Intro: Fix Broken Game Cartridges With Duct Tape
The Story: One day my brother gave me a game to play and that was Demon's Crest for Super Nintendo. A fun game, by the way. Only problem: he busted the top prong and it had a triangular opening. And being that this was a wide, gaping hole, it was seperated and would not play in my SNES system. (Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of that before posting this instructable but it was really bad.) For whatever reason(s) he decided to mess up the game. So since I wanted to play it, I was going over what ways to get this cartridge back together and since I don't have the money to shell out on trying to buy this rare game again ($18 on ebay...sorry but I'm broke) I decided to put some DUCT TAPE to good use!!
Step 1: Materials Needed:
1. a busted up cartridge (opened up)
2. duct tape (I used Black since that's the only Duct Tape lying around in my house. Also, if you have Grey that would be PERFECT because that's the color of the cartridge...well, if you care about that sort of thing...if NOT then just use any kind of Duct Tape color)
3. Scissors (for cutting of course)
Step 2: Let's Get Started:
Cut a piece of duct tape and hold the cartridge closed together and place the tape down. keep repeating this until the hole/gap has become drastically much better.
This picture shows the back side of the cartridge. The tape is on the TOP (but NOT touching the label, don't do that...unless you don't care about messing up the label) and the SIDES.
Step 3: Top of the Cartridge:
This picture shows the top of the cartridge: I put the tape on the sides so this is how it should look. And do you see the missing prong on the right? Well, I am going to put a small piece of duct tape on that as well. I just didn't photograph it yet.
Step 4: Finished!!
Now go play your now-salvaged game!! Duct tape worked best for this due to it's very strong adhesiveness. It was able to bring the two parts of the game together and keep it together. Now I don't have to waste time and/or money trying to find this game again. It plays just fine!
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