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« on: September 19, 2005, 08:59:03 PM »

Not exactly sure what happened, but I'm fairly certain that a spring on the analog stick broke or popped off. The stick could no longer be moved "up" and neither the stick nor dpad could be used to move up or down.

It happened while doing a crash scenario in Burnout Legends. I had hit a crashbreaker and was trying to aftertouch into a bonus and I heard/felt a slight pop.  :cry:

I've sent it to Texas to Sony's repair center. I should have a refurbed/new one hopefully by the end of next week.
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005, 09:06:38 PM »

augh! frown
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005, 09:18:45 PM »

The "slight pop"...whether it be videogame hardware-related, or body-related, makes me CRINGE.

Here's to a speedy (haha, punny) week so you can enjoy Burnout soon!
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2005, 09:19:27 PM »

Ouch!! Sorry man, good luck with it.  :cry:
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2005, 09:37:19 PM »

I just hope I don't get into a hassle situation with whatever they send back having a bad screen.

That and now I'll have to go buy some more hori screen protectors....I pulled the old one off and stuck it in a ziploc, but I doubt I'll get it back on in great shape.
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2005, 12:21:32 AM »

I would prefer the 'buy new one, swap it, return it' warranty  biggrin

Some people would view doing that as bad karma, but it seems to work out better than going the legit route (especially with Best Buy's "wait two months and hope it doesnt come back worse" repair center).
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2005, 12:48:15 AM »

I agree with 'break ( :shock: )

It's best to take this stuff into your own hands!
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2005, 02:24:39 AM »

Well, I wish I'd bought it at CompUSA, because I've always had good results whenever I used their repair cntractor (the one time I did have an issue, it was quickly resolved to my satisfaction). I bought it at Target, though, because everyone else I could find was sold out at the time.
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2005, 05:12:59 AM »

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I would prefer the 'buy new one, swap it, return it' warranty  biggrin


I don't know if the serial number of the PSP is exposed, but I know that on the PS2 and Xbox, most stores will scan the serial code and mark it on the receipt so that you can't do that.
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2005, 05:14:22 AM »

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I would prefer the 'buy new one, swap it, return it' warranty  biggrin


I don't know if the serial number of the PSP is exposed, but I know that on the PS2 and Xbox, most stores will scan the serial code and mark it on the receipt so that you can't do that.


Yeah, this is a more recent security thing. Some stores forget to do it even with systems they are supposed to-but still, its risky.
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2005, 01:45:46 PM »

...besides the fact that it's quite unethical.
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2005, 11:18:30 PM »

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...besides the fact that it's quite unethical.


Somewhat.  Personally, I find it unethical to take my device for weeks and return it 'fixed' in what is sometimes a worse condition than it started in.  It's one thing to be ethical, and another to be a played by da man.
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