Category: Teardowns & How Tos

The how tos section contains everything you need to know about maintaining your consoles & peripherals. From teardowns and repair guides to cleaning tips and advice for building your gaming toolkit. This section is for the tinkerers.

My gaming toolkit for tear downs and repairs

Best tips for building a gaming toolkit

When I set about writing my last post My gaming toolkit for tear downs and repairs, I thought it would also be a good idea to also talk about tips for building your own gaming toolkit. Putting all of this content together resulted in a super long post. So instead...

My gaming toolkit for tear downs and repairs

My gaming toolkit for tear downs and repairs

I had some free time over the long weekend to read through some of my older blog posts. Doing this made me realize that something I have never done a post about is my gaming toolkit. The toolkit I use when I’m taking apart gaming consoles, controllers and doing repairs.

How I made a Pokéball perler bead necklace

How I made a Pokéball perler bead necklace

Introduction Having recently purchased a wealth of perler beads from a recent Ikea trip, I needed to find a way to use them all! So I took to Pinterest to find some inspiration. Creating a “perler bead inspo” board I started searching and pinning. Something I quickly came across was...

How to spray paint your old games console

How to spray paint your old games console

Introduction I recently took on the project of spray painting over my PlayStation 2 slim games console basically because I had ruined it with sticker cleaner. Talk about a stupid mistake, well lesson learned anyway. I have just finished this project and it turned out so well I decided to...

Nintendo DS Lite - How to fix it

Nintendo DS Lite – How To Fix It

Introduction Over the last number of months I have disassembled a large number of Nintendo DS Lite consoles. As a result, I’ve learned a great deal about troubleshooting various issues with this console. So, I am starting this new How to Fix It series of posts to share with you...

OG Xbox Controller Teardown – Third party

OG Xbox Controller Teardown – Third party

I recently picked up an OG Xbox Controller in the charity shop (third party controller) for a very small amount. I decided to put together this simple tutorial / guide for how to take apart the controller to clean it up and give it a new lease of life. What...

How to restore PlayStation 2 Controllers

How to restore PlayStation 2 Controllers

I have watched a lot of YouTube videos recently of people taking apart PlayStation 2 controllers to clean them and give them a new lease of life. I really don’t know what keeps me so interested. It could be the amount of gunk and crap that comes out of things...