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Refurbishment & Restoration

We aim to provide you with quality products and therefore each item receives great care and attention to ensure their longevity and ultimately to maximise your Gaming Experience.
 
Regardless of condition; every item follows a defined process to maximise its longevity and to improve its visual appearance. Some items may take longer than others, but every item is quality checked at specific stages to ensure that it meets the required standards before being ready for distribution to our Fellow Gamers.
 
Many units of consoles and games all over the world have been sold (especially in the 90s). It is our ambition to restore these little gems so that we can continue to enjoy them for another 20 years. We would rather not rely on third-rate Emulators to try and replicate them. We believe the gaming industry of old was so good in the first place, we see no reason why with a little TLC we cannot keep it going for another few decades.
 
To let you in on how we look after these beauties; please see below on what takes place at every stage:

OUTSIDE

  • Dirt, dust, grease, stains and marks will be removed from the outer shell including grooves, air vents and hard to reach places such as ports
  • Special tools and good old soap and water will be used along with alcohol solution for the more stubborn of elements
  • Label damage (especially to games) are carefully restored by our patient expert, where possible
  • Where applicable connector pins will be restored as much as is possible, using special chemicals to avoid damage to the components   
  • The item will also be finished with a good old fashioned polish to give it that new look feel

INSIDE

  • Dirt, dust and grease will be removed from the inner shell including grooves, air vents and hard to reach places. Again special tools and good old soap and water will be used along with alcohol solution for the more stubborn of elements
  • The motherboard, fan and surrounding internal shells will be cleaned, removing dirt, dust and grease where possible
  • All buttons, catches and ports will be disassembled and cleaned, removing dirt, dust and grease where possible
  • Where applicable connector pins will be restored as much as is possible, using special chemicals to avoid damage to the components
  • For Handheld Units; dirt, dust, marks, grease & fingerprints will be removed from the screens

TESTING 

(before sale and prior to dispatch)

We test every console, handheld, game, controller and accessory thoroughly to ensure they operate correctly - it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it ;o) – and this includes:

  • Power Packs
  • Aerial Leads
  • RF Cables
  • Batteries g. internal battery backup for a cartridge based games with a save function
  • Screens
  • Guns
  • Adapters
  • Memory Cards
In addition; we always try to test accessories with the system they were intended for due to the potential of compatibility issues. e.g. some GameCube ‘AV leads’ only work with specific models of the GameCube.
 
Should you have any queries or questions about us or Gaming in general then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
enquiry@gameovergaming.co.uk
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