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#1 Atomika

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:54 PM

Hey everyone...

I'm trying to find a Nerf repair person somewhere in Los Angeles or Orange County and I haven't had much luck.

I have a Vulcan that I purchased used and the previous owner didn't take care of it, and it needs repairs. I also have a box of random parts and I have no idea what parts go with which guns I have, although I have guns which are fully functional, so many of these pieces and parts go to something else like the Vulcan.

If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations, I'd appreciate it.

I apologize to the moderators if I posted this in the wrong place, but it didn't seem to fit in any other categories.
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#2 Exo

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

First, you could check out the internals directory. I'd also suggest looking in the modifications directory, one of the mods listed there has tons of good internal pictures. That would tell you roughly what's wrong or broken on yours.

Secondly, you could salvage the shell to use for...something else. Mayhaps you like the shell, but not the guts?
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#3 Zorns Lemma

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:35 PM

The cost of getting it repaired is probably equal or more than that of buying a new one, which is why there is no market for "Nerf repairers"
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:14 AM

The cost of getting it repaired is probably equal or more than that of buying a new one, which is why there is no market for "Nerf repairers"


I don't know, that sounds like fun! Low pay, though.

We may be able to help if you can tell us more about the problems with the blasters.
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

I did hours of research before I popped open my first stampede; my advice would be to dip into the great wealth of nerf videos and internals pics here and on the web, to familiarize yourself with the internals of the blaster(s) you want to repair. Watch mod tutorials, use the search feature on the haven, etc. if you have the time and tools for the job you should be good.
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#6 Atomika

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

I did hours of research before I popped open my first stampede; my advice would be to dip into the great wealth of nerf videos and internals pics here and on the web, to familiarize yourself with the internals of the blaster(s) you want to repair. Watch mod tutorials, use the search feature on the haven, etc. if you have the time and tools for the job you should be good.



Opening any of my Nerf guns makes me really nervous. I'm always afraid I'll lose something or put something back wrong.
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#7 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

Opening any of my Nerf guns makes me really nervous. I'm always afraid I'll lose something or put something back wrong.

Do eeet.

Modding Nerf guns is one of the best ways you can lose your fear of opening things up. Just start with something simple (buy a pistol and try a barrel replacement from the modding directory).
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#8 Zorns Lemma

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:52 AM

Opening any of my Nerf guns makes me really nervous. I'm always afraid I'll lose something or put something back wrong.

If your profile detail is correct, from your geographic location it should be very easy to procure cheap blasters like Nitefinders to mess around with. There's nothing that teaches more than going out there and messing with things and learning hands-on.

I'm too lazy to search for this stuff now, but when I first joined the hobby most of my stuff was pretty much garbage.
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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:45 AM

Thrift store blasters are the best to experiment on, as you won't feel too bad if you ruin the blaster (and you will ruin a few). Vulcans are a bad blaster to start off on, since they're so complicated by comparison.
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