said by hootabius:Gamestop wont take PS3s that have been opened up. I tried yesterday. Since the sticker was gone he said they would not accept it.
I got the R/YLOD this afternoon on my 60gb. After reading what Sony want to repair it, I figure I will give it a go myself - I mean, it's already broken and out of warranty so I don't really have anything to lose besides a few bucks for thermal paste. I haven't used the backwards compatibility once in the 3 years I've owned it so I figure I wont in the future either.
My plan is to pray that the reflow works good enough to turn it on so I can retrive my MW2 disk, then take it to Gamestop and trade it for a slim. They are offering $200 on any PS3 system trade until Sunday, so I'll basically pay $100 + tax for a new, more reliable system with a bigger HDD vs. $150+ for a refurb with all my data being wiped anyway.