Pharmaceutical grade 99% isopropyl alcohol. It comes in an easy to dispense 1 ounce controlled dropper bottle.
It’s a Saturday morning. You don’t have to work. You don’t have to go anywhere in fact. It’s 1:00 pm and you’re still sitting in the living room, unwashed, in your PJs, with the quilt from the back of the couch wrapped around your shoulders. The conditions are perfect to bust out those old gaming systems and return to a simpler time in your life.
Grab yourself an orange soda and settle in. You open up the tied-up Walmart bag that holds the console, cartridges, controllers, and wound-up cords. You get it all plugged in. You slap in your copy of Battletoads. It starts up, but all you see is a mess of letters and colored cubes.
Easy fix. Take the cartridge out, blow in the bottom of it, blow in the console, give it another go, right?
This age-old method of cleaning your gaming cartridges is actually harmful to the game. And you want to protect that sweet, sweet nostalgia.
When you blow into a cartridge, the moisture from your breath collects on the inside of the cartridge and can cause the metal to rust. You might find yourself saying, “I’ve been doing this for years and my cartridges still work!” You may not see the negative effect from this right away. But if you’re blowing into the cartridge every time it glitches for decades, it will start to deteriorate. And the more time that passes, the harder it will be to find a replacement for your favorite games.
For a faster, more convenient option, we bring you the 1UPcard Video Game Cartridge Cleaning Kit. It comes in two sizes, one for regular console gaming cartridges and one for smaller cartridges for portable gaming devices. 1UPcards are compatible with Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, N64, Atari, Game Boy, and more.
We’ve made it easy to preserve your old cartilage games and consoles by providing an easy solution for daily maintenance and if that wasn’t enough we’ve also made it possible to revive your old games and consoles that no longer fully function. We can give your games an extra life in seconds.
But honestly, do you want to waste your precious lazy afternoon cleaning with half a dozen Q-tips, or do you want to get to gaming as soon as possible?
Most items ship next business day, at which time you will receive a tracking number. Tracking info may not be available until the next business day and is dependent on the carrier. Most orders shipping to a continental US address arrive in 2 to 3 business days.
When using the 1UPcard for routine maintenance on games in decent condition it can last for 150+ uses. When using the 1UPcard to clean games you just picked up from a garage sale that have been in a dingy basement for thirty years, you can expect to clean at least 50 games with one card. If you’re not satisfied, we’ll give your money back.
The fluid pad actually draws the dirt and corrosion into the pad, so even when it starts looking rough and worn, it still effectively cleans and polishes the contacts. You can also rinse the pad out with soap and water when it becomes visibly dirty.
Note: When batch cleaning, you should be able to clean at least 10 cartridges before having to re-moisten the fluid pad. The kit provides more than 100 applications of cleaning fluid.