Video Game Repair/cleaning

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Question
People talk alot about what games to buy and play.
But they forget how the to keep it new and clean.

How do we keep our video games systems, controllers, and video games new?

Answer
That's actually a really good question!

There are several different ways to keep your games in like-new condition:

1) Sun damage- Make sure that your games and systems are kept out of long-term direct sunlight. Take a look at some original Nintendo systems and you'll see what happens to the plastic when exposed to sunlight over a long period of time. The plastic will turn yellow, the colors on labels will fade, and the items will start to look "old". Walking in to any video game store, you'll be able to see exactly what I mean!

2) Dust/dirt- Modern systems have cooling fans to keep the inside of the console at operating temperature. Be sure to clean the fans with compressed air or a small brush occasionally to keep them running efficiently.

3) Disc storage- This is an easy one- keep your discs in the original cases when not in use.

4) For cartridge-based games, using an electronic contact cleaner (http://tinyurl.com/jmb3zoz) on the cartridge contacts will keep them like new!

These are just some basic guidelines.

Hope this helps!
Brian

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Brian Penzone

Expertise

I can answer questions regarding coin-operated arcade game questions down to the logic board. Error codes, erratic operation, dead boards, I can help with them all. I can help with video monitors on a very limited and basic level only.

Experience

I have spent nearly 20 years as an avid arcade collector, and spent nearly 10 of those years as the lead tech for a large arcade operator, doing work for manufacturers and other coin-operated amusement companies around the globe. I maintain a good sized collection of arcade games, as well as a large inventory of spare parts for a wide range of arcade machines.

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BA from The Ohio State University, Associates from DeVry University

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