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Alas....the black beast has peacefully sucumbed to YLOD (red blinking light) while of all things browsing the PS Store...I tried a few things (harddrive reset etc), shed a tear , kissed it tenderly and then returned it to its original packaging (which I kept) and to the spare oooom
Thanks 60 for 5 years service, for the fun games, the shared times with peeps and the movie watching (only just watched 2 blu-rays last night)...
Not angry, not gonna rant (like many posts we see) and also not posting to make a statement..posting to say ta to the machine....
right where's the visa :)
Not the best timing and was kinda hoping it would make it to the next gen announcements at least (which I feel are around the corner)...but it is what it is.....
*Raises a glass*
*moves on with life*
Yeah mate, I doubt there's enough solder left in mine to reflow again. I did get one very solid year, but I took my time doing it and made sure I took every precaution. I looked around for quite a while here, and managed to find a guy who even lets you watch the whole procedure if you want (geek-gasm anyone? lol). It's reasonable - $85 to pull the old chip out and clean it all up. They check the chips and board for warping and see if it can be fixed. If that's a go, then it's another $65 to put good old fashioned leaded solder in using an infrared BGA machine. So $150 all up is pretty good.
*puts pipe in mouth* Bring back the good old days when if your machine stopped working you just pulled the cartridge out and blew all the dust out of there :Lol:
Edit: Haven't got time to look for a link, but I remember reading Nintendo is going for an announcement this year, while they reckon M$ + $ony are waiting until E3 2013. Or later...
I was actually thinking about a PS2 now that my borrowed one is about to be returned to it's owner (after almost ten years)... my original fat launch PS2 was a bit iffy when I last used it... and with being on my 3rd PS3 now, I no longer have b/c...
Of course, my PS2 collection is that small (especially after my ex took her games) I could just about get the whole collection back as PS3 HD remasters.... :Lol: ... if Rockstar HD re-release the GTA games, that won't be that far from the truth...
I cant bloody believe it.
Do my PS3's have some psychic ability to know exactly when I have gone broke??
First my 60g dies on me a few months back.
Now it looks as though my 80g has now died.
Oh they know alright... :smileymad:
Mine's back together now, but it's got blu-ray problems now. At least PSN games still work - at this stage. I've probably just jinxed that come to think of it :smileyindifferent:
I'll tempt fate and say my original phattys still going strong after some heating issuses i had not to long ago, took it to work, got a sparky to pull it apart and give it a good clean, still going so hopefully it'll hold out til the next "big" thing :Lol:
DON'T DO THAT AGUNZI!!!!! :Lol:
After I wrote that previous post, sure enough games stopped working altogether... I ended up getting another drive, and I'll be re-furbishing mine at some stage because it'll go straight back in when this one craps out. So far so good, I have updated all games and everything's backed up, only thing left to do is hammer Battlefield 3 and give it the real test!
Alas my 60 gb has finally passed on...
My 40 gb, after suffering a horrible drop on the road from a moving vehical 4 months ago, is however running better than ever!
Ok so it has a damaged outer casing but seriously who looks at the console when playing games?
Time to buy a new PS3 so the kids wont miss their 60 gb too much.
You have our deepest condolences from all of us here at,,,,
"The Self Preservation Society" :smileysad:
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