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..
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