So how was your day, oh me? I lost the will try anything every again.

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  1. epicelite
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    So here is my story, you might think this should go on a blog, well STFU the internet doesn't need another blog. Nobody would read mine anyway.

    I need to make some money, and having tried for 3 months to find a job ANYWHERE, I even applied at my old job that I quit cus it sucked. Nothing. (I got fired from my second job for missing one day, quit first one due to suck.)

    ADDED AFTER THE REST WAS TYPED: My friend is a modding genius, and he has a secret spot on the controller for rapid fire mods with no 555 timer or anything, and it is not P1 LED. There are 2 spots so you can do rapid fire for LT & RT!

    So I go and I figure a 360 controller with a rapid fire mod sells for $100 easy on craigslist, hey I know how to solder I can make some money doing that! A controller is only $50, couple switches $5 I have the rest of the stuff I need! I just need about $30.00 so I can get a controller to mod!
    Hey, why don't I sell my R4DS! I want a CycloDS anyway, I can get one after the mod is done and I make some money! So a few days later someone buys it for $40.00 perfect! I go and get a 360 controller, get the switches I need, everything is look good! The screwdrivers to open it even get delivered just as I walk to my door! WOW!
    So I test the controller for a while, works perfect! (on my brothers 360) So I take out all the screws and open er' up! I know just what to do I warm up my iron and get the wires a switches ready, makes a couple perfect holes for the buttons to go in under the controller and start soldering!
    So I solder to the middle pin on the LT and RT buttons, solder to [SECRET SPOT]. (and note the wires are connected to nothing at this point!)
    Then I decide, better test the controller, just for fun.
    NOTHING, IT DOESN'T WORK WTF!?
    Well maybe the fuse got blow, looks ok, reads ok with the multimeter???
    Controller still not working!?
    So I just bridge the fuse, whats the worst that can happen? I have seen my friend have to do on on one controller he modded and that fixed it! [​IMG]
    WHAT IT STILL DOESN'T WORK!?!?!?!!?
    Ok lets try some different batteries, no nothing.
    Lets try an official 360 battery pack!
    NOTHING WTF!?
    Well maybe I just need to bridge it with something different, lets try this coated wire! Ill just strip the ends!
    NOTHING! [​IMG]

    I DID NOTING WRONG! I WATCHED MY FRIEND DO IT 5 TIMES! I DID EVERYTHING THE SAME AS HIM!? THE CONTROLLER IS COMPLETELY DEAD! I mean I know I am not the kind of modding or anything but how could I fail this hard? How could I break something without even TRYING!? The only thing I ever managed to make is a minty boost. [​IMG]


    So now here I am NOW, no money, no R4DS, no job, no will to go on...

    So what now?
     
  2. JPH

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    Heh, sounds shitty.

    Mow some lawns, yo.
     
  3. Curley5959

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    Yeah, mow lawns or Walk old lady's dogs.. [​IMG]
     
  4. epicelite
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    Their is already people mowing lawns for other people.

    I don't see any old people with dogs either.
     
  5. Curley5959

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    hmm, Wash cars??

    Male prostitute??

    Become a hobo??

    Do some other maintenance for people??
     
  6. epicelite
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    The problem is everyone here does that stuff themselves because they have no money to pay people.
     
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    What was the watt of the solder iron?
     
  8. Cermage

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    fixd. half the people complain about not having money yet don;t go out and get a job. so they do it themselves and fail miserably. even flipping burgers would suffice or a trolley boy but most don;t bother
     
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    You could always try to fix the controller. May just be a popped cap(and replace the fuse). The components wouldn't cost all that much
     
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    It doesn't have any capacitors. [​IMG]
    And the fuse wasn't even broken in the first place.
     
  11. TLSpartan

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    It would have capacitors (They would be SMD's)

    This is what a SMD capacitor looks like

    [​IMG]

    Top left
     
  12. epicelite
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    Well how do I tell if a cap is broken, it looks fine.
     
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    Check the capacitance with a multimeter. You may have bridged a connection when you were soldering or maybe the wire you used is exposed and touching a connection
     
  14. epicelite
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    1: What cap I don't see any, even SMD ones.

    2: The one thing that might be a cap doesn't have any visible connections the PCB.
     
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    You have completely disassembled the controller (So you can see the bottom)? I guarantee the controller will have capacitors
     
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    Yes, their are no caps.
     
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    I find that extremely hard to believe

    [​IMG]

    It may be a blown resistor. I see both on that picture
     
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    Blown resistor?

    WTF IS THIS SHIT!?
     
  19. TLSpartan

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    From what I have read you can't fix it. So just chuck it or sell it to someone for 5 bucks who can fix it