Posted on August 24, 2008 at 10:24 am
So my PS3 has bitten the dust. Given up the ghost. Kicked the bucket. Never to delight my sences again.
My impression is that one of the PS3 Updates killed it. Eversince we updated it back early August, it’s had intermittent issues regarding booting. I tried to turn it on for the girls yesterday, and it simply died. Black screen on all A/V outs. HDMI was picking up a 625p signal, but was showing nuttin’. The component outs were also showing a signal, but just showing black.
1 brief call to the PS3 helpline… and they’re sending me a new machine… express delivery. I must have been on the phone for 5 minutes, and they were offering a replacement. No question about the warranty (i.e. purchase date etc), they will come on Wednesday with a new machine, no quibs or quarms. They even ummed and ahhed over whether they were going to take away the old one or not. Bizzare! Cool, but bizzare!
Roll on Wednesday.
The only drawback is I’ll have lost all my saved games, and the games I’ve bought will have to be re-downloaded, which kinda sucks. I’ll live with it tho