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Old 24-03-2013, 12:17
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Last night I dropped my controller down the toilet and now it won't work, does anyone know if you can buy used ones from CEX? I just need a replacement
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:21
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I was guessing what you had dropped it down before opening the games forum sorry it made me giggle
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Old 24-03-2013, 13:38
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Can't you leave it to dry? Might work then. If necessary, you can open it up to dry it. You dont need one of those special security screwdrivers to do it. You can do it with a flathead.
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Old 24-03-2013, 13:55
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Why would your controller be anywhere near the toilet in the first place?
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:00
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Why would your controller be anywhere near the toilet in the first place?
My guess, is he was in the middle of a session and desperately needed a pee, bolted for the loo, forgetting he still had it (the controller) in his hand, and in the fumble to undo his fly the pad slipped and fell.

Eat that Sherlock.

Unless of course cooltv is a girl, in which case I have no idea.
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:10
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My guess, is he was in the middle of a session and desperately needed a pee, bolted for the loo, forgetting he still had it (the controller) in his hand, and in the fumble to undo his fly the pad slipped and fell.

Eat that Sherlock.

Unless of course cooltv is a girl, in which case I have no idea.
Or maybe they have a console setup in the toilet so they can have gaming sessions without any interruptions.
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:21
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Or maybe they have a console setup in the toilet so they can have gaming sessions without any interruptions.
Don't be ridiculous.


It would be far more sensible to have a toilet in your living room, better acoustics for the home cinema.
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:51
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My guess, is he was in the middle of a session and desperately needed a pee, bolted for the loo, forgetting he still had it (the controller) in his hand, and in the fumble to undo his fly the pad slipped and fell.
Correct

I had drunk 8 cans of beer to which did not help
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Old 24-03-2013, 15:54
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I would leave it to dry before I buy another, obviously rinse it first but remove the battery. There's no reason why it should break so long as it was off when it hit the toilet water.
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Old 24-03-2013, 16:18
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I have tried a few things but cannot get it to work. When I tried it earlier it was working but not 100% and now I cannot get it to work at all. The green light comes on and flashes in the middle but that's about it. The controller is dry now so cannot think of anything else to try.
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Old 24-03-2013, 16:20
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I have tried a few things but cannot get it to work. When I tried it earlier it was working but not 100% and now I cannot get it to work at all. The green light comes on and flashes in the middle but that's about it. The controller is dry now so cannot think of anything else to try.
It may not be dry though, I've done similar things and while the controller looks dry it takes a good day or more to dry out fully. Give it a bit more time and it should work as normal.
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Old 24-03-2013, 16:26
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Last night I dropped my controller down the toilet and now it won't work, does anyone know if you can buy used ones from CEX? I just need a replacement

Buy the same type of controller from cex then take the faulty one back say it doesn't work then they will swap it for another one.

Sorted. Two for price of one.
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Old 24-03-2013, 16:32
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It may not be dry though, I've done similar things and while the controller looks dry it takes a good day or more to dry out fully. Give it a bit more time and it should work as normal.
Thanks I will put it in a dry place over night and see if it works tomorrow and if not then I have a 9.50 voucher from CEX so I can put that towards a replacement
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Old 24-03-2013, 16:33
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Buy the same type of controller from cex then take the faulty one back say it doesn't work then they will swap it for another one.

Sorted. Two for price of one.
Good thinking lol
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Old 24-03-2013, 17:07
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Good thinking lol

I know its a bit naughty but they are just as bad
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Old 24-03-2013, 19:34
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Just an update on this, the controller now works apart from when I go on black ops 2 or minecraft the guy keeps spinning round. I will give it more time and see what happens but thanks for all the replys and help.
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Old 24-03-2013, 20:25
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Why on earth would you want to use it again? IT'S BEEN IN THE TOILET!

oh, and this thread has just confirmed why I will never EVER buy pre-owned hardware. Taking the term 'you don't know where it's been' to new heights, or depths, as the case may be.
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Old 24-03-2013, 20:28
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a new exclusive for MS on the way, Pooh Sticks the game, the "show that turd whos boss" edition
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Old 24-03-2013, 22:24
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Best quirky thread I've read through in a long time

Just hope you dropped it before peeing and not after!
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Old 26-03-2013, 08:03
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i Game with someone who takes his mic into the toilet and you can hear him pissing...yuck...
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