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: grgone.info/will/zsqJiqOjnrp8lKc/b-nteo&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. Mr. Coldfire

    Mr. Coldfire

    Πριν 27 λεπτά

    I'm just surprised the info sickers on the back are still fine after being scrubbed and soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide...

  2. baba_booey_


    Πριν 12 ώρες

    This n64 has been outside for a year then it got sold.

  3. らいくりLikelyLads


    Πριν 16 ώρες


  4. Ktos Cos

    Ktos Cos

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    The controller should be also restored, but in the same video..

  5. Mike Rodriguez

    Mike Rodriguez

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    In a world where latches didn't exist... too many screws, too little time

  6. Salt One

    Salt One

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    The disgusted puffin independently drip because cicada peroperativly offend near a lewd capricorn. curious, momentous deposit

  7. BethOhReally


    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Putting the GRgone link inside reminds me of when I am at work and im an old house stripping some old wallpaper off, Then on a wall underneath a name and a date of the guy who wallpapered it. Like my dad came a cross one that said 1894. So interesting xxxx

  8. Britt C

    Britt C

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Watching these console restoration videos makes me want to get into the process as well, too much anxiety though. I think I’ll watch videos instead of further ruining something.

  9. FuzzieGamer


    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    When the restoration channel is not fake.

  10. ProtossEvo


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    For your controller fix: Steel Stick 64

  11. carp68


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Absolutely fascinating. And I so enjoy that the only sound is you working. Perfection. Thanks!

  12. MySon89


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Restore my original 1984 Apple Macintosh

  13. fookoff gaygoogle

    fookoff gaygoogle

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    The Kingdom of N64 dust mites is not amused!!!!

  14. Google Account

    Google Account

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Who's fixing the N64?

  15. Wilson Revelle

    Wilson Revelle

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    I have been trying for YEARS to make my finger magnetic. All I ever got was a portal to some other planet but the food was good.

  16. Sebas Mx

    Sebas Mx

    Πριν 4 ημέρες


  17. DontSuspend Ionlyspokemymind

    DontSuspend Ionlyspokemymind

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    3 million views... you should invest in a new less shitty air gun with some psi.... omg im at 11:52 now get a respectable soldering iron as well

    • kilokal597


      Πριν 3 ημέρες

      the air gun is fine, its made to not break electronics, but the soldering iron absolutely sucks

  18. havy99


    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    2077: ps5 resorted

  19. Mr. Petersson

    Mr. Petersson

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Thanks for the laugh of the day. That 'magnetic finger' was brilliant.

  20. riley tracy

    riley tracy

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    omg for a sec i thought the duck-ter had airpods in

  21. riley tracy

    riley tracy

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    i wish i were an engineer ):

  22. Warrior Mindset

    Warrior Mindset

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Who down voted this video?🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  23. BlueRexPlaysGames


    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    The owner of this N64 obviously never played Donkey Kong 64. No red top jumper pack.

    • GameCube Player

      GameCube Player

      Πριν 4 ημέρες

      expansion pack

  24. Naska


    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    Hi, how many times can you reuse hydrogen peroxide?

  25. Bruno Sanchez

    Bruno Sanchez

    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    So good, I love the satisfaction

  26. Joe Mac

    Joe Mac

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Nice restoration, but I was distracted during the video. I kept trying to figure out why all the dislikes? Is it people who accidentally clicked on it, expecting a k-pop video? Is it people who knew what they were going into, then got jealous because you did a better job than they could do???

  27. Aarc Vault

    Aarc Vault

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Great content; got enough commercials EVERY 5 MINUTES?!

  28. coco pops

    coco pops

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    This feels like ninos home but with electronics



    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Funfact-he recorded the video to reassemble all the parts 😂😂

  30. Hardcore Noob

    Hardcore Noob

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    I would like to ask, are you selling these consoles you restore? I'm really interested in buying a restore 64 from you.

  31. foxxygamesyt


    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Where did you get the magnetizer I want one of those. 😃

    • foxxygamesyt


      Πριν 6 ημέρες

      @iv3game bro ima fricking 10 year old I don’t have bank cards and I don’t shop

    • iv3game


      Πριν 7 ημέρες

      Amazon my child Amazon The devil's store. they KNOW where you live they KNOW your bank cards they KNOW what you like to shop. Google Know you like a open book 📖 Google knows your social security number. buttttt fuck it. it's already too late. feel free to use other browsers.

