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: grgone.info/will/s5l2e5Wxc7CnqIU/b-nteo
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: grgone.info/will/zsqJiqOjnrp8lKc/b-nteo
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  1. Joseph Joestar

    Joseph Joestar

    Πριν ημέρα

    ain't worth the money to restore something too cheap...

  2. Snipars Sniff

    Snipars Sniff

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    This is the comment about Escape From Tarkov you've been searching for

  3. Poob nation

    Poob nation

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    My mom loves Nintendo she was born in 1984

  4. James Netherian

    James Netherian

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    OMG I had one of these Tetris Handheld!

  5. Patata Boom

    Patata Boom

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    My controller has the same problem with a button that this gameboy used to have. Is it wise to try to fix it myself? I was curious how did you repaired it but turns out you just take it off and put it back in lol.

  6. Speedy Paul

    Speedy Paul

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Tetris....its so crap its good :) LOL

  7. TMLtech

    TMLtech

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    You are too slow bro...

  8. Zink Wis

    Zink Wis

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    On Brazil he's only came with tetris I would never know that there's a original version and he came with more than this

  9. CHRᎾME

    CHRᎾME

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    I owned one 🤗

  10. johneygd

    johneygd

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    I own the black version of it😁

  11. Bruno _ Oliveira _ Rosa _ 78

    Bruno _ Oliveira _ Rosa _ 78

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    i have one, when i was children, Good Times😪

  12. NovenTV

    NovenTV

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    Mais barato comprar outro!

  13. boyfriend

    boyfriend

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    Next: restored a bootleg console that claimed have 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 games in 1

  14. Albert Jaro Hong

    Albert Jaro Hong

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    where's ducktor?

  15. THYPER

    THYPER

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    I used to have one of these before I got a GBA SP. Happy memories

  16. Nix

    Nix

    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    LOL, I remember those games. "10 Million games!" and all of them Tetris

  17. Karbry Ramirez

    Karbry Ramirez

    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    When life gives you digital bricks make over a thousand Tetris games lol

  18. Nathaniel Jones

    Nathaniel Jones

    Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Omg I had one and my parents wouldn't get me a nintendo

  19. debbalt

    debbalt

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    I had this handheld as a kid, but mine was actually bright yellow lol

  20. shadothezombie

    shadothezombie

    Πριν 22 ημέρες

    I had this shit as a kid. It felt awesome when we werent so spolied. Now kids have access to smartphones since toddlers and this console can never catch their attention. Great video as always!

  21. Yuleica Gonzalez

    Yuleica Gonzalez

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Jugando tetris en serrados no sirve

  22. doritojesus

    doritojesus

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    the missing screws suggest that someone else opened that thing up but i cant imagine why if it looks like that when you get your hands on it

  23. Nayim Pelaez

    Nayim Pelaez

    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    Where's the Ducktor?

  24. Gerhard Stolz

    Gerhard Stolz

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    12:29, ooo, the sound of my childhood)))

  25. krrezba_almost

    krrezba_almost

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    I used to have same

  26. Donny

    Donny

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    Instead of watery soap, does one get same result when using soapy water?

  27. RIITMUS PRIME

    RIITMUS PRIME

    Πριν μήνα

    All latinoamerica they have that thing at least once in your life

  28. Deutsches Dodecahedron

    Deutsches Dodecahedron

    Πριν μήνα

    I had one of these when I was 5, and i think i still have it.

  29. Bo

    Bo

    Πριν μήνα

    0:45 That's the moment I decided to subscribe

  30. Cake is yummy

    Cake is yummy

    Πριν μήνα

    The 2 times speed option is a Blessing! :D

  31. GD with shourya

    GD with shourya

    Πριν μήνα

    i have this same one but its red

  32. Malin Ljungkvist

    Malin Ljungkvist

    Πριν μήνα

    I remember my mom had something like this when I was younger, I used to love playing on it!

