1. xdeadxpoolx

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    Heres the story. The gamepad was used heavily by 4 children... who knows what exactly happened to it.

    Controller turns on, turns on console. The blue light comes on then quickly fades. The gamepad stays on for about 10 seconds - 2 min then goes blank. I can still use the screen as if it were on ( touchpad works, all buttons work) I can navigate (blindly) to options to turn off the gamepad then back on, and it works for another few seconds.

    Any Ideas from anyone? Id love for it to be a screen/battery replacement... not a big deal just dont want to drop the money and time if it is not.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sick Wario

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    does the gamepad stay on while connected to gamepad ac adapter?
     
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    I mean, *technically* its on... I can use the screen as if it were all working fine... i just get no picture on the gamepad after a few seconds of using it. Yes, its "on" but the screen is blank.
     
  4. Sick Wario

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    replacement LCD is cheap ($40) and if you have disassembled a console or controller before you can likely do the repair yourself.

    a replacement gamepad will be around $100
     
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    Sorry to hear that but you need to keep your eyes on your kids playing it if you have time because this console is not a toy and its expensive.
     
  6. xdeadxpoolx

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    thanks for the heads up azores, I actually have 1 child. I got into a relationship with a female that had 3... all little terrors...

    @Wario, I would feel completely comfortable repairing it myself. Ive chipped cut leg Wii, replaced iphone screens, jtaged 360s, among other stuff. I just wanted someone else to tell me that it could just be the screen its self. The only reason why I question it myself is because of the blue light.... Comes on with the controller, then fades.
     
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