Nobody likes a gaming console that can’t game. The Sony PlayStation 1, Sega Mega Drive 2, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Xbox and more all have recurring issues from the physical stress of inserting and removing figure-8 power cables.
Over time these cause the solder securing the AC power join points to the PCB to crack and what you end up with is a dodgy power connector – here’s how to give it a quick fix to get a few more years out and prevent any damage from shorting flakes of solder.
Even if you don’t have this problem yet, chances are it is just around the corner! 😉