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#1 jig_man2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:26 PM

I was wondering what is the best way to clean NES Carts. I have a lot that I need to clean.

#2 Rex Dart OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:30 PM

>90% rubbing alcohol on a q-tip always worked well for me. The system has to be clean & working too, of course.

#3 VertigoProcess OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:15 PM

these threads go on for foreverrrrrr. The truth is everyone has their own "best way". But in the spirit of helping out... For me I use brasso on a q tip then 50% water mixed with 50% 70% alcohol...

but if I were you id try everyones method and see which one YOU think is the best...

or come up with your own and post it on the next one of these threads that pops up!

Edited by VertigoProcess, Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:16 PM.


#4 Eltigro OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:15 PM

A combination of hydrochloric acid and lava. They come out spotless... and plasticless... and metalless...

But honestly, I kinda agree with Vertigo. Ask ten different people and you'll probably get about six or seven different answers...

I've used pencil erasers and alcohol soaked cotton swabs before though.

#5 SlowCoder OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:24 AM

90+% alcohol and Q-Tips. I think there's only been one time when I actually had to go with an eraser to get a cart to work. I had to open the cart to get a proper angle.

#6 Rex Dart OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:26 AM

For me I use brasso on a q tip then 50% water mixed with 50% 70% alcohol...


That is a heck of a lot of water you're rubbing onto those contacts.

#7 Hatta OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:48 AM

I'd be more worried about the brasso. Brasso is a polish, so it's abrading away some of the metal on the contacts. What you want is a solvent that will dissolve the tarnish and leave the metal behind. Look for "TV Tuner Cleaner" at Radio Shack or "Contact Cleaner" at an auto parts store.

It also helps to disassemble the cart, so you can get full access to the pins.

#8 VertigoProcess OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:11 PM


For me I use brasso on a q tip then 50% water mixed with 50% 70% alcohol...


That is a heck of a lot of water you're rubbing onto those contacts.


For got to mention dry it with canned air... and didn't mean to post on here... thought this was DP... damn tapatalk...




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