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notaspaceship

Member Since 06 Oct 2011
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In Topic: The Official 2017 Yard Sale Thread - Passing the torch

09 April 2017 - 03:44 PM

Before you go to all of that trouble try brass polish on those connectors first. You can find tutorials online, but it's basically a deeper cleanse with Q-tips than rubbing alcohol. I've had plenty of games that I first tried RA on first and they didn't work, but did after I used polish.

Thank you! I tried this on Goldeneye and it worked!

 

I got an N64, Mario Party, Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64, Donkey Kong 64, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Goldeneye for $10. Now that I know I can fix the games, I can honestly say that was a good deal.


In Topic: The Official 2017 Yard Sale Thread - Passing the torch

02 April 2017 - 05:02 PM

Mm so. I went to a garage sale and I was happy to buy a Nintendo 64 and about six first party titles. Today when I went to test them and see how they were, not a single one worked. Not a single one. "No problem," I thought. I'll just clean the pins gently with a q-tip and a little alcohol. None of them worked. "Is it my system?" I tried another game that I had lying around, worked perfectly. I even opened one up to see if it looked bad inside, but nope.

 

I Googled "Broken N64 Game" and found a Youtube tutorial on repair using something to check the connections and soldering etc. I guess I can try that. But all six games? What are the odds? What on earth had these people done to their games? They don't look particularly terrible like they had been soaking in something unspeakable. Perplexed.