How To Get Your Own PS Outage

To get your own PS outage, just follow these 2 easy steps:

1) Play on your PS3 console for 6-8 hours a day

2) Repeat Step 1 everday for a month

The method really works. Trust me, I’ve tried it.

That pretty much sums up how I burnt my Cell Broadband engine.But if you want the details, this is my story:

I had the old phat PS3, the 40 GB one (I bought it 5 years back) and it ran perfectly well, I played games on it, watched movies, played some more games and all was well, but one fine Saturday morning, I woke up (at 1), brushed my teeth, had a nice brunch, then I went to play some BF3. Just normal holiday routine. But when I pressed that on button, I saw the sight no gamer ever wants to see, the YLOD.

The sight no gamer ever wants to see...

I rushed the PS3 to a hospital (local repair guy) and he said, “I’ll fix it. Just give me 4 days.”  So I waited. 4 days later: I give the guy a call, he says “I was busy somewhere. Just 2 more days.” I was dissapointed but it was alright, atleast he’ll be able to fix it…But after 20 days and 2 more repair guys, my PS3 still had the YLOD. I knew the Sony people, most probably, won’t even look at it since it was 5 years old and they had stopped making that model, but I decided to give it a go and took it to them.

They took it, said they’ll fix it but it’ll take about a week.  After 10 days, I get a call from them saying that they can’t fix it, they say that there’s no hope for my PS3 to be revived but I can get a replacement.I was so happy, finally the end of my PS outage was here. Exited,I asked them how much time it’ll take.

Only a month…

Calling that a buzzkill, is a huge understatement…. Well I wasn’t ready to wait that long, by the time it would’ve come my final exams would have started, so no point.

I take my PS3 dead body back home, sad. But the next day, I called the first repair guy and asked him what I should do, he gave me the number of someone who specialises  in console repairs. Last chance. I took my PS3 there, waited in line for 3 hours, then finally when my turn came, he opened it in front of me, and after 15 nervous minutes, he said he couldn’t fix it. He declared it dead.

BUT…..after pestering him to try one more time, keep it for a day or two, he agreed… he said he’ll give it back in 3 days.(This happened  2 days ago)Another deadline…with a predictable result: I called him up today, he asked for a few more days, not even a fix date, atleast earlier I used to have a date to look forward to.

So, I think I’ll have to buy a new one now , a PS3 SLIM and I guess I’ll sell the old one once I get it back (fixed, that is)…

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Renovaré #2

This is the second revival of vaibhavg.wordpress.com. But let’s have a fresh start with the new year and forget the 6 months that the blog has been… dead :P. So, loads has happened since I stopped writing, I won my first podium in a gaming event, I burnt my PS3′s heart (the Cell Broadband engine) :(  and itd, itd… ( ITD= I Tako Dalje, which is etcetra in croatian)(I was getting bored of writing ‘et al’ and ‘etc’ )

So what are my resolution for the new year? None actually… I would just like to spend a little less time on my<new/repaired> PS. I think I’ve been living up to this resolution already because of my very own PS outage which has been going on since the past…. 34 days :(

And.. finally…

(I don’t think I chose the right picture for a “Happy New year” post…)

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Rambling

I’m leaving for Hong Kong and Macau tomorrow. I know I’m writing this post a little late but I was really busy over the past few days. I had an event in DPS Faridabad today. I was going for the PPT event with two other people from my class and we had to make a PPT on the role of Science and Technology in Agriculture. About 30 schools turned up, 29 for my event, and this turned out to be a big problem, no, not for DPS Faridabad but for us. Our turn came last because for some reason they called the schools in alphabetical order and by the time it was our turn (we went last) the judges were very bored and had lost interest and so didn’t listen to our PPT. Well, I wouldn’t blame them for getting sick of looking at PPTs because some of them were really…. weird.  So we didn’t win..none of the students from our school won… even though I’d thought that we had it in the bag, turns out there was a huge hole in the bag :(

Also, I had been in the iLab at school working on a movie with Sidharth for some competition for the past few days. So when I’ll get back I’ll have a lot of work to complete…

Getting back to my trip, I am left with packing right now,  the flight is at night so it’s OK. I’ll be back after approx 10 days. Ill be taking a lot of videos, pictures as well but I’m more of a video guy.

I’ll upload some when I get back…

The iPad 2 jailbreak is finally out!

After about 4 months, the iPad 2 jailbreak is finally out. Comex has been working on this for the past 3 months . Head over to jailbreakme.com right now, it’s a very small process and barely takes half a minute. I haven’t tried it myself yet but I read the comments on engadget and another site, and there  seem to be no reports of any problem. But you must update your iPad to 4.3.3 formware to do the jailbreak. I’ll update this post after some time when I’ve done mine.

If you’ve tried out the jailbreak, leave a comment below saying how it went.

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My New….iPad 2!

It’s been about an hour since I came back from the iWorld store(the one in Vasant Kunj) after getting my iPad 2 :) It’s a 64 GB, white, Wi-Fi only model. If you’re wondering why I bought the wi-fi only and not the 3G one, here is why: there aren’t any good 3G plans available here in India, no unlimited ones. So even if I had got a 3G model and wanted to watch a video or whatever while travelling then I wouldn’t, because I would try to save the amout of data that I have per month and only use it when I really need it < and I know that I would never have eventually got around to using it much>.Second point, I really don’t travel too far in my car, so I wouldn’t be taking my 9.7 inch tablet along if I just have to go someplace 20 minutes away.Third point, If i’d be travelling someplace far then i’d be going with my family so I can just use my sister’s or my dad’s phone which both are 3G enabled to set-up a hotspot.

I’m really exited right now, I haven’t even turned it on yet, because I’ll be going out in the evening to get the screen-protector.

Also, if you’re wondering why I took the iPad instead of the Galaxy Tab or the Xoom, that’s because I hate Android. Android, I feel is incomplete and not polished enough. The market place is a mess. There are many tablets running Android with different specs, so the apps don’t run amazingly on each tablet. And there are very few apps compared to the AppStore  specifically made for the Xoom or Galaxy Tab. I know the AppStore has been in existence for much longer than the Android Market Place which is still  growing, but the Market Place has a lot of catching up to do, so it’s not the right time to buy tablets running Android.

I even got the Smart Cover, the blue polyurethane one, I read that the leather ones bleed their colour on the iPad if the come in contact with even a bit of water. Well, I really don’t want stains on my white iPad…

(*This post was written on the 16th of June but couldn’t be published because of technical difficulties*)

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