Yellow light of death
As most guys I enjoy playing a good video game every now and then.
For this purpose I am (or at least was) a proud owner of my very own Playstation 3 console. I’ve got one of the first series of PS3s released. It’s about 6 years old and for some reason, all in the sudden, it died on me a few days ago.
I was playing a game and for no reason it shut down making the sound *BLEEP BLEEP*.. And that was the end of it. I couldn’t get it to start again. Only a blinking red light and when I tried to reboot a yellow light.
So I started googling for a solution to this problem but after a while it became clear to me that the only way to fix this thing was to send it back to Sony. Price to fix this: about $350, which buys you a new PS3.
That’s what I did.. I got myself a new slimline PS3 (with only 2 usb ports and no PS2 backward compatibilty…WTF?!).
A few days later a friend of mine comes along and he asks me why I got a new PS3.. I tell him the entire story and at the end he goes ‘Hmmmm…’ …flips open his laptop and navigates to this link:
…Really.. I was ready to rip out my eyes..
If you are a bit handy and have an afternoon off it’s possible to fix this problem yourself. Quite easly I might add…
I gave my friend the PS3 to fix it (I secretly hope it won’t work -_-‘). Maybe I’ll be the not-so-proud owner of 2 PS3 systems later…
Life can be a b**ch sometimes