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Famicom!

TaminTamin Registered User regular
Hey, patrons of Moe's.

I have, since my last thread here, actually located and purchased a reasonably priced Famicom ($40, after shipping). holy shit this thing is tiny

I only have a couple of small, minor, barely worth mentioning problems.

The first is I can't tell if the bloody thing is working.

It came with the original power adapter; google assures me this will work correctly. It has been plugged into a power strip, as I have no free wall outlets just now. As there is no LED, I can't actually tell if it's turning on.

I'm using the RF switch that came with the NES; google, again, claims this'll work fine.

I've tried to change to the usual channels (96, 95, 83, 43) but to no avail.

Does anyone have experience with making this silly thing work on a modern tv? For reference, I have the Toshiba 19hlv87 -

1) there's a menu option for 'programming', that failed to find the signal.
2) changing to '96' and then hitting 'display' claims that I'm still on 03.
3) I've tried the ch1 <> ch2 switch in both directions, as well as the tv <> game switch on the console itself.

Help!

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Ah-ha!

there was an 'cbl' option in the menu that I had to select first, and then ask it to run the programming.

Success, if slightly fuzzy success

Tamin on

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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Grats!

    Take pictures! :P

  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    ronya wrote: »
    Grats!

    Take pictures! :P

    Done and done.

  • shadydentistshadydentist Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Go and find a copy of Guevara. Do it now.

    Steam & GT
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  • JDcapoJDcapo Registered User
    edited November 2010
    $40?? O_O
    I swear I got mine from some guy who dumped it out the trash. Still worked lol.

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  • KaimakaKaimaka Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Sounds like your TV has a Digital TV signal receiver:

    http://www3.dealtime.com/Toshiba-19HLV87/info
    Digital TV Standard HDTV - HDTV receiver is integrated.

    My TV has built in Freeview, Digital TV receiver too. I have the option to switch it to analog. Your TV might be trying to get a Digital TV signal from your 'aerial' which is actually a Famicon. See if you can switch the TV to tune analog signals since that is what the Famicon would have used in it's day since Digital did not exist yet

    tl;dr
    See if you can set you TV from Digital to analog signal

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  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Kaimaka wrote: »
    Sounds like your TV has a Digital TV signal receiver:

    http://www3.dealtime.com/Toshiba-19HLV87/info
    Digital TV Standard HDTV - HDTV receiver is integrated.

    My TV has built in Freeview, Digital TV receiver too. I have the option to switch it to analog. Your TV might be trying to get a Digital TV signal from your 'aerial' which is actually a Famicon. See if you can switch the TV to tune analog signals since that is what the Famicon would have used in it's day since Digital did not exist yet

    tl;dr
    See if you can set you TV from Digital to analog signal

    Yep, yep, it's marked 'cable' on mine. That is, under Setup, there is a TV/Cable option. Running CH Program when TV is selected has the interesting effect of giving me a local spanish channel. Switching to Cable and then running CH Program (while the famicom is on) locates the signal.

    Guevara, eh? Looking this up now ...

    edit: holy shit, $87? What, is it crafted out of solid gold?

    Edited OP to better denote that I found the solution

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