Near fatal gaming accident

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  1. damiussus
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    damiussus GBAtemp Regular

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    So my wife was folding laundry and found my Ocarina of Time 3D cartridge in a pair of pants that had just been washed and dried. I was in a panic. But to my amazement I popped the cartridge into the 3DS and It still works, I tested playing, loading my save, and saving a new file. Everything still works fine.

    So thank you Nintendo for making such durable games. [​IMG]
     


  2. XAlexBlitz209X

    XAlexBlitz209X GBAtemp Regular

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    +1 For Nintendo.
     
  3. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa This... This is the world we live in

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    My version of Pokemon ruby went through the wash maybe 4-5 times and still worked, same save and all
    Nintendo does indeed make durable games
     
  4. Dingoo-fan 32

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    One day my gba sp falled... [​IMG]
     
  5. Ammako

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    Cartridges are 100% more durable than other media.
     
  6. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    Why would you leave a loose cartridge in your trousers? I've never understood why people do this, surely you would feel the cartridge in your pocket and remember to take it out. Or maybe I'm just a bit obsessed with keeping my possessions safe from harm.
     
  7. evening

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    I washed and dried my GBA SP about 5 years ago. It still works, even now. Nintendo used to make hardware that lasted forever*

    *I've gone through 4 DSs due to hinge failures.
     
  8. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

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    I actually did that myself once (Though it was YEARS AGO), left my Yugioh Stairway to the Destined Duel cartridge in my pockets (For GBA), and accidentally washed them.

    Luckily it still worked pretty much like normal (Though a few graphical glitches near the end).

    Never damaged a game before or after that again. (Except a cracked MW2 disc
     
  9. DiscostewSM

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    I admit to washing my wallet multiple times (and I'm sure others have as well), and many of those times, I checked my pants pockets before throwing them in the washer to find nothing until after they are dried. A cartridge is even less noticeable than a wallet.
     
  10. Hydreigon

    Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

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    So far, my DS Lite has been stepped on, thrown, washed, and dropped down the stairs. It still works perfectly. [​IMG]
     
  11. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    I'm sure that cartridges would not be too terribly damaged if washed. The contacts won't take much (if at all damage) if wet, but if scratched, THEN is there a problem.
     
  12. Blaze163

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    I still have my N64 and SNES from their respective launch days, and they've both been involved in two fairly serious fires. And yet aside from having to have the Gamecube's aerial cable pull double duty for the N64, they're both fine. Nintendo products are like cockroaches. They'll survive a nuclear blast. They have danced in the blue flame, they are immortal. In fact, here.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Note the little plaque that says it was damaged in the gulf war (by which I assume they mean the original, not the recent remake) and it still works. Got caught in a bombing run on the barracks and you can STILL play Tetris on the damn thing. The only part that was replaced was the screen, apparantly.
     
  13. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    If they had to replace the screen... then it didn't actually work before.

    You can't play it with a melted screen.
     
  14. machomuu

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    Just because you can't play it doesn't mean it didn't work, and you can play without seeing the screen.
     
  15. DroRox

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    Alot of my GB/GBA/DS games have gone thorugh the washer and falls and all of them work. [​IMG]
    The DSi I had before the one I have now suffered 2 5 foot falls and 1 accidental id say about 12 foot throw (that one was the one that cracked the screen and messed up the shoulder buttons.) and it still turned on.
     
  16. damiussus
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    Well the cartridge was in a case when it went in, but somehow in the dryer i guess the two became separated. And I am normally pretty thorough when I check my pockets at the end of the day. I think I was pretty tired after work that day though.
     
  17. shadowkillerdrag

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    Hah reminds me of the time i left my movado watch in the lower front pocket of my pants -_-.
    Goodbye good watch.
     
  18. matt1freek

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    And how.. A friends dog dug up a copy of Lego star wars gba from his neighbors yard. Took it home opened it and cleaned it. Worked like a champ. No telling how long it had been out in the dirt. And being in Florida I can only assume it had been rained on . A good find I'd say and worth the effort.
     
  19. DJ91990

    DJ91990 Dark-Type Trainer

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    Just whatever you do, don't expose any game cartridge to soda. If soda or anything else acetic comes into contact with the copper contacts, the corrosion becomes so great that it negatively affects your ability to maintain a save file. This is what happened to my Metroid Zero Mission GBA Game. It does not lose save data till I beat the game under any difficulty, which is STUPID!
     
  20. ferofax

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    and here i thought the wife almost got murdered (near fatal).

    misleading title is misleading.

    but yeah, at least the cartridge can survive a trip to tumblewash land. too bad for the sticker though, i bet.