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  Quote Dsnewb210 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: The ole PS3 finally Croaked...
    Posted: 02 Aug 2009 at 1:11am
After only about 200 hours of use my 06 60gb ps3 decided to croak. I was playing COD Modern warfare and it froze and then bam the unit would not read any disks.

So I call Sony and they tell me since my warranty is expired its going to be 150$ to repair. Even though they cut the production cost they still want to charge me 150$ fee to fix a 70$ problem.

This is the last sony product I will purchase, terrible customer support and hardware longevity. This is definitely not my month though, my 360 just got the RROD about 4 days ago..Luckily for my sake sony and microsoft don't treat there customers the same.. The difference is microsoft stands behind there products unlike sony.. My xbox 360 is costing me 0$ to have fixed..

Moral of the story... Don't buy anything sony..
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  Quote hemi392 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Aug 2009 at 8:33pm
my ps3 got the yrod about 2 months ago it cost me $150 to have it fixed. I had mine for over 2years before it died.
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  Quote Dsnewb210 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Aug 2009 at 10:28pm
That sucks man... I just decided to say f*ck sony and take my 150$ and pocket it. Im not about to spend 150$ because sony refuses to stand by there products. I don't even watch blu ray crap anyways... What a waste of money the ps3 was lol.. 
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  Quote hemi392 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Aug 2009 at 10:55pm

i think mine over heated then burned up. I had been seeing some slow downs when playing games then one i was online playing socom and it just shut off then it would never turn back on.  ended up being the yellow light of death which i never heard of before untill i utube it and my ps3 was doing the same thing. i havent played much on it since i got it back tho maybe later in the year when some better games come out.

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  Quote AbsiNthe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Aug 2009 at 3:47pm
I* didn't know there was such a thing as Yellow light of death Approve

Damn I've really been wanting a ps3...oh well.
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  Quote hemi392 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Aug 2009 at 4:10pm
yea its pretty much when your ps3 fries and the motherboard goes out i guess thats what it is im not really sure.
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  Quote Scarlatch Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Apr 2010 at 3:05pm
Originally posted by Dsnewb210

After only about 200 hours of use my 06 60gb ps3 decided to croak. I was playing COD Modern warfare and it froze and then bam the unit would not read any disks.

So I call Sony and they tell me since my warranty is expired its going to be 150$ to repair. Even though they cut the production cost they still want to charge me 150$ fee to fix a 70$ problem.

This is the last sony product I will purchase, terrible customer support and hardware longevity. This is definitely not my month though, my 360 just got the RROD about 4 days ago..Luckily for my sake sony and microsoft don't treat there customers the same.. The difference is microsoft stands behind there products unlike sony.. My xbox 360 is costing me 0$ to have fixed..

Moral of the story... Don't buy anything sony..


It's really sad, because the PS3 could have been really good.  I was reading a breakdown online, and for most customers it's cheaper to simply purchase a brand new PS3.  You can have a shoddy refurbished PS3 sent to you, or you can buy a brand new one from the factory.  Considering the potential problems you MAY have, it's worth paying the extra couple hundred dollars to have a brand new warranty!
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  Quote Exsidium Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Apr 2010 at 6:38pm
^^ And therein lies the racket that is console.
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  Quote ablahblah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Apr 2010 at 9:00pm
Originally posted by hemi392

yea its pretty much when your ps3 fries and the motherboard goes out i guess thats what it is im not really sure.


the mobo goes out? hmm....can you hook up a diff mobo?.....

LOL i can imagine that, modders hardwiring a EVGA Classified into a PS3 Smile
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  Quote Bullseye Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Apr 2010 at 3:07am
Lol DS should start making PS3's then there would be no unhappy customers ;)
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Apr 2010 at 2:43pm
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  Quote Bullseye Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2010 at 12:40pm
Lol talking about that did you guys know people put together 8 ps3's to make a super computer used for research in a college?
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  Quote OutlawedPanther Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Apr 2010 at 11:52pm
The PS3 Super computer self destucted when it read about Digital Storms Computers, and knew it could never match its greatness!Embarrassed
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  Quote Bullseye Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2010 at 12:37am
lol it never even dreamed of such power!
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  Quote ablahblah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Apr 2010 at 9:34pm
PS3 Super Comp - I'm teh freaking best computer to ever live! I can even play console games! Muhuhahaha!

DS Rig w/Tri-SLI'd & OC'd GTX 480s with dual OC'd i7 980X's on a EVGA W555 Mobo, plus 12GB 2000Mhz RAM, walks through the door.
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(that's technically a dodeca-core (12-core) computer with tri-fermi's if you didn't get all that)

PS3 Low-End Computer (Formerly SuperComputer) - *shudders

Both vs. in CS-Source

PS3 - *utterly pwned
       - *self-destructs


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  Quote Bullseye Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Apr 2010 at 12:07am
how much did you spend on your system???
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  Quote ablahblah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Apr 2010 at 6:29pm
huh? I spent $2300.

THAT beast I mentioned up there has components that aren't even released yet. For cost, I'd estimate around 10k or more.
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  Quote Bullseye Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Apr 2010 at 12:35am
Lol you mean your rig???
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  Quote ablahblah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Apr 2010 at 4:10pm
what, no my rig is...

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  Quote Bullseye Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Apr 2010 at 12:45am
how much did u spend on it??
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  Quote ablahblah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 16 Apr 2010 at 9:44pm
$2300....didn't i mention that in my review...wait, no, i don't think I did. gonna go change that right now.
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  Quote Bullseye Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Apr 2010 at 12:33am
lol have fun!
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  Quote Infinity Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2010 at 3:08am
I lol'd.

I've had my PS3 since day one of release, Sony puts more effort into their products then any other console manufacturer.

I lol'd when you also bitced about the $150 fee, remember, a PS3 has 10 times better hardware then the 360 does, it also has FREE ONLINE, and surpassed XBox Live in community.

SONY IS TEH BAWM.
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  Quote teaiewold Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2010 at 11:45pm
Originally posted by Infinity

I lol'd.

I've had my PS3 since day one of release, Sony puts more effort into their products then any other console manufacturer.

I lol'd when you also bitced about the $150 fee, remember, a PS3 has 10 times better hardware then the 360 does, it also has FREE ONLINE, and surpassed XBox Live in community.

SONY IS TEH BAWM.
 
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  Quote wisepoiboi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Mar 2012 at 1:15am
Originally posted by teaiewold

Originally posted by Infinity

I lol'd.

I've had my PS3 since day one of release, Sony puts more effort into their products then any other console manufacturer.

I lol'd when you also bitced about the $150 fee, remember, a PS3 has 10 times better hardware then the 360 does, it also has FREE ONLINE, and surpassed XBox Live in community.

SONY IS TEH BAWM.
 
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Yeah i got a quick laugh, PSN is laughable against XBL, although you have to pay for it you get a more stable internet gaming experience.

Oh yeah... i also got my PS3 fixed after a capacitor popped for the 3rd time but it was worth it since i also have the 1st generation PS3 which can still play my old PS2 games Big%20Smile
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  Quote hemi392 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 7:18pm
my ps3 just got yellow light of death again but i fixed it myself by using a heat gun on the motherboard now i dont have pay sony to fix it again. use heat gun to reflow solder joints around cpu and gpu then just add new thermal paste to them, reassemble ps3 and it should run again
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 7:45am
Wanna know whats funny?

My original nintendo still works....  Remember when you didn't have to worry about the console... 'breaking'?
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