yeah this i working but why u gonna give 189us dollars for a 80gb and not 15o for a 60gb with memory cards support and 1 year warranty from sony?
I wouldn't. That was just an example of an 80GB that I thought would work. Plus, like I already said, Sony didn't offer me that (that wasn't one of the options) and any chance at that is gone now that I've opened my PS3 before.
Typically, they're sending back PS3 Slims now... I don't think there's any way they'd send you a new original 60GB PS3 and if you choose to ask them to fix it, they try to convince you that they'll send you a fixed different one and all sorts of crap like that. Plus, if they try to fix it, I really have a feeling that'd be temporary just like when I do it - not very long term. It'll also take too long probably.
As I linked to earlier, I personally got the original 60GB in an almost new condition for around $126.