Fold fine grit sand paper over a credit card.
  • Fold fine grit sand paper over a credit card.

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Rub credit card with sand paper up and down vertically inside the game cartridge port.
  • Rub credit card with sand paper up and down vertically inside the game cartridge port.

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  • Blow out game cartridge port using a can of compressed air.

  • Warning: Do not turn the aerosol can upside down as you spray.

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  • Rub a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol along the pins of the cartridge slot to remove any remaining debris.

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It worked! I didn't expect it too but it did! Tried it on two old Sega Genesis systems and hooked them up and I haven't had a problem.

Hilary - Reply

All you need is a slightly worn paper fingernail file. Up & down. Back and forth 1 time. In 6 1/2 years I've never had a console come back to my store. 500 consoles & 10,000 games.

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