My PS3 broke...

Arik

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Damn thing stopped in the middle of a game. I turned it off, and when I turned it back on, it wouldn't recognize discs.

It's under warantee (bought it in Feb.), but now I'm going to have to live without it for 10 days.

:mad:
 

Closet Racist

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Is it a firmware glitch that can be corrected through the miracle of the internet? Possibly the internal fan is clogged and it isn't cooling?


...although, if it is under warranty, I suppose it does't matter.
 
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Arik

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Is it a firmware glitch that can be corrected through the miracle of the internet? Possibly the internal fan is clogged and it isn't cooling?


...although, if it is under warranty, I suppose it does't matter.
No, apparently there's an issue with the PS3s where the laser that reads the disc becomes mis-aligned. Symptoms mimic my problem exactly, so I'm guessing that's what my issue is.
 

Arik

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What really sucks about this is that I've got the Blu-Ray version of The Dark Knight coming tomorrow, and I don't have a player to play it on.
 

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Well... I'm having multiple surgical procedures on Dec. 16 and so will be in a pain-influenced, drug-fueled haze over Christmas break.

And I won't be able to watch the Dark Knight Blu-Ray until next month, when I'm well enough to return to DC, because my family doesn't have a Blu-Ray player and can't afford it or an HDTV because of the financial crisis.

Just helping keep things in perspective. :p
 

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Let's be fair, there isn't much more to life than home cinema, gaming and alcohol. If you have a wife and kids, it's the best way to spend time with them. You work hard to make more money to buy a bigger home cinema system, and a bigger house to fit it in.