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RIP beloved 60

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03 Mar 2012
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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*

*Salutes*

*moves on with life*

 

:)

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Cheers peeps....not rushed out to buy a new slim yet.....in fact not had much time for gaming in general...short of a ME2 play-through on the 360....

TBN...I'm thinking of a reball repair for the 60 (if the price is right)...just not too keen on a hatchet or pro reflow as the life is very short after fix from all the reading I have done...so a reball would be the way I would go if there was a reputable place---so many shady repair places that may state reball, but just reflow and then offer a rather short 30-90 day warranty on the repair - waste of time tbh....

I'll pick up a slim when cash flow dictates, although being on the cusp of new hardware this/next year has me questioning a purchase just for exclusives??? That and potential further price drops or new models (post E3)has me holding on......mmm
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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...

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***** Smith's impending doomsday sale might be a good time to grab a cheap new PS3 console....
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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...

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Remember when I said I'd kill u last?? .... I LIIIIED!!
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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.

 

 

 

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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:

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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:

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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!

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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.

 

Ras.

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Dearest smelk,

You have our deepest condolences from all of us here at,,,,

 

"The Self Preservation Society" :smileysad:

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