PS3 Died. Woe be me! What now?
January 3, 2011 10:51 AM Subscribe
Is it worth getting a fat ps3 repaired by sony? ($150) Or should I try fix it myself? (~$50)
posted by edman to Technology (7 answers total)
After 2 years of light use, my ps3 decided to kick the bucket. The first symptoms were mild, the cooling fan would not turn off, at all, (even after 10+ hours) I had to unplug it to turn it off completely. Then the other night, while watching a DVD, the ps3 shutdown. Since then, after switching the ps3 off then on, the red standby light turns on, but attempting to turn on the ps3, the green light turns on for a half a second, then totally shuts down the ps3.
Is it worth sending this into sony for repair ($150) (Does that include shipping?)
Im comfortable with repairing pc hardware, so swapping in a new hardware is something im sure I can figure out, but if i attempt this, sony wont repair the ps3, should I attempt this? (Im not even sure if the power supply is the culprit)
Should I just spring for a new slim ps3? ($300)