Yeah I think its a case of YLOD, mine went again last week. Luckily when mine first went in January I had an extended warranty, still bought a slim for while it was being fixed and only plugged my launch back in last month cause of PS Move and all the USB ports.
The suldering just keeps re-breaking on the fat PS3's and its pointless getting it fixed or buying a refurb as they always go after 3 months. I would suggest buying a 160 gig from Sainsburys, only £199.99 at the moment Good luck
I'm not boasting or anything here but I have only had two 60g PS3's since launch (and the fault with the first was the BR drive). I must have got very lucky!
Sorry to hear about your woes OP, looks like a slim may be the ebst option.
Yep, does not sound good.
I'm on my 4th 60GB now, 3rd refurb. Fans are turning themselves up alot more now, getting a bit worried myself
Mine has just gone south this week and I am angry and confused.
Bought my PS3 in march 07, 60GB backwards model, and never had a problem with until now. Have always been loyal to the Sony brand as usually good products, PS, PS2 and PSP.
So if there is an inherent fault in the original PS3, which only real fans would have bought at that price, why are Sony not using that brand loyalty and coming clean/providing more assistance.