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Went to Best Buy on Friday to pick up a new PS3. They had a PS3 that came with COD: Black Ops for the same price as a regular PS3 so I ended up getting a new system plus a new game \o/.
As mentioned in my previous blog post my wife and I had been looking at a new TV but with my PS3 dying we abandoned the idea. The TV we wanted though just happened to be on sale and they offered 3 year financing so we picked it up! I expect to have it paid off long before 3 years but for now there is no interest so I just throw what I can at it.
I am extremely happy right now. I bought service protection plans for both the PS3 and TV so there are no worries about them failing within the next few years either.
Well, I'm not sure how to say this but wrapping your PS3 in a towel and blasting it with a hair dryer for 15 minutes will solve YLOD, at least temporarily.
I was able to backup all of my saves to cloud storage, eject my disc, and in a moment I'm going to deactivate the system. I almost feel like continuing to use it but I know it's only temporary from everything I've read online so I'd be wiser just clearing my stuff off of it and calling it good.
Anyway, if any of you ever have issues know that this method works.
Let me start out by saying I take good care of my electronics. I dust around them, clean them and I make sure they're well ventilated. I try not to abuse them by leaving them on for extended periods of time.
I bought my PS3 80GB the day they came out and it's been great. I've never had any issues, never heard any strange noises. Yesterday I got home from work and fired it up. I was browsing the store when all of a sudden it shut off. I tried turning it on with the controller but got nothing, just blinking lights on the controller that show it's trying to aquire a signal. I went up to the PS3 and hit the power button. Fans started up, green light. That green light turned to a yellow light. Then the yellow light turned to a blinking red light. I tried letting it sit for a couple hours but that didn't work.
So I'm upset. I'm trying to be calm about the whole thing but I just lost several hundred dollars along with several hundred hours worth of game saves. I also lost my only means of playing PS2 games. The part I'm really kicking myself over is that I have PSN+ at the moment due to their welcome back program. I could have put all my saved games on the cloud at least.
Anyway, I have $300 in gift certificates to Best Buy that I WAS going to put towards a TV but now I'll be buying a new PS3. I'm going to try the hair dryer trick tonight to see if I can't get it started back up long enough to get my disc out and to backup my saves to the cloud and deactivate the system. We'll see though.
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