Video Game Cartridge Troubleshooting

Formerly gameitworks store at wix retro-game-manuals
Formerly gameitworks store at wix retro-game-manuals

How to clean your video game cartridge to get it working again.​

Nintendo NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Nintendo 64. Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Sega Mega Drive, Atari Jaguar, Neo Geo, Mattel Intellivision, Nintendo GameBoy, Sega Game Gear, Colecovision, Magnavox Odyssey…  these video game consoles of the 1980’s and 1990’s used video game rom cartridges that were inserted into your game console that are currently 20 to 30 years old now, but they were built to endure and last.

This video presents the tools you need to get that 20 to 30 year old video game cartridge back into full working condition.  If you own any, you have probably blown on them, used an eraser or sand paper on them, or maybe even tried a que tip with alcohol on them, however there is something better that won’t ruin your games.

SellerThink demonstrates how to remove unwanted labels, clean off permanent marker writing, open and restore the gold or silver lined connection contact points.   His approach will not damage the contact points and will restore most games to full operating condition.

How to clean and repair your vintage video game cartridges by SellerThink

These tips will save you a ton of money and allow you to clean several hundred video game carts for the same price that some game sellers will charge you for one of their “Cleaning Kits”.   Those cleaning kits have the same contents used in this YouTube video that you can buy in a store locally.   Those other video game sellers who sell cleaning kits, take the exact same cleaners and put them into new generic plastic bottles and then charge you quadruple or more.