  32. SlickJayB


    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Brush ur teeth while watching these parts 4:50, 5:11, 5:19



    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    I’ve never been more happy to hear “it’s a me Mario” lololol great job! Makes me feel like I should have kept my N64, I miss it so much 😢

    • emmerson


      Πριν 3 ημέρες

      Got the same feeling too

  34. Fabricio Baptista

    Fabricio Baptista

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    De todos os vídeos que eu já vi, esse é o que aparenta o resultado final não ter ficado tão bom, porém de um modo geral ficou bom e você é um excelente profissional, parabéns.

  35. Guillermo Garcia

    Guillermo Garcia

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Where did you get the consoles?

  36. Thiago Feltrin

    Thiago Feltrin

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Literally a barn find

  37. Natalie B

    Natalie B

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    When I saw the thumbnail I looked at my green N64 and thought "why isn't mine white at the bottom" Then I got 2 seconds in and found out why.

  38. Mason Baker

    Mason Baker

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Aaaargggghhhhhhh yeah... that’s how I like it baby... nice and slow

  39. BmnGameBoy


    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Oh wow there are magnetize bricks

  40. Sierra Fowler

    Sierra Fowler

    Πριν 11 ημέρες

    Man this brings back memories. I remember playing Pokemon on this with my brother. I feel so old

  41. Scott Burrows

    Scott Burrows

    Πριν 12 ημέρες

    Only disappointment is you didn't use Goldeneye to test the console

  42. AmandaTheStampede


    Πριν 12 ημέρες

    sheesh that thing was filthy! watching you clean it and remove the yellowing was very satisfying

  43. Ali Hyfv

    Ali Hyfv

    Πριν 12 ημέρες


  44. Carr2 Oman

    Carr2 Oman

    Πριν 12 ημέρες


  45. Alma Miranda

    Alma Miranda

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Outstanding work. And the video is so relaxing



    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Fun fact he just splash some dirt on the n64 to make a video

  47. *gacha Can*

    *gacha Can*

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Nintendo screw 64

  48. ElMariachi


    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    I wonder if some stupid kids ever have gotten caught with both of their tiny hands in between the module slot flaps..

  49. VeXx Specture

    VeXx Specture

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    1:07 um he just has a magnet in the glove how are people fooled by this YOU CAM SEE THE MAGNET IN THE GLOVE

  50. VeXx Specture

    VeXx Specture

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    The n64 didn’t turn green it’s just a translucent green n64 variant 😂😂😂

  51. James Young

    James Young

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    Use some flux while soldering those joints - it will make it much easier

  52. JAMTube


    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    8:12 when the N64 is sus

  53. SpecEX1


    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    that looks like sand...

  54. Nekronys


    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    You are really bad at soldering, by the way. It almost made my eyes bleed.

  55. Julien Radoux

    Julien Radoux

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    Is hydrogen peroxide reusable? For example what you used here you are going to reuse it?

  56. Tevlon Water

    Tevlon Water

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    17:16 we're not in any rush... Bob-omb: INCOMING!!!

  57. Locane256


    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    Why no ultrasonic cleaning bath? Loved the video :)

  58. dave


    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    1:07 wait...what the fuuuu-

  59. Yoda83x


    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    You always remind me on the peaceful toy doctor in one of those ToyStory Movies, carefully repairing toys 🥰

  60. TheRedGlint4427


    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    This channel is relaxing af lol

  61. Sagittarius A*

    Sagittarius A*

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    I liked the yellowed blue color, actually! Love your videos, thank you for sharing them with us.

  62. Constance Miller

    Constance Miller

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    There was a store selling restored consoles in the mall. I walked though with my son like I introducing old friends. Thanks.

  63. John Hensley

    John Hensley

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    Watching these feels like some kind of absolution or repentance for the consoles i've seen damaged through my span.

  64. Sheila Christian

    Sheila Christian

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    Legal achei top demais 👏 oddy tinkering

  65. atlys


    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    I swear, seeing horribly yellowed plastics return to original colors and clean pcbs and components will never not be satisfying.

  66. Will Thefox

    Will Thefox

    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    What if ha n64 was dis youtuber who destroys anything expensive and he looks Chinese but talks inglish

  67. Facu Aloi

    Facu Aloi

    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    so fake restoration

  68. Nora Gutierrez

    Nora Gutierrez

    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    My husband has taken a many of these apart to clean them lol im not sure if he's gone to these depths but they always look awesome once he's done. Great job!

