Nintendo 64 DD Dev Kit? And Questions

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  1. Mike B

    Mike B Newly Registered

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    Hello fellow game enthusiasts and collecters. Today I have a few questions to ask on this weird Nintendo 64 DD that possibly could be some type of Develper/Test Unit. I accuired the unit from a good friend over seas in japan. He sells retro video game online. After new years he contacted me that he found a 64 DD and asked if I was interested while I already had one retail unit I decided to pay for the shipping and have it delivered to me. After playing around with it I noticed that it had no suspissous markings on it. But when you inserted a working retail disk it would give me error 44. It works perfectly with everything but the retail disk. Thinking it might be a read head broken or dirty I opened it up to see the internals only to find it was all working and intact. Is this some weird dev unit that only reads dev carts? Is it a prototype? Did I forgot something, any ideas?

    I will upload photos of what you request with my name on them when I get home sometime around 3:30 EST 1-22-17
     
  2. PixelButts

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    Photos of the front, bottom, what it looks like when powered on with an N64 on top, and any stickers if it has some
     
  3. Mike B

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    Okay I'll upload pics when I arrive home
     
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    Got the pictures you asked for, i couldn't recreate error 44??? 20180122_153253.jpg 20180122_153256.jpg 20180122_153301.jpg 20180122_154103.jpg
     
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    Dev kits should have a blue opening where you put the disc. Looks like a normal one to me..the only other one I can think of that was special had stickers plastered all over it (That US prototype)
     
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  7. Mike B

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    Yeah your Probably right good thing it only cost me $50.
     
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  9. takeshi385

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    Open it and try unplugging and replugging the ribbon cable. I noticed mine began to read faster after I did that when installing a socket for the clock battery. I guess the pins can get corroded.
     
  10. darkspire17

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    50? reasonable, bet the shipping was the real cost :p, i payed over 120 for a n64 shipped from japan.
     
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