Forums  /  Speedrunning  /  Have you ever broke ur reset button? (Locked)
  consoleplayercenturyconsoleplayercentury

I rebuild my controllers once a year but, with speed running I would imagine that some of the best dedicated runners, are replacing reset buttons? Not counting emulators

 
  SioNSioN

i think its a skill to only break one button on a keyboard

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  TreyaTreya

You'll be pressing movement/action inputs way more than you will for reset

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  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

What do you mean "those don't break"? Everything breaks.

 
  TokuHer0TokuHer0

Before I replaced it, my last keyboard that I had for a good 8+ years one day just had one key stop working. And I found out because I couldn't type "!"

For some random reason, the 1 above the QWERTY just stopped working.

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  DaldamehtDaldameht

I was never tilted enough to break the reset button. being broke does that to you.

 
  consoleplayercenturyconsoleplayercentury

Oldschool original stuff DON'T break, I have had my SAME nes controller for almost 30 years.
I have had my Intellivision since 1979 and its handed to me from 1978.

Old stuff don't break, NEW stuff breaks its all junk and poorly made.

Back to my original question for those that USE real original equipment, HAVE you ever broke a reset button yes or no??????

 
  TimmiluvsTimmiluvs
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Originally posted by consoleplayercenturyOldschool original stuff DON'T break......Old stuff don't break, NEW stuff breaks its all junk and poorly made.

This is such a false statement it's almost comical.

If you think old stuff doesn't break, then you clearly haven't had to swap the rubbers out on a d-pad of an NES or SNES controllers. There are sellers online that make a business off of refurbishing used NES/SNES controllers and replacing worn down d-pad rubbers and buttons. Sure, you may not actually physically break/crack an NES controller unless you hit it with a hammer due to the fact that it's basically a hunk of solid plastic, but old stuff still breaks just as much as new stuff. Control sticks on a PS2 or PS4 controller can still get worn down the same way a d-pad did 30 years ago; the decade in which the console or it's accessories were released has no correlation to how likely any of it is to break after years of use. People tend to think that newer controllers break more easily than older ones, but that's simply because controllers for newer systems have more components and more functions than an NES controller from 40 years ago. With all those extra features, there's more of a chance that something will go wrong. I'm not excusing say faulty 3rd Party stuff, but I've had very few 1st party controllers/accessories break unless I accidentally drop them or something or use them a lot while doing runs.

As to your original question, yes, my AV Famicom had a broken reset button. I had to open the console and clean it and make sure all of my connections were intact before it started working again. It had broken after years of use, and thankfully the fix was just a nice clean to the inside of the console.

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  DaldamehtDaldameht

no, again. original or not, still not broken. Not tilted.

 
  consoleplayercenturyconsoleplayercentury

This is such a false statement it's almost comical.

If you think old stuff doesn't break, then you clearly haven't had to swap the rubbers out on a d-pad of an NES or SNES controllers. There are sellers online that make a business off of refurbishing used NES/SNES controllers and replacing worn down d-pad rubbers and buttons. Sure, you may not actually physically break/crack an NES controller unless you hit it with a hammer due to the fact that it's basically a hunk of solid plastic, but old stuff still breaks just as much as new stuff. Control sticks on a PS2 or PS4 controller can still get worn down the same way a d-pad did 30 years ago; the decade in which the console or it's accessories were released has no correlation to how likely any of it is to break after years of use. People tend to think that newer controllers break more easily than older ones, but that's simply because controllers for newer systems have more components and more functions than an NES controller from 40 years ago. With all those extra features, there's more of a chance that something will go wrong. I'm not excusing say faulty 3rd Party stuff, but I've had very few 1st party controllers/accessories break unless I accidentally drop them or something or use them a lot while doing runs.

As to your original question, yes, my AV Famicom had a broken reset button. I had to open the console and clean it and make sure all of my connections were intact before it started working again. It had broken after years of use, and thankfully the fix was just a nice clean to the inside of the console.

Old stuff don't break UNLESS u intentionally break it.... but thanks for your speech on this very good read

 
  consoleplayercenturyconsoleplayercentury

I don't think anything but I will end this here, nothing today after ps2 unless u put it in a glass case will last, there is no comparison to the way new junk is made as opposed to old school, this is true in homes, cars, electronics etc.....

 
  consoleplayercenturyconsoleplayercentury

I will just say this in over and close to having a 35 year old NES controller it's never broke, it has never needed any repair etc.
my 1978 Intellivision still works no repairs
my Atari same

However lol

My PS3 broke several times
my will MOFG don't even want to ask there
my AC as a child handed from my Granni lasted 50 years till it finally died, since I have replaced two ac's

Like I said before old stuff just does not break, now OF course everything EVENTUALLY can break, my point was old stuff doesn't break under normal wear and tear.

I can drop my Intellivision from the top of a stair case and it might crack and still work, I bump into my 4oz new junk TV it will break lol.

Anyways back to my original questions has anyone ever had a reset button on an original old school console break?

Thanks again

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets
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Originally posted by consoleplayercenturyOld stuff don't break UNLESS u intentionally break it... nothing today after ps2 unless u put it in a glass case will last

lmao, okay buddy, everything invented before 1995 is magically indestructable and everything made in the last 10 years might as well be made of delicate paper, sure thing dude.

This whole ridiculous generalization and over-exaggeration just reeks of a "things were better back in my day" mentality.

 
  TimmiluvsTimmiluvs

Originally posted by consoleplayercentury Anyways back to my original questions has anyone ever had a reset button on an original old school console break?

I literally said that I had this happen on my AV Famicom
Originally posted by Timmiluvs As to your original question, yes, my AV Famicom had a broken reset button.

I’m really curious as to what you’re trying to deduce from this thread. You’re adamantly asking for this very specific scenario, but you haven’t really said why. Do you have a reset button that is broken on a console and need help fixing it?

 
  consoleplayercenturyconsoleplayercentury

Because all you people like to do is argue, this is not a debate, this was a question, I know the truth is things from after the 90s are junk and anything before IF taken care of even abused last.

But see the question was HAVE you ever broke a reset button, nothing more or less.

It was a lost debate before it started...

Nothing wrong or crazy about my PROVEN facts, things today are cheap garbage made to break, old was made tough with quality and built to last.

Hope you all had a happy forth, I lit off my fake M80S junk nothing like the old school ones

 
  consoleplayercenturyconsoleplayercentury

I think this question has exhausted all resources despite it was quite sour, but feel free to carry on.

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets
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Okay I'm just gonna lock this. This thread doesn't appear to have any purpose, and all you're doing at this point is bitching about people arguing in your thread (which, it's a public discussion forum, people discuss things, if you think that's a problem then maybe steer clear of forums)... while continuing to argue the same topic.

No idea what you're playing at but this has definitely run its course.

One last note on the argument itself, consider looking up 'Survivorship Bias' and think about how that might be applicable here.