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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by Megamixer » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:49 pm

Recently I've had lots of stuff die. First was a SNES that kept resetting games due to (I assume) a crappy connection with carts. I cleaned the inside of the console out thouroughly and cleaned the contacts on the console and carts with alcohol. Also replaced the cart slot but the problem persists so it's going on ebay as scrap.

Same with a phat PS2 I have that scratches discs; I tried fixing it but no dice so that's being sold as scrap too.

Sometimes it's better to not own lots of consoles in my opinion because if you're not good at fixing things then all these dead slabs of plastic start piling up :lol:
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by skodathegreat » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:45 pm

My most devastating loss was Golden Axe Warrior on the SMS.
Was playing it as a child and my brother hit the console with a vacuum cleaner.
Console was fine (and still works) but the game never survived. :(
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by Prof Mango B Coconut » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:05 pm

Microsoft's DRM policies just went the way of the dodo - does that count? ;)
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:24 pm

Sepp Salerno wrote:I hope i don't got jinxin' mine but...mega drives seem to be the AK47's of consoles. You could burry them in the sand for 50 years, dig them up, p*ss on them, and they'd still work. I've had the same one since 1991. It's moved all over the place with me. I have 2 'back ups' in the attic, one of which is boxed...both have never been touched :D
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by learnedrobb » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:28 pm

Only ever had my phat PS2 die on me.
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by lepelsteeltje1 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:26 pm

Wen i owned a ps2 thad i still own lol died, i just paid some cash to repair is >.< becouse i loved my ps2!
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by gunbladelad » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:03 am

I've had 2 PS1s die (with the third on the way out from the sounds of the drive), an old "grey brick" Game Boy (which, thankfully got repaired by the folks at Nintendo when they still did that), and one Gamecube. I do have 2 PS2s (one fat, one slimline) that need to have their lasers recalibrated in order to work 100% again - at present neither reads DVDs or CDs (including PS1 games for one, the other reads PS1 games but likes to chew them up), but both will play PS2 games happily.
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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by errolwd40 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:48 pm

I too had lots of troubles with the 360 console (even the slim model gave me problems by just not loading discs that were brand new).

Real shame as it is one of my favourite machines of all time, had my current one since Christmas and all seems to be well.

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Re: When something just dies :(

Post by GarryG » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:48 pm

Two PS3's and two 360's just up and died... My VIC-20 still works perfect though.

Can you see a pattern emerging here? :lol: :roll:
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