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Digging my first system out of the grave and attempting a full restore.  Not sure what shape the insides are in, but the outside has seen better days.  Going to do my best to give this system one more ride.  I will be posting pictures of my progress along the way.  It's been a very long time, but I can still hear the clicking of the disk control like it was yesterday.

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I hope you have fun with it!  Its easy to get frustrated but there is a ton of information out there to help diagnose any problems. 

 

Restoring old consoles has become almost meditative for me.  Just a man (or woman), a console, a soldering iron, electric contact cleaner, dielectric grease, isopropyl alcohol, a cold beer and a dream.  :martini:

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I hope you have fun with it!  Its easy to get frustrated but there is a ton of information out there to help diagnose any problems. 

 

Restoring old consoles has become almost meditative for me.  Just a man (or woman), a console, a soldering iron, electric contact cleaner, dielectric grease, isopropyl alcohol, a cold beer and a dream.  :martini:

 

I feel the same way, really looking forward to this rebuild.  Now I need to find a good flashcart so I can put a bunch of games on it that I will probably never find in the wild.

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Is there a flash cart for INTV?  If you find one, let us know. 

 

From what I recall there WAS one called  Cuttle Cart 3 but those tend to be rare and pricey from people willing to sell but I believe at least one is currently "in development" but as is typical has been for some time now.................

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It's dirty but I've seen worse.  At this point I just want to fire it up and see where it stands, I know I can clean it up but I need to strip it and work from the bottom up.  I think by keeping these inserts in the controller it saved the key pad.

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The one game in my stack with out a label, the one game I really wanted to play -  and here it is.  My father and I played this game so many times, we still talk about it today, so many Burgertime battles.  This weekend I played it a lot with my son, he was excited I got it working, so was I.  So my power switch, the on and off, its a little sketchy, really got to play with it to keep it on.  Thats an easy repair I'm sure, guess I need to track one down.  Other then that, Im pleased, great to play this machine again.

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And here it is. Cleaned, looks like its brand new and that wood grain is looking sharp.  Gold, chocolate brown and wood grain, can't beat that man.

Looks great! Now I have one that needs help - want to clean it? I'm afraid to take it apart too much. I've already opened it up to see what was moving around inside of it - it was only a wasp nest. I clean out the dirt and nest but the AC plug prongs are green so I wouldn't even try to plug it in.  

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