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Super Nintendo restoration — part 3: testing

After having successfully replaced all of the capacitors, and having given this system a fresh coat of paint...would it work properly again? My Japanese import of Yoshi's Island had just arrived in...

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Super Nintendo restoration — part 2: capacitor replacement

It's always best to test a console for proper function before modding or painting it.  Unfortunately, I did not test my Super Nintendo (SNES) prior to painting it.  It had been in storage...

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Super Nintendo restoration — part 1: fix discoloration

All Super Nintendo consoles from the 90s have an issue where most of the plastic discolors into a nasty yellowish mess.  As I understand it, the issue itself is a result of the flame retardant chem...

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Nintendo DS Lite top screen replacement

Have you ever failed at something more than once, but kept trying in hopes that it would eventually stick and you’d get it right?  Sure, we all have.  Usually it’s not something involving replacing...

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Patch for Super Mario Bros. 2 (Famicom Disk System) to restore original Spiny Egg behavior

If you were to fling a ball from a moving aircraft, would you expect it to fall straight down? Or instead would you imagine it would be affected by things such as momentum, velocity, and trajectory...

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