Hey guys! I've decided to make this a project for myself. With my determination and local connections, I have faith that I will eventually fix this portable. As known from my last thread, the N64 engine does not like to activate with the rest of the machine majority of the time. I opened it up myself for the first time tonight, spent a few hours peaking and poking through it, so far I see no visible issues whatsoever. ALTHOUGH, I've noticed when I "stretch out" the casing on the bottom left side then kind of squeeze it back together, the games work flawlessly! That tells me that the issue resides somewhere in the circled area, and that every other part of the machine is completely functional at it's current default. Chances are it is a loose connection? I'm still in search for one, kind of hard to tell if something is loose or not. My next step is to check voltages. Once I fix the main issue, I will work on changing the batteries and maybe install a fan. Will stay updated on this thread! Any advice on the way is always appreciated.