Get ready to feel nostalgic because we're going back to 1989, when the Game Boy was king. is a YouTube channel that restores various items and tools such as lighters and hammers. Recently, Odd Tinkering took on a Game Boy refurb but as you can see, this classic handheld game system needed a lot of love.
The fifteen minute video shows Odd Tinkering's process from unbo, to dismantling, to soldering, and finally, a thorough cleaning with soap and water mixture to remove 30 years of embedded dirt.
And the work paid off: Once the Game Boy had been disassembled, Odd Tinkering put the plastic shell in a Zip Lock bag with 12 percent hydrogen peroxide and heated the liquid between 45-50 degrees celsius.
"I found that if you go much over 50 degrees celsius, your plastic will lose its original color. This method...removes the yellowing and won't turn the plastic white, according to the video, also stating that it's important to stay within the given temperature range because going any higher could melt the plastic body.
After using ethanol to clean some of the metal components, the Game Boy was reassembled and appeared to be in mint condition.