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When something just dies :(

Post by DPrinny » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:50 pm

Any games or bits of tech you have had just die on you?

Today, my NES clone mini NES type thing, dont see them about often

In the past
Geomon 2 (N64) cart just wont work
My "Bloody useful" multi adapter, it kinda went up in smoke
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Post by jdanddiet » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:53 pm

I must be fortunate, it's never happened to me :)
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:04 pm

The LCD display on my Amidar flip-up tabletop game thing has decided not to work anymore, even with fresh batteries. Bah.
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Post by Vyothric » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:10 pm

I've had systems die, but I don't really have dead systems - just ones I haven't fixed yet.

Had an Acorn Electron with a faulty ULA socket so I replaced it. Game Gear's with dead caps, replaced them. Brought a Jaguar back to life by replacing the voltage regulator.....

Currently have a Saturn with a non-working power supply. I'll fix it eventually though.
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by Rayne » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:28 pm

4 Xbox 360's. Out of all the gaming systems I've had over the years those are the only ones that have broken down. Friggin Microsoft :evil:
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by DoraemonTheCat » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:58 pm

Couple of Megadrives. Ditto PS2

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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:04 pm

My Tetris Attack SNES cart just refused to work one day and has stayed like that ever since.

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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by shiffy » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:17 pm

I've been fairly fortunate in that I've only had 1 Xbox 3360 give me the RROD. But in just the last few weeks I've tried loading up a couple of older 360 games (namely Mass Effect 1 & PGR4) and the games just fail to install to the hard drive, giving a "can't read disc .... clean the disc" type message. This is despite both discs being IMMACULATE without scratches.

I've got a US SNES that has trouble with any game that involves Mode 7. If there's no Mode 7, the games are fine. Yet most of my fave games (Contra, F-Zero are 2 that spring instantly to mind) just display a garbled mess these days. With electrics, I've always thought "it either works or it doesn't, there's no in-between". Well, this is in-between! ...... If anybody has any ideas what the problem might be, please advise!

Not me personally, but a friend of mine owned a Panasonic Q + it's Gameboy Player. Prior to us packing it away when he moved house it worked. It was unpacked 3 weeks later & set up again. Panasonic Q was absolutely fine, whereas the Q's Gameboy player never worked again. I know he was fairly gutted about it and ending up selling the Q Gameboy player for "scrap value"

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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by AmigaJay » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:59 pm

The only console to blow up on me was my PS3 about 2 months ago...awful designs cooling nightmares

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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by adippm82 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:48 pm

Had the usual problems with caps in a Game Gear, PC Engine GT, and an Electron that needed a bit of soldering.

But all pale into absolute insignificance with the gut wretching failure of my much prized PC Engine LT, which worked happily for a few years until one day it was turned on, only to have a garbled picture, and then nothing, seems to have burned through it's ribbon cable, it is the only machine that presently does not work, and is unlikely to again. :(

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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by James A » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:51 pm

My Xbox 360 last Saturday. The power pack blew in a hail of smoke and flames blowing something in the 360 so it can't output plus the HDMI port 1 on my TV. Taking the power pack outside it looked like the traps they used in Ghostbusters :D
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:57 pm

Bought my X-Box 360 five years ago and it still works fine.
Red ring of Death is a thing I have never experienced.
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by DPrinny » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:51 am

Gibberish Driftwood wrote:Bought my X-Box 360 five years ago and it still works fine.
Red ring of Death is a thing I have never experienced.
same, no 360 problems
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by theantmeister » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:14 am

DPrinny wrote:
Gibberish Driftwood wrote:Bought my X-Box 360 five years ago and it still works fine.
Red ring of Death is a thing I have never experienced.
same, no 360 problems
The only console I've ever had die on my was my 360. My original "Premium" system RROD'd 3 months out of the extended warranty :evil:

And do you know why it lasted that long? Because I took care of it. Made sure it had plenty of room to breath. Kept it dust free. And my reward? An £80 repair bill. Would MS even consider waiving the repair bill? No. Even though the thing was known as a faulty piece of shoddy dog's mess. Thanks MS. Great customer relations there.

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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by DPrinny » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:18 am

These days you can get a S/H one for that price

Ive had PCs (and harddrives with the stuff on) stop working on me whenever I try to make a certain music video fusion, (Heaven and hells Bible black and the hentai Bible black fusion)
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