Methods to clean your GBA contacts...looking for advice

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by blaisedinsd, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. blaisedinsd
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    blaisedinsd GBAtemp Maniac

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    I have a GBA SP I bought used for $20 and I am having issues with games freezing and not being recognized.

    These same games work perfectly well on GBA player and DS and DS lite so I feel the cartridges are clean and not the problem.

    It seems to difficult to get a q tip in there with some alcohol. I was also going to try some brasso and put it on the cart and do the insert remove insert remove cleaning method but I was a bit worried I might mess it up even worse.

    Anyone else have similar issues with their GBA that they were able to fix with some cleaning?
     
  2. FAST6191

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    Contact cleaner (not the automotive stuff -- that is designed to cut through actual grease and other nastiness) is good stuff ( http://www.radioshack.com/search/in...w=contact cleaner&origkw=contact+cleaner&sr=1 ). It is quite expensive though if you just have the one item you need it for. I fix electrical devices though so I tend to keep it around.

    You can go a bit cheaper with something like http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0015A5AAY/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new

    Also chances are you are not going to get a live safe one (they are even more expensive) so take the battery out when you are doing this.