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iFixit tears down gaming devices this week

by AmishSamurai Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:38 pm

http://www.ifixit.com/Info/Week_of_Game_Teardowns

Kinda interesting. They've dismantled a Magnavox Odyssey 100, RCA Studio II, Atari 2600, and a Famicom.
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Re: iFixit tears down gaming devices this week

by noiseredux Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:47 pm

wow, that's fucking awesome.
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Re: iFixit tears down gaming devices this week

by Hobie-wan Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:31 pm

Cool. I've only been in the 2600 since that's the only one of those I own. :mrgreen:
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Re: iFixit tears down gaming devices this week

by AmishSamurai Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:55 pm

They dismantled a Virtual Boy today.
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Re: iFixit tears down gaming devices this week

by CRTGAMER Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:38 pm

Thanks, an interesting read.
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Re: iFixit tears down gaming devices this week

by Hatta Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:07 pm

iFixit was featured on /. earlier this week. I asked what measures they were taking to assure contributors they won't go the way of Instructables. They said that all the content is CC licensed, they're working on an XML schema to make the database machine readable (searchable, downloadable, etc), and they'll be doing regular dumps to Archive.org.

That is really encouraging. I'm sure you've all experienced finding a link to a mod or repair that you really want to do, only to get a 404. People move on and sites go down, it's important that this information stays on the internet. If you post a guide to iFixit, it should be available forever.
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