Just by curiosity, after 6 years since PS3 launched, who still have a working PS3 60 GB launch console?
As for me, I have two in perfect condition, with each a 500 GB hard drive to have more memory. I have also a 80 GB PS3 BC (4 USBs).
i just got my Checha01(upgraded to 500 gb) back from Endless Electronics 3 days ago, and its working better than ever!!!
just in case you were wondering i did not send it in for repairs i had a component upgrade which included a 19 blade fan upgrade, an APS 226 power supply upgrade, i sent in artic MX-4 that they applied during their thermal pad upgrade, the Xflow case mod, AND they scrubbed the whole system clean inside and out(thanx again Ben!!!)
since i ve gotten it back i feel like it will run another 6 years problem free(except for maybe the blu ray drive...? ) XP
Wow, amazing! You did what it needs to last a long time. For my part, I made the thermal paste change for MX-2 and changed the PSU for APS-231 model on all PS3s. Blu-ray drive died on my 80 GB PS3 (CECHE01). So I replaced it and it works fine now.
I just can't give up having everything the original model had, which the new PS3s slim don't have.
It is used as a Blu-Ray player and streaming media hub from my NAS
I am now trying to haggle this local guy who has a BNIB 60Gb thats never been opened, with launch reciept dated at exactly 12:09:32am. I am still looking for a few Gunmetal/MGS PS3's
Still rockin a battle weary, but fully operational CECHE01 here.
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