View Full Version : Help me make the ultimate videogame maintnence tool kit.

08-10-2003, 11:33 PM
basically i plan on putting together a toolkit with everything needed to maintence my systems and games. I plan on being able to clean and do minor maintence to any and every system and game i own and plan to own if its needed. Keep in mind I don't know where get or what the hell to use on any screw head other than a philips and flat head(you know like the screws on most nintedo products, etc.). i need help on where to find that stuff.

so far the planned kit has:
Rubbing Alcohol
CD/DVD-rom cleaner
lens cleaner
Compressed Air can(like the ones you use to clean keyboards)
and Various Phillips head Screwdrivers

please give me any suggestions

08-11-2003, 01:32 AM
They have to be the Q-Tip brand Q-tips. Any of the off brand I've used, I notice they flake easily. The Q-Tip brand are wound a bit tighter.

Sylentwulf sells the bits.

Oh, lighter fluid for taking off stickers off of labels, perhaps Goo Gone for taking stickers off carts.

While I'm at it, I'm going to move this to Restoration Society also, as it fits better there.

08-11-2003, 02:12 AM
Oh, and do forget some white erasers for cleaning contacts. And a hockey stick for all those extra ET and Combat carts.

Also, the cotton swabs that are on the end of a wooden stick that I think MCM Electronis sells it even better....you can use them to clean VCR heads with confidence tha they won't leave fibers.


08-11-2003, 08:05 AM
If you're going to have the means of opening your cartridge games then acid brushes/toothbrushes with alchohol is a better alternative than the q-tip. Busts up dirt much better.

08-11-2003, 09:18 AM
CD/DVD-rom cleaner
lens cleaner

What exactly do you mean by these?

If you mean one of those lens cleaning discs, better keep the number of an out of warranty service center in that kit too. Those can work, but they are like washing your glasses in an automatic car wash. You'd be lucky if you still have them on afterwards, and they wouldn't be that clean...

A nice magnetic set of electronic (small) screwdrivers, I'd like to add to your list. And since we're talking ultimate, how about a soldering iron, and a chip pulling tool. 8-)