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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  • Meatbag
    MeatbagVor Tag

    am I the only one who thinks the brushing & cleaning watery sounds relaxing? We need a ducktor cleaning clip compilation!

  • Inan Ibrahim
    Inan IbrahimVor 8 Tage

    Super work

  • Nemrod Cruz
    Nemrod CruzVor 9 Tage

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

  • John Stewart
    John StewartVor 11 Tage

    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

  • Ariel S.
    Ariel S.Vor 14 Tage

    Genius bro

  • Abrar game
    Abrar gameVor 16 Tage

  • Chris Handsome
    Chris HandsomeVor 16 Tage

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

  • boyfriend
    boyfriendVor 23 Tage

    I love these restoration consoles!

  • moslem khedri
    moslem khedriVor 23 Tage


  • davidgerow
    davidgerowVor 24 Tage

    What do you do with your restored items?

  • Richindahouse
    RichindahouseVor Monat

    This is the video number 100!

  • Renan Dias Rennó
    Renan Dias RennóVor Monat

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

  • Viktor Viktorov
    Viktor ViktorovVor Monat

    This is perfect job 👍👍👍🙂

  • Mota
    MotaVor Monat

    Wonderful job!

  • Nugraha Widhy
    Nugraha WidhyVor Monat

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

  • MichaelH
    MichaelHVor Monat

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

  • joseph Lefebvre
    joseph LefebvreVor Monat

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

  • Steve
    SteveVor Monat

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

  • N E O the PiT
    N E O the PiTVor 2 Monate

    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?

  • Kaxew GT
    Kaxew GTVor 2 Monate

    its best with headphones

  • Dionivam R
    Dionivam RVor 2 Monate

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

  • Peter Saup
    Peter SaupVor 2 Monate

    Can you reuse the peroxide after removing the yellowing?

  • Jorge Lopez
    Jorge LopezVor 2 Monate

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

  • Wesley McNeese
    Wesley McNeeseVor 2 Monate

    10 seconds in and I found my new favorite channel

  • Dillon Stone
    Dillon StoneVor 2 Monate

    Do a pair of Skis or a Snowboard

  • Rhever TV
    Rhever TVVor 2 Monate

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

  • Qandiyas kunzx
    Qandiyas kunzxVor 2 Monate

    Tukang servis luar negeri boleh juga

  • Robert F
    Robert FVor 2 Monate

    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.

  • matthew luischan
    matthew luischanVor 2 Monate


  • Donuts Vids
    Donuts VidsVor 2 Monate

    I love seeing ducktor, he is cute! 🐥

  • DireBowser
    DireBowserVor 2 Monate

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


    Hyvää työtä👍

  • Michael Parylak
    Michael ParylakVor 2 Monate

    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.

  • frida kahlo
    frida kahloVor 2 Monate

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

  • Fabian de la Cruz Lopez
    Fabian de la Cruz LopezVor 3 Monate

    Saludos desde México

  • Erik B
    Erik BVor 3 Monate

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

  • Hamza Gaming YT
    Hamza Gaming YTVor 3 Monate

    5:17 ♥️♥️♥️🙈🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺♥️

  • MochaFur
    MochaFurVor 3 Monate


  • Chris Baines
    Chris BainesVor 3 Monate

    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.

  • LatinGlo TV
    LatinGlo TVVor 3 Monate


  • EdgyShooter
    EdgyShooterVor 3 Monate

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

  • Albert Walter
    Albert WalterVor 3 Monate

    You are simply a GENIUS.

  • warmCabin
    warmCabinVor 3 Monate

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

  • Redtuxedough
    RedtuxedoughVor 3 Monate

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

  • Varxants シ
    Varxants シVor 3 Monate

    Not joking he could be iron man if he wanted to

  • Downtown Clay Davis
    Downtown Clay DavisVor 3 Monate

    Dammit, let me go to sleep!

  • Alicia Powers
    Alicia PowersVor 3 Monate

    Kyrie Irving

  • sahar banaiee
    sahar banaieeVor 3 Monate

    Premier League

  • Gysahl Gemüse
    Gysahl GemüseVor 3 Monate

    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.

  • Henggar Wibowo
    Henggar WibowoVor 3 Monate

    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! 🦆

  • Alex Gourley
    Alex GourleyVor 3 Monate


  • hinata_usijima the youtube channel
    hinata_usijima the youtube channelVor 3 Monate

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

  • Game Queen
    Game QueenVor 3 Monate

    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.

