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How to blow on a Hu card

by Toktogul Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:53 pm

I bought pc genjin 1 and it's the only Hu card that my pc engine won't read. I managed to run it once for 5 min then it frooze. i tried to blow on the contActs but it's not as easy as the nintendo/sega carts games. how do you blow your games? what do you recommand to do?

on a side note, my pc engine duo's sound is getting really really quiet (i need to turn my tv to the max volume level) I heard i had to change the capacitors, i plan on doing so with my dad as a father and son project. he is very good at soldering stuff and understands well electronic. how hard is it to change those to make it work fine? thank you
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Re: How to blow on a Hu card

by TSTR Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:00 pm

Toktogul wrote:how do you blow your games?

Make them buy me dinner first. If they're really nice, I'll put an Altoid in my mouth while I'm doing it.

But yeah, don't blow on cart contacts. Alcohol, q-tips, contact cleaner (not the stuff for your eyeballs), Google.
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Re: How to blow on a Hu card

by Fragems Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:10 pm

Alcohol and Q-tips is the way to go like TSTR suggested. If you have some stuff caked on there you might have to lightly scrape the contacts a bit.
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Re: How to blow on a Hu card

by Toktogul Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:27 pm

thanks a lot for the info. i'll go grab a bottle tonight! you guys are awesome!
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Re: How to blow on a Hu card

by Valkyrie-Favor Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:06 pm

Use a white eraser and all but the toughest shit will come right off.
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Re: How to blow on a Hu card

by Ziggy587 Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:12 pm

Toktogul wrote:on a side note, my pc engine duo's sound is getting really really quiet (i need to turn my tv to the max volume level) I heard i had to change the capacitors, i plan on doing so with my dad as a father and son project. he is very good at soldering stuff and understands well electronic. how hard is it to change those to make it work fine? thank you


If you're good at soldering, have the right tools and know enough to get the correct replacement caps, then it's relatively easy to do. The hardest part would be if it's time consuming due to how many caps there are to replace.
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Re: How to blow on a Hu card

by Toktogul Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:27 pm

i have all the time in the world, i want to fix this amazing piece of technology. Pc engine without the music is not the same experience. i think we will be fine then, thanks for the infos.
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Re: How to blow on a Hu card

by Nyukki Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:59 pm

TSTR wrote:
Toktogul wrote:how do you blow your games?

put an Altoid in my mouth while I'm doing it.

Nah man, you want those candies that go pop pop when you eat them.
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Re: How to blow on a Hu card

by Hobie-wan Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:14 pm

Toktogul wrote:i tried to blow on the contActs but it's not as easy as the nintendo/sega carts games. how do you blow your games? what do you recommand to do?


Never blow on your games again. It makes them worse as the moisture in your breath dries and adds another layer of corrosion. If you've been blowing on the games, then the contacts in the system are now dirty too. :x
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Re: How to blow on a Hu card

by TSTR Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:31 am

Nyukki wrote:
TSTR wrote:
Toktogul wrote:how do you blow your games?

put an Altoid in my mouth while I'm doing it.

Nah man, you want those candies that go pop pop when you eat them.

I only break those out to mix with Coca-Cola when I feel like giving what I call "The Lorena Bobbitt Special."

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