March 28th, 2009


Not a happy camper...

When I got home from work last night, Andrew told me his PS3 stopped working. Well, it somewhat works. The hard drive and internet access works, but it won't play ANY discs... his games, DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc. Did a little online research this morning, seems to be a recurring problem with some of the earlier generation machines, usually happening a few months after the warranty expires (Andrew's PS3 is about three months out of warranty).

From what I've been able to gather, the newer generation machines have resolved the problem, because Sony went to a different drive manufacturer. The machine can be repaired out of warranty, but at a cost of $150, and sending the unit back to Sony, where it will be gone about three weeks.

Debating on whether to just get him a new machine (he wouldn't shut up about it last night... I was tired, didn't want to hear it) and purchase a good extended warranty on it, or sending the old one in (in my experience, once repairs start having to be done on an electronic device, usually more problems aren't far behind).

Leaving to go to work in about half an hour... working 10am-7pm today...