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« on: June 03, 2005, 07:10:40 AM »

A long time ago (maybe over 2 years?) I purchased "Paper Mario" used from BlockBuster.

I dont recall ever testing the cartridge out after it was purchased; I usually do, but this one may have slipped by unchecked; I purchased several older games at that time, mostly Playstation.  At any rate, it isnt working now.

Any advice on what I can do?  Is there some kind of cleaning to 'rehab' the cart, or should I just try to get another one?  I tried cleaning off the contacts, but it doesnt even display the bootstrap Nintendo logo.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2005, 07:46:41 AM »

If cleaning the contacts didn't work, this probably won't, but the old trick is to blow hard into the end of the cartridge.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2005, 03:18:12 PM »

I hear some people had luck cleaning the contacts with rubbing alcohol.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2005, 06:04:51 PM »

It may just have went bad. I work at a Gamestop/Software Etc here in GR and only a couple times have I seen one do it. Once the cart was just seemingly dead and the other it seemed to play fine but the sound was kaput. Gotta hand it to Nintendo for thier generally long lasting hardware though.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2005, 06:11:05 PM »

Yeah, no kidding, huh? If me and my dorm buddies can rock out Duck Hunt in the year 2003, you know something's right with those lil' plastic carts.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2005, 09:07:32 PM »

Cleaning the contacts was the first (and only) thing I tried, and it didnt work.

Damn, now I have to buy another one  :evil:
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