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Typed out by tsr Control Deck (tm) The control deck that puts you in control of incredible fun! Nintendo Entertainment System (r) rev-4 --- Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Instruction Manual Need help? Nintendo Customer Assistance Telephone Hotline 1-800-255-3700 (Mon. to Sat., 4:00am to 10:00pm, pacific time) Please read the set-up instructions carefully before attempting to connect the NES to your TV set. If, after reading all set-up instructions, you are still unable to hook up your system, please call our consumer service department at the number provided above. Nintendo of America Inc. (c) 1985, 1986 Nintendo --- Connecting the NES Control Deck to your TV set There are two alternative methods of connecting the NES Control Deck to your TV set, depending on your type of TV: EITHER: (1) Using the Audio/Video Cable; OR: (2) Using the RF Switch and Converters. Make sure that you are not trying to use both the RF Switch and the Audio/ Video Cable: only one is required. First, compare your TV with the following illustrations (1), (2)(i) and (2) (ii) to determind which method you should use, (1) or (2). If you have a VCR connected to your TV, see below. --- (1) Using the Audio/Video Cable (Note! If your TV does not have direct audio/video connections, proceed directly to Method (2) "using the RF Switch and Converters".) Control Deck Back of TV Set (or VCR) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Video-out jack Video-in jack --- Audio/video cable --- Audio-out jack Audio-in jack Note! Color coding of TV connections may differ from that of audio/video cable and Control Deck. Nintendo recommends against using a rear projection television with your NES as image retention on the screen may occur. To facilitate connection to video recorders, etc., many TVs have special audio/video input jacks. If your TV has such a jack, connect the audio/video cable supplied with the NES between the audio/video out jacks on the NES Control Deck and the audio/video in jacks on your TV set, and then flick the switch located on your TV that changes the TV from antenna reception to direct audio/video input. When you use the audio/video cable to connect the NES to your TV, there is no need to use the RF switch or converters, or to touch the antenna on the back of your TV. For more information on direct audio/video hookups to your TV, consult your TV Operation Manual. --- (2) Using the RF Switch and Converters (compatible with most TVs) (i) If your TV has TWO SCREWS FOR VHF antenna connection, connect the RF switch and NES as shown below. If your TV has a VHF cable connector, please see below. (Note: The existing antenna/cable to the TV should be first disconnected from the TV and then reconnected to the RF Switch. This will allow the signal from the antenna/cable to reach the TV when the NES is turned off.) Rear of Control Deck --- RF Switch -- 75/300 ohm converter -- VHF Screws --- (ii) If your TV has a VHF CABLE CONNECTOR connect the RF switch and NES as shown below. (Note: The existing antenna/cable to the TV should be first disconnected from the TV and then reconnected to the RF Switch. This will allow the signal from the antenna/cable to reach the TV when the NES is turned off.) Rear of Control Deck --- RF Switch --- VHF Cable Connector Note: if a VCR is already connected between the antenna and the VHF terminals on the back of your TV set, the RF Switch MUST be installed BETWEEN the VCR and the TV as shown below: (Refer to the illustrations above for your type of TV connection.) With this hook-up you are still able to record TV programs while using the NES. Antenna -- VHF in (From Antenna) VHF out (on VCR, to TV) -- RF Switch -- TV RF Switch -- Control Deck --- Connecting your NES Components. - Connecting the AC adapter to the control deck Insert the AC adapter power plug into the AC adapter jack on the back of the Control Deck. - Connecting the controllers to the control deck Both controllers are identical and may be connected to either controller socket. However, the controller connected to controller socket 1 becomes Controller 1, and the controller connected to controller socket 2 becomes Controller 2. The distinction is important when selecting and starting games, since only Controller 1 is used to select and start games. NOTE: Do not insert or remove controllers from control deck during gameplay as this may cause game malfunction. --- Operating your NES - To Start Play 1. Turn your television on to Channel 3. (Note: If Channel 3 is broadcasting in your area and interfering with the game, set the television and the switch on the back of the Control Deck to Channel 4.) 2. If your TV has an automatic fine tuning control (AFC), turn it off. (Use the manual fine tune dial to adjust the picture after inserting the game pak as described below.) 