Nintendo Power Volume 119 wrote:
After receiving thousands of letters regarding whether or not the Y2K bug will affect the N64, we decided to seek the advice of the lovable Pikachu. The Pokémon became a expert on the bug when its owner Ash, began testing his software for the bug. As usual, Ash's computer became infected with the Y2K virus (it's gotta catch 'em all, after all), so Pikachu began taking copious notes to become the foremost authority on the bug.
This is why my E-mails to Ash have become unheeded! :O I hope your N64 is still OK. Mine seems to work fine, but if you're having issues, call Nintendo and ask for Pikachu!