LOL well that wasn't why mine died, the drive works perfectly still. Unfortunately it is the YLOD for me.
Happened to my mom's "fat boy" too :(
Well, my 60GB did it too. Poor poor PS3. I took pictures of it with my sad face before I sent it to Sony for a trade in... Here is my conspiracy, they started giving updates that included a Trojan Horse that kills the Backward Compatible PS3s. Soon they will all die.
Is this really true? I had heard they ran out of the parts needed to repair the "fat boy" systems and simply wont repair them anymore. I've already had mine repaired once, I'm not sure they can do it again since they will have run out of parts by then if they haven't already.
What is true is that they will not fix any backward compatible PS3s anymore. However, as a nice way to get the system off the market, they will give you a NEW 120GB PS3 for $50. You tell me what that sounds like to you... Also, why did they start getting the YLOD a short time after that announcment and an update... that's where I decided that Sony wanted to kill them all as soon as possible.
BUT, I decided that I have a perfectly good PS2, fat and slim, that I can play PS1 and PS2 games on, so I'm good. I only play Tenchu, DOT
Hack, and Final Fantasy on it anyway so what's the point?