Question on fixing Playstation 3.
October 6, 2009 12:50 PM Subscribe
Will self-repairing my broken PS3 make it invalid for future repairs by Sony (even if it's already out of warranty)?
posted by ShortHairyMan to Technology (4 answers total)
My Playstation 3 has the doomed YLOD (Yellow Light Of Death). I tried to contact Sony for a fix and since it is about 2 years out of their warranty, the repair cost is $150.
My alternative choices are:
Local shops that offer a repair service for $50-$70
I do the fix myself by borrowing my friends PS3 repair guide (thick book which he bought for $30).
So my main question is:
If I take it to a repair shop or try to fix it myself, yet the PS3 still doesn't work, will Sony still fix/replace it for $150? Or since it's been tampered with will they just tell me to go buy a new one? (Keep in mind either way it's out of warranty and has been for a long time).