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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  • New ones are 2$

    Nikola Stajcic June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • i have never loved this shit

    yesser labidi June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • You could trade that Tetriz for a btc at Mechanic

    James Bradam June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • I remember when I was a kid myself I played on these retro consoles back then, I really liked the brick games, but they were a little bit weird.

    Vladut Cotarlan June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • Tetris

    Никифор Рогулин June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • I actually had three of these. One was made in 2000 and actually read just 500in1 as opposed to that bunch of 9s, and was that kind of PCB green. The 2nd was a GBC/PSP styled yellow/orange one, and it was a bit more advanced, as IIRC it also had a built in calculator that served as some kind of standby mode. The 3rd was similar to the one pictured here, with the difference being that it was a metallic green (kinda like the emerald green Galaxy S6, but somehow turned matte instead of glossy) and had a black back. It was my cousin's (ironic since she's a girl, and she got it around 2011-12) but she gave it to me as she didn't like it.

    BTW, cutting the speaker was pretty dumb. At least for me, since I clearly recall having a sound button to mute on all 3 brick games.

    And ngl the boxes these came in were pretty nifty.

    NirvanaShotgun June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • in which toilet do you always find them? and then in exactly the same pissed off look? own urine in the bathtub 😂

    Cyriousyler1986 June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • Wouldn't it be soapy water and not watery soap😂

    Benedikt Dobiess June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • This things are very popular here in Venezuela even today there are some places selling some of this shit xD

    Sirpixel June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • Yes there are definitely 99999999 in 1

    Calibac June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • So satisfying to see something old, yellowed and broken made new again. Great video!!! (Jan Griffiths).

    Douglas Griffiths June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • I like this zo much. Its so refreshing.

    Abe Mintjes June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • The creaking

    social scape June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • eso yo tenia cuando era un ñiño que recuerdos xD

    antonio rodriguez June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • Tarkov bring me here
    And one more tip, when you get this brick game item in the tarkov, you can barter the money with the mechanic

    Hyeong Seok Lee June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • I heard these are worth a bitcoin

    ThatKidMatt25 June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • You have very nice hands….not trying to be weird.

    Poopyhead June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • y’all were out here with your N64’s and Playstations meanwhile eastern europe had this lol

    it was such a weird time because most people had shitty nes clones by the time the PS3 and WII came out

    Squidiffer June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • Boys in 1980s: WOW AWESOME GRAPHICS !!!!

    SohRab_IQ June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • I think it had a front screen like the gameboy

    The peeps June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • I had this trash.
    I actually had fun with it, and played every game, even tho it sucked and it was hard to see what was going on.
    Now I have dozens of great Steam games I barely touched if at all, because I don't feel like it.

    J M June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • тетрис вниз летит а не вверх. идиот все сломал

    Ququk June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • Why does those plastic has yellow thing?

    Jede Rick Baldecañas June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • childhood scam… 9999999999 GAMES IN 1 XD

    mark Casiano June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • I love these videos but they give me sorta a asmr vibe

    Sandwichguy270 Animations June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • Its over 9000!!

    LargoDono June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • "Watery Soap"

    Brooke Johnson June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • This is like a $500 repair for a $2 piece of electronic.

    REVOFEV June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply
  • Im 100% i had one of these as a kid the little smiley is very familiar and i played with it till the screen burnt out.

    Jacket June 27, 2020 1:16 pm Reply

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