Originally Posted by HTPCat
Jeff if I have offended you somehow I am sorry, that was not my intention.
I am not offended and I apologize if I seemed to have teed off on you here and around the world wide web.
I do these things as a hobby and just offered an alternative without the risk, frustration and research needed to DIY. I have and continue to offer my help free here at AVS and other forums. The idea came up after I was showing some friends here my modded PS3 and one asked if I would be willing to procure one and customize it for him.
You seem to think that the modifications (new whisper fan, new efficient & cool power supply, removal and replacement of thermal paste on both chips, replacement of thermal pads, testing internal hdd and memory,and cleaning all internals) several multi hour tests to insure all is up and working well is over-priced
. I believe that they are a big improvement and back it up with a 90 full refund warranty for any hardware failure. My PS3 is used as it was intended, for gaming and has the added beneifit of ripping SACDS and backing up PS3 games among many other things
without the worry of the YLOD
For the DIY'er send me a PM and I will provide assistance in hardware modifying the PS3 or with software customization.
I made this comment on the other forum, but I think you've expanded your explanation with the 90 day full refund warranty. Well, that gives some protection to the person who buys from you, but IMO you are assuming an unknown risk ... and I have concerns about your
protection. Used PS3's ... no warranty .. unknown usage .. no way to know if a part is about to fail .. yadda, yadda
If you do the system software hack and install the ripper, I'd toss in Ornette's spot on point and the downside for you looks, well .. like a downside.
I appreciate your enthusiasm, and again, I apologize for raining on your parade. The time and effort you'd invest in doing the mods you mention are probably worth the price you posted, but I think it is risky for both you and the buyer.
My opinion .. you know what they say about opinions
.. is that the best way to do this is to help a fellow member locate a proper unit, to point them to all of the resources they will need to do the mod and to help them through it. They need to know about the risks that they will assume (with buying a used piece of electronics), but at least the custom software part will go smoothly for them.
This is a work in progress - I am only up to page 8 with my editing, but here linked for a very limited time
is the "SACD Ripper (and optional PCM conversion) .. for Dummies