Cleaning a game cartridge with Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil is fantastic for removing weird gunk and sticky residue. Today I found this copy of Sim City for the Super Nintendo at Cash Converters. It was in pretty terrible shape, but working. I needed a game cartridge to test my old SNES was working before I sold it, and Sim City was the […]

Where to get Game Boy Pocket Capacitors

The Gameboy pocket has four large, easily replaced surface mount capacitors. And they are located the reverse of the main board here, just by the battery terminals: Note that the board itself handily labels them as C29 through C32. But what are they? C29: 33uF 25v – 7.9mm diameter, 6.3mm height C30: 330uF 6v – […]