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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: December 24, 2011, 12:47 PM »
The PS3 hair dryer trick got the system back up and running!!! Recognizing this isnt a permanent fix, I've started running the backup utility (very slow!!!). I hope the system holds out long enough to complete the backup - 6 hours to go  :o

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: December 23, 2011, 11:15 PM »
There are tricks to overheat the unit to the point where the solder melts and the connections are reestablished.  Some people run it wrapped in a towel, or put it in an oven.  There are tutorials on YouTube.

I'm going to give those a try tomorrow. Nothing to lose at this point!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Sony PlayStation 3
« on: December 23, 2011, 10:58 AM »
My son's PS3 died last night - Merry Christmas on the first day of your vacation.

I'm getting the blinking red light of death which based on my internet research indicates its likely a problem due to long term over-heating and a malfunction with the Motherboard.  By all accounts, Sony can fix this for the tidy sum of $150 + taxes, shipping and of course time.

He was getting some Christmas money from Grandma so we were able to go out and buy a new 160GB version.  I was under the impression that I'd be able to pull the old HDD out of the malfunctioning PS3 and slide it into the new model.  The old HDD was upgraded to a 500GB drive in February and I figured that I could just swap out the drives.  Apparently that is not the case... each PS3 encodes an individual HDD so that it will only work in that system.  I suppose that makes sense but its incredibly frustrating.

So my son was completely devastated, first at the thought of no PS3 for Christmas vacation (he's expecting several new video game gifts!!) and then second when we got the new PS3 and found out his old files can't be transferred.   >:( >:(

At least his two favorite games we were able to "recover" the most "important" information - For MW3, apparently all his "status" is saved with the PSN account and when we logged in on the new system he didn't lose anything.  His second favorite game is WWE12 and he had made several in-game purchases... all of those were still "recognized" as purchases and we could re-download them.

He has still lost any saved games / progress in any game he owns though...

So now I'm wondering if I can find a "cheap" way to get the old PS3 up and running long enough to do the data transfer or at least back-up the saved game files.  According to the internet research I did last night, you can repair these with some solder and a heat gun.  Not something I'm proficient with so I'm going to look around for a local "tech" resource that can help... I do not want to send this to Sony for $150.  I don't need to the old system to work for long... just long enough to try and recover the data files. 

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12" Figures / Re: 12" Santa Yoda
« on: November 26, 2011, 04:38 PM »
I never did order this one. I really should have.

Edit: I see it is still in stock and I do have $37 in sideshow rewards. Hmmm.

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12" Figures / Re: 12" Santa Yoda
« on: October 28, 2011, 03:24 PM »
I don't know what to do about this one.

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Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 2 - Hoth
« on: September 24, 2011, 11:44 AM »
Pretty happy with the price, even though it's going to be over $400

Sad state of affairs when this is a true statement.   ;D

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Kubricks / Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« on: September 23, 2011, 12:19 PM »
I'd be interested in getting one as well me thinks.

Excellent work.

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Kubricks / Re: Carded Kubricks
« on: September 17, 2011, 05:36 PM »
Patience...  Items should be arriving soon.  Then you will have your chance to add your blue snowtrooper to your display once and for all.

Brent, you are free to finally rip into your Blue Stars Snowtrooper!  I received my shipment from Japan today with the five carded figures I had purchased and they all arrived in minty shape.

Thanks again for waiting so long to desecrate your figure while I tried to obtain one for myself!

Excellent... glad to hear they arrived safe and sound.

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12" Figures / Re: Sidshow 12" Boba Fett
« on: September 16, 2011, 01:11 PM »
Somehow I "lost" my subscription to the Sideshow Newsletter and wasn't able to pre-order one.  I'll try to get a waitlist and then decide if I really want one.

Edit:  Priority Pre-order is over so I just went in a pre-ordered a "Regular" version.  I don't need or care about the special stand.

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Kubricks / Re: Carded Kubricks
« on: September 8, 2011, 08:31 PM »
I've been keeping my Blue Stars Trooper carded in case my buddy 'I am Sith' lands a loose one to trade.  However, I suspect his days in his carded plastic state are soon over.  As soon as Sith gives me the nod that his carded one is in good shape I'm bustin' him out!

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Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: September 8, 2011, 08:28 PM »
Don't feel bad J-man... you aren't alone.  I had forgotten that I bought the Han and Luke Stormtroopers and almost ordered the boxed set to get them again.  Luckily I discovered this before I made my mistake.   ;D

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I finished Clash of Kings this morning. The ending was a little different than I expected - no surprise I suppose given all the twists and turns these books have taken.

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Kubricks / Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« on: August 27, 2011, 10:21 PM »
Finally!  I've updated my Kubrick case and taken a picture.  Enjoy!


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Kubricks / Re: General Kubrick Chat (both SW and others)
« on: August 26, 2011, 10:17 AM »
That's a crazy collection... 4 of the Boxed set Snowtroopers had to be pricey too!

Wasnt' the Parco Sandtrooper fairly limited (I don't pay that much attention to the carded figs)?  If so, he's got two of them and they are both opened. 

Anyway, that's an awesome collection that I'm glad I didn't pay for!

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Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 23, 2011, 11:15 PM »
Why am I thinking about ordering one of these?  I never did get the chase figure...

Is the Fett Series J-Slot the same as the carded J-Slot?  Ugh, if so I overspent on the J-Slop from Ebay at $67.   :P

I just assumed it was... I'm no Fett expert.

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