Restoring Broken Formula Racing Game - Retro Game Restoration

I bought this retro Formula racing game for restoration. It's called Grand Prix and it was made by CGL. The LCD screen badly damaged and one of the levers has been broken.
I noticed the color of the console is a bit different from the usual yellowing in the items I restore. It looks almost like there is a green tint to it so I was expecting it to stay the same color in the hydrogen peroxide bath. The process is called retrobright and it removes the yellowing and when done correctly it won't change the original color. If the original color under the yellowing has faded it will stay faded. So it should not affect the pigment in the plastic but only bromide, the substance that causes the plastic to yellow.
I had to look for the spare screen for a long time because that type of damage is unrepairable and they don't make new screen anymore. Luckily I found somebody who had a broken device with functional screen and they were willing to sell it for me. Since he also had the switches I also bought those from him even though I think I could have fixed the broken parts as well.
After changing the screen and one of the switches I had to replace the battery contacts. The original ones were in very bad condition and some of them were broken. I took 0.2 mm thick sheet of brass and pressed the dimples to the metal with a special tool that I designed just for the purpose. The brass is so thin I could cut it with scissors. I was very similar to cut as as thick crafting paper, so I still could get the wanted shapes easily. The brass was nickel plated to protect if from oxidation in the future. The original contacts were plated as well but some acidic solution had leaked from the batteries, which had dissolved the nickel. My nickel plating tutorial:
After assembly I noticed the other switch was broken as well so I had to replace that as well. The process was exactly like the first one so I didn't show it that much.
The game works perfectly now and it's actually pretty fun to play. I enjoy this type of game a lot, considering how simple it is. And this game has bearable sounds unlike most of these old handheld gaming consoles.
Thanks for watching!
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Screw driver set:
Mini heatgun / solder iron
Hydrogen peroxide:
UV LED strip:
99.9% isopropyl alcohol (IPA):
Power source (for leds):
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  1. Inan Ibrahim

    Inan Ibrahim

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    Super work

  2. Nemrod Cruz

    Nemrod Cruz

    Πριν ημέρα

    what did you study to be able to repair all that?

  3. John Stewart

    John Stewart

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    I enjoy these restoration jobs you do. Relaxing. Soldering tip, get a sponge, wet it and squeeze it out, use it to clean your tip. Whet the clean tip with solder, that makes heat transfer more efficient. Also it protects the tip while at rest I between use, the solder oxidizes instead of the tip

  4. Ariel S.

    Ariel S.

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Genius bro

  5. Abrar game

    Abrar game

    Πριν 7 ημέρες

  6. Chris Handsome

    Chris Handsome

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Tool for metal dimples is either very expensive or very hard to find. Tysy: “Fine, I’ll do it myself!”

  7. boyfriend


    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    I love these restoration consoles!

  8. moslem khedri

    moslem khedri

    Πριν 15 ημέρες


  9. davidgerow


    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    What do you do with your restored items?

  10. EL RICH XD


    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    This is the video number 100!

  11. Renan Dias Rennó

    Renan Dias Rennó

    Πριν μήνα

    Woke up with a stomach ache, as I was trying to eat some healthy serial I watched this video. I feel better now :)

  12. Viktor Viktorov

    Viktor Viktorov

    Πριν μήνα

    This is perfect job 👍👍👍🙂

  13. Mota


    Πριν μήνα

    Wonderful job!

  14. Nugraha Widhy

    Nugraha Widhy

    Πριν μήνα

    It’s a may zinc! Satisfying, big efforts. U’re the man.

  15. MichaelH


    Πριν μήνα

    Great video, thanks for making! The screwdriver set link doesn't work for me, is there an updated link?

  16. joseph Lefebvre

    joseph Lefebvre

    Πριν μήνα

    man you really go the extra mile! Proper restorations sir.

  17. Steve


    Πριν μήνα

    I used to have a game system like that no idea what happened to it tho

  18. N E O the PiT

    N E O the PiT

    Πριν μήνα

    I've been watching your restorations on old game gadgets., and boy was I impressed! Just wondering though, what do you do with the restored items? Do you resell it or do you keep it?

