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#5161 meta460085   Meta4ik CAGiversary!   394 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:06 PM

Hey fellow Chicago people... my backward compatible ps3 just gave me the RLOD. Anybody have a recommendations for places that do PS3 repair?

There are several places on craigslist and yelp that say they do it, but I'd love to have a rec from someone with actual personal experience with a place. Earlier in this thread someone suggested Chicago Gadgets, but that was in 2011, so I thought I'd pose the question again.

I live on the North Side, but just about anywhere in the city or near burbs would be ok if you had a real good experience.

Thanks!


RLOD or YLOD? I managed to revive a YLOD for a friend by taking apart, cleaning, hitting board with heat gun, and applying Arctic Silver 5 to CPU/gpu. As soon as my consoles are out of warranty I replace dried paste with Arctic Silver 5 and have not had issues with any consoles yet. My backcompat ps3 is still going strong as is my launch 360.

#5162 ryosnk   I'm a super patriot. CAGiversary!   3927 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:15 AM

We really need another meet up especially since the weather is getting nice. Planning should start soon.

#5163 mightyduck   It's Knuckle Puck time! CAGiversary!   202 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:16 AM

Was actually just at Galloping Ghost last week for a bit. First time in a few years. Still lots of fun.

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#5164 TheHeef   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:45 PM

We really need another meet up especially since the weather is getting nice. Planning should start soon.


Agreed. I feel like another drive to the Ghost is due.
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#5165 TooMuchCoolness   Deep Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   1130 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:22 PM

Anyone else going to Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 at Crowne Plaza Chicago O Hare?

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#5166 SEGA128DC   EA Sports suck!!!... CAGiversary!   1245 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:47 PM

The Blockbuster store on 1303 N Milwaukee Ave, is unfortunately closing. So, everything is on sale! I believe used DVDs are 20% off right now. July 21 is the last day the store will be open for business. This really sucks for me, since I drop off my online rentals there. Now, I'm going to have to dump my rentals in the mailbox, which will take about three extra days to get the next rental from my queue, compared to dropping rentals off in-store. I hope another Blockbuster will open close to my house in the near future...

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#5167 dfg   Impecunious Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   3132 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:29 AM

^ Unfortunately odds of a new one opening are slim to none. I'm still shocked when I see a brick & mortar Blockbuster.
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#5168 mrspicytacoman   Apply Ubik only as directed CAGiversary!   1884 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:15 AM

how are family videos still open and blockbuster is gone?

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#5169 dfg   Impecunious Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   3132 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:26 AM

Porn.
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#5170 WeaponX2099   Close your eyes (and count to ****) CAGiversary!   5079 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:29 AM

Porn.


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#5171 TooMuchCoolness   Deep Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   1130 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

I have a 128MB memory card, Gran Turismo 2, and Stunt Race FX if anyone wants it. Check out my album.

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#5172 wwolf76   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   20 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

RLOD or YLOD? I managed to revive a YLOD for a friend by taking apart, cleaning, hitting board with heat gun, and applying Arctic Silver 5 to CPU/gpu. As soon as my consoles are out of warranty I replace dried paste with Arctic Silver 5 and have not had issues with any consoles yet. My backcompat ps3 is still going strong as is my launch 360.


RLOD (I think.) Just mid-game one night when system shut down and gave me blinking red light. It turned on once or twice since then but both times it shut off soon after with more blinking red light.

Wish I was tech savvy enough to feel confident cracking it open. Still have enough PS2 games that keeping this BC PS3 would be nice.

#5173 meta460085   Meta4ik CAGiversary!   394 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

RLOD (I think.) Just mid-game one night when system shut down and gave me blinking red light. It turned on once or twice since then but both times it shut off soon after with more blinking red light.

Wish I was tech savvy enough to feel confident cracking it open. Still have enough PS2 games that keeping this BC PS3 would be nice.


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#5174 TheHeef   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   222 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

Not sure if anyone else has heard yet, but the Ghost is doing another swap meet June 22nd. I'm planning on going, since I have some more stuff I'm getting rid of. CAG meet-up, anyone?
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#5175 FatBoyInside   Money costs too much CAGiversary!   2042 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:10 PM

Not sure if anyone else has heard yet, but the Ghost is doing another swap meet June 22nd. I'm planning on going, since I have some more stuff I'm getting rid of. CAG meet-up, anyone?


Speaking of Galloping Ghost Arcade, I have 2 ALL DAY PASSES set to expire today (June 1st) for anyone interested in going. I have a prior engagement around 5pm this afternoon and won't be able to use them. Just private message me before 4pm if any local CAGs want to pick up this voucher. Cheers!

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#5176 mrosnwo  

Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Like the whole city of roselle is having a town wide garage sale today and tomorrow. My roller derby team is participating as well at a members house. If you're in the area, check it out.

#5177 ryosnk   I'm a super patriot. CAGiversary!   3927 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:20 AM

Congratulations to our Chicago Blackhawks!!

