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

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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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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.
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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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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 :)
You know dio is just gonna reply with his standard reply of

Nobody cares
 

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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.)
 

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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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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.

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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