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In Topic: Power/eject buttons on PS3 no longer work

Yesterday, 04:55 PM

Well, everything is working fine without the buttons, so I don't see much point in upgrading now.  Money is tight until I finish the master's program I'm in right now.  If it does die completely, I'll buy a super slim, or maybe I'll find a good deal on one this Christmas.  Not really into getting used systems but maybe! :)  I will need a hard drive, too, so that's another expense.  


Despite having a ton of PSN content, I don't really use my PS3 all that much.

In Topic: 3DS eShop Deals - 9/18: $3.49 Metroid, $6 Moon Chronicles, $6...

18 September 2014 - 10:13 PM

Jeez, this thread has really come to life.  I remember when we had 10-20 posts per week, now it's like 50 per day at times.  Guess the deals are just THAT GOOD.


A little too much life, though--I guess I have to admit defeat and switch to digest mode.

In Topic: Xbox Live deals include Tales of Vesperia and Eternal Sonata for $5 each

18 September 2014 - 02:25 AM

86% of the posts in this thread are arguments not involving the games.  Perhaps that's a good threshold to delete the thread.  Love or hate mega threads, they're a big part of CAG now.  If you have a XBL or PSN deal, good chance it's been covered and bumping the thread is more worthwhile than posting a new thread.

Happy my mom found someone, but I don't know where you got your 86% statistic, Dad.  :)  There is quite a bit of discussion about the games here.  I think it is a deal worth posting about, but I am biased in that I like RPGs and don't read the Xbox thread.  (I keep close track of the various Nintendo and Sony megathreads, though...)

In Topic: Power/eject buttons on PS3 no longer work

17 September 2014 - 03:40 PM

I don't have anything too important on the hard drive, honestly.  After GTA V kind of ate my hard drive (i.e. made its death evident), I ended up having to do a full system restore or whatever that is.  Of course, this requires holding the power button down and such which I can't do now.  :)


I should make clear it's the power button on front, not an actual button even but a touch sensor kind of thing.  So, I can still turn it on via the remote and the controller.


Mine is one of the phattie models.  It's not the original (not backward compatible with PS2); I think it is a late 2008 model.  


I have to wonder if it's a loose wire, too, but then again, I'm not sure why the wire would have become loose.  I suppose I should e-mail Sony tech support.  It is one of those problems that doesn't really change your life much, so you procrastinate, but if i actually needed that button in order to do a system restore or something, I'd be a sad puppy.


I have so much stuff on the PSN that I almost feel like I will wait and see if I can get in on a Christmas sale on a super slim, but a nice big HDD for it, and that will be that.  I would just start from scratch with a new PS3.  Everything I need is all "in the cloud" so to speak (including my saved games).  Might wait til Christmas of next year tho when I have money... :)

In Topic: Xbox Live deals include Tales of Vesperia and Eternal Sonata for $5 each

17 September 2014 - 01:51 PM

I don't follow the megathread because I don't care. However, I do like Tales of Vesperia and thus would have bought that and dumped my physical copy. But alas, I am not a gold member.