Talk:Electronics cartridge

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I removed the reference to Nintendo of America owning the Game Pak trademark for two reasons: 1) it's not really a reference to any outside source, and 2) I don't think they actually own the trade mark. I did some searching on TESS and I couldn't come up with anything. For example, if you use Free Form search and search for "nintendo[OW] AND pak[COMB] OR nintendo[OW] AND pack[COMB]", you don't get Game Pack, and all the trademarks listed are dead. Someone feel free to do some more extensive searching, but I don't think it's there. --Jipcy 20:42, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Correction on cartridges pictures[edit]

The pic showing an SNES cartridge is incorrect. It depicts an SuperFamicom cartridge. Can anyone correct that?? --Zephir 16:23, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

For the record, Super NES Game Paks in PAL territories were shaped like Super Famicom Game Paks. --Damian Yerrick (talk | stalk) 03:13, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Other Cartridges[edit]

Should pictures of GB, GBC, GBA, and DS cartridges be added here? I don't have these pictures, but if you do, you could put them here.

Also, a Sega Genesis cartridge image is needed too. --Kuroki Mio 2006 00:53, 17 July 2006 (UTC)


I came looking for information about the physical aspect of cartridges, i.e. what materials were used, why a NES cartridge was so sensitive to dust compared to later cartridges... basically low-level electronics stuff.

Couldn't find it here, or at other points on Wikipedia (admittedly, this may be my own lack of knowledge) and it seemed that the technical aspects of a cartridge would belong under "cartridge" -- are the metal bits exposed on a video game cartridges considered "tracks" the way they are in music media with similar anatomy, etc?

Clearly, I am not the one to write this content, but I do not doubt that many people who work on this section know all about it, and never thought to add... so I am adding that encouragement. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:09, 2 January 2007 (UTC).

Cartridge tilting?[edit]

It seems that the cartridge tilting phenomenon has not yet been added to Wikipedia. Cartridge tilting is the act of partly loosening the cartridge from the console, so that some, but not all, pins are shorted with other pins and/or completely disconnected. The results are varying; everything from features otherwise left out of the game to interesting condition changes to glitching in general. (talk) 09:59, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Cartridge vs. cassette?[edit]

"The cartridge containing the tape permits ease of handling of the fragile tape, making it far more convenient and robust than having loose tape."

What is the key difference between a "cartridge" and a "cassette"? --Damian Yerrick (talk | stalk) 03:11, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

A cassette contains tape, a cartridge obviously has connectors. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:37, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

merge proposals[edit]

Dealing with this article has been discussed at WikiProject Video games. There, it was concluded that it would be [good] to merge the tape cartridge information to that tape drive. This would leave little information on the cartridge (electronics) page that wasn't ROM cartridge, and the two articles could be merged after the washing machine example and ink cartridges find appropriate articles. Any comments on the proposed mergers or ideas where to put the washing machine and ink cartridge information would be appreciated. —Ost (talk) 23:10, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

I merged the material to ROM cartridge, tape drive, washing machine, and ink cartridge. Redirect in place to ROM cartridge. —Ost (talk) 14:26, 19 March 2009 (UTC)