Want To Repair Your Own Game Consoles?

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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.

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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.

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

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I give myself a week before somebody dies.

iFixit Video Game Console Section [iFixit]

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DISCUSSION

I recently just fixed my friend's 360, ordered a small kit of a site for $25+shipping. The repairs only took about 3 hours overall.

And most of that was because I heard to search for a tool at home.

Otherwise, my friend got her 360 back and she's happy that it works. And I got a free ticket to go watch, Chris Hardwick in, PA, this past weekend:)