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: denewss.info/channel/oJaJh9acooeqlas/video.html&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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  • Dogboy Endicott
    Dogboy EndicottVor Stunde

    Can I have the dirt from this console, I have a hole in my yard I need to fill up

  • Izaiah Gomez
    Izaiah GomezVor 15 Stunden

    That first damaged metal part looked like Spider-Man

  • Jake Blue
    Jake BlueVor Tag

    Looks like someone took that poor console to the beach ... Good Job ! Don't poke the dust x)

  • Jason A
    Jason AVor Tag

    I would've spilt that isopropyl alcohol lol 😆

  • Taylor Dampier
    Taylor DampierVor Tag

    My grandmas husband has this same one I thought it was green 🤢🤮

  • Taylor Dampier
    Taylor DampierVor Tag

    You should do my old snes, my sister and I beat the crap out of it as kids with are only 2 games super Mario all stars and are favorite donkey Kong Country, we had a second remote and tecmo super Bowl but r she left it on floor and the remote shorted out and the game was shot

  • Chinchilla General
    Chinchilla GeneralVor Tag

    "The tool isn't magnetic so I will use the magnetizer to make it magnetic" that'll do it, I suppose

  • Zaid Biyouk
    Zaid BiyoukVor 2 Tage

    Because of him I wanna be the same job he selected

  • Dhani Nani
    Dhani NaniVor 3 Tage

    I like washing time ! :)

  • Moms
    MomsVor 3 Tage

    Can somebody tell me the name of the tool he uses at 09:37 please ?

  • Orbital Dew*
    Orbital Dew*Vor 3 Tage

    1:06 what kind of magical device is this o0

  • Andy Pedregosa
    Andy PedregosaVor 3 Tage

    This guy probably has the ps5 and a great pc but still gives effort to fix some junk respect defined.

  • Ross Gribben
    Ross GribbenVor 3 Tage

    N64 was so fun back then lol

  • Mariam Safdari
    Mariam SafdariVor 4 Tage

    Nintendo 64 Japan

  • иусанов Русанов
    иусанов РусановVor 4 Tage


  • AG
    AGVor 4 Tage

    Super mario 64 es un clásico me gusta mucho

  • Tarik Yalaui
    Tarik YalauiVor 5 Tage


  • Lego Brick Planet
    Lego Brick PlanetVor 5 Tage

    That... that is NOT yellow my friend.

  • Phalanx 67
    Phalanx 67Vor 5 Tage

    I miss these old transparent consoles it looked so good. They should make these today too.

  • Some Duder
    Some DuderVor 6 Tage

    Kinda want to know what was done to this poor console... I mean, yea, it's just an overpriced toy, but I still display my (black) N64 and dust it every so often. But this thing has sand, liquid and who knows what else inside the innermost casing. Did it go thru the Sendai tsunami or something?

  • Ruairidh Koch
    Ruairidh KochVor 6 Tage

    I got scar3d from watching this....

  • yeptv
    yeptvVor 6 Tage

    Жесть, щеткой тереть по песку и грязи...

  • ColorAdjust
    ColorAdjustVor 6 Tage

    11:03 ... Orgasmic

  • Eduardo Silva
    Eduardo SilvaVor 7 Tage

    Tenho dois PlayStation 2 gostaria de restaurar os dois vc é cara

  • Henry G.
    Henry G.Vor 7 Tage

    That's not fucking yellowed it's GREEN


    Doesn't remember where the screws go. But has video taking it apart




    Use the magnetize if ya girl has a metal chastity belt

  • Randall Coedwig
    Randall CoedwigVor 7 Tage

    You need a better Hakko Soldering Iron my friend. You also would do well with one of their desoldering guns. It makes repairing solder joints much easier!

  • 1601yannick
    1601yannickVor 8 Tage

    Er hat am Anfang das Pusten vergessen XD

  • Sadie
    SadieVor 8 Tage

    It's crazy how dirty these consoles can get.

  • Coyote Gaming
    Coyote GamingVor 8 Tage

    1:05 i learned that at area 51

  • Mr. Coldfire
    Mr. ColdfireVor 8 Tage

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

  • baba_booey_
    baba_booey_Vor 8 Tage

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

  • らいくりLikelyLads
    らいくりLikelyLadsVor 8 Tage


  • Ktos Cos
    Ktos CosVor 10 Tage

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

  • Mike Rodriguez
    Mike RodriguezVor 10 Tage

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

  • Salt One
    Salt OneVor 10 Tage

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

  • BethOhReally
    BethOhReallyVor 10 Tage

    Putting the DEnewss 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

  • Britt C
    Britt CVor 11 Tage

    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.

  • FuzzieGamer
    FuzzieGamerVor 11 Tage

    When the restoration channel is not fake.

