I recently managed to find my old SNES console in my parents' basement and brought it home. Everything has been working nicely, save for the odd time when I have to power it on 2-3 times before it boots up. Today I bought two SNES games: Super Mario All-Stars and Super Star Wars. I got them really cheap, so naturally I was pretty stoked.
Problem is they both refuse to work. I've cleaned them both rather thoroughly with a Q-tip and alcohol. All-Stars never gives me any signs of life (TV just says "No signal"), but Star Wars will occasionally make the screen flash for a second before giving me a blank screen. I took a look at the connectors on the carts and they look discolored, kinda white and faded compared to my other games. So, I wonder if I can do anything about it? Should I open up the carts and try to clean them further? Or should I just track down new copies? This is on a PAL system, if that makes any difference.