  19. Kaxew GT

    Kaxew GT

    Πριν μήνα

    its best with headphones

  20. Dionivam R

    Dionivam R

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Please. Restore a Motorola Razr V3 Pink or Black phone. Please !!!

  21. Peter Saup

    Peter Saup

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Can you reuse the peroxide after removing the yellowing?

  22. Jorge Lopez

    Jorge Lopez

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Very good job! You are very nice restoring consoles an other things!!

  23. Wesley McNeese

    Wesley McNeese

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    10 seconds in and I found my new favorite channel

  24. Dillon Stone

    Dillon Stone

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Do a pair of Skis or a Snowboard

  25. Rhever TV

    Rhever TV

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    You're the fucking master, my respects forever, greatings from México 🇲🇽, i ll admire to you much!

  26. Qandiyas kunzx

    Qandiyas kunzx

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Tukang servis luar negeri boleh juga

  27. Robert F

    Robert F

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    3:59 what is this quackery...? 8:31 i can see you didn't torture yourself with lead-free solder, lead-free always solidifies itself as a mat grey, 18:40 Optionally, one can actually take apart the switch and clean the internals of it, I actually had to do that on a laptop where the WIFI switch and mouse buttons were cutting out a lot.

  28. matthew luischan

    matthew luischan

    Πριν 2 μήνες


  29. Donuts Vids

    Donuts Vids

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I love seeing ducktor, he is cute! 🐥

  30. DireBowser


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    It seems Master Hand and Crazy hand got into repair after Smash Bros Ultimate.



    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Hyvää työtä👍

  32. Michael Parylak

    Michael Parylak

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Handheld race car game that looks like a spaceship.I think you jog my memory. I had one that worked similar to this. But no lever style buttons. Just push button. Probably a design it was a little further along in the industry lol.

  33. frida kahlo

    frida kahlo

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    That 'made in japan' imprint brings so many childhood memories :)

  34. Fabian de la Cruz Lopez

    Fabian de la Cruz Lopez

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Saludos desde México

  35. Erik B

    Erik B

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I actually really appreciate no dialogue in your videos. You're amazing.

  36. Hamza Gaming YT

    Hamza Gaming YT

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    5:17 ♥️♥️♥️🙈🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺♥️

  37. MochaFur


    Πριν 2 μήνες


  38. Chris Baines

    Chris Baines

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    You should rename the channel to, "Ad TInkering" on account of the spew of ads that are thrown in with the video every two minutes.

  39. LatinGlo TV

    LatinGlo TV

    Πριν 2 μήνες


  40. EdgyShooter


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    It's nice to see a less common handheld get some love! :)

  41. Albert Walter

    Albert Walter

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    You are simply a GENIUS.

  42. warmCabin


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Why do you always replace the foil on the reverse solarium every time?

  43. Redtuxedough


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    What if it just got to 3:00 and he said "the screen is unfixable" and video just ended

  44. Varxants シ

    Varxants シ

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Not joking he could be iron man if he wanted to

  45. Downtown Clay Davis

    Downtown Clay Davis

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Dammit, let me go to sleep!

  46. Alicia Powers

    Alicia Powers

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Kyrie Irving

  47. sahar banaiee

    sahar banaiee

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Premier League

  48. Gysahl Gemüse

    Gysahl Gemüse

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I'm watching only since yesterday but I'm already a big fan of the ducktor. I also like you goofing around and doing silly stuff to get shots so keep on doing that.

  49. Henggar Wibowo

    Henggar Wibowo

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Hello... Is it going to make any difference if I use hydrogen peroxide 3% or 50%..? I saw the product you use is hydrogen peroxide 12%.. Great video as usual btw..! I'm a fan of the ductor! 🦆

  50. Alex Gourley

    Alex Gourley

    Πριν 3 μήνες


  51. hinata_usijima the youtube channel

    hinata_usijima the youtube channel

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Question:do you play with this consoles and games and the Nintendo 64

  52. Game Queen

    Game Queen

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Your videos are so relaxing! I love listening to the sounds. It seems so cool to be able to repair all sorts of devices and it seems like a good trend to catch on. I think of how wasteful throwing out old electronics can be and how new electronics are always being manufactured. That's gotta take a toll on the planet. I feel like there is an interest in collecting old things, retro consoles and games. Repairing them and finding the joy in the classics would be a great option.

