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Topic: How do you guys maintain your Nintendo gaming systems?

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Artwark

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Look, I've seen errors and all in the images and something horrible like broken hinges and unresponsive shoulder buttons....But I'll be very honest in you. In all my years of experience with the Nintendo systems, there was never a time with the exception of the Gamecube that the controller would stop working and that the hinges break and all. I take really good care of my stuff and to this day, they work like 100% (Except only a few GBA and GCN games which is understandable at the time due to their limitations and manufacturing errors). All my systems work fine, Never did I ever encounter a broken hinge or some errors and stuff like that at all! Call that lucky, but I still think so otherwise that this is rather silly that some images or gamers just reck the systems like its a toy and here I'm worried if the XL hinge at one point will break even if I take extreme precautions...... I buy my stuff from Dubai in case you're wondering.

Now I can understand that to those who bought the consoles/handhelds at launch are likely to suffer and I understand the pain they have to go through to fix it but after that, you still manage to break your shoulder buttons or hinges?

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G0dlike

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I had a Wii from launch and just recently the 2 remotes that came with it just died, literally stopped working at all. I sent them back to Nintendo only for them to offer me a repair for the small price of £33 each, not really ideal when you can get a brand new motion + in a variety of funky colours for practically the same price. Other than that, never had any issues with any of my Nintendo systems, of which I own them all.
I guess if well maintained and respected, they will serve you well!

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Nintenjoe64

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I've had all the Nintendo home consoles. I've never taken proper care of them and they all still work including ones bought at launch. N64 and GC controllers seemed to deteriorate pretty fast though

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CaviarMeths

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Honestly, if you're not throwing them or jumping up and down on them, I find it mindboggling that people actually manage to break their video game systems or peripherals. I mean, how?

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BakaKnight

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I don't take any particular precaution apart the obvious ones (not throwing, not place in the washing machine and any other stupid thing obviously dangerous XD) and so far all my Nintendo Systems never betrayed me. Only problem would be with my first GBA, after many years of intense gaming the L button got a little stiff, but still works.
On the opposite side I got problems with other systems, both with a Mega Drive's controller and a PS2 one I suddenly found out a button was not working anymore despite nothing happened from the last use when they worked just fine.

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dizzy_boy

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When I was a kid I used throw my NES controllers through fits of rage. They took some beating, but I've never had to replace them.
I did manage to brake a SNES controller by cracking the PCB inside because I threw it against a wall. That was the one and only controller I've personally broken.
The only manufacturing problems I've had so far are on my 3DS. The left shoulder button stopped working and the 3D slider wont turn the 3D effect off when slide all the way down. Other than that, I've never had any problems with any Nintendo made products, ever.
That is atleast one thing Nintendo can be credited for is that the build quality on their hardware is genrally very good.

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Frapp

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A bit like this...

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SuperWiiU

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All my consoles still work and the games are kept nicely in their boxes when I'm done with them. My NES powercable is damaged though.
I've also gone through a few PS Dual Shock controllers, but only after dropping them once too often.

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unrandomsam

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I wish Nintendo designed them to be maintained better. (User replaceable button pads for example).

Don't like that black plastic they used for the gamepad / classic controller pro either. It is a nightmare to keep clean or to wipe clean.

Think my Gamecube will outlast my Wii's and Wii U as well. Built to last not to look a certain way.

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Nintenjoe64

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unrandomsam wrote:

Don't like that black plastic they used for the gamepad / classic controller pro either. It is a nightmare to keep clean or to wipe clean.
Think my Gamecube will outlast my Wii's and Wii U as well. Built to last not to look a certain way.

The shiny dust magnet plastic has made my Wii U's vents look like an ancient hoover bag. I would like Nintendo to go back to ROM carts if they could make them load instantly like the good old days!

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Octane

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unrandomsam wrote:

I wish Nintendo designed them to be maintained better. (User replaceable button pads for example).

Don't like that black plastic they used for the gamepad / classic controller pro either. It is a nightmare to keep clean or to wipe clean.

Think my Gamecube will outlast my Wii's and Wii U as well. Built to last not to look a certain way.

Sometimes I wished my Wii was as sturdy as a GameCube, the Wii U seems more rigid than the Wii though.

Nevertheless everything still works fine, even my GameCube controller, never had a problem with that thing. I clean everything roughly once a year, not a proper cleaning though. I just carefully blow the dust, that has settled in the systems, away with an air compressor.

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