The lasers seemed to have gotten better exponentially over time, but the other general hardware, while improving, doesn't seem to have kept up with the improvements of the laser/BR drives. Don't you think?
I wish the slims had primarily laser problems, cause that's an easy fix. Most of the broken ones on ebay or even sold locally are YLOD or black screen or weird & various major hardware problems. Obviously a slim is much less likely to get the YLOD or other major hardware problem then the original 60gb/80gb, but still can all of these problems still present be consumer damage?
Don't get me wrong, the improvement from the 60gb to the slim have been great, but if you take a look at the improvement from launch model xbox 360 to even the jasper, it seems to have outpaced the improvements of the ps3 launch to the slim. If anyone disagrees with this statement, by all means I'd love to hear arguments. It just seems to be you are more likely to have a broken ps3 slim then a broken xbox 360 jasper......comments?
Gary, as far as the ps3 slims that do come into your shop/business, what are most in for? Do you see more jasper 360s in for repair then slims?
P.S. I am not a hardcore "fanboy" of either the ps3 or the 360.....I don't hold an a strong allegiance to one console over the other. They are both good systems that have pros and cons.
So who is the contact for laser repair?
Bump that question :)
Originally Posted by acebusa
The china suppliers I deal with are so over worked, and underpaid in rebuilding dead PS3 lasers, they are not accepting any more new clients.
Good thing I been dealing with them for years.
For PSX-SCENE members, I will be offering "tested" and "warranty-backed" 400a lasers soon at a good price, and bulk wholesale prices to dealers.
As for rebuilding lasers, the one problem I hate:
Is it takes 10 to 14 business days to ship dead lasers back to China.
But only takes 3 to 5 business days to get nice new shiny working lasers from China!
Plus the mail TO China shipping cost is 4 times the cost get good FROM China.
And the price difference between giving them a dead laser to rebuild, to just them supplying the whole candle and match, is not really much difference.
Are they not accepting anymore refurb business only, or any type of orders for lasers? Or any orders for anything (wii drives, 450 slim lasers, etc.)?
Originally Posted by garyopa
Finding a good china supplier is worth the wait and even if they are temporarily closed to new clients I wouldn't mind getting in line, or at least knowing the name so I could jot it down for later. :D
I may just start a new thread for this to gather everyone's experiences with different suppliers, good or bad. Even getting a list of China suppliers NOT to use would be very helpful, as there is a sea of them out there and they all seem like clones of each other. ONE EXAMPLE: they all seem to have bad english on their website/order form/contact form. Usually bad english would be a sign of an unprofessional business, but they all seem to have it, so there are no easy eliminations there.
They are not accepting shipping of dead lasers back to them, to get them to fix them up for you.
Other then that, you can get lots of other great stuff from them, and many new products.
Oh'tho, Complete Wii Drives (gears, boards, lasers) are getting more then pricey now.
And some items come with very large min. orders, much like the PSJAILBREAK, were they want 250units at a time, so you have to be prepare to fork over some big cash.
Plus if you importing into the USA, and even my area Canada (not to mention UK, thats even worse), be prepare to ever now and then lose a shipment and get it destoried by ICE if you are bringing in anything with a trademarked copyrighted logo on it.
Nintendo stuff is the worse to get in at times. -- I lost shipments with just a plain black plastic in it, because it was in the shape of DS case. -- Seems Nintendo patented the DS case itself!
And with the ACTA going to be most likely signed in a month's time, it might be next to impossible soon to get anything.
Another reason why I think I alot of china suppliers are holding back and wondering what's going to happen.
Well, I am not really interested in purchasing anything that even smells of counterfeit or copyright. I can't stand all that cheap, hong kong, 3rd party crap on ebay. I'm all for overseas legitimate 3rd party companies producing accessories for these consoles (if the quality is there), but faking the nintendo/sony/microsoft brand is in effect stealing.
As far as importing lasers/drives or other internal parts go, I have to assume as long as you pay any import taxes due and abide by importing laws nothing there is in the realm of counterfeit there right?
Yep, as long as they get shipped in plain brown or white boxs, WITHOUT the printed company logo that the replacement part is for, as even that can cause you problems.
Originally Posted by Swollenostrich
But normally the Sony, and Microsoft replacements parts are plained boxed anyway, it is the stupid Nintendo stuff, not sure why everyone wants it a nice blue cardboard box with Wii written on it or NDS or the word Nintendo.
So how much is it going to cost me to get the name of that supplier? ;)
Or if you have the names of bad suppliers to avoid, that would be helpful too.