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Topic: What should I use to clean an NES game?

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Lan

21. Posted:

ZOMBIE THREAD!!!

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ogo79

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GuardianAcorn wrote:

ZOMBIE THREAD!!!

its not a "zombie thread" at all...no one seems to know the way to clean games or systems so they throw them away. im trying to prevent "zombie" actions.

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
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Lan

23. Posted:

i just blow in em :D and yes it works, just make sure your mouth is dry.

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ogo79

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GuardianAcorn wrote:

i just blow in em :D and yes it works, just make sure your mouth is dry.

that works for awhile. then youll be shoving carts/books inside yer nes thinking its yer 72 pin connect.

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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WaveBoy

25. Posted:

Use cheese burger juice.

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ogo79

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WaveBoy wrote:

Use cheese burger juice.

that works as well
for mario/duckhunt carts

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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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WaLzgi

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Your breath. Just like the good ol' times :D

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Tasuki wrote:

Depends whats wrong with it. I use to have a NES cleaning kit back in the days of NES now what that used I am not sure but I think it was rubbing alcohol. My friend use to use Q-tips and rubbing Alcohol to clean his games but I usually just blew in mine to get them working.

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Blowing in the cart won't get rid of the dirt stains which cause the problem to begin with. Personally, i use a Q-tip, cover it with a thin damp clothe and rub inside on both sides and it works wonders.

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WaveBoy wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

Depends whats wrong with it. I use to have a NES cleaning kit back in the days of NES now what that used I am not sure but I think it was rubbing alcohol. My friend use to use Q-tips and rubbing Alcohol to clean his games but I usually just blew in mine to get them working.

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Blowing in the cart won't get rid of the dirt stains which cause the problem to begin with. Personally, i use a Q-tip, cover it with a thin damp clothe and rub inside on both sides and it works wonders.

it does work but honestly, once you do my original method* you wont have to do anything for 10 years at all but the alcohol tips...i just suggest using the 91% alcohol q-tips after you do a real clean*, and do the 91% alcohol q-tips clean everytime you get ready to put a game in a console to prevent contamination INSIDE your system.
otherwise people will be buying yer "broke" systems online and restoring them :)

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now playing: cosmo police galivan-famicom/nes
the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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Rob_mc_1

30. Posted:

I still have this.
http://images.wikia.com/earthbound/images/f/f8/NES_Cleaning_K...

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Lan

31. Posted:

if you need a system cleaned a garden hose works wonders :P

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snigel1

32. Posted:

to be as gentle as possible to the games, i always try with a dry topz first. if that doesnt work i dip it in window cleaner.

another thing that works and might be a little bit less harsh than window cleaner is to rub it with an erasor, but you'll need to open the cartridge to do that.

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alexhuerta

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Youre not old school until u both blow and shake the cartridge like a mother. Also saying a prayer to the video game gods or sacrificing a chicken at the altar are highly recommended to get that 25 year old copy of Kung Fu or RC Pro Am to work.

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Sthnipah

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I just cleaned a few games with rubbing alcohol and waited about 15 minutes for them to dry out. When I put the games in the register and run and everything but the screen is so dark they almost look like silhouettes. Anybody have this problem or know what the problem is? The 72 pin is replaced new and when I bought it he tested out the system and it worked great. Could the alcohol have ruined my games or the system? Any info would be much appreciated!!! I just wanna beat double dragon lol

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Sthnipah wrote:

I just cleaned a few games with rubbing alcohol and waited about 15 minutes for them to dry out. When I put the games in the register and run and everything but the screen is so dark they almost look like silhouettes. Anybody have this problem or know what the problem is? The 72 pin is replaced new and when I bought it he tested out the system and it worked great. Could the alcohol have ruined my games or the system? Any info would be much appreciated!!! I just wanna beat double dragon lol

all of your games do this?
i dont thinks it was the rubbing alcohol, did you drink any by any chance?

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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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Tasuki

36. Posted:

Run for the hills its a Zombie thread!!!!

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Tasuki wrote:

Run for the hills its a Zombie thread!!!!

the guy has a genuine problem, he joined apparently so that he could ask in this thread (might've come from google, who knows) and the only thing you can do is complain that he revived a thread for its original purpose. could you please try being helpful instead?

@Sthnipah: ogo79 has a good question — do all of your games do this, or just the ones you cleaned with alcohol?

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Tasuki

38. Posted:

Sorry. Only joking. I doubt the alcohol did anything to your game unless you used alot and by alot I mean pouring half the bottle on it. Could it maybe be your connections?

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ogo79

39. Posted:

oh also, Sthnipah, if you go back to the first page, i show exactly how to clean them. none of my games have any problems booting up the first time around, we got to get your games running again.

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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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Moviefan2k4

40. Posted:

I use this method...

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