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Calling all gamers?

My brother inherited a PlayStation a month or so ago, and it's been working great until we got home at the beginning of this week. He says he didn't hear any weird noises or anything, but now when you shut it the game won't "boot" and it doesn't seem like the disc is even spinning! :-( This is sad, especially since I got him 4 new games for Christmas which are still all wrapped up and sitting under the tree. Blahness!

Does anyone have any ideas about a) figuring out what's wrong b) more trouble shooting to do c) how to fix/get it fixed or d) if it's better just to get a PS2(and where?)?

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memeslayer
Dec. 30th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
You might want to talk to a game store about repairing it. PS2s are still fairly expensive. IIRC there's some sort of latch that gets pushed down by the lid, so you could manipulate that manually and see if it makes a difference. Or, if you want a new one, I have a PS1 I'd be willing to let go of for cheap.
tenthz
Dec. 30th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Like Game Stop or EB?
memeslayer
Dec. 30th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
Exactly.
tenthz
Dec. 30th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
Hm. I never got the impression that they did that kinda stuff.

Oh, so, how much is "cheap"? :-)
memeslayer
Dec. 30th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
I don't know for certain that GameStop or EB do, but I know some game stores do. At the very least, they should know where to get it repaired.

Hmm... the eBay rate is something like $20 or $25. I guess I could let mine go for $15, but the aforementioned game stores also sell used consoles, so you might want to check there are see if you can get a good price without the hassle of shipping. If you want mine, let me know by the 3rd.
tenthz
Dec. 30th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the last time I was at GameStop, they didn't have any used consoles. I'm going to call them today and find out what the deal is with repairs. It might be cheaper to buy a new one.
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