On that note, did you ever happen to know about any merchants around the web that made and/or sold n64 case shells or rather, replacement housings? I think eventually I'll probably just get the correct paint (its bookmarked somewhere) and give one of mine a paint job
Im afraid I havent seen anything like that
There are some people round here who make/sell replacement cases for N64 portables, but none that I have seen for the original system, your best bet is just to paint it. There are also some very good plastic dyes available often called 'vinyl dye' that are supposed to be pretty good for getting a nice even finish on plastics, although I havent tried them myself.
edit: just remember one thing about the club nintendo thing, registering any system other than the wii (for its warranty extension) doesn't merit you anything, not coins or anything. At least in the USA... You reside in europe?
Ah, so theres no benefit for doing it? Just nice to 'add it to your collection list' I suppose! In Europe you can only register games/consoles using a code from a special leaflet that comes inisde box/cases. You enter the code to earn 'stars' on your Club Nintendo account - they have been doing it since the GameCube days, but only recently has anything decent been added to the 'Stars Catalogue' that you 'buy' stuff from.
Thanks very much for all the pictures, they are very much appreciated
I'm not sure if I understood your earlier post. Is the MAV-NUS chip only so far known to be in that 05-1 revision?
Because there it is, in my NUS-CPU-08's board. the whole chips print:
MAV - NUS
No sorry I guess I wasnt very clear, the MAV-NUS video chip was thought to have only appeared in N64 consoles with NUS-CPU-06 onwards, right until the very end of production (NUS-CPU-09?) but this Japan only revision shows that it appeared slightly earlier over there on an 'NUS-CPU-05-1' revision, which appears not to have been released in the US as your 05 revision is right before they switched to the 06 revision, so if an 05-1 revision had been released in the US then yours would have been one, if that makes sense!
I saw that other chip called PIF-NUS, could you briefly tell me what that one is?
Yep, PIF-NUS actually stands for "P
ace - N
ixtyfour" and it actually controls access/data to all the peripherals the N64 uses, such as controllers, memory cards, rumble paks etc. It also has a security lockout chip inside it so thats why you cant play PAL games on an NTSC console and visa-versa (NTSC consoles from US or Japan are exactly the same and the only reason you cant play Japanese games on a US N64 is because of some plastic tabs in the cartridge slot, which you can easily remove)
The 08 board was printed in 1999.. crazy huh... this n64 was the dirtiest I've ever seen for its age, at least its not horribly beat up though...(there was a little piece of a wood splinter and little plastic rolled up in the area UNDER the system's connectors -where the cart connects... yeah below that tight rowing of pins) just overall nasty. The 05 is almost like new, it even had never gotten an expansion pak put in, the 'DO NOT REMOVE' sticker was still UNTOUCHED when I got it less than a week ago.
Yeah, I had a late model N64 that had Coke spilt all over it which had gone inside the casing
Luckily the motherboard wasnt too badly affected apart from a few rust marks here and there. I also got a launch console that was in perfect condition, I guess age has nothing to do with condition, and its just down to how much people care for there consoles...
Hmmm, there's several oddities. The pawn shop has three N64s. All have 6XXXXXXXXXX (not exact amount of X's) numbers. Perhaps Canada got different numbered N64s?
These N64s throw the whole thing through a loop! We need a new "6X" catagory in the chart!
Yeah I really think they are likely from Canada - it seems to make the most sense. I guess you would be the person most likely to know/confirm, what with you living there and all
I have added an extra section to the list, although I only have the two serials so far (Yours and mine)
btw, do you know if the N64 was released in Canada later than the US?