushing for me to buy stuff & to subscribe to you got a little annoying. Just fix the console & quit trying to advertise.

  25. Gameboy NESStar

    Gameboy NESStar

    Өдрийн өмнө

    You have an amazing talent 👍

  26. TheLonelyET


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I feel like it could've done with a few more years in the uv bath

  27. Kevin


    Өдрийн өмнө

    You have to get rid of the old solder first man please.

  28. talete binch

    talete binch

    Өдрийн өмнө

    this is the type of videos seth everman would while waiting to fall asleep

  29. kuruption1983


    Өдрийн өмнө

    How do you run a MNmore channel and don't have the most basic electronics repair tools! No de-solder tool, no soldering tool, no ultrasonic cleaning machine.....

  30. Joshua Robinson

    Joshua Robinson

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This is just a fancy way of blowing dust out of the cartridge 😂😂



    2 өдрийн өмнө


  32. Cody Creasey

    Cody Creasey

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Me: Uses a Clorox wipe to wipe the outside of it. "Perfectly restored"

  33. NOM37CY


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    how much is a perfect condition n64 worth?

    • NOM37CY


      2 өдрийн өмнө

      with 2 controllers and multiple games

  34. Renee Carter

    Renee Carter

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I just want to say your workmanship is incredible and your humor is adorable lol 💙

  35. Aleksander Jones

    Aleksander Jones

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Do you use a specific brand of soap when cleaning?

  36. Arsenal Gamer Proski

    Arsenal Gamer Proski

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I love the magnetitizer thingy

  37. ryan braun

    ryan braun

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Dose he keep the stuff when he fixed it

  38. NotSasha


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Can you restore my iPad mini? It still works, but its shattered, and there is a hole on the side. Please reply or comment if you're interested. Thx :D

  39. Celine Wendlandt

    Celine Wendlandt

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I have the same at home. But mines looks good and still works. I still play on it.

  40. Teyko Entertainment

    Teyko Entertainment

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    How many screws do you want to use? Nintendo: yes

  41. Brody Hornett

    Brody Hornett

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Me looking at that tool and wonder if I can use it to give me the force

  42. edward plays

    edward plays

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Use 70% isopropyl alcohol it is better than 99%

  43. Кот


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Прям как будто бомжи лежали в помойке,и пришёл человек их отмыть почистить,дать образование. Или старик 30лет к зубному не ходил и тут раз Сходил и зубы белые. Парень,круто ,золотые руки. Hello from Russia🇷🇺

  44. Allkinds Ofgames

    Allkinds Ofgames

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Asmr anybody?

  45. Dolan dark

    Dolan dark

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Im curious on how that magnetizer worked on his finger

  46. Alexander Fallas

    Alexander Fallas

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    am i the only ne that feels extremely weird after looking at furballs made out of DUST???

  47. Yoshisaurus 123

    Yoshisaurus 123

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I can't wait for the GameCube and the PlayStacion 2 >:D (Literally the complete generation of the Xbox/GC/PS2)

  48. quizinda lombardi

    quizinda lombardi

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    the console is a little bit yellowish

  49. cizero slaer

    cizero slaer

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    nice job !

  50. Сергей Сильченко

    Сергей Сильченко

    3 өдрийн өмнө


  51. Big Boss

    Big Boss

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    This is so satisfying 😌

  52. Leaf64


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    These videos are relaxing ngl

  53. Anakin Skywalker

    Anakin Skywalker

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    9:27 Well, finally!

  54. Short name

    Short name

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    When you leave your N64 in the attic for a year

  55. M H

    M H

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I still have a brand new jungle Nintendo 64 in the box never used. I wonder what the value is.

  56. Thunder Cat

    Thunder Cat

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Fun fact for ya. N64 makes a great shop vac filter!

  57. tais006


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    well done everything competently done only to solder still need to learn

  58. Evan Miller

    Evan Miller

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    These should also be tagged as ASMR videos. Very relaxing

  59. Esormit


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Cool, but the ASMR-like sounds make me uncomfortable.

  60. Secter Plays

    Secter Plays

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Picks up screw with magnetism finger : Me:CONFUSED

  61. rae


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    me, clicking on the video: wow , i have a jungle green N64 just like that one! video: this blue and white N64- me: oh...oh no...