  33. Camila

    Camila

    Πριν μήνα

    Ah yes. 9999999 games, but actually is just tetris, all of them

  34. Emrehan E

    Emrehan E

    Πριν μήνα

    Why

  35. Christofer A. Gomez Baez

    Christofer A. Gomez Baez

    Πριν μήνα

    9999999 Games In One Thanos:Impossible Xd

  36. DandiFire Productions

    DandiFire Productions

    Πριν μήνα

    ninety-nine million nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine games in 1 brick game console? That's impossible!

  37. Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee

    Πριν μήνα

    I remember having one in Orange

  38. Ad Yan

    Ad Yan

    Πριν μήνα

    Wow I literally bought one of these not too long ago and then found this video

  39. PH10 Silva

    PH10 Silva

    Πριν μήνα

    The LEGENDARY kkkkkk

  40. Lucy Ricardo

    Lucy Ricardo

    Πριν μήνα

    Does anyone know where the programming information for all those games is stored? The circuit just seemed so simple. I don't know much of anything about how tech is made but the simplicity of this one really messed with my mind. Where is all the information stored? Behind the screen?

  41. Ярослав

    Ярослав

    Πριν μήνα

    Очень круто 🆒

  42. Alex Oliveira

    Alex Oliveira

    Πριν μήνα

    Tenho um transparente

  43. NellyOnly

    NellyOnly

    Πριν μήνα

    oh wow, this is such nostalgia!! I still have the device and... 20+years later it still works like a charm to this day (or so mum claims as she's the one who has it...) I remember getting this and I played on it all the time. Super Mario? Nah. Boring. Tetris?? YASS. So fun to see this again, I had almost forgotten it. I wonder if I can get it back from her... Hm Anyway, watching these videos are pretty calming and I love reading the captions you make as well as including the small infoboxes of screws and such

  44. rom ret

    rom ret

    Πριν μήνα

    русских завести охота

  45. mięsny

    mięsny

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    but it costs 2-4 dollars but working and new

  46. NSA

    NSA

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I had the same one :)

  47. Vivia Waag

    Vivia Waag

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    To be honest, I actually had one of these when I was a kid. But it said Tetris, in cube text and didn’t have that emojicon on there.

  48. JoseGamerYT 123

    JoseGamerYT 123

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I actually had a very similar model a few years ago, however I can't find it. I had quite a bit of fun with it, I wish I could find it.

  49. Diego541

    Diego541

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Do you ever have to make decals when the labels are gone or damaged in the cleaning process?

  50. MC Chase

    MC Chase

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    What's with the layout of the handheld? What's the point of the bump?

  51. Kyle

    Kyle

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Sell it to the mechanic for a bit coin

  52. Valeria F. Soto

    Valeria F. Soto

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I have the same and it still works!

  53. shaista nabee

    shaista nabee

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Me to

  54. lordjpp

    lordjpp

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    the classic real-life clickbait

  55. Millie Allen

    Millie Allen

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Now you can trade it for a Bitcoin!

  56. Fabrício Santos

    Fabrício Santos

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I had one of these miss you lol

  57. Hannah Pua XW

    Hannah Pua XW

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Where is duckster ?

  58. tirkdiamond

    tirkdiamond

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    18:18 lol!!!!

  59. Armin

    Armin

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Ah yes, ex soviet childhood memories. 99 999 999 games in one for 2 bucks from a stand next to a green market on a saturday? Hell yeah!

  60. Riki Iskandar

    Riki Iskandar

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Only 2 dollar?i just buy 1 follar abd still work

  61. cesar7peru cesar7peru

    cesar7peru cesar7peru

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    The soldering is my favorite part So pleasant to see

  62. tirkdiamond

    tirkdiamond

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Oh, I had this!

  63. Lorenzo Hemulgada

    Lorenzo Hemulgada

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Alexey Pajitnov (the creator of Tetris) would be really proud.. Keep up the good work, sir!

  64. Kokichi Oma

    Kokichi Oma

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Tetris *Chiaki is that you?*

  65. Ryo Miki

    Ryo Miki

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I miss this game console 😘❤️💖

  66. Rogerzitto

    Rogerzitto

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    This vídeo is Very VERY HIPER VERY GOOD

  67. Christopher Bennett

    Christopher Bennett

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I had this EXACT game years ago!! My sister had one too! It was so amazing!

