1. StarGazerTom

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    Paypal should easily get you your money back. Hopefully someone here can send an image of the affect area. Should be a simple bridge job, unless even more stuff has been killed underneath. Hopefully that;s not what;s happened.
     
  2. gnmmarechal

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    That looks quite painful.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Never attribute to malice and all that.

    Anyway I have seen that sort of thing done before when someone thought soldering involved some force. Though I am not seeing much burning in that.
     
  4. WeedZ

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    This made my teeth hurt. I wonder what he was trying to do.
     
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  5. Rasa39

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    Looks almost like someone thought they could use a dremel in place of a soldering iron to get a chip off and figured they just needed to get a little bit of an angle in it and -slip-
    Do those resistors somehow miraculously still work?
     
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  6. SolidSnakeUk89

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    Omg poor little switch:( RIP

    I also got a few switches out of ebay that were sold as "wont power may have other faults" and turned out to be real ballers...

    I report these sellers... they clearly have been inside the switch themselves and so it is false advertising even thou I can't claim refund

    Then I try making the most out of the boards as donor and consoles parts but.. is really shameful of this butchers indeed
     
  7. Unleanone999

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    Looks like he used a crowbar to open it.
     
  8. lpoolm

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    i am going to try and get a refund, however worse case this could be the perfect console to do an emmc upgrade? then not as important to have external sd card?
     
  9. linuxares

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    The question is however how much more damage might be done. I would count this as a spareparts machine at max.
     
  10. hippy dave

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    I would imagine it being a massive hassle to set everything up on a system with no SD. You'd have to customise RCM payloads and CFW loaders to read everything from NAND, and you'd have to dump keys and stuff over USB or something. Probably not impossible but a lot of extra work.
     
  11. The Real Jdbye

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    It always amazes me the ways people manage to damage boards. How do you even manage to do damage like that? Were they using a damn blowtorch?
    Maybe My Mate VINCE on YouTube will want it, he's UK based.
    He does a lot of "trying to repair" videos on faulty Switches as a hobby, he probably won't be able to do anything to fix the SD slot, but maybe he can use it for spares.
     
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  12. Jayro

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    If you paid via PayPal, request a refund. If the seller tries to dispute it, PayPal will step in, and mediate. You can then explain the situation, and show the faulty board. They will side with you, and you'll get your refund.
     
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  13. Bladexdsl

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    yep paypal ALWAYS sides with the buyer...even if you get scammed :glare:
     
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  14. lpoolm

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    thanks, opened a case and "requested" the seller for a refund.
    He will say no but will let ebay step in after that.
    Thanks for the input, at least you have all seen how badly some boards get treated!
     
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    Repairable but yikes, even the caps weren't safe from that maniac.
     
  16. NoNAND

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    Taking a close peek at the picture the motherboard seemingly appear to be scratched with some sharp prying tool or perhaps a knife or some other sharp blade of some sort.
    The other thing i could hazard as to guess would be a claw mark from some rabid and feral cat :blink:
     
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  17. SolidSnakeUk89

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    well done mate! they deserve it
     
  18. slaphappygamer

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    Did you buy it from Wolverine?
     
  19. Drban789

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    I think you will be able to return it. It should be in the description. If your not happy with the product you can return it.
     
  20. TariqSoftDev

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    I can repair that for ya ;) , it's my thing; just scroll through my twitter.
     
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