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PS3 YLOD. Should I send it to Sony or try to repair it myself?
tl;dr: Do I send in my console or does anyone know of a tried-and-true method that cures the YLOD problem? I see YouTube tutorials, programs like PS3LightFix and cannot figure out what is a temporary fix and what is a scam, but I really don't want to drop $150 and lose my PS3 for half the summer.
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I hear that not all Sony repairs last long, and their warranty is (conveniently) only 90 days. Are there any good, reliable alternate services?
Edit 2: How about any good do-it-yourself programs? PS3 Light Fix? Anyone done a YouTube tutorial with success?
Also, how many of these fixes are temporary? Are there any known to last longer than others? I've seen some DIY videos on YouTube that have people taking their heating guns to their motherboards and stuff that are temporary fixes for a few months and I've read some things about Sony's refurbished consoles breaking too.
Also, I have a disc in the BluRay drive. Should I just open the console up and take it out? I disassembled the PS3 this weekend when it started turning itself off so I know how to do it (it was overheating... I didn't know YLOD was often the cause of overheating or I'd have backed up my content before it turned itself off for the fourth - and final - time).
Edit: I've got a 60 GB launch PS3. Obviously the phat one.
I've also found a ton of negative reviews for the videogame911 site I stumbled across and how they're scamming consumers.
Update: I called Sony. Sony must've run out of 60 GB PS3 Phat. They are offering 120 GB PS3 Slim for $120 or getting this console repaired for $130. Hmmmmmm