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repairing faulty n64 carts

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:29 pm
by nwosteve
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?

Re: repairing faulty n64 carts

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:34 pm
by Lorfarius
Have you tried cleaning them?

Re: repairing faulty n64 carts

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:28 pm
by witchfinder
Have you tried throwing them away? ;)

I hate the N64...

Re: repairing faulty n64 carts

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:52 pm
by r0jaws
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:

Re: repairing faulty n64 carts

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:18 am
by Liamh1982
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.