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Fix for Lynx II that can't read some carts?


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#1 zzip OFFLINE  

zzip

    Stargunner

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 2:36 PM

I recently pulled out my Lynx and noticed a bunch of cartridges will give an "Insert Cartridge" message when inserted, while others work. Is there something I can do? Clean the contacts? (if so how?)

#2 BadPricey OFFLINE  

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    Moonsweeper

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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 9:22 AM

Try using an eraser. Gently rub in the directions of the contacts so not to damage them. Wipe them off after with a dry cloth towel before putting them in your Lynx. I think some have used rubbing alcohol but I haven't.
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#3 karri OFFLINE  

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    River Patroller

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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 10:33 AM

Electronics cleaning is often done with https://en.wikipedia...opropyl_alcohol

 

In Finland you get it from any pharmacy. I believe it is cleaner than rubbing alcohol.

 

Sometimes rubbing alcohol is ethanol plus some added bitterants to make it undrinkable. And sometimes it is just isopropyl alcohol. Check the bottle for C3H8O.



#4 tbb033 OFFLINE  

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    Chopper Commander

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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 1:01 PM

Check the bottle for C3H8O.

 Sounds like a droid from Star Wars!  :lolblue:



#5 necrocia OFFLINE  

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    Star Raider

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Posted Today, 6:51 PM

I've had good success with DeOxit. Here's a blog post I wrote about it - https://www.igorkrom...game-catridges/






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