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Hey guys,

I like to buy older video game stuff on Craigslist and see if I can resell the stuff on eBay to make some profit. Recently I got a Gamecube with a controller, memory card and 2 games (Zelda: Twilight Princess and Metroid Prime) and I have been having some trouble getting it to display on my LCD TV with the a/v cable the guy had. It it is a RFU modulator cable that looks like it was made for Nintendo 64 (SNES, 64 and Gamecube a/v cables have the same plug). I've got it plugged into the cable/antenna jack in my TV and I turn my TV to channel 3 but I'm not getting any signal. Any thoughts? I know it's possible that the cable is just bad but I thought I'd see if anyone has another idea before I look for a different cable.

I think the cable is the same as at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/RFU-Adapter...B00000K4TV
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Try Channel 4 laugh out loud Look at your tv's settings to make sure the rf is on.
And is it going in to the tv not passing through any cable boxes or anything right?

And if that fails go to Gamestop and just get a used vga cable for a few bucks. Big Grin
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Do you have a VCR? You could try running the RF cable to VCR.
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Does the gamecube have the same connector as the Wii? If so, just buy this [monoprice.com] and run it through component.
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Quote from zmarko View Post :
Does the gamecube have the same connector as the Wii? If so, just buy this [monoprice.com] and run it through component.
The Wii and GC/N64/SNES AV connectors are similar, but incompatible.

Note: Early Gamecubes had an additional, entirely different proprietary connector for component out.
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Quote from redskull View Post :
The Wii and GC/N64/SNES AV connectors are similar, but incompatible.

Note: Early Gamecubes had an additional, entirely different proprietary connector for component out.
Good to know. Thanks! I couldn't locate a specific connector on monoprice for the gamecube.
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Quote from zmarko View Post :
Good to know. Thanks! I couldn't locate a specific connector on monoprice for the gamecube.
The component cable for Gamecube is very expensive. Your only chance of getting one would be thru Ebay.
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Wow...nostalgia. I had that exact same RFU adapter for my N64 because our TV was too old to accept composite inputs.

I would just recommend buying the composite cable [amazon.com] separately for the GameCube...there's no knowing if that RFU adapter still works or not. If you have one of the early GameCubes with the component output, it might be worth looking into a component cable, but probably not.
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Thanks for all the replies.

Quote from nicexboxgamer View Post :
Try Channel 4 laugh out loud Look at your tv's settings to make sure the rf is on.
And is it going in to the tv not passing through any cable boxes or anything right?

And if that fails go to Gamestop and just get a used vga cable for a few bucks. Big Grin
What do you mean when you say to look at the settings and make sure rf is "on"?

Right, it's going directly into the tv.
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Thanks for all the replies.



What do you mean when you say to look at the settings and make sure rf is "on"?

Right, it's going directly into the tv.
I have seen some sets that each of the inputs are in the setings and they can be turned on and off but most likely that is not on your set. Smilie
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You should try buying gaming mice on craigslist and selling them. I bought a MX Revolution for $40 thinking I would use it. Then the deal for a G9x came up so I sold it on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI....500wt_1156

It is up to $112+12 shipping right now laugh out loud

I also have 3 PS3 for sale. Owner thought they were broken. Turns out they just needed the old PS2 cable and switch the output to HDMI. Bought them for $100. Best thing is that they are all 3.55 so they can be "hacked" and are backwards compatible with PS1/PS2 games. Worth almost $350 each. laugh out loud

I love fixing things.
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