3. Make sure that the power switch on the Control Deck of off. Caution!! Always make sure that the power switch on the control deck is off before inserting or removing a game pak!! Always check the game pak edge connector for foreign material before inserting the game pak into the control deck!! 4. Open the Chamber Lid on the Control Deck. Insert a Game Pak into the Chamber (label facing up) and push it all the way in. Press down on the Game Pak until it locks into place and close the Chamber Lid. 5. Turn on the power switch of the NES Control Deck and push the reset button. Note: If the "reinsert" indicator light on the front of the Control Deck is flashing, it means that the game pak is not loaded correctly. In this case, turn off the Control Deck power switch and start over from step 4. Note: When the game pak is inserted properly, a colorful game display should appear on the TV screen. If it does not, or the picture is imperfect, turn the Control Deck power switch off and then on again, and press the reset button. 6. Use the Select button on Controller 1 to select the game you want to play, and start the game with the Start button on Controller 1. Note: If you experience any problems in operating your NES, please do not hesitate to call Nintendo's Consumer Service Department, toll free, at 1-800-422-2602. --- - Changing game paks 1. Turn off the Control Deck power switch. Caution!! Always turn off the control deck power switch before inserting or removing a game pak!! 2. Open the Chamber Lid. Gently push down on the Game Pak allowing it to pop up. Do not attempt to pry the Game Pak up. Pull the Game Pak out. 3. Insert a new game pak of your choice into the chamber as shown above. 4. Turn on the Control Deck power switch. A colorful game display should appear on the TV screen. Important! After you have finished playing, do not forget to remove the Game Pak from the Control Deck. Be sure to keep Game Paks and Control Deck chamber clean and free of dirt, dust, lint, etc. Keep Control Deck cover closed when not inserting or removing Game Paks. Keep Game Paks stored in their plastic sleeves when not in use. Do not leave the Control Deck's power on for extended periods when not in use. --- -- Using the Controllers Your NES includes two identical controllers. The controller you plug into controller socket 1 becomes "Controller 1"; the controller you plug into controller socket 2 becomes "Controller 2". For one player, plug either controller into controller socket 1. For two players, plug both controllers into the controller sockets. - Select Button (Controller 1 only). Each game pal contains several variations of the game. The Select button is used to select the particular variation you want to play from the menu displayed at the beginning of the game. - Start Button (Controller 1 only) After selecting the game you want from the game menu, push the Start button to start the game. The Start button can also be used to take a "time-out" in the middle of a game. IF you push the Start button in the middle of a game, the game will freeze (pause) where it is until the Start button is pressed again. Note: On some games there is no pause function. - Control Pad The 4-way Control Pad moves the main character of the game up, down, left and right; although this function may vary from game to game. Consult the instruc- tions included with your game pak for more details. - Buttons A and B Buttons A and B perform different functions in different games. Consult the instructions included with your game pak for details. Note: Do not insert or remove controllers from control deck during gameplay as this may cause game malfunction. --- Returninng your TV to regular program viewing After you have finished playing, simply turn off the power switch on the Control Deck, and turn your channel selector to the desired channel to view regular TV programs. (There is no need to disconnect the RF switch, etc.) --- Care and precautions 1. DO NOT USE ANY POWER PLUG OTHER THAN THE AC ADAPTER PROVIDED WITH YOUR NES. 2. DO not use and RF switch other than the one included with your NES. 3. Do not disassemble or attempt to repair the NES components. Doing so voids your warranties. 4. Always turn off the power switch on the Control Deck before inserting or removing a Game Pak from the chamber. 5. Before inserting a Game Pak, always check the Game Pak edge connector and remove any foreign materials. In order to keep the contacts clean, avoid touching the connector with your fingers. 6. After you have finished playing, be sure to remove the Game Pak from the Control Deck and close the chamber cover. 7. Always keep Game Paks stored in their sleeves when not in use. 8. Do not pull or yank the NES wires. 