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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Jenuall » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:44 am

Yeah I think the dpad patent expired in 2005, it was a ridiculous thing to protect in the first place :fp:

That elite controller does look awesome, I've been tempted by one a few times and it might be where I end up putting my cash down when my trusty 360 controller finally bites the bullet.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:14 pm

Turns out the A button on this thing is faulty. Often doesn't register a press. But going back on ebay I can access my account, but when I go to Contact Seller it makes me log in again and it just...won't. My password is correct it just keeps resetting the login screen. I've tried on three different browsers on my PC and 2 on my phone and I cannot get past this second login.

I genuinely don't know what to do.

EDIT: Managed to glitch myself into the contact form by following an extremely bizarre path but I'm there. Going to try and get a replacement. Pretty strawberry floating angry/disappointed right about now.

EDIT2: God, with the postage costs of sending it back, then getting my folks to ship the new one back to me again from the UK (bought it from the Argos ebay store that don't ship to France) I'm going to end up paying more than I would've for a new one. But there's no point me getting a refund as I still have to send the strawberry floating thing back.

What a nightmare.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Green Gecko » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:21 pm

"Reconditioned"

"Sent back with a fault we didn't verify and taped closed again"

Sorry man, that sucks. You might be able to repair it though. Microsoft might even honour a warranty?

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:02 pm

Green Gecko wrote:"Reconditioned"

"Sent back with a fault we didn't verify and taped closed again"

Sorry man, that sucks. You might be able to repair it though. Microsoft might even honour a warranty?


I've fixed it myself, at least for the time being. Turns out it's not an issue with the hardware but with the mold: the hole for the A button is too wide meaning some angles of approach don't activate it. This mean every single handset will likely have this issue. Fixed it by just shoving some strawberry floating tape down the side of the hole :fp:

So yeah, buyer beware?

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Vermilion » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:07 pm

Reminds me of when i used to have to put my PS1 on it's side just to get it to work.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Saint of Killers » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:09 pm

Going by Reddit and GameFAQs Message Boards, you're playing the build quality lottery when you buy an Elite pad.

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by Vermilion » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:21 pm

Arrived this morning, t'is the second book in the series...

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by OrangeRKN » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:31 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Turns out it's not an issue with the hardware but with the mold: the hole for the A button is too wide meaning some angles of approach don't activate it. This mean every single handset will likely have this issue. Fixed it by just shoving some strawberry floating tape down the side of the hole :fp:


What a pain in the A hole

(Maybe (and this is probably a terrible idea) you could layer up the edge of the hole a few mms with some model paint or something?)

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by <]:^D » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:03 pm

what a ballache - hope you can sort it Taf

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by Mafro » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:55 pm

Monitor arrived :toot: Using a curved monitor felt weird at first, almost disorienting :lol: It's hard to describe.

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Got a book as well

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:22 am

That's not very hidden. It says "CODE".

Also I keep seeing people with ultrawides these days and getting v jealous.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by <]:^D » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:21 pm

what happens if you want to play a game that isnt supported? does it just letterbox in the middle?

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by Mafro » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:45 pm

<]:^D wrote:what happens if you want to play a game that isnt supported? does it just letterbox in the middle?

Aye black bars on either side so the ration is 16:9.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by RichardUK » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:31 am

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£155.00

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£12.00 + £1.95

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by Yoshimi » Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:56 pm

Bought this little gadget to connect my phone to a PS4 controller, so I can play PS5 in bed via Remote Play. Works really well. Smooth 1080p signal. (My PS5 is connected to the router via Ethernet and the phone is on my 5Ghz Wifi connection). It's like having a PlayStation Switch!

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:44 am

A 400% increase from Mastercard in a charge for buying from the E.U. :dread: Hopefully it only amounts to a small increase, like £4 or something.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:07 pm

The charges are tiny like around 1% so it shouldn't be a lot unless you're buying something really expensive.

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by Mafro » Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:07 pm

Been a while since I ordered anything from Uniqlo. Got these in the sale for £3.90. Was after them when they were first out but they sold out really quickly.

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PostRe: Pick Up Post - Share Your Latest Purchases
by Green Gecko » Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:20 pm

Nice long shorts. Not quite the weather for it.

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by Mafro » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:46 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Nice long shorts. Not quite the weather for it.

You say that but there's still countless shorts & hoodie dickheads swaggering around here when it's been around 1 degrees for the past week :lol:

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