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Nintendo 64 game cartridges no longer work ??????

I have a number of old games for the nintendo 64 which worked fine when we packed them up for storage.  Now that we have unpacked them they do not work????

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Re: nintendo 64 game cartridges no longer work ??????

If cleaning the contacts don't work, open the cartridge with a special screwdriver, and replace the button cell battery, as it may have lost its charge over the years.

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Clean contacts of both games and console with acetone (nail polish remover) and cotton bud - ours are working now.

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Re: nintendo 64 game cartridges no longer work ??????

Have you tried cleaning the cartridge with a cotton swab w/rubbing alcohol on it?

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