  • ProtossEvo
    ProtossEvoVor 11 Tage

    For your controller fix: Steel Stick 64

  • carp68
    carp68Vor 11 Tage

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

  • MySon89
    MySon89Vor 11 Tage

    Restore my original 1984 Apple Macintosh

  • fookoff gaygoogle
    fookoff gaygoogleVor 11 Tage

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

  • Google Account
    Google AccountVor 11 Tage

    Who's fixing the N64?

  • Wilson Revelle
    Wilson RevelleVor 12 Tage

    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.

  • Sebas Mx
    Sebas MxVor 12 Tage


  • DontSuspend Ionlyspokemymind
    DontSuspend IonlyspokemymindVor 13 Tage

    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


    Vor 12 Tage

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

  • havy99
    havy99Vor 13 Tage

    2077: ps5 resorted

  • Mr. Petersson
    Mr. PeterssonVor 14 Tage

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

  • riley tracy
    riley tracyVor 14 Tage

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

  • riley tracy
    riley tracyVor 14 Tage

    i wish i were an engineer ):

  • Warrior Mindset
    Warrior MindsetVor 14 Tage

    Who down voted this video?🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • BlueRexPlaysGames
    BlueRexPlaysGamesVor 15 Tage

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

  • GameCube Player

    GameCube Player

    Vor 13 Tage

    expansion pack

  • Naska
    NaskaVor 15 Tage

    Hi, how many times can you reuse hydrogen peroxide?

  • Bruno Sanchez
    Bruno SanchezVor 16 Tage

    So good, I love the satisfaction

  • Joe Mac
    Joe MacVor 16 Tage

    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???

  • Aarc Vault
    Aarc VaultVor 16 Tage

    Great content; got enough commercials EVERY 5 MINUTES?!

  • coco pops
    coco popsVor 16 Tage

    This feels like ninos home but with electronics

    PRIDE CHSVor 16 Tage

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

  • Hardcore Noob
    Hardcore NoobVor 17 Tage

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

  • foxxygamesyt
    foxxygamesytVor 17 Tage

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

  • foxxygamesyt


    Vor 15 Tage

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

  • iv3game


    Vor 15 Tage

    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.

  • SlickJayB
    SlickJayBVor 17 Tage

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


    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


    Vor 11 Tage

    Got the same feeling too

  • Fabricio Baptista
    Fabricio BaptistaVor 18 Tage

    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.

  • Guillermo Garcia
    Guillermo GarciaVor 18 Tage

    Where did you get the consoles?

  • Thiago Feltrin
    Thiago FeltrinVor 18 Tage

    Literally a barn find

  • Natalie B
    Natalie BVor 18 Tage

    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.

  • Mason Baker
    Mason BakerVor 19 Tage

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

  • BmnGameBoy
    BmnGameBoyVor 19 Tage

    Oh wow there are magnetize bricks

  • Sierra Fowler
    Sierra FowlerVor 20 Tage

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

  • Scott Burrows
    Scott BurrowsVor 20 Tage

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

  • AmandaTheStampede
    AmandaTheStampedeVor 20 Tage

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

  • Ali Hyfv
    Ali HyfvVor 20 Tage


  • Carr2 Oman
    Carr2 OmanVor 20 Tage


  • Alma Miranda
    Alma MirandaVor 21 Tag

    Outstanding work. And the video is so relaxing

    RETRO GAMERVor 21 Tag

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

  • *The Can*
    *The Can*Vor 22 Tage

    Nintendo screw 64

  • ElMariachi
    ElMariachiVor 22 Tage

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

  • VeXx Specture
    VeXx SpectureVor 22 Tage

    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

  • VeXx Specture
    VeXx SpectureVor 22 Tage

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

  • James Young
    James YoungVor 22 Tage

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

  • JAMTube
    JAMTubeVor 22 Tage

    8:12 when the N64 is sus

  • SpecEX1
    SpecEX1Vor 22 Tage

    that looks like sand...

  • Nekronys
    NekronysVor 23 Tage

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

  • Julien Radoux
    Julien RadouxVor 23 Tage

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

  • Tevlon Water
    Tevlon WaterVor 23 Tage

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

  • Locane256
    Locane256Vor 23 Tage

    Why no ultrasonic cleaning bath? Loved the video :)

  • dave
    daveVor 23 Tage

    1:07 wait...what the fuuuu-

  • Yoda83x
    Yoda83xVor 23 Tage

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

  • TheRedGlint4427
    TheRedGlint4427Vor 24 Tage

    This channel is relaxing af lol

  • Sagittarius A*
    Sagittarius A*Vor 24 Tage

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

  • Constance Miller
    Constance MillerVor 24 Tage

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

  • John Hensley
    John HensleyVor 24 Tage

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

  • Sheila Christian
    Sheila ChristianVor 25 Tage

    Legal achei top demais 👏 oddy tinkering

  • atlys
    atlysVor 25 Tage

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

  • Will Thefox
    Will ThefoxVor 25 Tage

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

  • Facu Aloi
    Facu AloiVor 25 Tage

    so fake restoration

  • Nora Gutierrez
    Nora GutierrezVor 26 Tage

    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!