Nintendo Told Us All Along That Blowing On The Cartridge Wouldn't Work

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The popular myth has been debunked: you can't blow on cartridges to make them work. Actually, blowing on the cartridge might damage it. Sorry, folks. It's true.

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But, apparently the myth never needed to be debunked in the first place. Nintendo has kind of been telling us all along. We just weren't paying attention. Luke Plunkett wrote about this before, but here's photographic evidence.

First they cautioned us against using anything other than a cleaning kit. But like... who actually used a cleaning kit for their cartridges, really?

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That first warning didn't work. So, they followed it up with something more explicit; a straight up don't blow on it!

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Ah, the hours we could have all saved if we bothered to read, eh?

DISCUSSION

kingchesthair
king chest hair

I don't believe this. Sorry, but the NES cartridges weren't working, and then you'd blow on them and they'd work. So I'm debunking your debunk.