Archive for January, 2010

How to refurbish your SNES controllers – a guide

After 10+ years of use and abuse, you have probably completely forgotten how firm and responsive your SNES pads used to be. Restore your snes pads back to full working order and nice stiff response, with this guide, and the kit – available here.

Here’s the process, very simple as you will see…

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Retro collectors beware: polystyrene inners damage your cables!

This is actually a serious warning, not a joke. A hardcore collector will probably have observed this phenomenon but might not realise what’s going on. Well, here’s the lowdown!

For the Americans, by polystyrene you call it “styrofoam”. That clears that up for starters.

You may have seen this, you may not. Chances are if you have any boxed consoles, you will. The effect LOOKS as if the polystyrene around wires (gamepad cables, mains wires, RF leads) has melted. Only wires are affected. The polystyrene may be stuck completely to the wire, or it might be carefully removed.

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