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On 6/22/2019 at 10:15 PM, DragonGrafx-16 said:

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Sim Copter is that game with that infamous Easter egg. Story Book Weaver was featured in an LGR video. P.O.W. Doesn't seem to work. I cleaned it with 91% rubbing alcohol. Going to try some brass polish next as the pins seem quite messed up. Pitfall II works (damn that ladder with the frog and the bats lol).

Turns out P.O.W. works! Tried the brass polish (Brasso was all I could find) and now it runs great. Now it might have actually worked before I tried the polish as for some reason the title screen comes after a solid white screen. Kinda weird design choice considering the NES's issues with white screens.

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No picture but a couple second had stores turned up at the first PSP (both) God of War games and MGS Peace Walker for $24 all complete, and for another couple dollars in a pile of CD music cases I found Descent II.

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I found a non-working TRS-80 Model 100 bundle(Laptop, leather case, Fabric carrying case, Tandy Portable Disk Drive(no cable), printer cable(no printer), model 100 manual, Portable Computing with the Model 100 book, adapter, some cables, and a receipt) for $50 at a flea market. I always wanted a TRS-80 and the guy said it worked, so I went ahead and bought it. But when I plugged it in, the screen won't turn on!(The low battery led works, I can hear beeps when I type on the keyboard, but nothing is on the screen) I took it to a repair shop but they couldn't fix it...

 

P.S. I also found a GIANT NES bundle with about 30+ games with sleeves and the box thing you put the nes in(got no idea what it's called) but the guy that was selling it noticed I was super excited to see it, and told me it was $200! I walked away without saying a thing.

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2 hours ago, bluejay said:

P.S. I also found a GIANT NES bundle with about 30+ games with sleeves and the box thing you put the nes in(got no idea what it's called) but the guy that was selling it noticed I was super excited to see it, and told me it was $200! I walked away without saying a thing.

Ouch, predatory jerk saw you couldn't keep a poker face and that's a real crime right there.  There were quite a few of those box things, so not sure which it was but some of them were pretty handy to a point.

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On 6/27/2019 at 5:40 PM, 0078265317 said:

Hit the jackpot today.  Found a bunch of cool stuff today at goodwill.  Did not buy anything except I got 3 games.  Space invaders gameboy and nba hangtime n64 and monopoly n64.  Also had geko n64 but I skipped it.  

 

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How are you hitting the jackpot if you don't buy anything but 3 commons? So you just go around taking pictures of stuff in the store and post it online? That is the "jackpot" from your point of view? I would kick you out of the store. Talk about bizarre behavior.

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Yay me, 2.99 at my favorite close by goodwill today on an off day I wouldn't have really gone in being summer.  I wanted one of these nearly 30 years ago and it never happened.  It was dusty, plastic was hazed over pretty well, no battery cover, and a couple popped pegs inside there too, and it has one light out in the center lower bumper.

 

Took about an hour to work on it and made a new cover using double layered cardboard glued together and popped a clean hole into it for run a screw into the thread.  Tore it down almost entirely just left what was anchored in for wiring and cleaned it all inside and out.  Re-attached the 2 popped pegs (one is viewable in left upper-ish black rubber sling pot, the other is center middle under sticker.)  Cleaned up the scoreboard as it was spinning a little off, and it was a hair trigger to cut off on the switch addressed too.  Alcohol cleaned, then buffed novus 2 on the clear plastic inside and out, then cleaned it off, then polished with a spray after that and it's nice very nice.  Just wish I could find the cover and figure out if it's really worthwhile/possible to fix the dead light.  The filament looked ok, but who knows, not worth breaking it.

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So a nice little chunk of NES bits came to my store last week...

 

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I kept only a couple of things.  The rest is now for sale, along with a whole lot more for a whole lot more systems!

 

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Some other additions to my own collection.

 

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I get the feeling this 360 is a bit worse for wear, but I still had to take a picture for posterity. :)

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4 minutes ago, FujiSkunk said:

So a nice little chunk of NES bits came to my store last week...

 

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I kept only a couple of things.  The rest is now for sale, along with a whole lot more for a whole lot more systems!

 

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Some other additions to my own collection.

 

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I get the feeling this 360 is a bit worse for wear, but I still had to take a picture for posterity. :)

I never seen such a yellowed NES Advantage... wow!

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