9. Do not store the Control Deck on the floor for long periods where it may collect dirt, dust, lint etc. 10. Do not drop, bang, or abuse the NES components. 11. Do not leave the Control Deck's power on for extended periods when not in use. 12. When disconnecting the power plug, controller plugs, or the RF plug from the Control Deck, pull from the plug itself - not from the wire. 13. Do not expose the Control Deck, Game Paks, the controllers, the RF switch, or the AC adapter to extreme heat or cold. 14. Do not spill liquids on the Control Deck, Game Paks, controllers, RF switch, AC adapter, etc. To clean, use a soft slightly damp cloth (use water only). 15. Nintendo recommends against using a rear projection television with your NES as image retention on the screen may occur. --- Troubleshooting Symptom - TV screen does not come on Remedy - Make sure your television set is turn on and the power cord is plugged in. Symptom - No game playfield image on screen (but screen is lit). Remedy: - Make sure the power switch on the control deck is turned on. - Make sure that the AC adapter is plugged into a 110/120 volt wall outlet and that the AC adapter output jack is plugged into the Control Deck. - Make sure that the Control Deck and the antenna wire are connected to the RF switch properly and that the RF switch is connected to the TV (refer to "Connecting the NES Control Deck to your TV set". - Make sure the game pak is inserted into the control deck correctly (refer to the game pak insertion section in your NES Instruction Manual). Also, try pressing the reset switch on your Control Deck or try turning the power switch off and then turning it on again. - Make sure that the Channel 3/Channel 4 switch on the Control Deck is set to Channel 3 and that the TV is set to Channel 3. Symptom - Game playfield is on screen but the picture is rolling or the screen has bars or lines on it. Remedy: Adjust the vertical or horizontal hold controls on your television until picture becomes steady. Symptom - Picture quality is good, but sound buzzes or is distorted. Remedy: - If there is interference on Channel 3, change the Channel 3/Channel 4 switch on your Control Deck to Channel 4 and set your TV to Channel 4. - A particularly strong television station may be broadcasting on Channel 3 or 4 (or on cable TV) in your area and causing interference. Try disconnect- ing the antenna wire from the RF switch. (You will have to reconnect it again for regular television viewing.) - Make sure that you are not trying to use both the RF switch and the audio/ video cables. Only one or the other is required. Symptom - When not playing your NES, regular TV programs will not come in. Remedy: - Make sure the power switch on your Control Deck is turned off. - Make sure that the antenna is connected to the RF switch properly and that the RF switch is connected to the TV. (Refer to "Connecting the NES Control Deck to your TV set".) - If regular TV programs will still not come in, unhook your RF switch from your television and hook up the antenna directly. (You will have to hook up the RF switch again in order to play your NES.) Symptom - Game playfield is on screen, but picture is fuzzy, has no color or has snow in it. Remedy: - Make sure that the antenna is connected to the RF switch properly and that the RF switch is connected to the TV. (Refer to "Connecting the NES Control Deck to your TV set".) - Adjust the fine-tune and contrast controls on your TV to receive the clearest picture possible. - If your TV has an automatic fine-tuning control (AFC), turn it off and use the manual fine-tuning control to get a better picture. (If your TV loses its color when the AFC is off, turn it back on.) - If the Control Deck is too close to the television, the Control Deck may cause some interference. Try moving the Control Deck farther from the TV. - If there is interference on Channel 3, change the Channel 3/Channel 4 switch on your control deck to Channel 4 and set your TV to Channel 4. - A particularly strong television station may be broadcasting on Channel 3 or 4 (or on cable TV) in your area and causing interference. Try disconnect- ing the antenna wire from the RF switch. (You will have to reconnect it again for regular television viewing.) Symptom - Picture quality is good, but there are no game sounds. Remedy: - Make sure the TV volume is turned up. - Adjust fine-tune control until sound is good. - The sound in some games begins only after the start button is pressed. Symptom - Picture is blinking or distorted. Remedy: - Try pressing reset button. If no improvement, turn Control Deck power switch off, remove and re-insert pak. Turn power on. Press reset button. If you are still unable to solve the problem, please call our NES consumer service department at 1-800-255-3700.


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