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About a year ago, our PS3 died and I've been reluctant to attempt to fix it ever since. We went through the whole process of opening it up but when it came time to actually finalize the procedure, things came up that deterred me (including a move). Oh, sure, you would think that after a whole year I would find the time to finish the project, but perhaps there is some deep seeded reason why I leave our beloved PS3 in pieces in a box, a testament to my personal failure to do relatively simple repair work.
I suppose the fact that I care so much about the system just compounds my reluctance. It's a first gen PS3 60GB that can play PS1 and PS2 games and doesn't do so through emulation. While it took me a while to care about the PS3 library, the PS1 and PS2 libraries were excellent, so simply having that backwards compatibility with the Blu-ray player and wireless controllers made the system worth the purchase. I mean, the whole reason I bought it when it was new was because there was news then that Sony was going to remove the Emotion Engine chip, the driving force behind the native PS2 backwards compatibility.
Since the system still holds so much sentimental value, I know I need to muster the courage to attempt the resurrection. Having a history with the console has made it part of the family, and though I would never operate on a family member without proper education and experience, desperate times (limited funds) call for desperate measures. Just gotta muscle through the pain of past experiences and move forward! Wish me luck everyone!
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