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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by nikon_62 Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:19 am

I keep mine in plastic bins except for the one I'm currently working on playing / collecting for. I used to have 10 in the entertainment center but it just looked cluttered.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by J_Wil Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:29 pm

Exactly. I use those big ass zip lock bags and have a bunch of those in those plastic bins from Target.
"Oh great, another box of useless sh*t."

Main Collection: http://connect.collectorz.com/users/ynjmwil/games?viewCollection=in-collection - Not looking to move anything on this list but would entertain offers.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by AppleQueso Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:18 pm

Formaldehyde.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by Hobie-wan Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:47 pm

Carbonite.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by Lefloic Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:31 pm

I'm moving in a new house and my gaming collection will probably go in the basement. How much moisture in the air is to much? I have a dehumidifier but I'm afraid that it can still damage my cartridges. They are placed in a big shelf without any doors. Any tips or I shouldn't worry too much?

Thanks
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by wip3outguy7 Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:40 pm

Lefloic wrote:I'm moving in a new house and my gaming collection will probably go in the basement. How much moisture in the air is to much? I have a dehumidifier but I'm afraid that it can still damage my cartridges. They are placed in a big shelf without any doors. Any tips or I shouldn't worry too much?

Thanks

Buckets of Damprid to go along with the dehumidifier. Order some packets of silica gel and toss them in a closed container with your cartridges.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by FerretGamer Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:21 pm

In plastic containers with Ziploc bags for the ones that can fit. If I do have original boxes, they get stored away separately (so they don't need to be touched.) I don't like having all of my consoles out/hooked up. Personally, I think it looks way too cluttered when you have 10+ consoles out and wired up. The wiring in particular gets to be a lot to manage.

In addition, I try to be clever about my console choices. For example, PS3 is nice because it takes care of PS1/PS3 (and PS2 if youve got the fatty) games. I also try to go for smaller revisions so Genesis 2 vs 1, NES Top loader vs Toaster, SNES 2 vs 1, etc. I really like neat, simple, and not cluttered. I'm hoping the Retron4 turns out to be the best clone yet because then I can play NES, SNES, Genesis, and GBA all on one console with original controllers.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by Hazerd Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:15 pm

Only have Phat PS2/PS3/Wii hooked up, rest are in my closet.

Also have N64/SNES/Slim PS2 on CRT, but none of that is plugged in.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:06 pm

Hazerd wrote:Only have Phat PS2/PS3/Wii hooked up, rest are in my closet.

Also have N64/SNES/Slim PS2 on CRT, but none of that is plugged in.


That's kinda like my set-up.

Most of my consoles are "preserved" by the fact that I... don't play them. :lol:
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by Hazerd Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:08 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:
Hazerd wrote:Only have Phat PS2/PS3/Wii hooked up, rest are in my closet.

Also have N64/SNES/Slim PS2 on CRT, but none of that is plugged in.


That's kinda like my set-up.

Most of my consoles are "preserved" by the fact that I... don't play them. :lol:


Usually if i want to play a SNES game i boot it up on my CFW PSP, and ive only been playing PS3 as of these past couple months actually, trying to play some catch-up.

Opened up my SNES Mini like a week ago due to the power cord being very sensitive if i move the console, and it ended up being very corroded inside despite the outside looking good.

Tried to take it apart but i got as far as the back of the console and a piece wouldnt come off so i couldnt clean the connector for the power and didnt want to end up breaking it, so yeah my SNES Mini is pretty crappy atm.

Maybe take it apart again and take pics and someone can tell me what to do.

/sadface
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