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My PS3 Launch 60GB died! Yellow light of death, game stuck inside!
12.09.2010
10:03 pm
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That sucks. It happened to me this summer and i finally ended up buying a slim(with a three year best buy warranty)

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12.10.2010
4:57 am
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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.

12.10.2010
7:09 am
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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..

12.10.2010
10:27 am
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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.

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