Retro game consoles and handheld computers are full of nostalgic and happy memories for many people. However, keeping these machines and their media running can sometimes be a daunting task. [Taylor] Was challenged to be a copy of the original game boy to save Kirby’s dream land, And proceed to the task.
The cartridge was severely corroded, and many traces were corroded, making the game unable to run. First, remove all components and clean the circuit board. This allows easy access to the traces of the entire circuit board. Then, the job is to carefully remove some of the solder mask from the remaining traces and bridge the gap with thin copper wires. To make matters worse, several vias were damaged, [Taylor] Solved by passing the jumper through the circuit board and repairing on each side.
For experienced hands, this is a simple enough fix, but for retro game fans who don’t know how to solder, it’s almost magic. [Taylor] Give us a good example of how to properly handle the corroded trolley, with enough details to be very educational for beginners.
In this regard, we have also seen other great works, such as the Amiga 2000 brought back from the terrible creeping green death. If you have completed your own retro rescue, please leave us a message!