You’ve probably heard of ASMR, or the autonomous sensory meridian response, and it refers to an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. YouTube user “Odd Tinkering” may have unintentionally created one of the geekiest ASMR videos about the Nintendo Game Boy. “As a 90’s kid I thought it would be cool to restore a Gameboy. Or should I say retrore. I bought this one from Japan. It’s obviously dirty but it’s also very yellow no rust this time,” said Odd Tinkering. Read more for the clip and additional information.
“Odd Tinkering gives a detailed explanation of the work in the video’s description, detailing how he solders missing lines in the broken screen back to life and his process for cleaning every part of the case and its various components. The description says the whole restoration took around 15 to 20 hours in total, but he cautions against trying it at home unless you’re willing to break your Game Boy; he mail ordered his already mucked up straight from Japan,” according to The Verge.