Stiff cartridge slot on Sega Genesis

I have a few genesis units, and from my experience with them even when they were new back in the day was that they seemed to be a bit stiffer than other systems. I always had to hold the system down with a bit more force when removing a cartridge. You may consider cleaning the genesis cartridge slot using the “credit card” method and then cleaning the games with alcohol and an eraser and then check if it’s still stiff. I’ve noticed that sometimes gunk build up can also make it difficult to insert/remove carts.

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