NES AV to TV Hookup

Note: This type of connection is not possible with the newer-style NES.

Installation Steps:

  1. Locate the Audio/Video inputs on the back of the TV.
  2. Place the yellow end of the AV cable into the Video "in" on the back of the TV. Connect the white or red end of the cable to Audio "in" ("left" or "mono"). Use a slight twisting motion when inserting each cable and ensure the cables are firmly pressed into the input.
  3. On the other end of the AV cable, plug the yellow end into the "Video" (yellow) input. Plug the white or red end into the "Audio" (red) input, on the back of the NES.

After the system is connected to the TV:

  1. Insert the Game Pak firmly into the Control Deck.
  2. Plug the Controller(s) into the front of the system. Use the far left port for player one.
  3. Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the system . Plug the other end into a wall outlet.
  4. Press the Power button in on the front of the NES.
  5. Turn on the TV and locate the input select. It is often called: TV/Video, input select, AUX (auxiliary), Line, Line In, Input, Source, Select, In, or EXT (external). Switch the input select to show the Nintendo game.
  6. The game image should now be displayed on the screen. You are ready to play!

If after following these directions you are not able to view the game (for instance, if the red power light flashes off and on), try our Troubleshooting Tips.