Originally Posted by urgal1
Damm my ps3 just kicked the bucket. Got the yellow light of death.
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas?
I rang Sony and its going to cost $250 to get them to fix it.
Originally Posted by Pure Mongrel
Mate if it is a launch unit (60Gb) it is PS2 backwards compatible and worth fixing.
They fetch big dollars on eBay. If you don't care about the PS2 function, sell it as is on eBay. (Just make sure to mention it is not working and how much it will cost to fix). I am guessing you would get enough to buy a new model.
The dog speaks the truth. first release models in working order are still fetching between $500 and $900 AUD on eBay. (linky proof
Faulty they're still fetching between $100 and $300AUD. lookysee
I'd be inclined (in fact I did, a year or two back) send it back to Sony for out-of-warranty repair. They'll send you a refurbished one (the same model as you sent in), and mine came back in a new casing with the sticky placcy still on.
Yeh, $250 is big bucks, but it's better than spending $500 on a new one.