Many PS3 Gamers are now playing their games without going online. Hardcore gamers are eager awaiting for the PSN Status to be resumed. Some desperate gamers have even trade in their PS3 for the XBox. The reputation of Sony are at stake. Sony does not have a schedule or deadline for them to bring the PSN back online to the millions of PS3 users worldwide.
Many questions will need to be answer
Have Sony never invested or mean test the PSN?
Is Playstation Plus Members information at stake?
Is the customers credit card info compromised?
PS3 Gamers like us can still continue our playing just without the online experience. But the truth is most PS3 games are built with the online experience. Let’s just wait patiently for the PSN to be resumed at the end of this month or even June 2011.
The PS3 Yellow Light of Death is similar to the XBox Red Ring of Death. If turning on your system and watch that the yellow light change to a blinking red light it is very frustrating. You press the button over and over trying to get the system to boot, but it does no response to your wishes. Many people will assume their console has really died and there is nothing to do but replace it, this is absolutely untrue.
The PS3 Yellow Light of Death is mostly caused by overheating of the game consoles in most cases. The PS3 console needs adequate ventilation to prevent overheating, or at least make it less likely to happen. Do not block the fan dent behind the console and ensure that they are no things beside the console that will prevent dissipating of heat to the environment. Ensure that the dust accumulating behind the fan dent is clear away so that the fan can do the job of dissipating the heat out to the environment.
You will send the PS3 to Sony for repair if you still have a valid warranty. In Singapore, Sony service Centre are easily accessible by MRT and shipping cost has never been an issue. But if you are from other countries, Sony Service Centre may not be in your vicinity of stay and shipping costs will be involved. So most people will turn to online for fast solutions.
PS3 Yellow Light of Death Solution There is now a solution to the PS3 Yellow Light of Death. This would save you $200 and the lead time for shipping and repair which would take up from 2 to 6 weeks. You would have fix the PS3 console within 1 hour just like the Sony Technician would have done it.
The Sony PS3 Slim 120GB is retailing at major game outlets from S$440 onwards. Please do not buy the Sony PS3 Slim at Sony Centre as it cost S$512 which cost S$50 more than other games outlets.
You will notice some game outlets will charge you $440 for the Sony PS3 120GB set but they will write S$100 more than the actual price they sold to you. Most game shop staff I interview mention that they do not want to run into trouble with Sony if they sell the set at a low price in their shops.
Warranty Please register your warranty online and you get not 12 months but 15 months of warranty from Sony Singapore.
The Playstation 3, HDD 80GB Model is now going for S$600. Grab this high end consoles for the Christmas Season before it is sold out in the store. It is best to use a component cable or HDMI cable to ouput the video and sound rather than using the AV cable provided. Play it on a LCD or Plasma Screen to made full use of the graphic engine.