What's inside?
November 30, 2001 8:30 AM   Subscribe

What's inside? Surely this is a man thing. We get something with screws in it and have to take it to pieces. this man bought a gamecube. He says that it still works. There are a few pages of pictures here so be warned.. I thank you.
posted by Spoon (13 comments total)
That's like gamer porno.

And, you're welcome, Spoon.
posted by ColdChef at 8:37 AM on November 30, 2001

Surely this is a man thing.

Nope. I love taking things apart if for no other reason than to prove that I can put them back together. The probability that you'd get a woman who would buy a gamecube combined with a passion for taking stuff apart plus the willingness to risk not having a working gamecube afterwards... I'm no statisician, but yeah, unlikely.
posted by phoenix enflamed at 8:41 AM on November 30, 2001

I felt dirty when he peeled off the heating pad on the GPU.
posted by eyeballkid at 8:55 AM on November 30, 2001

Tech TV peeks inside the Xbox.
posted by riffola at 9:00 AM on November 30, 2001

Hey I am a woman, I take things apart... oh shit.. I loathe the gamecube and every other videogame, couch-noshing enterprise including television.

Shit... there went my point.
posted by gloege at 9:16 AM on November 30, 2001

That is one nasty heat sink.
posted by jpoulos at 9:50 AM on November 30, 2001

Why did I get a strange, warm feeling when I looked at that site? I felt almost... flushed.
posted by heybate at 10:04 AM on November 30, 2001

I took apart a friend's Japanese Gamecube the other day so I could add a switch in there for him to play US games. After much debate (upon seeing the tiny solder points in the thing) over whether he'd be willing to risk having me turn it into a $300 paperweight, I went at it. I tell you, I don't know that I've ever been as relieved in my life as when I put it back together & it actually booted up again.
posted by zempf at 10:20 AM on November 30, 2001

At some point in the 80s my parents realized that meting out punishment for not doing chores or making bad grades could be accomplished by seizing my Nintendo 8-bit. My solution was to take out the innards, replace them with a hefty book and hand over the empty shell of the NES. The Nintendo guts could still be hooked up to a TV and played without the case – albeit this required much care on my part due to the naked Nintendo’s habit for becoming blazing hot and shocking the piss out of you if you touched it in the wrong spot.
posted by wfrgms at 10:22 AM on November 30, 2001

this reminds me a lot of the page that did an autopsy on Furby ...
posted by jerseygirl at 10:58 AM on November 30, 2001

well, if there are so many of you gals, how come this search didn't work?
posted by moz at 12:20 PM on November 30, 2001

moz - wrong number of R's.
posted by yesster at 1:08 PM on November 30, 2001

could have at least held off on the link until it stopped being slashdotted.
posted by phalkin at 1:18 PM on November 30, 2001

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