repairing faulty n64 carts

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repairing faulty n64 carts

Post by nwosteve » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:29 pm

hi all havent been on here in a while...

has anyone got any tips (or is it worth bothering) for repairing faulty n64 carts? they look like they are pretty sturdy and that it wouldnt be a good idea to crack them open

any thoughts?
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Re: repairing faulty n64 carts

Post by Lorfarius » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:34 pm

Have you tried cleaning them?
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Re: repairing faulty n64 carts

Post by witchfinder » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:28 pm

Have you tried throwing them away? ;)

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Re: repairing faulty n64 carts

Post by r0jaws » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:52 pm

I've just opened up my first N64 cart to attempt a repair. It looks like it's had some sort of fluid ingress, and the battery is in a bit of a state.
I'm sure it may be beyond help, but I'm going to give it a go.
I'll be removing the battery, cleaning off the reisdue, properly assesing the damage, checking the continuity and chips and seeing if I can get it going again. I like a challenge. :wink:

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Re: repairing faulty n64 carts

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:18 am

Fluid ingress - Those clear GB Color carts are the worst for that, first because it's so common and second because you can see it. Never stopped most of them from working, but I do clean them so they look nice.

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