  • marksapollo
    marksapolloVor 3 Monate

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

  • TechnoWaffol
    TechnoWaffolVor 3 Monate

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

  • Caleb Moak
    Caleb MoakVor 3 Monate

    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!

  • Petit Citron Masqué
    Petit Citron MasquéVor 3 Monate

    All of that work and spare parts for a pop station

  • Spelter
    SpelterVor 3 Monate

    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.

  • Slughter Comunist
    Slughter ComunistVor 3 Monate

    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

  • Bencredible_Jeep_Adventure
    Bencredible_Jeep_AdventureVor 3 Monate

    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.

  • Danielle Maldonado
    Danielle MaldonadoVor 3 Monate

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

  • Rid Z
    Rid ZVor 3 Monate

    These vids are so damn relaxing to watch.

  • mohamed fasil
    mohamed fasilVor 3 Monate

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

  • genteboa667
    genteboa667Vor 3 Monate

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

  • its every day bro with the disney channel amog uss
    its every day bro with the disney channel amog ussVor 3 Monate

    This dude in 2069:restoring the idk dollars titanic

    DRAGON GAMESVor 3 Monate


  • Andrew Drabble
    Andrew DrabbleVor 3 Monate

    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

  • Cryptid with no forest
    Cryptid with no forestVor 3 Monate

    Anyone else expected the duck to get a bubble hat?

  • Josh G
    Josh GVor 3 Monate

    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

    Vor 3 Monate

    Isopropyl alcohol won't damage electronics.

  • Clapano
    ClapanoVor 3 Monate

    lol looks like something from call of duty

  • Jaime Gonzalez
    Jaime GonzalezVor 3 Monate

    Can you fix my ps4?

  • OutlanderFrog
    OutlanderFrogVor 3 Monate

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

  • JORGE Sosa
    JORGE SosaVor 3 Monate

    Were did learn how to fix stuff

  • Spring David
    Spring DavidVor 3 Monate

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

  • The Alchemist
    The AlchemistVor 3 Monate

    Gotta be a Sega Game gear soon

  • Andrew Ponti
    Andrew PontiVor 3 Monate

    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

  • TheClassicGamer
    TheClassicGamerVor 3 Monate

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

  • Wanda N
    Wanda NVor 3 Monate

    You never fail to amaze me

  • James Mulholland
    James MulhollandVor 3 Monate

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

  • James Mulholland

    James Mulholland

    Vor 3 Monate

    @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

    Vor 3 Monate

    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 DEnewss channel called DiesInEveryFilm Customs. He makes really cool knives

  • PJ Langone
    PJ LangoneVor 3 Monate

    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.

  • Phonotical
    PhonoticalVor 3 Monate

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

  • Phonotical
    PhonoticalVor 3 Monate

    You and the harsh abrasive on soft plastic, agh

  • Pokémaster
    PokémasterVor 3 Monate

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

  • Алимхан Нуржанов
    Алимхан НуржановVor 3 Monate

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

  • Karenina Kahler
    Karenina KahlerVor 3 Monate

    So nice of the Ducktor to share his pool

  • burak eriş
    burak erişVor 3 Monate

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

  • Daniel Jungers
    Daniel JungersVor 3 Monate

    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.

  • RonenQW3
    RonenQW3Vor 3 Monate

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

  • Al Doc
    Al DocVor 3 Monate

    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.

  • Nick Black
    Nick BlackVor 3 Monate

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

  • M9 Fam
    M9 FamVor 3 Monate

    I wish she could do voice reveal

  • Birgöz Atalım
    Birgöz AtalımVor 3 Monate


  • VanYoshi
    VanYoshiVor 3 Monate

    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”

  • Panik
    PanikVor 3 Monate

    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

  • Neon XiC
    Neon XiCVor 3 Monate

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

  • Paisas 2008
    Paisas 2008Vor 3 Monate

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

  • Donuts Vids

    Donuts Vids

    Vor 22 Tage

    @AM35 lol oof

  • AM35


    Vor 24 Tage

    @Donuts Vids maybe more like ps8 or ps9

  • Donuts Vids

    Donuts Vids

    Vor 2 Monate

    Imagine once the ps15 will be released

  • Alec


    Vor 2 Monate

    yeah lol

  • Müllerman
    MüllermanVor 3 Monate

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

  • freckled cracker
    freckled crackerVor 3 Monate

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

  • Khadija Hanan Siswa
    Khadija Hanan SiswaVor 3 Monate

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

  • Ham
    HamVor 3 Monate

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