I have an 18 month old Playstation 3 that I was given free with a mobile phone contract. I have played games on it about twice, but otherwise just used it for watching DVDs or watching things I have downloaded. Yesterday it decided to stop playing DVDs and the symbol just disappeared. The unit itself is working perfectly, except the dvd/game function. The machine makes a whirring noise like its loading the disc, but the option just doesnt appear to play them. No idea whats happened, rang Sony who said they would buy mine from me (fix it and sell it on) and send me another...for £130. As I dont even use the thing for gaming, I decided it would be cheaper just to buy a DVD player. Thought someone could fix this or strip it for parts. £40, collection in the Wigan area or can post first class recorded for £7.
If anyone knows anywhere that buys PS3's in this condition please let me know :)
Collection in Wigan or first class recorded delivery for £7.