Restoring a Broken $2 Tetris Handheld. 9999999 Games in 1



I bought this old broken Tetris style brick game hand held console for restoration for $2. You can also buy similar devices new for the same price, but sometimes it’s about the journey, not the destination. I don’t know what math they used to calculate the promised 9999999 games, but I think the real number is a bit under 3000, mostly different variation of Tetris. The console is badly yellowed and dirty, the audio doesn’t work, some screws are missing, and there is a lot of rust on the contacts.

I started by disassembling the console. Somehow I was surprised how cheap it was on the inside. Not sure what I expected… I found the audio was missing because one of the wire was loose. I suspect some parent may have done that to make the device silent because the sounds were really loud and irritating. The wire was easy to solder back on.

Second issue with the device was the corroded terminal for battery. This happens when a battery is left on the device and it leaks. This can sometimes ruin the motherboard but in this case everything was fine. I desoldered the terminals and put them in rust remover to get rid of the rust. After this I re-plated the terminals with nickel. Here’s a tutorial to DIY nickel plating I made:

It was necessary to prevent them from rusting again. If I wanted to do an upgrade I could have fitted new terminals from a Gameboy because those are made of copper which is far better conducting.

I also removed the yellowing from the plastic shell which was supposed to be colorless. For this I used the same retrobrighting method as always. H2O2 and UV-light. Full tutorial here:

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Comments

  • Ese yo tenía pero se perdió y era uno negro

    Victor Pratt July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • I'have tetris 9999999

    Sparky King 42 July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • omg I feel I'm old🤦🏻‍♂️🤣

    himo M July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • I was born in 1988

    ANTHONY BENENAULA July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • You could trade that for a Bitcoin! Ask Mechanic

    Luke Donaldson July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • The old school. We were so poor then. We can't even afford that $2 brickgame.

    Pinoy Keyboard Warrior July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • where is the ducktor ? 🙁
    upvote if you want the ducktor back

    Souren lapajian July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • My console has 999999999999999999999899999999938483837378484847373747483949387338748384738383874738383 infinity games
    Except one they isn’t possible and sonic 2 idk why I wrote it like this I don’t make game consoles

    Oof Yeet July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • Although it wouldn't be a restoration, if you took out the guts and replaced them with a Raspberry Pi, you really could have 9,999,999 games in 1.

    porcelaintree July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • People who born in 2010: what the heck is that
    People who born in 1990: is… History

    Salva Gamer July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • @16:15 Hot Schmoo

    Big Nick July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • You can't put a price tag on my entire childhood

    Saikat Basak July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • 0:34 when the right button isn’t right

    A random dinosaur with wifi July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • Everyone had this as a child

    Acoustic02 _ July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • You just… hot glued the speaker back in… huh… makes sense

    no no July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • This device has very strong Soviet vibes

    Blair the cat July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • Funny!

    B Elliott July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • tips on how to play tetris arkanoid
    1. dont move
    2. profit

    FlowingOmega July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • Wow, an old Face Brick Game …

    Rusty el Lego y su Amiguito July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • I used to had one when l was little
    The old memories

    Tia's arts July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • i bought a brand new one with batteries for less than 2 dollars lol

    Doctor Racoon July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • Isopropyl alcohol baby.

    Riveriux Phenom July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • I had that when I was a kid, but I don't understand english and I didn't know there was 9999999 games in 1. I'm only played tetris. 🙁

    WilczycaCzarownica July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • shouldnt have thrown mine out….

    jungoos July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • Bhai please making a vided on this video tumhara video game mera jaisa hai same to same but display nahi aa rahi or sound bhi nahi

    Tech Naitik July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • My
    Child
    Hood

    But that was another model

    Vegetrunks July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • Err. For 2 dolars so yellowed and dirty? I can buy brand new for like 1.75$ (5 Polish zloty). Lol.

    Michał Delert July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • Dude i remember playing this shit as a kid. But i remember the console being blue and having a rabbit drawing

    Rukbat 75 July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply
  • It is very interesting to watch this man doing his arts and crafts, but no one can convince me he is not a closet serial killer (or a known one).

    Tomáš Šefánik July 28, 2020 6:57 pm Reply

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