This guide will cover how to set up your Nintendo Entertainment System.

The NES should come with the following:

  • NES Console

  • NES Controller

  • AV Cable (Red/Yellow) / RF Cable (Coaxial)

  • AC Adapter Power Cable

If your system is missing any of these components, please contact us.

Steps to setting up the NES:

  1. Plug in power cable to the wall and NES console.

  2. If AV cables were included with your console, plug the cables into the console, and into the corresponding ports on the TV. The red cable will go into R-Audio, and the yellow will go into the video in port (may be green on some TVs).

  3. If an RF Cable was included with your console, plug the cable into the RF port on the back of the console by the power port, and screw in the opposite end into your TV. Flip the channel switch on the back of the console to channel 3 or 4, and set the TV to the corresponding channel.

  4. Plug in your controllers and power on your console!

Common issues with the NES:

If your console is having issues booting, the gameplay appears to be distorted, or your TV is flashing single-color screens, try cleaning your NES Cartridges.

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