Category: Teardowns & How Tos

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

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 the...

How to spray paint your old games console

How to spray paint your old games console

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 put...

Nintendo DS Lite - How to fix it

Nintendo DS Lite – How To Fix It

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 what...

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 PS2 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 once...