Introduction

A guide on how to place a game into the cartridge reader, also for troubleshooting non-loading games.

  1. First obtain a cartridge. This is where games for the Game Boy are located.
    • First obtain a cartridge. This is where games for the Game Boy are located.

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  2. Place cartridge into cartridge reader slot on the back of the Game Boy system.
    • Place cartridge into cartridge reader slot on the back of the Game Boy system.

    • The game graphic should be facing towards you when you place the cartridge into the reader slot.

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    • Push down until the game "locks" into place, and the top of the game is a small amount beneath the top of the system.

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    • If game does not load when the system is turned on, turn off system and remove cartridge.

    • Remove cartridge by placing thumb on the outside of the cartridge near the indentation and pushing up. Dislodging the cartridge from the cartridge reader.

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    • Apply some air into the cartridge bottom and into the cartridge reader itself.

    • Reinsert cartridge and try again.

    • If problem still persists, an internal problem may be the culprit.

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Conclusion

To play another game, remove cartridge and place new one in cartridge reader.

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Step one: blow into the game

Bry W - Reply

This guide is completely unhelpful with how to clean a GameBoy game.

It would be better to refer to these videos on how to clean old game cartridges:

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4SCpHgW...

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ej2Y2ch...

Ervin - Reply

Nothing like a good ol’ blow job to get those old cartridges feeling new again.

Igor Kolosha - Reply

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