Leave cart inserted?

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Hi,

After buying some really expensive AES-carts I started to consider something that hasn't crossed my mind before: Which is best for the durability of the cart, to leave it inserted in the console between sessions or reinserting it each time?
 

Xian Xi

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just clean the cart once in a while to prevent corrosion.
 

Piratero

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On my 2-slot, I just leave my games inserted... not sure if that causes any problem later on... :(
 

Ajax

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Well, Metal Slug 3 has been in my cab for about 6 months now. SVC has been in for about 5 months and Viewpoint has been in my AES for a couple weeks now. I hope no damage will occur from leaving carts in your systems...
 

Xian Xi

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Piratero said:
On my 2-slot, I just leave my games inserted... not sure if that causes any problem later on... :(

well if there's a power surge then you could fry the boards.
 

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I doubt leaving carts in your MVS boards will cause harm. Just look at the arcades. They're in there all the time.
 

OrochiEddie

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its one of those that wont do anything really, but no harm in taking the carts out.
 

alec

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Leaving it in the system won't do anything bad to the boards at all, MVS games stay in the system for a long time. My Puzzle bobble cart was probably in my mother board from 1994-2005. Taking the cart in and out every time you want to play the game will probably make some marks on the cart though. I don't know if you want to do that. The cart is best protected from the elements and the forces of gravity sitting in its case though. The big SNK letters on the inside might wear out the back a bit, a cloth or thin foam could fix that though. Do what you want to do dude. This is the exact reason I've always refrained from buying expensive AES carts though, since the expensive ones are usually really good games, I've always been afraid that I would put wear on the cart by playing it so much, making it harder to resell. Many AES buyers check for "insertion marks" before they buy a cart, which scares me. Its the dilema that every AES gamer eventually has to face.
 

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MVS: Leave them in unless you have dust covers.
AES: Take them out unless you intend to play the same game again soon.
 

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maybe after like 15 years you will notice corrosion, but it should be fine to leave them in.
 

Ruell

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really the game should be fine even if you leave it in for years. the only console that I've ever had to reinsert carts after a long time is my oldstyle nes. I wish I had a top loader, but oh well.
 

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There is probably about 15 minutes a week that my AES is empty, thats total game change time. I remember having KOF 96 glued in there for several weeks :drool:
 

Kim Kaphwan

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I just tend to leave my carts in the AES. Since I have 2 AES's, I just put 2 different games in each system. A poor man's 2-slot! LOL!
 

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I used to leave my carts inserted in my MSX computer when I was a kid, and one day one of the flaps that closes the insertion slot got loose (the spring of the flap came out of place I think), as off then I never leave carts inserted in this type of slots (with closing flaps).
 

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Pep said:
I used to leave my carts inserted in my MSX computer when I was a kid, and one day one of the flaps that closes the insertion slot got loose (the spring of the flap came out of place I think), as off then I never leave carts inserted in this type of slots (with closing flaps).

Excellent point! Amazingly, I've never even considered this, since I in general would always remove my NES, SNES, Neo Geo carts so they would get the least amount of dust in storage (systems inevitably get dust just from their surroundings even if covered). Fortunately there are no such prohibitions with my 2-slot cabinet :)

Sincerely,

Mikhail
 

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Pep said:
I used to leave my carts inserted in my MSX computer when I was a kid, and one day one of the flaps that closes the insertion slot got loose (the spring of the flap came out of place I think), as off then I never leave carts inserted in this type of slots (with closing flaps).
I had a US Saturn do that from leaving PAR cart in it.
 

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When I still have my AES I never pulled the cart out of the system unless I want to play another game.
 
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