Lurking in the dark of any household in the United States of America is the number one enemy of video game consoles everywhere. These hunters strike with no remorse or discrepancy for a persons belongings. They are a hunter not unbeknownst to its prey as all living things know they must one day die, for death is the only certainty.I am talking of course about the average household cockroaches. These little bastards prey on video game consoles like perverts online. The main target though is the Sony PlayStation 4. Sony has inadvertently made the perfect housing for breeding cockroaches. The open vents and the warm internal power supply is basically a cockroaches wet dream. The inside of a PS4 is warm, moist, clean, and it has a nice power supply to live in. What happens when the roaches enter their new home is that do and pee pee on everything causing the motherboard to fry. They can damage the hard drive, disc drive, power supply unit and really anything thats inside is a target. Along with destroying the inside they make it disgusting, the smell is so bad most of our repair techs are not able to keep their cherub like demeanor when doing a repair on a cockroach infested system.
This past holiday season one console that sold ridiculously well was the New 3DS XL system. Most retailers contribute the boost in numbers to release of Pokemon Sun and Moon. However, there are multiple reasons why the New 3DS XL surpassed the standard 3DS XL as far as sales. First, according to Nintendo, the newly added “C” stick makes a huge difference in the immersiveness of game play. The main attribute that the “C” stick affects is the camera placement in game. There are only a few games at the moment that utilize this feature though, such as Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D. The system also has new “ZL” and “ZR” buttons that offer different in game options for compatible titles. Second, a personal added favorite of fans is the built in Amiibo support. Gamers can now just simply tap an Amiibo on the screen to use it instead of having to buy a separate “portal” for the Amiibo. Some Amiibos can be used in different games than one would think! For example, players can use Splatoon Amiibos in Animal Crossing: New Leaf to bring the colorfully mischievous squids’ merchandise to their town’s campground. Third, the tech specs have changed. The New 3DS XL’s CPU performs over thirty seconds quicker than the standard 3DS XL. Lastly, another feature that has not been brought light is the fact that in the future, some 3DS games may require the player to possess a New 3DS XL system as opposed to its predecessor. Overall, the features that are offered on the New 3DS XL make it worth the extra money.
One of Nintendo’s most popular ventures has been that of its handheld expertise. 3DS and 3DS XL consoles were designed with family and younger children in mind. However, we personally do not recommend getting them this console as their first system. Common issues with the 3DS and 3DS XL that tend to arise after being handled roughly are (but are not limited to): broken ABXY buttons, overcharged or bloated batteries, ripped circle pad, pressed D-Pad, bumpers not lifting, and worst of all, screen breakage. Most issues that deal with the 3DS and 3DS XL are minor and both easy and cheap to repair. If a child were to break the screen, though, that can sometimes be costly. Most professionals suggest contacting Nintendo, especially if the item is still under warranty. Our recommendation if you have nowhere else to turn would be to come to us. Our prices are competitive and come backed with a limited warranty. If your child believes they are in desperate need of a handheld console, we suggest going with an older model of Nintendo DS or even a Nintendo Gameboy. A 2DS is another option.
If the iPhone 7 and its predecessor look so similar, just what differences can the possess?
First of all, according to Forbes and other sources, the iPhone 7 is stronger than the iPhone 6 due to the material it is made from. The iPhone 7 utilizes Series 7000 aluminum. The even cooler thing about this material other than its strength? The phone is virtually waterproof. That’s right, you can theoretically drop the phone directly in water, pick it up, and then wipe it off and use it again. Now, some of you may be thinking, “Samsung has had waterproof phones before though and even when dropped in water, they can still be damaged by it. So how does this work?” The second reason behind the iPhone 7’s waterproof body is a topic that has been bombarded by individuals who find it another way to get money from consumers: the lack of a headphone jack. Many Apple fans felt betrayed when the company announced the removed headphone jack mainly because they knew this meant a separate adapter that would probably mean more money out of their pocket for something that is commonly used in phones. “Missing” units aside, the missing headphone jack was replaced with dual speakers on the bottom of the phone. Other features that have improved since the iPhone 6 are: the brightness is well, brighter; the Dual Core Processor in the iPhone 7 is much faster; and the camera’s capability has increased by four megapixels. Overall, we couldn’t expect Apple to completely scrap their iPhone, so the iPhone 7 came as a pleasant surprise.
