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» DIY Techno-hacks

How to fix a Playstation 2 with the contents of the fridge.
My PS2, (first gen), died on me a while ago. Well, it was practically on life support, anyway. Not wanting to bin it and buy one of those over inflated PS3 gizmoids, I opened it up...

...to find that it wasn't reading discs properly because the laser in the disk drive wasn't running up and down it's little runners properly, the grease it had been lubricated with at the factory had dried out. The solution, simple. Grease it up!

Unfortunately, I didn't have a shed at the time. I didn't want to use liquid lubrication, (oo-er), something more solid would have to do. Hmm, the fridge! Brilliant! Where's the lard?

But alas, I'm one of those poncey vegetarians, and lard is made from cow. But then I remembered, many years prior, the missus said, 'Let's make a pie!' - and used a small amount of the following as a lard substitute. It lurked in the darkest depths of my (student) fridge, until my Playstation died. I knew it would come in handy.


Many more happy months of Resident Evil 4 ensued. And I even made another pie.

Happy days.

I wonder how many other peoples PS2's ended up in sillicon heaven this way?
(Sun 23rd Aug 2009, 22:31, More)

» Rubbish Towns

And on a secondary note
I wonder how many lurkers turn into stalkers via the answers to this QOTW?
(Thu 29th Oct 2009, 11:20, More)

» IT Support

All of my favorite IT related stories,
true or otherwise, have come from the Bastard Operator from Hell. Google BOFH if you aren't sure :)
(Sat 26th Sep 2009, 19:16, More)

» Schadenfreude

(Thu 24th Dec 2009, 16:18, More)

» Rubbish Towns

I was one of those poor unfortunate fools who got a place at Manchester Met Uni a few years ago and ended up at the Crewe/Alsager campus. Jesus christ, what a depressive hellhole?!

Some lass tried slitting her wrists in the first 6 months, and failed. Twice. The place is that bad she failed at failing. It's where everyone who lives and works in Manchester and Liverpool goes to retire and die.

Terrible place!
(Thu 29th Oct 2009, 11:18, More)
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