safe mode menu, repaired the file system a few times, repaired the database, removed the hard drive and scanned it with Spinrite (it found no damaged sectors on the hard drive). Regardless of my attempts, however, I continue to get the above Red Screen of Death. I suspect that there is a failure with the motherboard or other internal component. I called Sony support, and since my PS3 is out of warranty, they told me that it would cost $100 to get it repaired.
Here are my options:
- Do nothing about it and let the PS3 collect dust
- Try to sell it on eBay/Craigslist for parts and use the money towards a new or used PS3
- Buy a self-repair guide/kit and try to fix the issue myself
- Pay $100 to Sony to fix it and hope that it doesn't happen again (they only offer a 90 day warranty on the repair work)