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Owain Taggart January 17 2013 08:51 PM

PS3's dead
 
Happened just a few days ago. Was playing GT5 and noticed it was loading incredibly slowly between races, to the point that it got stuck and became unresponsive even though I could hear sounds in the background. Before that I had done the 2.10 update for the game, downloaded the new 2014 Corvette Stingray DLC and had done a few laps with it. It was exiting from that track when it started to slow. Tried quitting the game, which rebooted the PS3 and it froze while loading the XMB during the wave Tried getting into recovery mode to see if I could rebuild the file system, but I couldn't get that far. Got the yellow light and the power button became unresponsive.


I don't feel all that upset about it, despite the time I've put into GT5. I'll still play it, but not to the extent that I've had before since much of the game is a long-term affair. I've already scouted out a replacement and I've preordered this one:

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/...es-this-month/

Kelthaz January 17 2013 09:07 PM

Re: PS3's dead
 
Did you have a slim or a fat?

Trekker4747 January 17 2013 09:54 PM

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Quote:

Kelthaz wrote: (Post 7549954)
Did you have a slim or a fat?

That's what she said?

Owain Taggart January 17 2013 10:01 PM

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Slim. Have had it for about a year and a half, closing in on two.

Robert Maxwell January 17 2013 10:47 PM

Re: PS3's dead
 
Do they seriously not have a warranty on these things?

AlphaMan January 17 2013 11:15 PM

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1 year from purchase. They have extended warranties for 1 & 2 years for $50-100.

Sorry to hear that. Were you able to get your game out of the BD drive before it died?

Owain Taggart January 17 2013 11:22 PM

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Yeah, I don't think I went with the extended warranty.

And getting the disc out wasn't a problem. Did that when I saw it was frozen trying to load the XMB after the first reboot.

ATimson January 19 2013 04:10 AM

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Quote:

Owain Taggart wrote: (Post 7550752)
And getting the disc out wasn't a problem. Did that when I saw it was frozen trying to load the XMB after the first reboot.

That's probably the one advantage to the low-tech drive on the superslim...

AlphaMan January 25 2013 12:04 PM

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I'm sure Sony will refurbish your PS3 for $150.

Owain Taggart January 25 2013 11:48 PM

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Seems a little high for a refurb when I can get a new one with 500GB for $299, which is what I've done. I've already preorded the one in the link that I've posted and it should be arriving in a few weeks.

Owain Taggart January 28 2013 08:05 PM

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Website said they'd get some at their warehouse this Sunday, ie Yesterday. I get it today, at around 8am. Man, that's quick.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ps5e566e57.jpg


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