Having trouble with your TurboGrafx system? Come across your old Turbo after ten years and now it wont work? We're here to help! We can answer pretty much any question ranging from "which PC Engine -to- TurboGrafx-16 adapter works best on the Turbo Express?" to "What the heck is a TurboGrafx-Eleventeen and why dont them cards play on Nintendo?" Our Turbo Experts are here to assist you.

May we first suggest that if you are using a standard TurboGrafx-16 game system that you review the owner's manual first. The Institute has made this manual available to you online. You may view the original TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem Manual by clicking here.

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MY TURBO SYSTEM WONT PLAY HuCARDS! WHEN I SLIP IN THE HuCARD AND POWER UP THE SYSTEM, THE SCREEN DISPLAYS PASTEL COLORS AND THE GAME WILL NOT BOOT! WHAT IS WRONG AND WHAT DO I DO?

Chances are if this is occuring you have not played that particular HuCard for some time. Don't panic just yet, this is probably going to be a quick fix. The most likely cause for this failure is not with the Turbo system but with the HuCard its self. After a while, when the game has not been played for quite some time, carbon will build up on the HuCard contacts towards the tip where the card slides into the system. Look closely at these contacts. If they seem to have browned a little bit and seem rather tarnished, chances are build-up has occured, which prevents the HuCard from making a good connection with the Turbo system, making the game impossible to play. The best way to fix this is to get a pencil with a good eraser on it and rub the eraser carefully along the HuCard contacts for a minute or two, and then wiping away the eraser debris. This will work away the build-up without damaging or abraising the contacts any further. Try this out and try again to boot up the game. You may have to do this a few times to get a good connection. You can prevent this problem in the future by keeping your TurboGrafx HuCards in a dry, dust-free environment away from direct sunlight, heat, moisture and other abrasive elements. Doing this will assure a long life of great play value for your collection.

I AM HAVING TROUBLE FINDING/SELLING TURBOGRAFX-16 GAMES, SYSTEMS AND ACCESSORIES! HELP ME!

If you are an eBay user, you may want to check there first for systems and accessories. We have an entire page dedicated to helping you buy and sell safely and efficiently on line. It is here to help you in your quest and can answer pretty much any eBay/TurboGrafx question you may have. If you are looking for factory fresh games, you will want to check out Turbo Zone Direct which has been retailing brand new TurboGrafx games since the early 1990's. You also may want to check out our website store for some great TurboGrafx values!

I'M HAVING TROUBLE GETTING PAST A CERTAIN LEVEL IN THIS GAME I'M REALLY INTO PLAYING RIGHT NOW. CAN YOU HELP ME GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL? IS THERE A GAME SHARK I CAN PURCHASE FOR THE TURBO SYSTEMS?

There was never a "Game Genie" style device marketed in the United States for the Turbo systems, however many games did come pre-programmed with "debug modes" which allow you to alter the dynamics of the game. You will want to visit our Tricknology 101 page featuring cheats, codes, tricks and walkthroughs for over 300 TurboGrafx game titles! They are listed alphabetically, so stop by and see what information you can find on your game. You may visit the Tricknology 101 page by clicking here.

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