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Megadrive 1 Refurbish (with video)

By Gavin Davies

I bought two broken Megadrives for £20 from eBay. I managed to fix one of them, and it cleaned up pretty nicely!

Here’s what I did:

  1. Cleaned the cartridge socket
  2. Replaced the top casing with one with a working switch
  3. Cleaned the PCB with IPA
  4. Cleaned the casing
  5. Re-painted the “16 bit” in gold pen
  6. Used a sharpie to go over white marks that wouldn’t buff out

I’m going to have a go at the other one soon :-) Although, that one doesn’t power up, so could be SRS BIZNS…