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Help! cleaning old Atari Carts
« on: April 03, 2012, 21:08:06 PM »
Tips needed.

I have cleaned the edges with Methylated spirits, that has worked on most, but some still black screen, I am prepared to open them up, but is there anything else that could be wrong with em?

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Re: Help! cleaning old Atari Carts
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 21:15:38 PM »
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Tips needed.

I have cleaned the edges with Methylated spirits, that has worked on most, but some still black screen, I am prepared to open them up, but is there anything else that could be wrong with em?

One of the best things to do is use an eraser on the cart edges

Also clean the pins of your console. Best way is to spray a small amount of cleaning fluid on to the end of a stiff piece of card cut to fit the slot and push it in and out a few times.

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Re: Help! cleaning old Atari Carts
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 21:17:16 PM »
an eraser? like a pencil Rubber?

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Re: Help! cleaning old Atari Carts
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 21:20:06 PM »
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an eraser? like a pencil Rubber?

Yep!

They work really well at basically polishing the metal

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Re: Help! cleaning old Atari Carts
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 23:39:42 PM »
This is an old thread but I figured this video posted today by The No Swear Gamer was a perfect fit and still a useful thing to share. 

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Re: Help! cleaning old Atari Carts
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 20:50:34 PM »
Good video..
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Re: Help! cleaning old Atari Carts
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2020, 01:07:09 AM »
I figured it would be helpful.
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