Today was a sad Thanksgiving.
I bought a shiny new PS3 Slim from Best Buy tonight; was psyched, it had Ratchet & Clank and LittleBigPlanet included and everything! I usually opt out of the Best Buy coverage plans (the last five things I got from BB I never ended up needing them). I get home, itchin' to start her up!
Plug everything in...switch it on.
Okay....so...no video. Okay. Maybe this is just what happens the first time it's turned on.
30 seconds of inactivity later:
The correct hard disk was not found."
Well, you can imagine my rage. With this newfound fuel I scoured the internet for a few hours. Mostly found old posts of people having this issue when they were trying to upgrade their PS3's hard drive.
So I did the whole "unplug it all, hold power button, wait for hardware beeps, pull out and re-seat the hard drive carefully in case it had gotten jostled" bull shit. Nothing.
It's effectively bricked, hard.
I come to you with a plea for advice. Have any of you received a broken console from the get-go from Best Buy, and do you think they'd switch it out if I returned promptly with my receipt and asked for it to be replaced? Or do you *absolutely* need to buy one of those stupid over-priced protection shits for something that shouldn't be necessary when the damn thing is 5 minutes old?
I know if it comes down to it, I'm fine with sending it to Sony for repair, but fuckin'...it'd just be easier to get it replaced, in the event this one was defective.