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SubjectBest Soloution For Cleaning Gold Cart Contacts..... new Reply to this message
Posted bymagicrat
Posted on06/19/01 06:58 PM



What soloution would be best for the edge connectors of carts? Any ideas..... I'm from australia so there's no WalMart here unfortunately... ;-)




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Posted bypostamessage
Posted on06/19/01 07:59 PM



> What soloution would be best for the edge connectors of carts? Any ideas.....

Q-tips and Isopropyl Alcohol

> I'm from australia so there's no WalMart here unfortunately... ;-)
>
MY GOD! But you have K-mart right?





SubjectRe: Best Soloution For Cleaning Gold Cart Contacts..... new Reply to this message
Posted byCronos
Posted on06/20/01 00:52 AM



Or a common everyday eraser! Depending on the game cart... Sometimes it's just about impossible to get in with a qtip without having to remove a screw to open the cart and damage yer lable. You can trim down an eraser to thinner than a qtip! And it works no BS!




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Posted bySnorter
Posted on06/20/01 11:48 AM



> I'm from australia so there's no WalMart here unfortunately... ;-)

I'm sure you can find some isopropyl alcohol (the heavy-duty rubbing alcohol will work, but try to get as high a percent of alcohol as you can find). You should be able to get it at your local WallabyMart. :)


SubjectRe: Best Soloution For Cleaning Gold Cart Contacts..... new Reply to this message
Posted bymagicrat
Posted on06/20/01 06:55 PM



Well, I went shopping last night and picked up some Isocol (I think it's about 65% Iso Propyl Alcohol). Haven't tried it yet, but I did try a similiar product to GooRemover which worked really well on the sticky label residue.

Applying the Iso Propyl Alcohol to the contacts, should it be with cotton buds or a dry cloth? What about the Console unit itself.....Cleaning inside the teeth.....

Sorry BTW, Wallaby Mart went under, it's now BigRoo.....

MagicRat




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Posted byCronos
Posted on06/22/01 06:05 PM



WallabyMart! lol!

If you can do it with a dry and clean cloth use that! Less likely to get strands of cotton stuck everywhere! As far as the console contacts itself that depends on the system and i'm not sure which console unit your talking about... Some you can take apart rather easilly but others you might need to do use a soldering iron and/or might have to take apart the whole damn thing piece by piece! If you can get in there with the cloth with a little leverage just do that i'd say! And make sure that whatever you use that it's just damped and not soaked with isopropyl!





SubjectRe: Best Soloution For Cleaning Gold Cart Contacts..... new Reply to this message
Posted bymob
Posted on07/19/01 07:43 AM



> > I'm from australia so there's no WalMart here unfortunately... ;-)
>
> I'm sure you can find some isopropyl alcohol (the heavy-duty rubbing alcohol
> will work, but try to get as high a percent of alcohol as you can find). You
> should be able to get it at your local WallabyMart. :)
>



SubjectRe: Best Soloution For Cleaning Gold Cart Contacts..... new Reply to this message
Posted bynintendont
Posted on08/09/01 06:11 PM



> WallabyMart! lol!
>
> If you can do it with a dry and clean cloth use that! Less likely to get strands
> of cotton stuck everywhere! As far as the console contacts itself that depends
> on the system and i'm not sure which console unit your talking about... Some you
> can take apart rather easilly but others you might need to do use a soldering
> iron and/or might have to take apart the whole damn thing piece by piece! If you
> can get in there with the cloth with a little leverage just do that i'd say! And
> make sure that whatever you use that it's just damped and not soaked with
> isopropyl!
>

Hmm...I have been wondering on how to clean inside the card slots on the TG16 and SMS. DO I need to take the system apart? Or has anyone found an easier way? I cleaned a few games (Fantasy Zone for TG!^ for instance) but still...every now and then...the screen will go black during gameplay. I'm sure it has to be because it's dirty. Any ideas?



SubjectRe: Best Soloution For Cleaning Gold Cart Contacts..... new Reply to this message
Posted by[amptor]
Posted on06/07/02 07:29 PM



I use the highest % isoprophyl alcohol I can find. You should be able to get it at the supermarket. It is cheap. Right now I have 91%. Just make sure you're careful with the stuff and don't get it on printed labels, as it can loosen up the ink. It's also fairly good to get rid of permanent ink markings on plastic too and markings on labels, but it can screw up the ink on the original label or if it doesn't do that, it can mess up the glaze on the label too.
> What soloution would be best for the edge connectors of carts? Any ideas.....
> I'm from australia so there's no WalMart here unfortunately... ;-)
>





SubjectRe: Best Soloution For Cleaning Gold Cart Contacts..... new Reply to this message
Posted byKao_Pai
Posted on03/03/03 05:01 PM



> > WallabyMart! lol!
> >
> > If you can do it with a dry and clean cloth use that! Less likely to get
> strands
> > of cotton stuck everywhere! As far as the console contacts itself that depends
> > on the system and i'm not sure which console unit your talking about... Some
> you
> > can take apart rather easilly but others you might need to do use a soldering
> > iron and/or might have to take apart the whole damn thing piece by piece! If
> you
> > can get in there with the cloth with a little leverage just do that i'd say!
> And
> > make sure that whatever you use that it's just damped and not soaked with
> > isopropyl!
> >
>
> Hmm...I have been wondering on how to clean inside the card slots on the TG16
> and SMS. DO I need to take the system apart? Or has anyone found an easier way?
> I cleaned a few games (Fantasy Zone for TG!^ for instance) but still...every now
> and then...the screen will go black during gameplay. I'm sure it has to be
> because it's dirty. Any ideas?
>
Try a can of "Precision Electronics Cleaner." I've used this stuff on a number of cartridge slots in different systems with excellent results.

It's usually adequate just to squirt some of the cleaner into the slot and let it evaporate, you can also use the attached brush to rub it a bit.

Just make sure your system is unplugged when you use the cleaner, and give it plenty of time to evaporate.

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F005%5F012%5F000%5F000&product%5Fid=64%2D4345

Any local electronics store should have something resembling what radio shack does.




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