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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by adippm82 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:33 pm

Being a bit clumsy, I dropped my Atari Lynx 1, and when my attempt to catch it failed, I trapped it against a cabinet with my knee, unfortunately I only served to ram it against one of the handles, heavily scratching the screen, it would have landed on a soft carpet if it had been allowed to fall!

My Sega Nomad needed a new screen, and rather than dismantle it, I thought I could prize it up from the edge, the knife slipped of course, and put a massive cut right across to the second fire button, I luckily bought a broken one off e-bay and replaced the case, now that was really stupid.

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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:41 am

The number of speccy games taken out of the tape machine and flung at high speed at my bedroom wall probably went into the dozens! I was basically a serial killer, a genocidal maniac for Spectrum tapes.
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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by TMR » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:40 am

It's probably a tie between forgetting to power a C64 down before trying to remove the VIC-II shielding with a metal screwdriver or mis-timing the hot swap when soft modding an Xbox so the hard drive died - one was nearly twenty years ago, the other happened on Monday. =-)

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:30 pm

^ The C64 is by far the more heinous crime :(
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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by snowkatt » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:02 pm

tripped over the cables of my then recent xbox
it cam tumbeling down with its cd tray open
and bye bye dvd drive
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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by rolan » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:11 pm

haha, these are all making me feel better about all the various things I've destroyed. I also have a friend who has like millions of wii and 360 pads in various bits due to flinging them against walls or smashing them against the ground repeatedly.... the psycho... :lol:

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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by van » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:29 pm

using Solomons Key NES cart as a baseball

seeing the article in a recent copy of Retro Gamer brought back nightmares.
I thought about filing a lawsuit for abuse.

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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by ShadowNeku » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:35 pm

My 2 year old sister ran in front of the TV while i was playing the Metal Slug Anthology on Wii. I was using a Gamecube controller, she got caught on the cable and took the wii with her, smashing it into our fireplace.

It still works but ever since then it makes a terrible grinding sound. Not technically MY fault but i suppose i should have considered the possibility of an accident happening with a baby running about.
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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by van » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:38 pm

I did have a Wii controller on the wrong end of being launched out of a friends hand.
hit my projector screen. no damage to screen, but controller doesn't seem to calibrate correctly now.

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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by RetroBob » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:58 pm

On 2nd December 2005 I moved my Xbox 360 from erect to flaccid and it RLOD'd. Yes that was launch day.
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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by tekaotaku » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:27 pm

eager to play my Lynx II I had just bought from a friend I plugged in the classic mutlivoltage adapter, not paying much attention, whacked it in, switched it on, cried when the screen went 'pop' and I was left with pure white screen....damn it. It was another 8 years before I bought another Lynx.

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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by sscott » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:49 pm

Dropped a DS Lite climbing down the ladder from my games room, screen smashed it to bits, had it about a fortnight.
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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by Roo » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:25 am

Spilt a bottle of Miller down the back of my PS2 back in the days they still cost over £200. It's only worked with a handful of games since, and makes horrible, horrible noises every time I turn it on.
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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by DPrinny » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:20 am

Nutted a XBox
During Red Ninja

The game pissed me off that much

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Re: Stupidest thing you've done thats damaged a game or mach

Post by eeztheman » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:41 pm

Chucked an Atari Lynx against the wall in annoyance at one of the games (cant remember which one, this was nearly 20 years ago) - totally knackered the screen - worst thing was, it was my older brothers Lynx.......i remember telling him the dog trod on it :oops:

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