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R.i.p. Ps3

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by autox 89 dx, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. autox 89 dx

    autox 89 dx Member

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    Was in the middle of some hard core search and destroyed just planted the bomb when my system beeped and shut off. My ps3 has the (YLOD) this sucks. Has anyone ever had this problem and have they tryed to fix it?I called Sony and they want me to trade it in for a refurbished one for $150 or fix mine for $178+tax and shipping. I found tons of info on how to diy but rather hear from someone that has tryed. :(
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    is that harddrive failure?? my cousin had that happen to him twice
     
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    No its from over heating or a bad power supply . People say that the mother board gets hot and solder breaks causing it
     
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    I've heard of people baking boards in the oven to repair solder breaks. Sounds risky.
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    60gig?
     
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    yup mostly the 60gb do it, but all the model have done it so far. I thought it was kinda weird how much sony was pushing for me to trade it in. After a little research the 60GB model has reverse play and the others dont(you can play ps1 and ps2 games on it). They sell them referbished at gamestop for $350
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I like my 60gb unit. I'd take the PS3 apart and fix any issues rather then baking it........

    Or just be a xbox owner and say oh well and buy another one.
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    yea i had 3 friends with 60gig's and they all died... now everyone has 80gig's and have had no issues. however my one buddy that plays xbox just had his 5th one get the red ring of death!
     
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    Well well well this is interesting Information. Who knew they overheated? ;)
     
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