Super NES AV to VCR Hookup

Note: pictured above is the original Super NES. The redesigned Super NES uses the same hookup steps listed below.

Installation Steps:

  1. Locate the Audio/Video inputs on the back of the VCR.
  2. Place the yellow end of the Stereo AV Cable into the Video "in" on the back of the VCR.
  3. Connect the red end of the cable to Audio "in" Right. Connect the white end of the cable to the Audio "in" Left. Use a slight twisting motion when inserting each cable and ensure the cables are firmly pressed into the input.

    Note: If you have a mono VCR with only one Audio input, click here for a diagram of how the hook-up will look. The Y-adapter pictured is optional; you can also simply leave the white cable disconnected instead.

  4. Connect the rectangular (gray) plug of the Stereo AV Cable into the "multi out" connector on the back of the Control Deck.

After system is connected to the VCR:

  1. Insert the Game Pak firmly into the Control Deck.
  2. Plug the Controller(s) into the front of the Control Deck. Use the far left port for player one.
  3. Plug the AC Adapter into the back of the Control Deck. Plug the other end into a wall outlet.
  4. Set the VCR's TV/VCR button to VCR. You can put a movie in the VCR, press play, make sure you see the movie on the TV, then press stop. This puts your VCR into VCR mode.
  5. Slide the Power Switch on (toward Game Pak).
  6. Turn on the VCR and locate the input select. It is often called: input select, AUX (auxiliary), Line, Line In, Input, Source, Select, In, or EXT (external). Switch the input select to show the Nintendo game.
  7. The Game image should now be displayed on the screen. You are ready to play!

Recording Game Play

  1. Set up the Super NES to play a game.
  2. Insert a videotape and press Record. You can now tape your video game playing for posterity!

If after following these directions you are not able to view the game, try our Troubleshooting Tips.