Here at videogamerepair.org the weather is getting cold and the video game systems are getting filled with cockroaches. Cockroaches are the number one enemy and natural predators of video game consoles. At all costs the cockroaches must be kept away and sent straight to hell where they belong. The best way to keep cockroaches away from your video game system is to clean your dang house you dingus. Personally I use Windex to clean every surface in my house.Hell, I use it to clean my toilet. Think I care what you think? Well I don’t my toilet is very clean and I oew it all to Windex. Lets face it mopping sucks which is why you need the swiffer wet jet because they suck a little less than mops. Also stop leaving food out, roaches love food so stop leaving it out, clean that stuff up.
Disclaimer: in order for this to work, your disc tray must be the only issue; if the disc drive itself is not working, then these tips will not help. It’s always best to visit a professional. Does your Xbox360 have a stuck disc tray? You could always take it to one of our locations and our skilled repair techs could repair it for you. However, if you want to attempt to get a disc out of it, these tips may help you. What you’ll need: a large, uncoiled paper clip. First of all, disconnect the power source so you do not get shocked. Second, lay the console on its side. Look for the yellow sticker located inside the vents at the top of the console. Insert the straight end of the paper clip into the eject hole, which is located in the center of the yellow sticker (as shown in the picture below). The disc tray will pop out slightly and you’ll be able to use your finger to jimmy it the rest of the way.
Its October here at Videogamerepair.org and we couldn’t be more excited to stay inside and repair video game consoles while other people enjoy the fall weather and decorate pumpkins or enjoy themselves! We were finally able to decode the mythic green screen of death and the solution was actually quite simple, all you will need is a USB, a computer with internet connection, and an Xbox One that will not go past the green screen. First load the update that is needed onto the USB, and then insert the USB into the USB port in the Xbox One console. While the system is hooked up, press the bind button and the eject button. With your pinky press the power button and it will turn on and begin the update. In about 15 minutes your system should be back up and running and ready to play. Another easy way to fix the issue is the PlayStation 4 not being able to get past the please insert controller screen. There are two possible solutions; the first is to simply put the console into safe mode by holding the power button and then reinitialize the database. If this simple solution does not fix the problem you must download the update from the internet and then put it onto a USB that will be inserted into the console. There are 3 different updates that are given for free on Sony’s website so, make sure to try all three if the first one you try does not work.
People, who will be using the Xbox One gaming console, will too experience problems, where the system has a green screen and will not be going any further. If this is the case, you must download an update from the internet and load it onto a USB that will be thrust into the side of your Xbox One and used to bring it back to life and wake it up inside. Similar to the PS4, you will need to download a couple of different files to use. Format the USB to the Fat32 and upload the new update onto it. Shove it hard into the side USB slot of the Xbox One and plug the system in. Hold down the Bind and Eject buttons and then hit the power button. Continue holding the bind and eject buttons until the update begins. If the update does not begin, make sure your USB is formatted correctly or try re-downloading the update file.
Things are just as busy as ever at videogamerepair.org. The Ps4 remains at the top of the number one system that is brought in for repairs with the Xbox one not far behind.
The Nintendo Wii U is still nearly malfunction free save for the game pad suffering physical damage from children or pets. But I would still choose pets over kids if my dog ever broke my Wii u game pad.
The disc drives in the PS4 and Xbox one are starting to suffer more and more everyday. The PS4 still suffers from the cylinders that slide discs into the drive are still popping out of place and causing the system to not take discs.
The Xbox one actually has more problems with the laser than the PS4 does but still occurs much less frequently than PS4 issues and can mostly be avoided by keeping your house clean and cockroaches outside or in hell where they belong. If you have any problems with your video game console feel free to give us a call or bring it into the store for a free quote.
The Red Ring of Death
The Xbox 360 Red ring of Death error is very common, believe it or not, it’s been documented in various popular gamer magazines, and even Wikipedia, that approximately 30% of all Xbox 360’s sold, will experience this irritating error.