#5178 SEGA128DC   EA Sports suck!!!... CAGiversary!   1245 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:40 AM

Yeah, congrats to the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions... :bow:

 

Chicago Blackhawks!!!


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#5179 dfg   Impecunious Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   3132 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

Hells yeah.

 

The parade left a lot to be desired though. And getting home on the Metra... damn.


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#5180 DumpsterMcNuggets  

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

Other than getting sunburned as all heck(though not surprised that happened, since I haven't gotten into the routine of putting on sunscreen due to the slightly below average spring weather we've had), the rally was amazing. Had the mishap of getting to the parade route a tad too late to see that, but it's okay since I was taping it on TV, and I saw all of the rally from the opening history/2013 season montage video on. Noticed the FYE on Randolph that day had a sign saying their last day in business was Tuesday, June 25th, so I missed getting a last visit in there to see if anything was left there by a few days. It's okay, since I didn't quite find anything I wanted there on a earlier visit after their closing sale started.

 

Anyone know if Underground Retrocade has reopened yet? I keep looking on their website and on facebook, but they still haven't posted any word about a reopening date and new address yet. They've only indicated to my knowledge, that they'll remain somewhere within East Dundee. Also my only other question is, does anyone know the status of the Blockbuster stores at 67th/Pulaski, North/Harlem(Elmwood Park), and Ogden/Harlem(Berwyn)? Interesting to hear the one at Milwaukee/Ashland is closing, since it goes to show how very fast they've been closing locations. And sometimes I'll look at these closing stores, in the remote chance I do find any interesting deals there(though I often don't).

 

 

Mt. Prospect might give you life a little more like Rockford. Metra Service is good that direction, and you would come into Olgilvie station which is the closest Metra station to 121 Union. Plus Rockford isn't hard to get to from that location.

I've lived on the south side as well (95th and Cicero), that SouthWest line sucked (and probably still does because it crosses tracks used by freight trains). The Rock Island is more dependable but goes into a station a good distance from where you'll be at versus the SouthWest line that goes into Union Station which is a bit closer.

 

Worst thing about the SouthWest Service line IMHO, is that the service is extremely scant on weekends(ONLY 3 trains each direction all day on Saturdays, and that the Sat. train times are very spread out, that you may as well take Rock Island instead if you miss one of those SWS trains. plus it's one of 3 Metra lines with NO SERVICE on Sundays). Personally the few times I've ridden that Metra line, I've NEVER had a problem with delayed trains, except for the usual very minor delays that you notice every so often that are 5-10 minutes late. Also, a flyover bridge is currently being built('Englewood Flyover'), that'll probably reduce the majority of the freight train delays that are talked about on this line.

 

Also, you could look at residences near stations along the Milwaukee District West line going to Elgin, and which I imagine would be cheaper than ones near the Union Pacific Northwest line(Harvard). I like UP-NW(don't get me wrong), but have always gotten the impression that it must be more expensive to live in most of the communities along that line, vs. MD-W). I'm probably replying too late to your post(and since I procrastinated forever in finally getting a s/n registered here, plus had a past failed attempt in trying to register), but I hope you were able to find somewhere to live that worked out for you.



#5181 Blackout   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:00 PM

So when's the next meet up?




#5182 meta460085   Meta4ik CAGiversary!   394 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:39 AM

Bump that, its time.

#5183 ryosnk   I'm a super patriot. CAGiversary!   3927 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:45 PM

I'm down for a meetup. Maybe something early August would be good.

#5184 WeaponX2099   Close your eyes (and count to ****) CAGiversary!   5079 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:29 AM

I'll roll with whatever. Does any one want to see Butch Walker at the HOB on August 1?



#5185 meta460085   Meta4ik CAGiversary!   394 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:58 AM

I'm all concert'd out, saw She & Him at Aragon couple weeks back and wife is dragging me to Michael Buble in September. I am looking forward to Adam Carolla coming to Genesee theater.

#5186 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   12584 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:40 AM

If anyone here or anyone you know is interested in Magic The Gathering, Yeti Gaming, a TCG store in the STL area, is doing a Standard tournament on Saturday for an Alpha Mox Emerald that sells on the open market for just under $1000. $25 entry fee, standard constructed format with M14 legal.

 

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#5187 TooMuchCoolness   Deep Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   1130 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:28 AM

Selling Modern Warfare (PS3) for 10 bucks

 

Giving SNES Stunt Race FX for free

 

If anyone is interested, I'm in Morton Grove


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#5188 slowdive21   CAG/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11250 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:42 AM

Just wanted to stop by, haven't been on CAG since February or something. I'd be down for a meetup.



#5189 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2278 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:11 PM

Just curious, does any store in chicago area buy blu ray for ok value?  I have been trying to get rid of Mad Men season 1-3 blu ray and been no bite.



#5190 CAG 79   10 Year CAG Member CAGiversary!   2293 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:17 AM

Just curious, does any store in chicago area buy blu ray for ok value?  I have been trying to get rid of Mad Men season 1-3 blu ray and been no bite.

Try Disc Replay in Skokie or the Xchange on Milwaukee ave.