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.

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

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

  6. Apply some air into the cartridge bottom and into the cartridge reader itself. Reinsert cartridge and try again.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

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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