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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Retrode64 on 14/Aug/2014 12:58:27 AM

Title: Tutorial: How to clean your GBA carts.
Post by: Retrode64 on 14/Aug/2014 12:58:27 AM
Let’s clean those old video games!

You will need the following items:
(http://i.imgur.com/tWHA8CM.jpg)
1. a game cartridge to clean. I chose to use a Game Boy Advanced but any old cartridge will work.
2. A video game cleaning solution.
3. A non-aggressive cleaning device. I will be using a foam disk.
These disks can be found as packing devices placed into spindles of blank DVD’s
(http://imgur.com/N6BdmAA.jpg)
4. You will need a non-violent way of opening your cartridge.
Today I will use my Tri-wing driver.
5. You’ll also want to have a game system that is capable of reading your clean cartridge.

Instructions:
Open your cartridge as shown. Grab your Tri-wing driver and loosen the screw.
Once the screw is removed, you will need to slide the front and back; gently, up and down.
Squirt two drops of the solution onto a foam disk.
(http://imgur.com/6SGevdr.jpg)

Step two: fold the disk in half over the contact points of the cartridge.
(http://imgur.com/e5dMKg4.jpg)
Step three: Wipe the contact points vigorously until they are a nice, shiny, golden surface.

Step four: Replace the chip into it’s cartridge after ensuring that it is dry.
(http://imgur.com/vzLVX9L.jpg)
Step five: Insert screw back into cartridge and tighten until it has been fastened.
(http://imgur.com/Xsk0YuV.jpg)

Step six: Enjoy!
(http://imgur.com/IKNHOwA.jpg)