Why Super Nintendo consoles eventually turn yellow and how to reverse it

snesyellowAlthough this article is now over 3 years old, RetroCollect only recently came across it due to a recent submission on Digg. We felt it was definately an article worth sharing and preserving for future reference. The write up is by the Vintage Computing and Gaming blog and is by far the most detailed response to the yellowing some old consoles suffer.

The author has taken the time to contact Nintendo about the issue, ask an expect in plastics and also offer solutions to reverse the age of these consoles.

Link: Vintage Computing and Gaming Blog

Last Updated ( 09 March 2010 )  


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(Link to this comment) Arcturius 2010-03-09 16:45
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