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: deburn.info/lost/video/z8mPhNiioI92mdU&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. crazytornadoguy
    Vor Stunde

    What was tour favorite game for the N64? Mine was by far legend of zelda Ocarina of Time

  2. Andres Ruiz
    Andres Ruiz
    Vor 3 Stunden

    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.

  3. Grape Cola
    Grape Cola
    Vor 5 Stunden

    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?

  4. Rebecca Williamson
    Rebecca Williamson
    Vor 6 Stunden

    My grandma has that with Mario Cart on it.

  5. Pikamations
    Vor 8 Stunden

    Who else thought it was a green one before he cleaned it? Like if you agree.

  6. Zechariah Cline
    Zechariah Cline
    Vor 8 Stunden

    My favorite part of the videos has got to be the IPA and UV. Seeing the original color come out is awesome.

  7. Zechariah Cline
    Zechariah Cline
    Vor 8 Stunden

    Someone DEFINITELY was not taking care of a classic. :(

  8. Jorge Castillo
    Jorge Castillo
    Vor 9 Stunden

    Does anyone else thinks he dirties his stuff to make the video more drastic?

  9. pro dabdab
    pro dabdab
    Vor 9 Stunden

    thatsss nicee you restored a greattt systeeeemmm

  10. Forscythe Eilish
    Forscythe Eilish
    Vor 10 Stunden

    God I just wanna take a vacuum to that thing

  11. Fábio Edson
    Fábio Edson
    Vor 10 Stunden

    Can you do that on my PS5? I'm loving your work.

  12. Hakuna Matata
    Hakuna Matata
    Vor 13 Stunden

    2:19 pisdets blat you look like you did it on purpose!!!!!!))))

  13. LITTLE
    Vor 18 Stunden

    So nice to see one actually get repaired. They are so valuable nowadays! I literally thought it was Jungle Green as I own that version of the N64.

  14. Franco
    Vor 21 Stunde

    the magnetic fingering caught me so off guard hahaha

  15. Ray Garcia
    Ray Garcia
    Vor 23 Stunden

    Damn this is a good one! Great work!

  16. Kcb
    Vor Tag

    So disappointed that I didn’t see Golden Eye after it was all finished. Nice work though!

  17. JanoschNr1
    Vor Tag

    WOW, What a beauti!

  18. Nikki H
    Nikki H
    Vor Tag

    When it didn't work the first time my past 10 year old self: Just blow on it!!!

  19. Aluap13 :D
    Aluap13 :D
    Vor Tag

    What the hell did the owner with the Nintendo, use it to sweep the sand off the beach?

  20. Joaquín Dubini
    Joaquín Dubini
    Vor Tag

    Quick summing of his videos: _visual and auditive orgasm_

  21. Mary Sorensen
    Mary Sorensen
    Vor Tag

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

  22. M B
    M B
    Vor Tag

    Extremely satisfying, thank you for saving it!

  23. Revolve02
    Vor Tag

    Shindou Pak Taiou version... no like.

  24. 3n3my
    Vor Tag

    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

  25. Fox da Wa
    Fox da Wa
    Vor Tag

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

  26. no
    Vor Tag

    This is probably how the Corona virus happened

  27. Zaregoto
    Vor Tag

    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

  28. Willis McGillis
    Willis McGillis
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  29. Little significance
    Little significance
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  30. البروفيسور أندرو لينكولن
    البروفيسور أندرو لينكولن
    Vor 2 Tage

    Can you disassemble playstation 5 ?

  31. BruceDickey Vlogs
    BruceDickey Vlogs
    Vor 2 Tage

    Why are all of these videos so relaxing lol

  32. Central Coast Briars
    Central Coast Briars
    Vor 2 Tage

    That was one of my favorite super Mario games ever.

  33. Central Coast Briars
    Central Coast Briars
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  34. DarkFocust
    Vor 2 Tage

    Was this buried treasure?

  35. ꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅W꧅꧅
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  36. Βλαδίμηρος Φιλιππίδης
    Βλαδίμηρος Φιλιππίδης
    Vor 2 Tage

    Amazing!! Gifted Person!!

  37. robin basil
    robin basil
    Vor 2 Tage

    from whom did you get this nintendo 64

  38. Frank Rezaei
    Frank Rezaei
    Vor 2 Tage

    It's a Sony!!!

  39. Henry Stickmin
    Henry Stickmin
    Vor 2 Tage

    Apple iN64 (iMac G3 only in a N64 form)

  40. Kill Raider
    Kill Raider
    Vor 3 Tage

    “Itsa me-“ an ad

  41. Kaylee Coughlin
    Kaylee Coughlin
    Vor 3 Tage

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

  42. Thomas Schöppl
    Thomas Schöppl
    Vor 3 Tage

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

  43. grumpy guy
    grumpy guy
    Vor 3 Tage

    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.

