My barely used PS3 died. The sony curse is still with me. I tried to connect it online which required a firmware update. As soon as the 3.0 software installed, my PS3 ended up with a blinking red light of death. This was a barely used machine, no more than a dozen hours on it. Of course Sony swears up and down that the firmware could not have caused it. I wonder how many of the older machines are burnt up by the new software? Will I send it in for repair, or just buy a new slimline model? What on Earth possesses me to continue buying Sony?
I saw the chance to take this thing apart and see what makes it tick. (Or rather not tick.) As I suspected, there is no burnt capacitors, no indication of heat. As perfect inside as it was out. Can you believe the size of the main fan?