So I'm a huge clumsy idiot and dropped my Ps3 while in transit to the Girlfriend's house. It is a (near) launch
60 gb triple (full backwards compatability).
It seems that I have a few options:
1. Fork out the $150 to get mine (possibly) fixed. When it dropped, no outside physical damage happened,
but the mount that holds the outside faceplate solid to the torx screw holding it down broke so it slides freely
up/down. The Sony rep I talked to said any damage to it and they could send it back. Do you think it'd be
noticed? Do they send me out a refurb or fix my own console?
2. Purchase a blu-ray drive off ebay and replace it myself for ~$60-80. Possible miscalculations during
installation or shady dealers on ebay tend to give me the willies when dealing with hardware this expensive.
I am fairly confident I could replace the parts without much trouble, but moreso the ebay issue scares me.
3. The unethical choice: Go to walmart, purchase 80 gig ps3, swap it with my 60 gig and return it. If this
works it'd save me a bunch of cash, if it doesn't... ehhh.. Also, I'd lose any form of backwards compatability.
Its not that I play a whole lot of ps2 games anymore anyways, though I do not have a working ps2 or psOne
any longer, but the thought of having it there if I wanted to is enticing.
Tell me dToiders, what would you do in my situation?