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Is this cartridge "dead"

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I have a cartridge of Frogger II three deep and I get the image below when i put it in the system. I used an eraser on the contacts to try and get it to work with no luck. I don't see a screw on the back to open the cartridge, is it under the label? Not sure if it's dead or if anyone thinks it's possible to fix.

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I read somewhere on here that Parker Bros. games can crap out over time.

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Use 91 percent or higher alcohol with a q-tip . And if that doesn't do the trick get some de-oxit and hopefully that works ... always does for me

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Ahh... maybe that's what it was, Activision.

 

Then maybe it's the contacts... clean the shit out of them with 100% rubbing alcohol with q tips until you don't see black residue anymore.

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Nothing I have done makes it work, pretty sure it'd dead. Used eraser on the cartridge, 91% alcohol, still nothing. Pulled it apart and cleaned the whole thing and still nothing. not sure what else I can do to it.

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That sucks... isn't Frogger II one of the harder to obtain 5200 carts?

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Yes, hard to find and one of the more expensive ones too. Cheapest on ebay right now, I know not the best to get a price one, is $35 for cartridge only

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Nothing I have done makes it work, pretty sure it'd dead. Used eraser on the cartridge, 91% alcohol, still nothing. Pulled it apart and cleaned the whole thing and still nothing. not sure what else I can do to it.

Did you use DeoxIT ?

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If that doesn't work, do you have any soldering experience? I'd pry it apart and reheat all the solder joints inside just to make sure there isn't any open joints..

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dont give up on it till you shine up the contacts with some 600 grit wet dry also make sure you machine works with other parker brothers carts

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The big problem is that when it was stored away, it was stored in the system meaning in the cartridge port. I bet that didn't help that it was there for 20 years or so.

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