Originally Posted by spwolf
duh! You didnt tell them you used some other cables, did you? Why in the world would you do that?
why wouldnt I? I didnt realize that Sony was this bad on their warranty. I plea ignorance then.
In the meantime I hopped on Itrackr found a local target with them in stock and got a new one. easy exchange. they only check to see if its the serials match up. if this new one fails on me then I am keeping all the accessories damnit!
I unpacked the new PS3 and find i odd that the powe cable is unwrapped in the box. I then confirm what I suspected and find that the settings are already set and updated to 1.32. someone had already used this PS3!!!
the user name field had "user1boogod" and whoever it was played Marvel Alliance on 1/8. so they either returned it to that target or sony is sending out used units. (and after this BS it wouldnt surprise me)
so a recap for all of you:
12/8 i buy a PS3.
It works fine, beside the random freezing on BDs.
1/16 it boots up only to a blank screen. Sony refuses to warranty it because of generic component cables.
I take back the PS3 to target and get full exchange. I recieve a used PS3, but Target extends their return/exchange period for this exchange.
Now my question is, does this extend to HDMI cables? How bout your TV? He did ask me what TV I had it connected to. If i had official cables, could they void their warranty because my HDTV is a Hitachi not a Sony?
Needless to say this is the last consumer electronic device I will buy from Sony.