  53. marksapollo


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I actually had this game when I was young in the 80’s. It was pretty cool at the time.

  54. TechnoWaffol


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I had to pause just to say the color matching was impressive, resuming watching the rest of the video now.

  55. Caleb Moak

    Caleb Moak

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    you are so thorough, a little discoloration on the inside of the battery compartment which coverd by both the batteries and battery cover and you mix new paint for it. well done!

  56. Petit Citron Masqué

    Petit Citron Masqué

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    All of that work and spare parts for a pop station

  57. Spelter


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Nice job. You should put something on the clamps of your third hand for soldering. I used shrinking tube so the board won't get scratched and maybe kicking my ass with hard repairs.

  58. Slughter Comunist

    Slughter Comunist

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I wonder if other hand healds have the capacity to give you brain damage like a gameboy or ds does when you drop it on your face

  59. Bencredible_Jeep_Adventure


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    So glad I stumbled on to this channel! Do you resale these? If so do you have a website or eBay page? Would love to buy a restored vintage game.

  60. Danielle Maldonado

    Danielle Maldonado

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Me at 3:00 AM watching this: 👁👄👁 (All jokes aside good job!)

  61. Rid Z

    Rid Z

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    These vids are so damn relaxing to watch.

  62. mohamed fasil

    mohamed fasil

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    You're not doing restoration youre doing miracles 🎉🔥🔥

  63. genteboa667


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I really enjoy seen you bringing all of those treasures back to life and please keep it up.

  64. its every day bro with the disney channel amog uss

    its every day bro with the disney channel amog uss

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    This dude in 2069:restoring the idk dollars titanic



    Πριν 3 μήνες


  66. Andrew Drabble

    Andrew Drabble

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Love how it's shaped like a spaceship so if it ever does break down and is unrepairable, it at least could have a new life as the basis of a space craft model

  67. Cryptid with no forest

    Cryptid with no forest

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Anyone else expected the duck to get a bubble hat?

  68. Josh G

    Josh G

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I've always been curious why would you use isopropyl alcohol to clean the motherboards and such? I mean I know you don't use water because that would be dumb but anyone know why that could explain please?

    • Ryan Soji

      Ryan Soji

      Πριν 2 μήνες

      Isopropyl alcohol won't damage electronics.

  69. Clapano


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    lol looks like something from call of duty

  70. Jaime Gonzalez

    Jaime Gonzalez

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Can you fix my ps4?

  71. OutlanderFrog


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    is the green liquid just dishwasher when you wash the plastic parts?

  72. JORGE Sosa

    JORGE Sosa

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Were did learn how to fix stuff

  73. Spring David

    Spring David

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    what if we kissed as the formula racing game? 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 🤏😎👍 jk haha Unless... 🤏👓😳

  74. The Alchemist

    The Alchemist

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Gotta be a Sega Game gear soon

  75. Andrew Ponti

    Andrew Ponti

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    So amazing as usual. Extremely satisfying to see the work that goes into it and bringing something back from the dead! Feeds my OCD-ness so nicely

  76. TheClassicGamer


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    3:02 I thought it was someone’s blood when you said bleeding for the lcd pixel

  77. Wanda N

    Wanda N

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    You never fail to amaze me

  78. James Mulholland

    James Mulholland

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Can I make a request for a custom knife? I'll give details based on reply

    • James Mulholland

      James Mulholland

      Πριν 3 μήνες

      @Odd Tinkering thank you for replying I figured I'd try keep up the awesome work you do I'll look him up

    • Odd Tinkering

      Odd Tinkering

      Πριν 3 μήνες

      Hello, sorry, I don't do that sort of business as videos take so much of my time. I'd recommend my friend who has GRgone channel called DiesInEveryFilm Customs. He makes really cool knives

  79. PJ Langone

    PJ Langone

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I left the same comment on Rescue & Restore's latest video and it's not as prevalent on your videos, but the message still applies to most, if not all, restoration channels. I don't understand why so many people dislike these types of restoration videos. Not as prevalent on this specific video because of how new it is, but typically these videos get thousands of dislikes. I assume it's because people think that the items are planted and artificially rusted and such, but it's quite easy to tell when someone does that. The only other reason I can think of is that most of these restorations are invasive and destructive (especially with metal or larger items), meaning they don't preserve the originality of the item, but that's not really an issue to me. Most of these items are lost to time anyway, so it's cool to see someone take something and breathe new life into it. Tl;dr - I don't understand the hate that most genuine restoration channels get on their dislikes.

