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Plugging in Nintendo 64 to projector

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I have a nintendo 64 that i am interested in connecting to my projector but it seems as though the pins on the end of the av cable for the nintendo are too small so they dont work.
Any idea of what cable I need or of an adapter that would help me?

This is the projector that I have:

http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Galaxy-DG-737-Dream-Projector/dp/B003NMW1HC/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

This is the cord on amazon (In the first picture it looks like that cord would work, but i have the one that is in the last picture which has shorter pins):

http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-AV-Cable-Bulk-Packaging-Super/dp/B000035Y6B?tag=dealswoot-20

What is the difference?
What do I need?
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by:JohnnyCanuck
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Does the projector work?  Can you plug it into a computer to verify?  Have you also verified the Nintendo works?  Plugs should connect in the second row on the projector.
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Yes both work
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The N64 will try to output 480i video on the composite cable. Check the projector can cope with a resolution lower than its native 640x480.  You may have better luck with an s-video connection.
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Can you please post a link for a compatible s video cable that I can use. I would like to buy one. Also, what about the audio? Will that not work if only the s video is plugged in?
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Any RCA end should work (short or not). The only exception would be if the holes in the back of the Projector are really deep.
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I think that is the problem then because they seem to be pretty deep. How do I make sure that I buy the longer ones online?
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Mostly by the photo, but fwiw, I seldom see short plugs.
I have a box full of a/v cables and on almost all of them, the center pin sticks out 3/8" past the ring edge.
Measure the 'short' one you have and see how long it is.
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So I have figured out that if I push them in constantly it works. Any ideas of how to create constant pressure so they stay in?
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hmmmm... duct tape? Quick and non-permanent.

You could make up some kind of simple plastic or metal "bar" strap, but you need to have room on the casing for screws to go in, without shorting something out.
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Duct tape sounds like the best solution. Thanks!
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Thank you much.   : )
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