  62. cauatea


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Now where is Nintendo for take down this vídeo because its only what she want Nintendo want the attention all for her

  63. Lyrand


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    It looked like it was left on the surface of Mars for 10 years. Welcome back to Earth, Nintendo 64.

  64. zippoxl91


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    any 90's kid could've blown that out for you

  65. Aaron Balchand

    Aaron Balchand

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Local news: duck plays with n64 in a bathtub

  66. Arthur Dykes

    Arthur Dykes

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Have you sold this? I’d be interested in buy it I have a grey one I just bought two controllers that match this one!!! Beautiful work I appreciate seeing these poor little consoles brought back from the grave hopefully it goes to someone who’ll cherish it I would love to purchase it!!!

  67. Alice Raspii

    Alice Raspii

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Did not come here expecting ASMR.

  68. 44punisherable


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Remember kid's, it's very important to brush your teeth twice a day. If not, they'll look like this nintendo

  69. Stefan Weilhartner

    Stefan Weilhartner

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Why not using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attached to it? not good for asmr videos?

  70. Staggolee


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    "Instead of cleaning my own things, I'll watch somebody clean theirs."

  71. Em Ma

    Em Ma

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Nintendo engineers said we need to cool it. Then they decided just put a piece of aluminum channel on it and put a bunch of screws in it.

  72. Banana doge Doge doge doge

    Banana doge Doge doge doge

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Every time I see one of this vido the duck is there

  73. Riccardo Ranzato

    Riccardo Ranzato

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Nice job! Question: does the yellowing ever come back? I mean, if you keep it away from the sun, does it stay like this for good? Thank you so much in advance

  74. Darren Stott

    Darren Stott

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I've seen restoration videos on here where they've deliberately messed up the item prior to filming. You've gotta wonder where all that sand came from...

  75. ThunderMotorsports34


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Rubber ducky your the one Rubber ducky your so fun

  76. Jesse G

    Jesse G

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Oh why oh why would anyone do this to a game console. Bloody freaking hell. I am glad it was restored and functioning

  77. Ayeyi Art

    Ayeyi Art

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    You just restored my childhood

  78. freddy lopez pelez

    freddy lopez pelez

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Tirarle tierra solo por ensima , mira esos conectores están súper limpios para toda la tierra que le a hechado solo por ensima 🤣🤣🤣🤣 video mas falso de restauración que vi en mi vida 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  79. morgan darby

    morgan darby

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    This console looks like it washed of the beach

  80. Bakti Susanto

    Bakti Susanto

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Good video as always 👍🏻

  81. Freezy


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I think i have something to do next summer...

  82. Ren Batista

    Ren Batista

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Your Mario looks depressed, someone help him

  83. Z Thompson

    Z Thompson

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I've been restoring consoles and video games for almost 15 years, and this console isn't even close to what I've seen. I thought it was going to look way worse underneath. Nintendo really made very good shells to protect their guts.

  84. Gus Truscott

    Gus Truscott

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    What does he do with it once he’s done with them does he sell them or does he use them?

  85. Daniel Guzoro

    Daniel Guzoro

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    It’s really sad to see a n64 look that bad.. glad you cleaned it up

  86. Domb


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Aight but real talk... that magnetizing tool is really goddamn cool

  87. Thomas K.

    Thomas K.

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Hope your rabies shots are up to date...

  88. Jason Fisher

    Jason Fisher

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I was done the minute you did the stupid shit with your finger and the blue magnetizer!

  89. Derp Sans

    Derp Sans

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    This man is a video game life saver

  90. DAVE


    6 өдрийн өмнө


  91. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    i like the ducky

  92. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    bud plz fix my wii u

  93. odEOW


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Wait what? Been following you for a while and didnt know youre finnish :D

  94. Jay Galvez

    Jay Galvez

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    What screwdriver set do you use? Can I get it on Amazon? Lol

  95. Pepeng Basa

    Pepeng Basa

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Green to blue

  96. Nattaradon Juajun

    Nattaradon Juajun

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    The fact: He still use ice tray for 1 year almost 2 year

  97. TristanGaming


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    The duck fixes everything.

  98. Wojciech Pitra-Ptaszek

    Wojciech Pitra-Ptaszek

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Well, all video is great but that soldering was quite painful to watch... X_x

  99. Bambi plantz

    Bambi plantz

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    N64 ice. I have that one. But sadly it keeps reseting the game randomly.

  100. Salty Boi

    Salty Boi

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    if you treat your games consoles like this you need to be crucified.