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Rockman
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« on: January 11, 2018, 05:00:21 AM »

Hello, I recently ordered a Famicom off of Ebay, and the seller claimed to have cleaned and tested the system. Sure enough, it works, although I do have one minor concern: having never owned a Famicom prior, I have no clue if the eject lever is supposed to be so difficult to pop out a game. Itís nothing too terrible, it just requires a good bit of force, and is also a bit squeaky. Just wanted to know if that was a normal thing or not, and if thereís anyway to fix it if not. Thanks in advance.  Grin
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Frank_fjs
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 06:44:31 AM »

The eject mech is never particularly great, I don't think many people actually use it.

How stiff it is depends on how greatly the cart connector grips the cart. In one way it's good being stiff, as this suggests a tight fit of the cart in the connector which may suggest less use/fatigue and is prone to creating a better connection. There seems to be different types of cart connectors used in various revisions of Famicoms, some tight and some loose. Some with a metal shroud and others without.

Regarding squeeking, dismantle the console and apply a little lubricant to the spring and moving parts of the eject mechanism. I always do this after a dismantle and wash.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 08:16:06 PM »

Alright, thank you for the confirmation. I was just a tad worried that I had a bad Eject Lever or something, but if you say thatís just a normal thing that some variants have, then iím at ease.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 01:00:15 AM »

Usually if there's to much tension on the screws it can cause the lever to become very stiff.
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