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video game brain problems


jmjustin6

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Hi i have recently come into contact with a video game brain and it isnt working right. Im sure its because the main board is in bad shape. It looks like rust or something. It has been sitting in a basement for probably 20+ years. Does anyone know how i might fix this? I have tried the normal rubbing alcohol and qtip with no success

 

The power light comes on fine but this is what comes on the screen.

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It's used to make it easier to switch cartridges....you just push a button to pick the game you want to play.  Interesting for sure!

 

If there's rust involved, I'd try the "Barkeeper's Friend" method.  In summary, you put a little "Barkeepers Friend" powder in a cup, add a little water to make a watery paste, and then scrub the contacts with a small toothbrush dipped in that stuff.  Once you've scrubbed, scrub again with plain water, and dry with a towel. 

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Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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