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Cleaning old game cartridges

When you own an old console such as the Super Nintendo and Genesis cleaning your cartridges is an ordinary part of maintenance and can solve many problems such as the game not playing or just being glitchy
Cleaning the Cartridge is simple and takes only a few steps you will need:

  • Cotton Swabs
  • Small Glass or Cup
  • Windex (not sure about other brands)
How to Clean the Cartridge
  1. Spray a small amount of the Windex in the cup
  2. Dip one end of the Swab into the cup
  3. Gently rub the damp end of the swab along the Contacts(shown in picture below)
  4. Use the dry side or another swab to dry off the contacts
  5. Plug in the game

Thats how to keep you Cartridge based games clean and in working order Happy Gaming

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