As for me, my original Game Boy would sometimes not power on when I'd flip the switch on. There were also a few times where it would just cut off on me. It didn't matter to me anymore once I got a Game Boy Color though.
The SNES I got stopped working after a few days for some reason. Anyway I was able to get a replacement at the store since I didn't have it long enough not to be able to.
A button on my PlayStation 2's controller stopped working, and I had to get a new one. The PlayStation 2 itself seems to have a bit of an issue playing DVDs though, where they usually don't start right away.
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"There comes a time in your life when you have to make a decision, you have to choose. Do you want to wear Armani suits? Or do you want to take care of orphans?" Me, I choose to wear Armani suits. Let somebody else take care of those spoiled brats."-Kurt Angle
Ha. Officially it was "purple."
I take good care of my machines....the only console I've had fail on me is the PS3, which I had repaired. I've heard since the PS3 was legally classified as a "toy" it couldn't use lead in its connectors, meaning the heat trap that is the original casing ends up warping them. The repair shops fix this with a "reflow" which I understand is just blasting the chips with hot air until the connectors un-warp themselves. Then, over time, it happens again.
What it means is that I may have to buy another PS3 just to finish The Last Of Us, which works the console hard. I like being able to play PS2 games in crisp HDMI with unlimited memory card space. I want my original model to last as long as possible. I'd probably pay to have it reflowed again.
I only had 3 consoles failure. The first one was the Sega Saturn which stopped spinning discs. Years later it was the my first 360 which got the RROD. Finally the controller port Game Cube stop working. At first I though it was the controller but I tested it on the Wii and it work just fine.
Btw it looks like the Xbox ONE is following it predecessor with malfuntioning hardware again.
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My family used to have an NES, but it wound up getting sold because then 4-year-old and then 6-year-old older sister couldn't play with it nicely. Our mom told us repeatedly that if we didn't play nice, she would get rid of it. I was careful for the most part, but my sister (who at the time would have gotten along well with Rugrats' Angelica) ignored the warning and, one day, jumped in front of the TV screen while I played Super Mario Bros 3 and wouldn't move out of the way. I started screaming and crying, and there went the NES.
In 2008, we got a Wii for Christmas, but during a family gathering two days after we got it, it somehow got knocked off the TV table by some misbehaving kids. Nothing was wrong at first, except the Wii now made this obnoxious buzzing noise. Four years later, however, it wouldn't run my new copy of Super Smash Bros Brawl, and it was all downhill from there. It eventually refused to run any game, so all we could do was play the games we downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel. We eventually got rid of it and got a new one.
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Only had one console incident, with my phat PS2. A contact in the 1P controller socket bent, and thus wouldn't connect the controller. It was way out of warranty at that point, so I whipped out the screwdriver and solved the problem myself. I ended up taking one of those third party extension cords and taping it into the socket, so now the problem is fixed (if you ignore the hot purple cord wheel taped to the top).
My 360 would probably have red ringed eventually (it was a Falcon model I believe), but I put it away and haven't played it in years.
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You guys have had some awful luck. Usually I fail the hardware, like forgetting a handheld on a window sill before a rain storm, etc. The only time I've had hardware fail on me was when my 360's wireless receiver died, but that was easily fixed.
The only time I ever had a console failure was my PS1 which stopped working after a certain point. I got a PS2 months later. That one still works and it's kicking fairly well for a twelve year old system, but it did have problems playing DVDs for a while. We pried it open to fix it, got to work again, then it refused to play DVDs again, forcing me to get a DVD player. Then some three odd years later when my DVD player broke, I curiously slipped a movie in my PS2 one day and it...somehow worked. Somehow.
Other than that, my consoles and handhelds have never failed me.
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