Things you have fixed/modded recently

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  1. Arcanuskun

    Arcanuskun GBAtemp Regular

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    Fix my 10 year old lcd monitor which is dead for weeks now. Investigating the cause points to faulty capacitors (probably affected by the event "capacitor plague"). Replacee those caps and its good as new.
     
  2. leon315

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    I recently modded my ps4 FM 5.05 Batman lim. ed., replaced stock 500gb HDD with a 1TB one then putted the original 500gb one into a 2.5'' case, now my ps4 has 1500gb!
    I checked my ps4's free storage, the 1000GB hdd only shows 891gb WTF??

    I modded also my psvita with H-encore and bought a 128gb microSD card :)

    Next i scheduled to mod 3.0.2 switch!
     
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  3. nekojosh

    nekojosh GBAtemp Regular

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    Modded my switch with Trinket M0
     
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  4. CosmoCortney

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    can someone fix my life?
     
  5. Arcanuskun

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    I think you're the only one who can fix that mess. ;)
     
  6. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Succubus™ Waifu material

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    I recently bought this left angle USB 2.0 Micro Male to USB female host adapter for my SNES Classic and now I have a 64GB microSD in it because I can.
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  7. RattletraPM

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    I've made a Piratebox out of a Wii! (a teaser for something which should hopefully be released soon, maybe? ;))

    Pic!

    I've got the Wii you're looking at from a job lot a while ago. While I was able to make fully working consoles to resell out of the lot, I've noticed that it would've taken a serious amount of effort with this one due to small defects in the motherboard (for example, the previous owner somehow completely f'd up one of the USB ports) as well as a lack of spare parts (mainly missing BT module & Wi-Fi antennas, plus I didn't have a working drive to put in it). So I've just kept it around as a beater to experiment with stuff, especially with Wii Linux.

    A while ago I've discovered Piratebox and not only I liked the project but I thought it'd be perfect to own one down at my garage where there's no internet connection (not even via cellular data, reception is pretty hit or miss) and sometimes I go there with my IRL friends to watch movies, play RPGs/board games, etc... the usual nerdy stuff, so a way to share files locally would be great. So I remembered about the beater Wii, how it can indeed run a fully fledged Debian system and all and said "Why not?"

    So I got working, managed to install and configure everything needed for Piratebox to run, added some antennas (an internal one from an old D-Link router and a u.FL to RP-SMA adapter), swapped the propietary AC connector with a more standard plug (so I could resell the Wii power brick as well as using a more efficient power supply), added a dummy Wii DVD drive board (wii-linux-ngx kernels will go into a boot loop if they don't find a DVD drive board) and printed a honestly not so stunning logo for extra street cred, which is probably going to get swapped for an official one to show some support to the original project.

    And now it works! :D It's honestly VERY slow in file transfers for several reasons but it's still fine for small files (and I don't see me or my friends sharing big files over it, especially considering that I'm going to hook up a small 8 GB USB drive to it) but it's been fun building it, and plus it also has been a zero budget project (everything I've used has been taken from random junk I've had laying around or previously bought stuff). I'm not going to show you the internals tho, as that's probably every electrical engineer's nightmare.
     
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  8. Jack Daniels

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    still in proces, but installing supercic (with sd2snes mod) and optical out in my snes... takes a bit longer then i expected it to be since i found out the snes used smaller IC-pins then i expected...
     
  9. slaphappygamer

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    my wife was watching tv and POP!! the tv went out. i replaced the power board and it works great now. its a 60" lcd sharp.
     
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  10. Hanafuda

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    Tonight I replaced the optical drive in a launch (J) Wii I've had in storage for over 10 years. Seems to be working okay, but I can't find the couple (J) Wii games we have to confirm LOL. I'm gonna mod it so hopefully 'region free everything' means just that. Everything will be on a usb hdd but I still want the disc drive to be functional.
     
  11. Zhongtiao1

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    My sketchy third party switch controller's R button stopped working today, turns out the button came loose. After about two hours of wiggling and a whole lot of failed attempts, I got it working again. Paper FTW! It's harder to push down now, but the paper is thick enough to push the button up and back without preventing it from registering as the R button. It was fun working on it :)
     

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  12. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

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    Here's a Nes console my bother found in a collapsed building that had been getting rained on and in the weather for years. I take it home and see if it still works or not. By the way I also found a Heavy Sixer Atari 2600 completely destroyed in the mess, could only find 1/4 of it. so sad :( Sorry this isn't really much of a repair as I had hoped it to be.

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  13. DinohScene

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    Just today I mended me original Xbone.

    Thing didn't want to shut down, only time it would was when I hard resetted it.
    Turned out the Wifi adapter wasn't seated properly (which also explains the lack of Wifi APs in the list)
    Anyway, it reboots and shuts down every time again!

    18+
     
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  14. Song of storms

    Song of storms GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Remember the guy that put a Nintendo Wii in an Altoids can?

    That's right: I added some LED to my gaming rig :D
     
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  15. ELY_M

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    In past, I put mod chips on my wii. I converted my dumb fixture in hallway to smart one. I put a smart chip to my wiring to my fixture. I use smart hub to control my lighting and other stuff. I own my home and done many repairs myself. I am considering putting trinket m0 on my switch.
     
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  16. Bat420maN

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    I am in the process of building a Batman desk, with a PC built into it. I'd show some pics but, it's really just a bunch of random cut pieces right now that make no sense. I'll get some pics and hopefully remember this when I get a bit more finished.
     
  17. emmanu888

    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong

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    Fixed a stuck panel on a Pump it Up pad at the local arcade.
     
  18. Mr. Looigi

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    I replaced my n3ds c-stick with a psp analog stick
     
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  19. RattletraPM

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    Fixed a DS game cart for a friend of mine.

    He bought it at a local second hand shop and it looked fine from the front aside from some slight yellowing on the label, however when he had the chance to try it he noticed some blackened contacts and it was too late to return it.

    Turns out the previous owner managed to drop almost an entire cup of coffee on the cart which of course sipped through the cracks and stained everything. This means I had to open the game up to clean it thoroughly, but at least it works now!
     
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  20. MrCokeacola

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    Finally upgraded all my closet xbox's to Rocky5's softmod today and nulled their HDD keys. Now they can sit in the closet for years to come and still be of use even if the hard drives fail on them.
     
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