Preferably cheap and from a reliable site?
theyre WAY easier to clean when theyre open.
Is the 4.5 mm bit for Genesis games? If so, I can fix my brother's Shining Force 2 before he does something stupid, like buying another copy. Especially at ebay prices... yeesh.
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mcmelectronics also works if you live in the us or are combo buying something else and shipping it overseas..
game bits 2 $
unnessecery packageing in a cargocrate + s/h 25$
result priceless ripoff (they dont send soft packages)
Broken? fix it.
the first link to electric quarter is an awsome deal for the bits, so far i have only been able to find bits alone at $9 US ea.
$10.99 plus free shipping is an awsome deal. thanks for the link
I just got the 3.8 and 4.5 mm bits (I think that's the sizes) off of ebay last year. I think I paid $20 shipped for the two bits and a screwdriver with a bunch of other bits (triwing, hex for genesis carts, etc)
I certainly love having the bits, as has been mentioned it's way easier to clean carts once they're open.
Hello, does this same bit also work for PAL cartridges?
Play-Asia has them, and they're pretty reliable, but they're ~$6.50 + shipping.
Thankyou for a prompt response but that doesn't really answer my question
Yes, it'll work on PAL cartridges' security screws.
This is a bit late, but if you're just doing 25 or less cartridges, grab whatever (for Nintendo brand cartridges you use a 3.8mm, though I think I'm just repeating what's already been said).
If you're doing LOTS of cartridges, go for the "tempered steel" bits from this eBay store.
The cheapo ones end up stripped out after a while - the tempered steel I've done at least 100 cartridges with each before it stripped (one of them got me through 200-300, the next didn't fair as well) - also, I use mine in a drill, so they end up stripping faster.
dealextreme.com is super, super cheap and all of their prices include shipping. they got tons of other neat stuff, like flash cards for systems.
another place i looked at was here and they seem like they have some good prices too. never got anything though.
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my games. don't have xbox just games for it. game gear is messed up.
it's unimportant now, I found an electronics store that will do all of my games for $10
just my 2 cents. Electric Quarter has good gamebit for sale. forgot about them, just found out that they sell the same gamebits from newelectronx - the shiny silver ones. best quality on the market. didn't see newelectronx mentioned here for reference, so thought i would place it here to for future lookers.
Where can I get a SNES cartridge screwdriver bit
or better yet, just look here
I got mine for a few bucks some years back on eBay, still works and gets the job done.
If you want to be cheap about it, get a piece of plastic, heat it up until it can mold into the shape of the screw and when it cools, remove it and hey presto, homemade gamebit.
Hmm, I want to know, are these sites reliable? I'm tempted to order the 3.8 and 4.5 mm bits from newelectronx.com but I've had no experience from them, and don't want anything to happen if I submit personal information.
hey b1aCkDeA7h, been there and done that. happy to hear your ebay bit is still kicking. would it by chance say newelectronx usa on it? if so then you got a good one. i, on the other hand, got some crappy bit that was not made in the usa before and boy did it suck. it wore out very fast. the ones i am talking about are very durable and i know other shops carry them now over the crappy game bits. i just talked with some other online vendors a few days ago and they were now carrying the newelectronx gamebit in their stock. heehee
its been awhile since i ordered my gamebits from them and i still have not had any scary stories to share about them with getting my personal information spoofed.
if you buy the bits anywhere else, make sure to ask if they are made in the usa first or better yet ask the seller if they are an authorized newelectronx gamebit retailer. this way you know you are getting a good game bit. or alternatively you can burn some plastic and make one. which ever is best for your situation.
Last edited by plasticMan; 10-13-2009 at 11:33 PM.
Honestly, I don't remember which seller it came from, but if memory serves, what I bought was a replacement 72 pin connector, the bit, and some cleaning fluids all in one bundle.
Mine isn't a newelectronx bit and so far it's survived opening hundreds of games for cleaning and restoration. I take my time when I'm cleaning and restoring games so that might be a factor, I'm not sure. But yeah, still kicking and if it bites it, I'll look for one of these newelectronx bits.
Yeah, I'll be kajiggered, that's the one.
I swear I've had and used that polish somewhere else but to this day, I still can't put my finger on what the polish is.
Worked great though, completely restored my whole cartridge collection.