Things you recently tried to fix but broke them even more.

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  1. bandithedoge
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    bandithedoge GBAtemp Regular

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    I'll start. I was trying to clean my fat PS2 from the inside. I accidentally broke the ribbon cable that connects the power/eject buttons to the motherboard (the cable is very long and super annoying, it's one of the biggest design flaws of the fat PS2). When I assembled it, the power LED didn't light up and the eject button didn't work. The console was powering on and it worked fine, though. A few months later I painted the case, so I obviously took it apart. After putting it back together in the newly painted case, it didn't power on. Turns out it was the long ribbon cable. It was broken completely. I fixed it by just buying a new ribbon cable and all issues are fixed now.
     
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  3. supergamer368

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    I tried to fix my DS once, it did not end well. That tiny ribbon cable on the touch screen...
     
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    Tried to figure out why a Wii game wouldn't work, somehow nuked an sd card and destroyed USB Loader GX.
     
  5. FAST6191

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    Ur mum.

    That's OK as it is more about the experience (worth it) than the end result.
     
  6. ry755

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    Years ago a fuse fell out of place in an NDS. My young idiot self decided it would be a good idea to glue it back in place, rather than having my dad solder it back on. [​IMG]
     
  7. EmulateLife

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    My external hard drive for PS2 Open Loader. I ripped a game to it and it fragmented. Tried to defrag it and it fragmented even more. Then it became fragmented to all hell and unreadable in 3 different PCs I tried. I still could load it on PS2 but very few games worked. I ended up having to redownload almost 200 PS2 games.
     
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  8. plasturion

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    Same me, i broke the connector of this cable, most tricky part in DS. However my fellow solded ribbon cable to the board once and for good.
     
  9. Noctosphere

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    I tryed to fix my relationship with dio, but he broke it over and over again...
    Ended up by ignoring him...
    And hell, I feel much better :)
     
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    my 3ds
     
  11. jimmyj

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    a friendship with someone :/
    cough aldoria cough
     
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  12. AmandaRose

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    You know dio is just gonna reply with his standard reply of

    Nobody cares
     
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    haha i bet, but since i ignored him, I won't notice it :P
     
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    Not knowing which Dio this is I am going to assume it really was Dio



     
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda

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    dionicio3
     
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  17. Grmmish

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    Well this was not recent but was last year.

    Ps2 slim had a messed up laser like all Slims after awhile. Ordered a new one.
    Installed it.

    Turned on the system and somehow now magically the motor is broke from I guess something I did? ????
    I am experienced in this field and even I am stumped since I carefully didn't do anything else to it. ._.

    Not sure if this counts because I did indeed fix the laser... But now, unlike before, the entire system is completely unusable now. :/ (While originally it skipped on cut scenes, some games didn't play that were laser processing-heavy, no PS1 games, etc.)
     
  18. cracker

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    Broke the clip off the DS lite touch screen connecter while replacing the screen after my kid used window cleaner on it and killed the touch layer.

    Made a PS One motor spin backwards after a failed modchip install.

    Bricked a PS3 that I was trying to downgrade (that my ex upgraded to OFW from CFW) only to find I had a bad backup afterward.

    Fried something in a 360E while attempting an ixtreme install and then ripped some NAND pads off the board when the drive fell against the wiring.
     
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    No wonder he's/she's your ex.... XD
     
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    Nods. The reason given was she didn't want to bother booting XBMC so instead set up the PS3 to go online to install a media player. Was very pissed!
     
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