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    Quote Originally Posted by DieOff View Post
    My PS3 is having freezing issues related to the GPU chip heating up too much, this is where the gel/paste needs to be reapplied. It's a 2009, fat 80GB model. Bought it brand new back in April of that year. I can leave it on for quite a bit, but once i start any playback of a disc or off the HDD, all bets are off. Playing off an external seems to be fine, but not off the HDD itself, or a disc, game or movie/dvd/blu-ray.

    I checked all the stores in the area, the cheapest will do the re-gel-ing for $120 and will have the system for up to 3 weeks. Sony announced very recently that 250GB models (as well as every other model) have been price dropped to $250.

    So what is the better alternative? I think i might just buy a new one, not that much more. Could probably get one at the end of next week.
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    Why would i contact Sony, if they're getting the system anyways, but charging an extra $30.
    will you get another warranty?

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    Yeah

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    thru them or sony?

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    Them -- I'm gonna get a new one though, the price isn't that bad, no matter how Sony gets the system but a new one it is. The HDD is low on space, there's about 11GBs on it. An upgrade to over 200GB will be very nice, as well as another controller.

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    Well the warranty is void since it's over 2 years old now, it would be a game store doing the repair. I'd do it if it took a few days, but the guy said the system would probably be gone for a few weeks.... fuck that.
    i have a lot of fine tools for electronics and have found these consoles to be child's play as far as repair. click on some forums or youtube and fix it yourself in an afternoon.
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    I have no tolls for the job. Repairing the issue still leaves me with a HDD with little space, something in itself that needs to be addressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieOff View Post
    I have no tolls for the job. Repairing the issue still leaves me with a HDD with little space, something in itself that needs to be addressed.
    you could probably find the right bits for under $10 bucks at home depot.
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    you've got nothing to lose, worst case scenario you have to buy the new console you kinda wanted anyway.
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    or he could make a grill of the old one and buy a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwhoopedbatmansass View Post
    or he could make a grill of the old one and buy a new one
    I actually do need a grill, broke my mini one last week.

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    late to the party, but buy a new one. A slim is quite cheap anyway plus you'll get much more space than your 80Gb. Mine's the same era 2009, I've upgraded it to 320Gb after the hack. I rarely have the time to play nowadays so its still works quite well. Usually I just watch movies with it anyway.
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    Sent mine in for the hd crashing. I e-mailed Sony and they sent me a box to ship it in. Took less than a week, got a new hd, and only paid $110. Talk to Sony about it and get it done right. You dont get anything for it breaking but you do get a 1 year warranty.
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    i'm just gonna get a new one. i'll just sell this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieOff View Post
    i'm just gonna get a new one. i'll just sell this one.
    make it a foreman grill

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    Don't really game all that much to begin with. I want to watch my DVD/Blu-Rays, thing doesn't play either without consistently freezing.

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    buy a bluray player for half the price then
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    good point

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