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    Anyone making/selling empty cart shells?

    Some of my carts are pretty nasty; looking to put them in new shells with nice labels in English. The Neo-Store is sold out of the clear carts. Anyone know of ANYONE else making/selling MVS cart shell replacements?

    Also; is there a good video on how to disassemble an MVS cart without breaking anything? My boards are pretty loose in my copy of Cyber Lip and i'd like to re-seat them. Thanks!
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    Can’t help you with the cart shells, but dissembling an mvs cart is easy as hell especially if you don’t care about the label. I wouldn’t worry about breaking anything, just tightening up the screws might help the boards not wiggle around as much.

    Edit: these aren’t exact replica shells, but serve your purposes. https://lions3.com/product/mvs-custom-game-shell/
    Last edited by heihachi; 05-17-2019 at 11:41 AM.

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    Those look really cool actually! I love the frosted surrounds with clear centers putting the circuit boards on display as art! Great idea!

    Sadly they are out of stock...AND the real deal breaker, do not fit in Shock Boxes..

    Thanks for the tips on taking the carts apart.
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    Don't replace original shells and labels with repros, no matter how bad the condition. Original is always better. This scene doesn't need more people devaluing legit games. I hate the shit out of getting a cart that has had its JP label replaced with a fake one.

    Just do your best to clean them up. Get shockboxes to store them in if you can't stand the look of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Alec View Post
    Don't replace original shells and labels with repros, no matter how bad the condition. Original is always better. This scene doesn't need more people devaluing legit games. I hate the shit out of getting a cart that has had its JP label replaced with a fake one.

    Just do your best to clean them up. Get shockboxes to store them in if you can't stand the look of them.
    This.

    If you dont like the label, buy a different cart and sell the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko View Post
    This.

    If you dont like the label, buy a different cart and sell the old one.
    Okay good point and point taken!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Dangerous View Post
    Those look really cool actually! I love the frosted surrounds with clear centers putting the circuit boards on display as art! Great idea!

    Sadly they are out of stock...AND the real deal breaker, do not fit in Shock Boxes..

    Thanks for the tips on taking the carts apart.
    Yeah sorry. These are a pain to make. So havenít restocked. (The 2nd batch did fit shock boxes)

    Original shells are best. The intent of these and any future iteration is to help people with destroyed shells. So they donít sack cheap games just for their shells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Dangerous View Post
    Some of my carts are pretty nasty; looking to put them in new shells with nice labels in English. The Neo-Store is sold out of the clear carts. Anyone know of ANYONE else making/selling MVS cart shell replacements?

    Also; is there a good video on how to disassemble an MVS cart without breaking anything? My boards are pretty loose in my copy of Cyber Lip and i'd like to re-seat them. Thanks!
    You can get repro cart shells on Ali Express.

    You can stop boards from rattling using common household products such as caulk, hot glue and spray foam insulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko View Post
    This.

    If you dont like the label, buy a different cart and sell the old one.

    This is what I did when I first started buying MVS carts. Remember buying over 20 cheapo carts from Yaton back in the days. Little by little replaced almost all of them with cleaner one's or carts that had authentic cases and labels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Alec View Post
    Don't replace original shells and labels with repros, no matter how bad the condition. Original is always better. This scene doesn't need more people devaluing legit games. I hate the shit out of getting a cart that has had its JP label replaced with a fake one.

    Just do your best to clean them up. Get shockboxes to store them in if you can't stand the look of them.
    We can all get out of this thread, it's been closed by Neo Alec with this comment.

    A proper cleaning, you may even polish the shell a bit with car paint polisher and blow the pcbs with air and that's it. Don't fuck up originals. You've been warned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawwa View Post
    You've been warned.
    This comment makes me want to punch you in the throat.
    If this were West Korea, i'd invite you to eat a bowl of fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carless Walker View Post
    This comment makes me want to punch you in the throat.
    If this were West Korea, i'd invite you to eat a bowl of fuck.
    Agreed. Who does this guy think he is? 'you've been warned' haha get the fuck out of here boss man.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawwa View Post
    You've been warned.
    Heh... I do the warning around here mofo...

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    PS. You've now.. been TOLD!

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    Is "warned" such a strong word in this context? Didn't know that but duly noted.

    Anyway, I still think that repro labels/repro shells should be avoided unless the label/shell is missing or absolutely ruined.

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