One week after the repair, my PS3 is still running strong. At times during DVD or Blu-ray viewing, the fan gets noticeable loud, however that is nothing compared to the balls out crazy overdrive loud the fan kicks into while playing games. It is really random; cannot pick up a pattern to notice when the … Continue reading YLoD Repair Notes and Reflections
So the tag line pretty much is a dead giveaway that my PS3 has recovered from my “Yellow Light of Death” (YLoD) operation … I plugged in the power supply, hooked up the HDMI cable, and then powered on the sumbitch. Much to my surprise, after a couple of seconds I was greeted with the … Continue reading YLoD Repair – Part III (Sumbitch Actually Works)
This is my attempt to document my “do it yourself” attempt to repair my PS3, which is suffering from the dreaded Yellow Light of Death (YLoD). See this YLoD repair guide for reference. When I got home from work, I was surprised to see a couple of packages from Amazon. Part II began in as … Continue reading YLoD Repair – Part II
This is my attempt to document my “do it yourself” attempt to repair my PS3, which is suffering from the dreaded Yellow Light of Death (YLoD). See this YLoD repair guide for reference. Keeping my fingers crossed, I setup a card table and started the project. Step 4 – I noticed that a screw is … Continue reading YLoD Repair – Part I
I decided to try a do it yourself YLoD repair. I am going to follow this YLoD guide over the next couple of days to disassemble and clean my PS3. Today I ordered a heat gun and thermal compound kit. With any luck, I may have my PS3 up and running again sometime Saturday or … Continue reading YLoD – The Calvert Games Do It Yourself Project
After doing some YLoD research, I have pretty much ruled out any sort of self repair. If I had the tools I would probably give this repair a go, but I do not, I will have to look at other options. Sending the PS3 to Sony a second time in 10 months for another $150 … Continue reading YLoD – Options
Imagine my surprise as I went to turn on my PS3 for the first time in several weeks for family movie night. My PS3 power light went from green, to yellow, to blinking red. Yellow Light of Death! Rats! I did a few google searches and basically decided that the system was dead. I called … Continue reading YLoD – Sony Fan No More
I am not sure how I previously missed out on all the LittleBigPlanet fun, but stranger things have happened. I remember when the game was announced; the build-up until release was really exciting. Somewhere along the way I decided that I had better things to do, and I figured I would get sucked into the … Continue reading LittleBigPlanet – Love is in the air.
Yesterday my 250GB PS3 Slim arrived safely from Walmart.com via FedEx. Compared to Amazon, I did have to pay more for shipping and sales tax, but Amazon did not have a 250GB Slim in stock, so this was something I decided to absorb. Besides the two game bundle will allow me to dump something on … Continue reading Slimming Down PS3 Style
After much ado about nothing, I decided to pick up a PS3 Slim system. I was kicking myself for missing out on the Amazon “Father’s Day” bundle, which included Little Big Planet: Game of the Year Edition (henceforth LBP:GOTYE) and an HDMI cable. Of the different bundles I found, this Amazon bundle had the best … Continue reading Incoming. Slim.
During my PS3 YLoD research and project I started looking at the PS3 Slim model. Since mid May Amazon has not had PS3 systems in stock; all PS3 systems listed were via third party sellers. The same is true for some other online retailers; the PS3 Slim is in short quantities. As E3 draws near, … Continue reading PlayStation 3 Slim bundles to the rescue!
I meant to post this last weekend when I was doing my YLoD project. Sony is now considerate enough to let us consumers buy an extended warranty for Sony’s PS3 and PSP systems. According to IGN The PS3 protection plans start at $44.99 for an additional year and jump to $59.99 for two years. A … Continue reading PS3 Protection Plan – Thanks Sony. Appreciate the Support.