Sooner or later in my grownup life, I got here into possession of a Tremendous NES. I do not bear in mind the main points of who gave it to me, or why, however I used to be comfortable to take it. The Tremendous NES I labored so arduous for in the summertime of 1991 was lengthy gone, and my life had been sadly bereft of my all-time favourite Nintendo console, so I used to be more than pleased to take it, even with a fantastic layer of crud connected.
That is one factor about dwelling in a small city and being referred to as “the man who likes video video games.” Individuals would contact me after cleansing out their home, or earlier than they went to the e-waste heart, to supply me their junk. “One man’s trash is one other man’s treasure,” they are saying, and it’s totally uncommon for me to show down somebody’s trash.
Anyway, none of that’s vital! What’s vital is I’ve a Tremendous NES, and up till very lately, it was sort of gross. Not impossibly so, nevertheless it may use a superb disassembling and cleansing, which is strictly what I did within the video above. I additionally wanted to take away a coin that was trapped inside, positioned there sooner or later by one among my youngsters. I do not know why they put a coin in it, they’d by no means even been to an arcade at that time, and it did not make a lot sense, however youngsters are unbound by worries similar to that, and so a coin discovered its means inside, and stayed there for years.
It was 1 / 4 by the best way. Cha-ching!
Cleansing up a Tremendous NES is lots simpler than you assume, because it does not require particular screwdrivers or actually something you (in all probability) do not have already got in your junk drawer. I used to be fortunate with this explicit unit, as a result of whereas it was soiled, it wasn’t “rescued from a landfill” soiled, and the elements inside had been utterly freed from moisture injury or corrosion.
This was about as straight-forward of a restoration as I may have requested for. There is no yellowing on the case, both, which was nice. There’s some debate concerning the long-term results of retro-brighting yellowed plastics, and fortunately I bought one of many ones from a batch of ABS that did not flip into that sickly yellowish tinge of so many electronics of the period.
Should you like watching outdated stuff get introduced again to showroom-fresh, or as shut as attainable no less than, it is best to undoubtedly take a look at This Previous Tech right here on IGN and on the IGN YouTube channel. I’ve a complete basement filled with junk in varied states of restore, and this can be a new present we’re doing the place I take you thru the method of cleansing, repairing, and waxing nostalgic about every kind of outdated stuff, from consoles and video games to classic audio.
Seth Macy is Govt Editor, IGN Commerce, and simply desires to be your pal. You’ll find him internet hosting the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast.