Want To Repair Your Own Game Consoles?

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  1. TwinRetro
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    Do-it-yourself electronics repair website iFixit is putting repair power in the hands of players, with the release of more than 200 different crowd-sourced repair manuals for twenty-four game consoles, with parts available to get the job done mostly right.

    iFixit's mission is to enable and encourage to self-repair electronics community. Up until now that's mainly meant iPod, laptop, and mobile phone repair, but now the site expands with a heaping helping of video game repair manuals and the special tools necessary to make the repairs yourself.

    From the Sega Game Gear to the new Xbox 360 consoles, iFixit has you covered. Each guide is filled with step-by-step images showing you exactly how to replace your Xbox 360's heatsink, or recondition your PlayStation 3 joystick.

    To celebrate the new video game repair guides, iFixit sent me some tools to help get me started on the path to self-repair.[/p]

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  2. BakuFunn

    BakuFunn Flameproof.

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    Yes, great, iFixit's been out for quite some years.

    Has User-Submitted News been rebranded to Reposted Blogs recently?
     
  3. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

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    I am going to check into this, maybe it will help me out with fixing my DS
     
  4. ykhan

    ykhan GBAtemp Regular

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    this websites really helpful with all the step by step pictures,my dads used it for a number of things including his iphone.
     
  5. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Great site.
    I'm going to bookmark this. Will be helpful when I tinker with my old game-consoles.
     
  6. DarkWay

    DarkWay tsubasa hiroge

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    well while this helps "slightly" with my old 360 being repaired I'm still having 1 slight problem -_- when taking my 360 apart the washers went EVERYWHERE and I have no idea how I should set them up to put them back?

    any help here would be GREATLY appreciated

    EDIT: I'll put this question in the 360 section probably get a better response
     
  7. GreatZimkogway

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    Because we need to put "i" before every. single. product. made.
     
  8. Aeladya

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    Too bad this won't fix my broken PSP wifi card...even the game repair shop I went to said it was impossible to fix.
     
  9. Rydian

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    I think you meant to post this complaint in another thread, as this news is about something that's quite helpful and welcome directly to gaming, and "another form" of homebrew.
     
  10. Joe88

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    its not impossible, they sell the part online to replace a broken one
     
  11. TwinRetro
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    Did you go to the "shop" with the video game mural next to Dan's Hobbies? If so, the owner is a dick, and half the time doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about.
     
  12. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    I wonder if they can help with my Game & Watch... some of the sprites are faded. might just be the batteries...