Restoring original SNES that Antique Ceiling Fan - Impressive Restoration 2 days ago   15:24

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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.

Comments 2191 Comments

Odd Tinkering
Should I restore the north american model too?
Mark Rivz
Those damn kid
SuperBad Videos
🔥🤘🏻
WarLooch
When channels like “@Best Unintentional ASMR” steal/copy your videos like this one and monetize it, are you allowed to do anything about it or do they just get away with it?
Ryder21
I understand the use of the hydrogen peroxide but why the aluminum foil and LED strip?
Anthony Mandina
Don't look like the SNES I had
Richy Lennox-Petre
There’s something strangely satisfying about this video.
ZexoN
Only watching cuz of yoghurt
Spacecookie
I only watched this to see what really old yogurt looked like.
JohnSTF72
You know something? When instruction manuals say "don't put any foreign objects inside your device" , you can be sure that some casual idiot out there will do exactly that. We once had opened a SNES wich somehow got cookie crumbles inside. Also, a dead cockroach. Not exactly the most fun or health safe restoration we've done.
Jennifer Divers
I have never seen that model before
Jennifer Divers
Yay!!!! Glad to see the duckie. What happened to the yellow one?
lalito antrax
This mothafucka got jokes placing his yogurt on his console lol
Moniyaw
This is How to Basic without mental issues.
Yoginho Sentao
yogurt or someone fuck that Snes
FillmoreWest
Epic!!!!
В Чемп
Жду когда отреставрируешь Xbox 360?
Vincent the Mortician
Is your watch waterproof?
Jesse Ortegon
That UV de-yellowing process thing blew my mind
Accalia Murray Music
Could someone explain the chemistry behind how H2O2 and UV light removes the yellowing from the plastic?
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