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    Question Can you find Atari, SNES, or other cartridges underground with a metal detector???

    Hello everyone, I have a quick question about finding games underground. Is it possible to find games underground with a metal detector if the games in question are cartridges? Will the metal detector properties (how it uses waves to find things) within the metal detector cause any damage to the games in question? And will the games be playable after years underground in a box a box of course?
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    Did somebody bury their favorite video games in a time capsule when they were a kid?
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    Actually no I do not bury games yet I would like to know if the cartridge ones could be buried and found with a metal detector. Or will this cause a plethora of false positives?
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    try it. take a dirt common game and bury it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    try it. take a dirt common game and bury it
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    @celerystalker No I do not believe in burying objects with me if I am dead @Atarileaf I just got that after you pointed it out.

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    Assuming this isn't some weird joke, I remember reading stories in Nintendo Power about games lost in the snow for the winter or buried in the wreckage of a fire and still working. I don't believe anything a metal detector does would damage a cart. The real worry would be exposure and pressure from the elements. They may be tough to detect packaged in a box without a high-end detector... but, as I'm sure anyone who has read this is wondering, what the hell?

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    Ha! Metal detector? The detector would go off constantly due to the high level of extraterrestrial alloy in our soil, which acts as a homing beacon to the Martian capital of (gurgle) (smack) (click) (gulp) City.

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    I would say no way. They found the Atari stuff because they had a former Atari employee who supervised the original dump. He ran out of concrete, and that's why some stuff remained accessible.
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