  69. therealknapster


    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    Mario 64 best game ever made , as only campaign I've ever played . Bought games and only ever played online and never looked at campaign on them . Including call of duty games .

  70. MarcusAurelius


    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    You're telling me Indian Pale Ale is the wrong stuff to clean my consoles with?

  71. Jorge Soyche

    Jorge Soyche

    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    And that kids is how Slowrunning of Super Mario 64 started...

  72. Mischievous kitty Crafts

    Mischievous kitty Crafts

    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    XD only the finest ipa hahaha 😆

  73. MrJadedGreen


    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Saw a few specks of dust and what appeared to be particles of cola, (I'm guessing Pepsi) on that otherwise nicely cleaned, and reassembled casing. I went ahead and wiped them off with a little Windex and a cloth. Nice to hear the actual work and not some overplayed instrumental.

  74. lanot senep

    lanot senep

    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    the best

  75. Caitenten YT

    Caitenten YT

    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Bro that is a really rare type of N64 with the split colors, those ones are hard to find!

    • BirdySama


      Πριν 19 ημέρες

      Those dual colors and the special edition orange and black N64 are among the rarest with the Pikachu one

  76. taryn clogherty

    taryn clogherty

    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    wtf is a magnetizer and where do i get one for no purpose other than sticking myself to the fridge

  77. Karbry Ramirez

    Karbry Ramirez

    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Damn! Good as new.

  78. Tammen Jnobaptiste

    Tammen Jnobaptiste

    Πριν 20 ημέρες

    How do you know which screw goes where?🤯

  79. Freddie Najera

    Freddie Najera

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    I didn't like the board rework, it was very simple, it should have been done with a microscope, flux and other things ... But it seems that despite my opinion, it worked well

  80. Luiz Sarchis

    Luiz Sarchis

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    WOW! That bath of hydrogen peroxide and UV light did wonders! Does it work for any plastic?

  81. Viktoria Sebak

    Viktoria Sebak

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Are those Unicum glasses? :D My husband has similar glasses.

  82. jose salguero

    jose salguero

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Nice job ! The only thing I do different I won’t turn it on right away until I opened and check if there’s any water it moisture damage Everything all’s you did is awesome The magnetizer is a great idea !! Thanks

  83. Kittyfrog


    Πριν 22 ημέρες

    Truly you are doing god's work!

  84. Jake D

    Jake D

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    The soldering is yikes but everything else is satisfying.

  85. Sir TroLLington Da 4th

    Sir TroLLington Da 4th

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    To add to the nostalgia you could've blew on the cartridge before loading it. 😂

  86. Bryan Lokão

    Bryan Lokão

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    Great job!! That's nice to see!

  87. vengeance1701


    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Good to know you're magnetic.

  88. Benito Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    S A N D

  89. tim sears

    tim sears

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Should do a GameCube restore.

  90. Tore del valle

    Tore del valle

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    This man looks like a serious guy but he have a doctor duck 🤧❤️

  91. spyro dragon

    spyro dragon

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Restoration GameCube

  92. D. Leighann Batemon

    D. Leighann Batemon

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    These videos feel like such a labor of love. As a retro gamer, thank you.

  93. Thomas Robinson

    Thomas Robinson

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Where/how do you find them that dirty? Looks like been on the side of the road for a few rain falls.

  94. Retro Restoration

    Retro Restoration

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    This N64 was in rough condition. Great job bringing it back to life. I'm always surprised at the number of screws this thing has, lol

  95. Hunter Little

    Hunter Little

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    dude i had that exact n64 i threw it away because av wouldn't work and i hade new cords and every thing. makes me wonder if thats my old n64

  96. Meme Boy

    Meme Boy

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Me: magnetize my finger Spoons:here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Me: oh shit here we go again Me: magnetize my whole foot Knifes: oh ye oooooh ye OOOOOH YEAH!!!!



    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Some kid who was sooo excited to get that years ago, has no idea it has been brought back to life. AnDy

  98. ミスターD


    Πριν 26 ημέρες


  99. Yo Buck

    Yo Buck

    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    I watched this video on how to properly dismantle my console to fix it. I ended up watching the whole thing just for the hell of it-

  100. Mike F

    Mike F

    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    It’s amazing how you can restore things to make them as good as new