This thread worries me alot especially after I bought a new PS3 Slim 250 GB after my original PS3 60 GB unit got the Red light of Death. The 60 GB died after inserting Modern Warfare 2. Just before, I had been playing Dead Space for about an hour and a half. When the MW2 disc went in, the screen went blank shortly thereafter and the unit got the infamous Red light. My 60 GB unit had worked perfectly for over 2 years. To think I paid $ 535.00 retail back in 2007. I thought long and hard about sending the unit out to Sony. Almost $ 200.00 to get it refurbished and with only a few months warranty... I decided to upgrade to the new 250 GB Slim with the 1 year warranty plus I bought an extended 2 year protection plan at Walmart. Truthfully, I was a little apprehensive about fireing up MW2 in the new unit. So far I've only played for 2 hours straight at a time. Even with the Sony warranty and the extended protection plan I'm hoping for the best. Oh, yeah, and if any of you Sony people are reading this, I am less than satisfied after having paid so much for the 60 GB unit to have it fail after 2 years. Sorry for what happened to you tigown, I know how it feels.
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I just got this myself. My wife turned it on, opened Netflix, tried to select a movie and it froze. So she hits the power button to try and turn it off and the screen goes black, the green Power button light just blinks. She left it like that until I got home from work. So it sat there blinking for about 1 hour and 40 minutes. I get home and hold the power button down for 10 sec's, it shuts down completely, I turn it back on after a couple minutes and it boots up like it's going to show a message but goes directly to the XMB screen with my Theme still intact.
I am searching everywhere right now but I don't know what that was.
Do NOT BUY SONY I bought the $350.00 dollar 250gb slim not even a month after warranty expires system play brand new blue rays when ever it wants no problem with games just movies then sometimes when It does play the movie "that it wouldn't play a million times." in the middle starts going very slow and no sound. Can you explain to me how a drive that has not one problem with games does with movies. Sony's FIX ya right. turn off the 1080p 24hz output.And the suppose riskey fix "FAN Blow" is a B.j." The 1st fix"24hz" Which never worked anyways and would ghost up my $4000.00 dollar samsung tv. This as EVERY single other sony product I have bought is garbage. I refuse to spend one more red cent on their products. I have 2 other ps2's sitting in the closet one the top model one that cost almost 300 broken and the other the ps2 slim does the same exact thing now no movies "Dvd" and just games. THAT'S IT YOU Scum. I now have samsung computer monitor, TV and a ATI AMD Diamond graphics card which blows the ps3 games in the garbage. Oh and I never have to worry about the copies of the games all on steam .SEE YA no more money out of this suckers pocket. They want over a 100.00 dollars to send and look at the system then decided what to do and maybe even send me another used unit with god knows what problems. This system was impecably taken care of also, cleaning air vents not being on the floor . A Billion dollar company with 100's of millions of customers and this is the best they can do. Trust me don't think your the exception. I did NO MORE>