Talk:218: Nintendo Surgeon

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Was the NES really "notorious for glitching games upon start-up"? I always thought it was usually after the game cartridges had been around long enough to have attracted enough dust and dirt on the contacts to prevent proper electrical connection. Since the NES cartridges were basically a circuit board in a plastic case, with one end exposed for the edge connectors, dirty contacts could effectively add resistance to the circuits. Blowing on the contacts would displace the dirt. It would be possible to use rubbing alcohol or something similar, but many 10-year-olds would not have alcohol handy, plus the alcohol could leave a residue attracting more dirt in the future. Tryc (talk) 15:10, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Wasn't just the NES, it was all cartridge-based systems, like the N64 and the GameBoy (I still do this with my eight-year old Advance SP). The nostalgic memories are kicking in now... (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I put tiny blobs of solder on each of the terminals and that would make it work. 05:49, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

I once had to do this to my Pokémon Sapphire. 03:38, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Let's make this three decades soon, people ;) Maplestrip (talk) 15:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

is 137 in reference to the fine structure constant 1/137 thingy or just random numbers? 23:32, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Bumpf