Restoring original SNES that had YOGURT inside - Retroration project


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This time I restored the original SNES. This is the PAL version and it is quite badly yellowed and dirty both inside and outside. Inside also had some stains of something which I seemed to be yogurt or other dairy product. It had been poured in from the game slot and it caused some trouble with reading the games. Luckily most of the yogurt had missed the pins. These retro consoles are lot of fun to restore. Thanks for watching. More info can be found after the links.

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The console was powering on but the games wouldn't work properly. sometimes there was no picture and only bad audio and sometimes the audio itself was fine but there was no picture. Only a couple of times I got it somewhat working but the picture and colors were still a little off.

I thought it had to be due to some sort of dirt or corrosion on the pins of the game slot. After opening it up I found loads of dust and dirt inside and the funniest part, some yogurt that had fallen down the game slot.

I used some isopropanol (isopropylic alcohol) to remove all the dirt and corrosion I found. Isopropanol is what is typically used for this because it doesn't contain almost any water and therefore it will not cause corrosion.

The main halves of the shell were also were yellowed. Something that is were common for the SNES due to teh type of plastic was used and the console heating up. I uesd hydrogen peroxide to de-yellow the parts. I thickened the hydrogen peroxide with gelatine so it wouldn't run off the shell immediately after it is applied. After that I wrapped the parts in cling wrap to prevent teh solution from evaporating. I also made a "solarium" from box, UV-led strip and aluminum. The aluminum is there to spread the light more evenly and to make it bounce around until it hits the shell. Nobody really known for sure what the chemical reaction behind this method called retrobrighting (or retr0brigting) is but tehre are some guesses about it online. UV-light and temperature seems to act as catalyst and speed up the process. The parts were almost done after less than a day but I had them in there for like 30 hours to be safe. After that I washed the parts and put the thing back together and works like a charm.

Thanks for reading all the way through.


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Should I restore the north american model too?

6 days ago

Restore a PC Engine

2 hours ago

Yes

6 hours ago

up 2 u

7 hours ago

@c0rpse1 lawn darts ?

8 hours ago

Просто знай - в России тебя тоже смотрят и любят!

20 hours ago

Mine has pennies in it.

1 hour ago

* restores game to perfection *

* proceeds to place yogurt on game *

Nintendo: I’m in danger

2 hours ago

Loving your sense of humor, reminds me a little bit of Mr. Bean (it’s a compliment), but with your own twist—like him you explain and make us laugh without saying a word:) Also, I appreciate that you take your audience into consideration, thank you!

2 hours ago

Couple months later..back to yellow again!

3 hours ago

Smh

3 hours ago

Como ficou lindo, você é o melhor em restauração!

4 hours ago

Who remembers playing with the atari

4 hours ago

I miss my old SNES

4 hours ago

what brand of rubber ducky do you recommend?

5 hours ago

Technique similar to what dental professionals use to whiten teeth?

5 hours ago

I have the lion king for saga genesis, I think it’s the best soundtrack of any game. Seriously look up the lion king soundtrack sega genesis if you’re in to good chip tunes. That version of the SNES looks so cool too. Great job.

6 hours ago

14:18 i am so so sorry..i thought it said Elon King tf is wrong with me 😢

6 hours ago

Back when there was a reset button

6 hours ago

eats yogurt off perfect console

7 hours ago

My dude your videos are awesome. I love how you throw in comedy every so often and the little things like where you randomly put the word subscribe....so awesome. Keep up the fantastic work mate

7 hours ago

No video this week ?
I wait patiently all week

8 hours ago

Soon...

5 hours ago

he made his own tanning selon

8 hours ago

Great video, I would have stayed for the whole reassemble as well.

8 hours ago

Fridge is a better option to storage yoghurt

8 hours ago

Banana

8 hours ago

新品同様じゃねぇか😳✨!!

9 hours ago

Who would have yogurt drop inside? wtf.

11 hours ago

Damn kids

11 hours ago

restore the table too

11 hours ago

Ur a pro bro...

12 hours ago

You did an amazing job! I wish I could buy one from you!

13 hours ago

Best nintendo consol

14 hours ago

Suomalainen jugurttipurkki spotattu. Torilla tavataan!

14 hours ago

15:00 Yeah fuck the police. Lol

14 hours ago