anyone have a saturn 4-in-1 cartridge?

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I've got the 4mb action replay cartridge, but haven't used it in YEARS. I went to put in radiant silvergun for the first time since getting it a month ago, and the system wouldn't let me play it. I put in my capcom classics disc, and again, nada. any ideas why the cartridge might've died? is there a battery inside that I need to change? I was also thinking since it's an unlicensed (I think) product, maybe I just need to keep trying it till it works. I seem to remember that being the case before when I was using it. thanks!
     
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    Did you try cleaning the contacts? Every time mine's stopped working, it's always been the contacts, either on the cart or the Saturn itself. Cleaned 'em off, and everything worked perfectly again.
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    hmm, I rubbed the cart's contacts with an eraser, but it still doesn't work. my normal sega backup ram cart works just fine. doesn't the action replay have it's own screen that will come up when you turn the system on? how else should I clean the contacts of the cart and the system?
     
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    You can try isopropyl alcohol or contact cleaning solution on a cotton swab. That's what I usually use. The eraser should have worked pretty well though.
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    yup, 91% did the trick. thanks!
     
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    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I just blow real hard into the slot.

    That sounds dirty.
     
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    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    That will give temporary results. In the long run however blowing on contacts could add moisture to the contacts (your mouth is wet) increasing the chance for crosion.
     
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    Eep. I'll be getting a cotton bud and proper cleaning agent then. What would be best?
     
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    Isopropyl rubbing alcohol is cheap and effective. The higher the concentration you can get, the better. Some computer supply stores will also sell a specially formulated and incredibly potent contact cleaning solution. The latter can be environmentally unfriendly though (contains freon).

    Oh, and it's true. I've seen an NES that had its 72-pin connector completely destroyed by years of people blowing in it. The pins corroded right through and snapped off.
     
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    Rubbing alcohol it is then. Cheers!
     

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