  80. Phonotical


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    You can also fox those screens by moving the crystals out of place using ultrasonics

  81. Phonotical


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    You and the harsh abrasive on soft plastic, agh

  82. Pokémaster


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Hey can you please restore an old new Nintendo 3ds xl please because i think that would be interesting

  83. Алимхан Нуржанов

    Алимхан Нуржанов

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Здравствуйте,мне бы хотелось как русскому, субтитры на русском языке если бы вы это сделаете будет очень приятно.

  84. Karenina Kahler

    Karenina Kahler

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    So nice of the Ducktor to share his pool

  85. burak eriş

    burak eriş

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    İ'm sure that ducktor will find the vaccine for the coronavirus

  86. Daniel Jungers

    Daniel Jungers

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    any chance you can do a game gear? Mine won't turn on properly anymore and I've been meaning to try to restore it.

  87. RonenQW3


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Did you know that copper is the best material for electricity? Like the comment if you didn't.

  88. Al Doc

    Al Doc

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Great how you bring these things back to life. Do you have a link to a video how to restore a scratched display? Or some hints how to go about it. Thanks in advance for your help.

  89. Nick Black

    Nick Black

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    What kind of microphone do you use? The sound really adds to these videos. Thanks

  90. M9 Fam

    M9 Fam

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I wish she could do voice reveal

  91. Birgöz Atalım

    Birgöz Atalım

    Πριν 3 μήνες


  92. VanYoshi


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    I swear, he’s gonna be like, “So I just bought this North American P-51 for 400$ because it wasn’t starting up and is missing a few parts. Lets see if we can fix it and get it flying again”

  93. Panik


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Man these videos really inspire me especially this guy. I found a broken n64 months ago in the trash so I kept it for display. But then I decided to fix it recently and I managed to do it. Thanks odd tinkering for being an inspiration to fix things and giving them a second chance! :D

  94. Neon XiC

    Neon XiC

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    WOW!! Your Vids are OUTSTANDING!! Can you make one with a TOMY RACING COCKPIT DASHBOARD? 🚘😃

  95. Paisas 2008

    Paisas 2008

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    30 years later: "I restored a PS5 off of eBay for $2."

    • Donuts Vids

      Donuts Vids

      Πριν 13 ημέρες

      @AM35 lol oof

    • AM35


      Πριν 15 ημέρες

      @Donuts Vids maybe more like ps8 or ps9

    • Donuts Vids

      Donuts Vids

      Πριν 2 μήνες

      Imagine once the ps15 will be released

    • Alec


      Πριν 2 μήνες

      yeah lol

  96. Müllerman


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Even his tools look so clean. The tools I have at home are as old as my grandparents and need to be restored themselves.

  97. freckled cracker

    freckled cracker

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Butter to taste: proceeds to put ENTIRE brick in pot.

  98. Khadija Hanan Siswa

    Khadija Hanan Siswa

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Your restoration is so relaxing i luv it im happy you uploaded this🥰

  99. Ham


    Πριν 3 μήνες

    The screwdriver kit link no longer works, just thought you should know!

  100. Vicarious One

    Vicarious One

    Πριν 3 μήνες

    Me: "Hey bro, can I get a sip of that water?" This guy: "It's not water." Me: "VODKA! I like your style!" This guy: "It's Isopropyl Alcohol." Me: "...what?" This guy: -leans in- "it's isopropyl alcohol, p****."

    • Will Solace

      Will Solace

      Πριν 3 μήνες

      Vicarious One how does this have no likes lol