  68. OfTheFuture IntoThePast

    OfTheFuture IntoThePast

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Yeahh right it's cheap, that thing is still working!

  69. Robert 91XD

    Robert 91XD

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    It still works wow now it's new again

  70. Yanyan Candaza

    Yanyan Candaza

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Mine

  71. konzolhungary

    konzolhungary

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    "You can polish a turd"

  72. TDC

    TDC

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    That plastic noise mentally hurts me

  73. NastyKhan

    NastyKhan

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Ad: Here are 9999999 games in one device! Reality: Here is 1 game on 9999999+ devices on entire planet.

  74. Insert Name

    Insert Name

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I used to play on those, but they would brake so easily..

  75. AngelDRose

    AngelDRose

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I want to know what he does with all the electronics he restores. Does he have a room set up like a massive collection of older electronics? Does he sell them on eBay or in a pawn shop? Does he save them and give them away at Christmas to kids who couldn’t afford one? I need answers!

  76. Hotsuma

    Hotsuma

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Do you sell the things you fix?

  77. TheMGMjr

    TheMGMjr

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    i feel like this is really inefficient. please speed up ok?

  78. Comrade101

    Comrade101

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I have one, these are garbage

  79. Anderson Cunha Santos

    Anderson Cunha Santos

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Do youself electroplating 👍 Somehow watching your videos is satisfying.😌

  80. J Nease

    J Nease

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    This might be a dumb question, but why do you always put bolts on the things you are retro-brighting? Is it to weigh it down or does it help in the process?

  81. G4 System

    G4 System

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Wow, This game is not just Tetris if you remember correctly But I used to play some kind of airplane if I remember correctly

  82. RiTheJammyBrit

    RiTheJammyBrit

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Omg I remember these. I had so many cuz they kept breaking lmao

  83. Deniz Gözen Ama Kedili Olan

    Deniz Gözen Ama Kedili Olan

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    this brick game is 3 dollars

  84. Gentleman Turkish

    Gentleman Turkish

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    My computer is getting too hot, if I'm playing games, it shuts down, the fan is broken. I don't understand if the video card is broken. I will send my computer to you 😂😂😂😂

  85. mohamed aly

    mohamed aly

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    4:46 I was trying to restore my Tetris handheld game. unfortunately I cut one of those pink straps behind the screen. is there any way to put it together again or connect the screen without it??!!!

  86. ʍaċaʀօռ MТ

    ʍaċaʀօռ MТ

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Mine is kinda..uhm..the inside is broken and I don't know to fix it.

  87. Krisztian Veres

    Krisztian Veres

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    :)

  88. Krisztian Veres

    Krisztian Veres

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Aszota mar anyi midenen keresztul metem most a nyakedo asz uj divat

  89. Krisztian Veres

    Krisztian Veres

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Jo kis jatek volt 8 evesen

  90. tecrubio

    tecrubio

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Goodbye childhood

  91. Jorge Bautista

    Jorge Bautista

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    you're a hero!

  92. Atmora

    Atmora

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Where the ductor? :( Hes my favourite part

  93. Satyajeet Bose

    Satyajeet Bose

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Why didn't he fix the faded 'SUPER' written above the console😑

  94. Filthy Degenerate

    Filthy Degenerate

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I am certain thousands of these things were made, but as a kid I never saw anyone other than myself own one... So I like to imagine that this is my long lost game he is restoring.

  95. BlueShark

    BlueShark

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    90s console

  96. Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi

    Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Imagine some sap selling this on the flea market for $2 😂

  97. Teodor Kostoski

    Teodor Kostoski

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I have one just like this and its working

  98. insyd

    insyd

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    An handicap friend of mind play with this many years with only one finger. She better than me play with my two hand.

  99. Muhammad khairi

    Muhammad khairi

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I used to have one of these when I was 6 then I lost it at my stepmother house :(

  100. S

    S

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Ok but *does it have what it takes* *T0* *RUN DOOM*???

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