Thursday, September 20, 2012
REST IN PEACE MY SWEET PS3 60GB, You Will Be Missed
Last night was a sad time in the Weitz household as we lost our dear friend the PS3 60Gb that we bought back in 2006.
We knew we were running out of time as the console reached it's sixth birthday but it seemed fine, still lovingly streaming Hulu Plus and Netflix and playing old PS2 games as if they had been made for it.
Oh sure, we dropped in a new hard drive a few years ago after it became abundantly clear that we needed more room, but other than that, it was smooth sailing until yesterday evening when our world went dark.
I was innocently powering up my entertainment center in order to watch the 1984 sorority horror flick The Initiation (Daphne Zuniga's first foray into film) when I heard a weird beeping sound followed by a horrible yellow light emitting from the place where the happy green light once lived.
Oh holy hell, we had just been YLoD'ed!
We did everything we could for the old girl. We looked on line for fix-its, on how to remove a disc still stuck in the machine without taking it apart, if there was any way to save her... But no, our friend for six years had gone to the yellow light of death and there was nothing we could do to help her.
My husband and I wept and spent the remaining part of the night in each others arms reminiscing about past adventures with our PS3 and fighting off our sorrow by knocking boots until we passed out from sheer depression.
Today we bury our friend (we're gonna put it back in it's original box and put in in the closet next to the broken Atari 5200) and I am hopeful that soon we will find the strength to get another PS3 and build a long and lasting relationship with it.
Right before the mutha frakker gets YLod'ed all over again.