Stories of games/consoles breaking.

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#1 castletonsnob
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My disc of Crash Team Racing that I've had since I was a kid might be damaged, because audio skips and Uka Uka gets stretched out when he's giving hints.

Also, the thing that keeps your disc in place when you put it in your PS1 fell off.

I am not happy right now.

Post stories of your old games/consoles breaking.

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#2 Byshop  Moderator
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I had a couple original 360s get the RRoD, but who hasn't? Other than that I think my consoles have been pretty solid. One of my original 60GB PS3s has a bad fan but otherwise it works.

I take pretty good care of my games, though. I don't recall every having an issue with a damaged disc/cart.

Controllers, though, I've had to replace or repair many over the years.

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#3 osan0
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In terms of outright breaking.

My 360 got the RROD.

Many years later my PS3 (60GB model) got the YLOD....while playing dark souls 2. i friggin hate dark souls :P.

My vita also failed which i was a bit gutted over....really like that machine :(. I was in the middle of playing Ys 8.

My TV of 10 years old went out quite literally with a bang. Plugged it in and BOOM! i really wish i got another 10 months out of it as the replacement i really wanted wasn't out yet...dang it.

Many many years ago my PC also mysteriously failed. I had switched it off at the mains and about a week later switched it back on. Long short everything in the PC died. the CPU, mobo, ram, GPU....everything. i didn't skimp on the power supply or anything. there was no lightening in the previous week. there was no bang. there was no sign of burn marks or anything anywhere...it just completely and utterly died and i have no idea why.

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#4  Edited By RSM-HQ
Member since 2009 • 9255 Posts

Tend to have more problems with controllers/ mouses/ and keyboards than the systems themselves. Namely of recent years.

Dualshock 4 and Joycon are infamous for many issues, most common is analog drifting. Which has since been replaced almost entirely to the Switch Pro Controller (pay up or don't game I suppose is the brutal truth).

My Razer DeathAdder mouse stopped working this week as well, suppose it lasted long enough though.

But my Huntsman keyboard only lasted three months till it went crazy, replacement was due four weeks ago but thanks to lock-down have no clue when to expect it. Stuck with a broken keyboard that presses six keys constantly, luckily I've been successful remapping those keys to something less annoying for the time being.

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#5  Edited By pyro1245  Online
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My fat PS3 with all the backwards compatibility died presumably because it overheated. I had to replay half of FF13. I had to take it apart to get the disc out.

....piece-a crap hardware....

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#6 Dale_Gunther
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I've gone through THREE sets of Nintendo Switch controllers so far (two years of playing). The first time the right controller just stopped responding. It wouldn't charge, connect, or anything - just dead. The second time the left controller started drifting rightward even when no one was touching it. The third time the right controller started drifting rightward for no reason.

I love the Switch, but these controllers are junk, and at $75-110 a pop I'm getting mighty tired of replacing them.

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#7  Edited By warmblur
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I played GTA 3 on my PS2 so much that the game literally wore out and I had to buy a new copy.

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#8  Edited By Sevenizz
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My ps3 (which sounded like a fighter jet) died early on while my day one 360 works fine to this day.

My orange custom X1 controller drifts like crazy but this gen went controller crazy so I have lots of backup.

I haven’t checked in a while, but I’ve heard the Saturn discs are rotting big time so I assume my collection is worthless - or at least a few discs.

My Wii somehow died which is odd considering I think I’ve turned it on maybe 4 times.