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R.I.P. 60GB PS3
I thought the YLOD could be fixed really easily….didnt know it was such a big deal. You guys got me paranoid about my launch system now :(
Its not that bad. Sony will fix it ,,I have heard bad things about anybody but them fixing a launch console. The same thing happened to my launch 60,,when you send it to Sony (highly recommend) tape a note to the top of the machine with the game title and that it (the game)is inside thay will send it back with the console. I did for my launch 60 and it works now! My copy of the game was returned as well.
You could send it to http://gophermods.com/, they repair ylod for $70, and they give your same console and any games in it back in under a week.
Just got hit with the YLOD In the past couple weeks sometimes it would turn off and flash red. Tonight it happened a couple times so I took out the disc and good thing I did. Because I then tried to back up my hard drive and got the dreaded YLOD! So I'm thinking either go with gophermods or … I don't know maybe get a slim ….. I haven't backed up my saved in a long time :( Wish you could just pop your hard drive in another PS3 and go …
I got a 60 GB PS3 at launch, I had disc read issues with that but it happened in under a year, so Sony covered that and gave me a refurbished PS3 which is what I have now. Ran for 3+ years. I don't play PS2 games, but I love that the option is there when I need it. I really need all 4 usb slots. The memory card readers are very handy too…
That sucks. It happened to me this summer and i finally ended up buying a slim(with a three year best buy warranty)
Sorry to hear you got the dreaded YLOD tosh…………sadly I do not feel for you. I have a launch "fatty" PS3 that still runs as good as the day i took it out of the box. My wife now uses it to play Rock band 3, lego games and various other games as well as netflix in our bedroom while I use the slim in the living room.
Not to say you didnt take excellent care of it (you seem like a guy who would take immaculate care of his toys like i do) but it happenes. I reccomend gophermods.com to have it repaired, they have a reball service with lead solder. It has been reported that the newer lead free solder and subpar thermal paste lead to the YLOD. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about them, and theyre cheap as well.
Good luck brother, i feel sorry for you.
I took very good care of my PS3 as I do with all my electronics. I made sure it was free of dust always and do a vacuum to the in/out port gently to remove excess dust. But hey stuff happens…
Going to send it to GopherMods to repair it, sell it and maybe move up to a Slim. Haven't fully decided yet other than getting mine repaired. If I do go slim, then I'd probably get this accessory so I can double my USB Ports. I'll let you know how it goes..
You should stick with your launch unit since having the PS2 BC is always a great option since you only need to hook up one console to the TV instead of the two.
Brutal Tosh.. happend to me a few months back.. same type situation. I decided to keep the refurbished one that PS sent back tho…
Just got it back today, haven't tried it yet. Still at work, but it was a 10 day turn around with ground shipping both ways during the holidays. So excellent turnaround time!
The paper that came with it said that the thermal paste used has a curing time of 200 hours. So you can't play for more than 2 hours at a time. After 2 hours it says you must turn the PS3 off and let it cool for 15-25 mins. Then you can resume playing for another 2 hours. After about 2 months you can play it as long as you'd like.
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