i've had a new pin connector for awhile now...and something just didn't feel right about it...and after reading omnedon's 'alarming discovery' post, i only felt worse about the new pin connectors.
so i tried FABombjoy's method today just for the hell of it (luckily i had kept my original pin connector)...and lo and behold it worked!
i got the finest sandpaper i could find 3M's 600 Ultra Fine...you can rub your face with this sandpaper and it won't hurt...yeah, that ultra fine. i wrapped it around my gamestop discount card, and got to work...then i used some canned air on it...but i don't have a cleaning kit, so i wrapped a fabric softener damp with alcohol around the gamestop card and cleaned, then aired the connector again.
my original pin now works better than my mcm one! and the carts just slide right it all ziffy-like. now i don't feel like i'm wearing out all my connectors everytime i play a different game
sorry, i just can't get over how easily these games slide in.