I was so proud of myself for getting my PS3 working again after the first time it YLODed. I guess I could try that again, but it's kind of a pain in the ass and there's no guarantee it's going to hold out a second time...Why not just send it in for a service repair? I did that for my graphical problem and my system came back good as new. Cost me 130 bucks, but that was like a year ago.
I guess I could get a new PS3, but I refuse to pay $270 for a bundle with some game I don't want. Why the heck haven't they cut the price by now. PS3s ought to be like $200...I would pay $200 for a new one.
This system is long outside of any kind of warranty. I got it in like 2008. Do they still do repairs on systems like that?
Besides, to truly fix a YLOD you need a complete motherboard replacement, which is practically a new system anyway.
OK, I looked into it. Seems I can get a refurbished PS3 Slim for $129 if I send in my old system. That's not a bad deal, though I don't know that I trust a refurb system...
But there's another problem: My Dragon's Crown disc is still stuck in my PS3! And the 'trick' to get a disc out of a YLODed PS3 isn't working. (Supposedly if you hold down the eject button with the power off on the hard switch in the back of the system and then turn the power on while keeping your finger on the eject button it's supposed to eject the disc, but I'm having zero luck with that...) So I guess I need to disassemble the blu-ray drive...
I knew I'd be disassembling something...
And I did it. Disassembled the blu-ray drive and took my disc out. That turned out to be surprisingly much easier than I thought it would be. Only took like 15 minutes.