Myth­buster

Ev­ery­thing you know is a lie

Retro Gamer - - RETRORATED -

MYTH: This is go­ing too far – I’ve al­ways just blown on the car­tridge and I’ve never had any prob­lems. FACT: Blow­ing on a car­tridge can seem to work – and if it does, it’s be­cause adding a slight layer of mois­ture from your saliva tem­porar­ily im­proves the elec­tri­cal con­nec­tion be­tween the car­tridge and con­nec­tor. How­ever, this isn’t good for the long-term con­di­tion of your car­tridges. A some­what non-sci­en­tific test on the dig­i­tal Press fo­rums re­vealed that some nasty stuff can end up grow­ing on your car­tridges as a re­sult of blow­ing on them, af­ter just two weeks of daily use.

MYTH: I don’t have iso­propyl al­co­hol – but it won’t mat­ter if I just use win­dow cleaner or some­thing, right? FACT: We’d strongly rec­om­mend against it – those prod­ucts con­tain chem­i­cals that can dam­age your car­tridges. iso­propyl al­co­hol is sold for a num­ber of pur­poses, and clean­ing elec­tron­ics is a widely recog­nised one. it can be bought cheaply and, when used in the quan­ti­ties needed for car­tridge clean­ing, will go a long way.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.