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#1 J7.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:58 AM

How do you clean your Super NES cartridge slot on the system itself? I was thinking of putting some rubbing alcohol on one of my carts and inserting it many times into the SNES slot. I heard you can use a credit card but I'm not sure what to use with it.

#2 TiKi2

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:15 PM

That's what I do. I use a shitty cart and soak it with 90%. Insert in out in out . Clean with q-tip. Repeat.

#3 KillerRamen

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Nintendo also made those breakaway cartridge things. I have one for my NES and I think they're fairly cheap.
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#4 J7.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

That's what I do. I use a shitty cart and soak it with 90%. Insert in out in out . Clean with q-tip. Repeat.


90%? So you clean the cart with a q-tip in between?

Nintendo also made those breakaway cartridge things. I have one for my NES and I think they're fairly cheap.


I have no idea what you're talking about.

#5 TiKi2

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

I meant 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. I wouldn't use 70% alcohol. I qtip alcohol on the cart and stick it in and out a few times then qtip the cart/clean the pins then stick it in and out a few more times.

#6 FOnewearl

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

I have no idea what you're talking about.


This is what he's talking about, I think he meant to say SNES.

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#7 J7.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:08 AM

I meant 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. I wouldn't use 70% alcohol. I qtip alcohol on the cart and stick it in and out a few times then qtip the cart/clean the pins then stick it in and out a few more times.


Oh my bad. That's what I'm gonna do then.

This is what he's talking about, I think he meant to say SNES.

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Oh I used to have that. I bought it because of my experiences with the NES and trying to compete with my friends collections, it looked like a game on the shelf :lol:

#8 KillerRamen

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

This is what he's talking about, I think he meant to say SNES.

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I actually only have the one for the NES, but I knew the SNES had one too.
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#9 FOnewearl

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

I actually only have the one for the NES, but I knew the SNES had one too.


I never realized that the NES one also opened up and had stuff inside to clean NES games, hence the reason I thought you meant SNES.
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#10 J7.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

Ha I forgot the NES even had one.

#11 DuelLadyS

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

I've got system cleaning carts for SNES, NES, and Game Boy- but before I got ahold of them, I'd take an old credit card, wrap it in dry CD wipes, and spray that with the alcohol. It's not the best- the wipes tend to shift- but it'll do in a pinch.

#12 Buried On Mars

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

Believe it or not, AW-40 makes for a way better cleaning agent for NES/SNES games than rubbing alcohol. I don't expect you to believe a random comment from some dude on the intranet so here is the youtube video were I got the tip from.


I had a problem with carts in my N64 and I used AW-40 and a toothbruch to clean out the slot. Works like a charm now.
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