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Post by Spooky_Zalost on Sun May 04, 2014 10:14 pm

hey hey it's me Spooky Zalost, and I'm here to talk about game console restoration, you know the old spit & polish.

now a lot of this is pretty straight forward but there are some useful tricks when making that old console from your childhood look shiny like new again.

the first thing you want to do is give it a good once over, make sure you remember what screws go where, and plug it in testing to be sure it works, then effectively dismantle it taking all the non electronics pieces out and separating them.

now at this point there are a few things you can do, the first is to soak the plastic bits in hot, soapy, water, gets the years of dust, grime and crud off em, this is also a good time to clean up the controllers in a similar manner, making sure to take the boards out and wash the covers and buttons then let them all dry.

the other thing you can do while they are soaking and drying, is to give the electrical components a good once over, if you were having trouble when you plugged it in then now would be a good time to do some repairs, same with the controllers, check the connections on the buttons and such.

after that take the electronics and go over them with a can of compressed air, and some dry Q-Tips, try to leave as little dust as possible behind.

once it's all as clean as it can possibly get and the plastic is mostly dry a good idea is to take a mr clean's magic eraser and go over any scratches and dings in the case frame, this smooth's things out like sandpaper on wood.

if you went over and cleaned up the scratches on that old console rinse the frame bits off again then let it dry.

after it's all dry re-assemble that old console and it's controllers, making sure there is no water residue to mess up the components inside.

finally a good idea is to go over that old console with a simple non oil based cleaner like pinesol or orange clean, the kind they use on furniture, gives it a nice shine making it look like it just came outta the box.

once that's all done hook it up because you are ready to play!


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Re: Restoring that old console

Post by brian48 on Sun May 04, 2014 10:19 pm

Outstanding helpful hints on keeping those game consoles brand new and long lasting.

thanks much for this Leo
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Post by Gpulos27 on Sun May 04, 2014 10:21 pm

Nice posts

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