20 Year Member
- Sep 28, 2001
I've had this Savage Reign homecart for a while now that has lines in the screen but I've been too chicken to pop it open to try to troubleshoot. I finally got the proper tools and opened it (pretty easy as it turns out) to try to fix it. Everything is legit and it looks good. There were a few suspect solder joints and the connector was a little dirty so I thoroughly cleaned the connectors with Deoxit and I reflowed every through hole joint on the CHA board hoping it was just a cold solder joint somewhere. The game seems to play fine and there are no sound issues so I didn't mess with the PROG board at all. There is no corrosion on the PCBs at all and other than not working the cart is in great shape. I'm good with soldering and such but I don't know enough about how these carts actually work to go further in troubleshooting. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?