SNES Classic Blank Screen Or No Image On TV Problem And Solution

Posted: Oct 3 2017, 2:38am CDT | by , in Technology News

SNES Classic Blank Screen or No Image on TV Problem and Solution
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What to do if your SNES Classic powers up, but there is no image on the Television.

The Nintendo SNES Classic launched on September 29 and about several hundred thousand Super NES Classic units are in consumers hands. The number of reported technical problems with the SNES Classic is so far rather low, but there issues. One of the SNES Classic problems that occur is that the TV screen stays blank after the SNES Classic booted.

The first thing to check is the HDMI cable and if it's properly plugged into the TV and the SNES Classic unit. Then try another HDMI port on your TV. Make sure you have switched your TV to the correct HDMI port. Also, make sure to use the HDMI cable that shipped with the SNES Classic.

Nintendo does not recommend to use HDMI cables longer than 10 feet to be used with the SNES Classic. For testing avoid connecting the SNES Classic via an HDMI Switch or splitter.

One of the common reasons why blank screen problems with the SNES Classic occur is to less power. If you are not using the AC adapter that shipped (US only) with the SNES Classic, you might have a power adapter that is too weak. The SNES Classic needs 1.5A at 5V.

In Europe and other regions, the console comes without an adapter. In case you are using a 3rd party USB power adapter and the not the separately sold Nintendo SNES Classic adapter, make sure it outputs 1.5A and 5V.

Nintendo states in the support section that a power adapter with 1A and 5V is sufficient. The official US SNES Classic AC adapter is available in the Nintendo store for $5.99, if you need replacement.

If the USB AC adapter is not the problem and the above methods did not lead to a solution, then your SNES Classic possibly needs repair according to this Nintendo support document.

Nintendo Support Contact

From the U.S. and Canada, contact Nintendo by calling 1-800-255-3700. Representatives are available from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm PT, seven days a week. Spanish support is available from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm PT, seven days a week. Once you received an order or repair number you can check the status online here.

SNES Classic Giveaway & How to Buy

While you can't play your SNES Classic, try your luck and win a free SNES Classic Europe Edition in our new SNES Classic Giveaway. Resellers offer the SNES Classic on the Amazon Market Place and Ebay are starting at about $200.

More SNES Classic shipments are expected to arrive. It's possible that the SNES Classic becomes available anytime online. The Tracker is alerting its users when the SNES Classic is in stock online at major retailers including GameStop, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more.

The Tracker app is available for free on iOS and Android. You can find the app in the app store with searching for just for "i4u". The Tracker in stock alerts are now also available on Twitter. Follow @TheTrackerApp to not miss a hot item in stock online.

The new retro console comes with two wired controllers and has a list price of $79.99. The Super NES Classic Edition system has the original look and feel of the 90s home console, only smaller. The SNES Classic has a HDMI and USB power port like the NES Classic.

The SNES Classic Edition comes loaded with 21 games. See the full list of SNES Classic games. The NES Classic came with 30 games pre-installed and will make a comeback in summer of 2018. The design of the SNES Classic follows the original US design of the 90s version. Europe, Australia, and Japan get another design as it has been in the 90s.

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