Retro Repair Workshop

This is a series of posts showing repair work and tips on retro video games and hardware by Red Ant Retro.
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Here is a really cool Game Boy backlight mod that I did for a customer before Christmas. Notice how bright and crisp the picture is?  I converted the screen to backlit LED and added a divert mod chip to increase the contrast. Super clear and bright for all day retro gaming on the original Game Boy!

NOTICE: Lots in stock, but need about days to repair/refurbish.The Game Boy is an han

Left side: Before... Right side: After! :)  We professionally clean game cart contacts in a non-invasive way so as to not degrade the printer circuit board which helps to preserve your games and make them work like new again!  Check out our store and inquire with us if you have a batch of games that aren't working well.

Clean any game cart's contacts of any/all oxidation(rust, corrosion) & dirt and do a general clean

We have so many colours of original N64 controllers! Come see our selection...

The standard Nintendo controller. Made by Nintendo. For Use With Nintendo console Servicing & Repair Information Steps taken Opened plastic shell an

Another great looking refurbished system from Red Ant Retro! No-one cleans game consoles better!  6-Month Warranty on all repair & service work!  I'm good at what I do, just contact me to inquire! :)

Another great looking refurbished system from Red Ant Retro! No-one cleans game consoles better! Warranty on all repair & service work! I'm good at what I do, just contact me to inquire!

This poor NES game cart was once a copy of Contra. It seems to be destined for the retro gaming graveyard. Maybe I can fix it someday... still look at all that red rust! :o

This poor NES game cart was once a copy of Contra. It seems to be destined for the retro gaming graveyard. still look at all that red rust!

This old N64 analog stick just fell apart when I opened the controller!  Your controller need a new analog stick? I can install a new one and save you needing a new controller! They have even redesigned it to work & feel like a GameCube analog stick instead!

This old analog stick just fell apart when I opened the controller! Your controller need a new analog stick? I can install a new one and save you needing a new controller! They have even redesigned it to work & feel like a GameCube analog stick instead!

This gets rid of MOST of the dirt and grime, but the rest had to be done by hand. Expect nothing less than our best from our refurbished video game console bundles! :)

This gets rid of MOST of the dirt and grime, but the rest had to be done by hand. Expect nothing less than our best from our refurbished video game console bundles!

This! Is why I tell everyone NOT to use steel wool, sandpaper, Brasso or anything that strips away at metal or plastic. This could have been avoided with proper cleaning!

Is why I tell everyone NOT to use steel wool, sandpaper, Brasso or anything that strips away at metal or plastic. This could have been avoided with proper cleaning!

Ooow so shiny and clean! #NES #retrorepair #dremel #redantretro #theretroshop

Ooow so shiny and clean!


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