  44. Gameboy NESStar
    Gameboy NESStar
    Vor 3 Tage

    You have an amazing talent 👍

  45. TheLonelyET
    Vor 3 Tage

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

  46. Kevin
    Vor 3 Tage

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

  47. talete binch
    talete binch
    Vor 3 Tage

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

  48. kuruption1983
    Vor 3 Tage

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

  49. Joshua Robinson
    Joshua Robinson
    Vor 3 Tage

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

    Vor 3 Tage


  51. Cody Creasey
    Cody Creasey
    Vor 3 Tage

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

  52. NOM37CY
    Vor 3 Tage

    how much is a perfect condition n64 worth?

    1. NOM37CY
      Vor 3 Tage

      with 2 controllers and multiple games

  53. Renee Carter
    Renee Carter
    Vor 3 Tage

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

  54. Aleksander Jones
    Aleksander Jones
    Vor 3 Tage

    Do you use a specific brand of soap when cleaning?

  55. Arsenal Gamer Proski
    Arsenal Gamer Proski
    Vor 3 Tage

    I love the magnetitizer thingy

  56. ryan braun
    ryan braun
    Vor 3 Tage

    Dose he keep the stuff when he fixed it

  57. NotSasha
    Vor 4 Tage

    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

  58. Celine Wendlandt
    Celine Wendlandt
    Vor 4 Tage

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

  59. Teyko Entertainment
    Teyko Entertainment
    Vor 4 Tage

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

  60. Brody Hornett
    Brody Hornett
    Vor 4 Tage

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

  61. edward plays
    edward plays
    Vor 4 Tage

    Use 70% isopropyl alcohol it is better than 99%

  62. Кот
    Vor 4 Tage

    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🇷🇺

  63. Allkinds Ofgames
    Allkinds Ofgames
    Vor 4 Tage

    Asmr anybody?

  64. Dolan dark
    Dolan dark
    Vor 4 Tage

    Im curious on how that magnetizer worked on his finger

  65. Alexander Fallas
    Alexander Fallas
    Vor 4 Tage

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

  66. Yoshisaurus 123
    Yoshisaurus 123
    Vor 4 Tage

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

  67. quizinda lombardi
    quizinda lombardi
    Vor 4 Tage

    the console is a little bit yellowish

  68. cizero slaer
    cizero slaer
    Vor 4 Tage

    nice job !

  69. Сергей Сильченко
    Сергей Сильченко
    Vor 4 Tage


  70. Big Boss
    Big Boss
    Vor 4 Tage

    This is so satisfying 😌

  71. Leaf64
    Vor 4 Tage

    These videos are relaxing ngl

  72. Anakin Skywalker
    Anakin Skywalker
    Vor 5 Tage

    9:27 Well, finally!

  73. Short name
    Short name
    Vor 5 Tage

    When you leave your N64 in the attic for a year

  74. M H
    M H
    Vor 5 Tage

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

  75. Thunder Cat
    Thunder Cat
    Vor 5 Tage

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

  76. tais006
    Vor 5 Tage

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

  77. Evan Miller
    Evan Miller
    Vor 5 Tage

    These should also be tagged as ASMR videos. Very relaxing

  78. Esormit
    Vor 5 Tage

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

  79. Secter Plays
    Secter Plays
    Vor 5 Tage

    Picks up screw with magnetism finger : Me:CONFUSED

  80. rae
    Vor 5 Tage

    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...

  81. cauatea
    Vor 5 Tage

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

  82. Lyrand
    Vor 5 Tage

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

  83. zippoxl91
    Vor 5 Tage

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

  84. Aaron Balchand
    Aaron Balchand
    Vor 6 Tage

    Local news: duck plays with n64 in a bathtub

  85. Arthur Dykes
    Arthur Dykes
    Vor 6 Tage

    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!!!

  86. Alice Raspii
    Alice Raspii
    Vor 6 Tage

    Did not come here expecting ASMR.

  87. 44punisherable
    Vor 6 Tage

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

  88. Stefan Weilhartner
    Stefan Weilhartner
    Vor 6 Tage

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

  89. Staggolee
    Vor 6 Tage

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

  90. Em Ma
    Em Ma
    Vor 6 Tage

    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.

  91. Banana doge Doge doge doge
    Banana doge Doge doge doge
    Vor 6 Tage

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

  92. Riccardo Ranzato
    Riccardo Ranzato
    Vor 6 Tage

    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

  93. Darren Stott
    Darren Stott
    Vor 6 Tage

    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...

  94. ThunderMotorsports34
    Vor 6 Tage

    Rubber ducky your the one Rubber ducky your so fun

  95. Jesse G
    Jesse G
    Vor 7 Tage

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

  96. Ayeyi Art
    Ayeyi Art
    Vor 7 Tage

    You just restored my childhood

  97. freddy lopez pelez
    freddy lopez pelez
    Vor 7 Tage

    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 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  98. morgan darby
    morgan darby
    Vor 7 Tage

    This console looks like it washed of the beach

  99. Bakti Susanto
    Bakti Susanto
    Vor 7 Tage

    Good video as always 👍🏻

  100. Freezy
    Vor 7 Tage

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