Not with a bang...

But with a small yellow light. 
 
Today I came here to write a blog.
 
A blog about my dislike of moral choices, and my distain at inFamous 2's use of these choices.
 
But then, my beloved Playstation 3 of 3 years, 3 fun-filled just-out-of-warranty-dammit-Sony years,
 

ONLY WENT AND DIED ON ME

   
I am not in the right mind to compose my thoughts and write a witty ode to my favourite mechanical box, but I needed to LET IT OUT. 
 

As I see it now, here are my options;

 
  • Wait until I'm back at my parent's house and use the DIY tools to take it apart and heatgun that sucker. Only problems being I'm terrible at that kind of thing and I'd never even heard of a heatgun until 2 hours ago.  
  • Send it off to Sony for repair but it's 2 years out of warranty and I doubt it's worth whatever they're charging.
  • Buy a new, slimmer, hopefully more reliable console. Amazon currently sell a 160G model for £196 (that's a whole 120g more than my current/previous one). Tempting. Can probably transfer saves later in the day too.
 
You guys got any suggestions? 
 
I'm thinking of just buying a newer model. Word on the street seems to say the home-fix option only lasts a couple of months at best. 
 
Hope everyone else is having more gaming fun than I this evening, 
Fraser     
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Posted by fraser

But with a small yellow light. 
 
Today I came here to write a blog.
 
A blog about my dislike of moral choices, and my distain at inFamous 2's use of these choices.
 
But then, my beloved Playstation 3 of 3 years, 3 fun-filled just-out-of-warranty-dammit-Sony years,
 

ONLY WENT AND DIED ON ME

   
I am not in the right mind to compose my thoughts and write a witty ode to my favourite mechanical box, but I needed to LET IT OUT. 
 

As I see it now, here are my options;

 
  • Wait until I'm back at my parent's house and use the DIY tools to take it apart and heatgun that sucker. Only problems being I'm terrible at that kind of thing and I'd never even heard of a heatgun until 2 hours ago.  
  • Send it off to Sony for repair but it's 2 years out of warranty and I doubt it's worth whatever they're charging.
  • Buy a new, slimmer, hopefully more reliable console. Amazon currently sell a 160G model for £196 (that's a whole 120g more than my current/previous one). Tempting. Can probably transfer saves later in the day too.
 
You guys got any suggestions? 
 
I'm thinking of just buying a newer model. Word on the street seems to say the home-fix option only lasts a couple of months at best. 
 
Hope everyone else is having more gaming fun than I this evening, 
Fraser     
Posted by Sweep

£196? Shit... now you got me thinking about buying a PS3. THIS IS NOT PRODUCTIVE
 
Whatever they are charging I doubt it will be more expensive than a new machine... but I would recommend you get a decent warranty on the fix if that's the route you choose. I paid £60 for repairs to my ipod and 4 months later it was broken again - the repair warranty was only 3 months long. Cheeky bastards...

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Posted by fraser
@Sweep: Cheers for the heads up.
 
My current ps3 is a 40g and i've had to uninstall something everytime I've bought a new game, and also one of the controllers is buggered (and not dualshock). So I'm thinking £196 for a significant HDD upgrade and a new dual shock controller might be the way to go.
 
Time to not eat for 3 weeks!