How to keep my system and games in great condition?

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  1. Darrien14
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    Newcomer Darrien14 Member

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    One thing about my old DS'S is they always have problems reading the games. I just want to know how do I keep the games and system in tip top condition so this issue does not occur on my 3DS?
     
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    Keep them away from dust and inside their boxes or cases, no?
     
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    Besides keeping them in the original unopened case inside a nitrogen gas cell, they will obtain wear no matter what.
     
  4. geenlung

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    If you need to clean contacts, use compressed air. If you do use some type of alcohol wipe, make sure the system are cartridge are completely dry before turning it on. Keep your games in a case or inside the 3DS itself. Nintendo makes pretty sturdy products. It should survive regular use.
     
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    Are you kidding me??? Compressed air does not clean contacts. That is nearly as bad as people blowing into their NES cartridges so pointlessly.

    Alcohol wipes only work for a short period of time. They allow the exposed metal to continue to be exposed and need cleaning again.

    Someone is best off to 'tin' the contacts with a soldering iron and some solder. At least then you can continue to 'refresh' the contacts without wearing them down. Hence why my NES and all of it's games still work without screwing around at all.
     
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    Problem with that is that most users cannot or will not go through all that trouble, espcially with the risks involved.

    To clean the contacts, you are best to use an alcohol rub or eraser. To keep the carts in good shape, you should keep them stored in some type of case. Same goes for the 3DS. I usually keep a cart in my NDS at all times to make sure dust doesn't get on the cartridge slot contacts.
     

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