Hello people.. I was recently given for free a what-seems-to-be a dead PS3.. it's a 60GB model, it does turn on, and stays on.. chips seem to get warmer.. fan works, hdd seems ok (I'm currently using it in my pc.. heh..) but it has no tv-out.. no matter what I've tried.. different tv's, different cables.. nothing.. unit turns on, hdd led blinks.. and sits there.. doesn't turn off by itself or nothing..
so .. ideas..
keep the power supply and make a small and nice looking HTPC ? it has plenty of room for that..
remove the diode and make a laser pointer? (I know all things about safety hazards etc etc etc)
I could remove most of the chips from the motherboard and replace the effective one IF it's a damaged chip..
maybe it's a firmware problem? I've got an eeprom/flash reader/programmer (it's my hobby..) but there doesn't seem to be any parts available to repair the mobo..
so.. any ideas?