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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Mitchell View Post
    What I've heard the best thing to do is to get the board out of the cartridge and rub the contacts with a pink rubber pencil eraser. Gets the crap off and won't damage the contacts. I haven't tried it myself, though.
    I prefer using a white eraser, it doesn't leave residue behind like a pink one does. I usually clean the cart with alcohol + q tip, then use the white eraser and then I wipe it down with a q tip again.

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    I use a pencil eraser, shines up the contacts nicely and can't damage them.

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    I use WD40. Spray a small amount on a rag. Never had a problem with my NES after that.

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    I don't see how a high grit sandpaper would be any more harmful than the people using minor abrasives like Brasso.

    Once you get up in those high grit counts, they're about as rough as a cat's tongue.
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    Imagine if you damaged the contacts enough to make them jagged or rough. It could damage the contacts on the system too then. baaaaad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. GameFix View Post
    Do not use sandpaper. Do not use windex. Do not use rubbing alcohol. Do not use a pencil eraser. These are all terrible ways to clean a game cartridge or pin connector.
    DeoxIT is the only product that can get them truly clean. It is what I use exclusively and I stand by it 100%.
    That's nonsense. Just try a pencil eraser on a old penny and see how well it works. You don't know what you're talking about.

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    Toothpaste + Toothbrush for the casing, not the pins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NayusDante View Post
    Populous. It's an EA cart.

    I also have a copy of Revenge of Shinobi that doesn't boot in the Model 2, the PRODUCED BY OR LICENSED BY SEGA message comes up and hangs on a black screen. Haven't tried that one on the Model 1 yet.
    Early EA Games are unlicensed, it's possible that the game is being locked out by TmSS. Have you tried the game on other Model 2s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dethink View Post
    Once you get up in those high grit counts, they're about as rough as a cat's tongue.
    High grit so you only take a few thousandths off the contacts/surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo View Post
    Early EA Games are unlicensed, it's possible that the game is being locked out by TmSS. Have you tried the game on other Model 2s?
    I only have the one. That makes sense, and it might also explain the need for a Game Genie on my Model 1.

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